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40 years on, lessons from the US defeat in Vietnam

  40 years ago, on April 30, 1975, Saigon fell to the North Vietnamese army, ending the Vietnam War. Military historian Colonel Anil A Athale (retd) debunks myths about the Vietnam War which......

Gone girls: A year on, world remembers #Bringbackourgirls

It has been a year since Islamic militant group Boko Haram abducted 276 teenage girls from their school dormitories in northeastern Nigeria. Fifty-seven girls managed to escape, but hopes of......

Why Hinduism never developed a concept of blasphemy

'While India's 'secularism' is a matter of cultural values rooted in Hinduism, the Western concept became one of rights rooted in legal rights.' 'India would be secular with or without Article 25......

Lessons from the Charlie Hebdo episode

'Where does one draw the line? At what point does your right to free speech cross the limit of civilised discourse and provoke me to take offence?' 'And if you have the right to offend, what about......

Catholics need not breed 'like rabbits', says Pope

Good Roman Catholics do not need to breed like “rabbits”, Pope Francis said, but should practice “responsible” parenting instead. Pope Francis spoke as he returned from......

How much diversity is too much?

For French carmaker Renault, diversity -- men and women, young and old, engineers and non-engineers, different nationalities -- means increased creativity, imagination and performance. "Whenever we......

The business of Christmas

Every Christmas is a sharp reminder of Goldsmith's lines in She Stoops to Conquer about the indigent world being clothed out of the trimmings of the vain.Yet, in spite of abhorrent consumerism,......

A United States of Europe?

Last week the political elites of Europe took a momentous decision by converting what had hitherto been a treaty bound association of nation sates into a constitutional political entity, which......

Top 11 Foreign Language Films, 2014

Beautiful movies, from across the world. The year 2014 was big when it came to foreign language films, as many film festival award winners played in theatres in New York City. This year 83......

Class and Crime in India in Zurich's Top 10 Films

Kanu Behl's Titli is one of the best films from India in recent years, says Aseem Chhabra from the Zurich film festival. Ten years ago, two enterprising Swiss nationals decided to bring some films......

A continental fare at the Kerala film fest

It apparently has become a staple of the season in Thiruvanathapuram -- a little winter fog, a much-hyped Grand Kerala Shopping Festival (as though the wall-to-wall, year-round ads on TV for gold......

Just why am I a champion of Slumdog?

As we were planning this weekend's Academy Award-viewing plans, I mentioned them to my 5-year-old twins, Durga and Krishna. "Oscar Award?" asked Krishna, "is that when they give awards for......

Read this before you watch Elizabeth

Before the British Raj, before hill-stations and the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, before Gandhi and an empire on which 'the sun never set' -- there was Queen Elizabeth I of England. She ruled for......
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French lawmaker wants mandatory vegetarian menu in schools

Jego wants the vegetarian alternative as it provides "quite simple and fully secular solution" to end a "religious dispute". Jego wants the... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-french-lawmaker-wants-mandatory-vegetarian-menu-in-schools-2117008
Yearning beauty of Yanam

We have heard about exotic locations like Miami, Mauritius, Maldives which are quite famous for their mesmerizing views. But what if we tell you... ...

http://www.freepressjournal.in/yearning-beauty-of-yanam/
Inspired by Jon Stewart, satirical website is a hit in Pak

From a mullah who wants a military operation against women wearing jeans to "uncircumcised" Islamic State fighters, a satirical Pakistani website... ...

http://m.hindustantimes.com/television/inspired-by-jon-stewart-satirical-website-is-a-hit-in-pak/article1-1380098.aspx
From anger to acceptance of Japan's wartime past

Protesters hold placards as they protest outside the Japanese consulate in Hong Kong on Aug. 14, the day that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe... ...

http://www.ucanindia.in/news/from-anger-to-acceptance-of-japans-wartime-past/29791/daily
Walk into the past

As India celebrates her 69th Independance Day, Express TravelWorld explores heritage walks as a niche tourism product, showcasing a destination's... ...

http://www.financialexpress.com/article/travel/cover-story-travel/walk-into-the-past/118894/

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