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Democratic Party pledges to boost US-India ties

Unlike the GOP manifesto where the presence of one of the most influential and powerful Republican Indian Americans who served on the Platform Committee and actively participated in the foreign......

What really happened in August 1947

Why did Mountbatten suddenly declare that the Partition of India would take place with inexplicable haste on August 15, 1947, almost a year ahead of schedule? Colonel Anil Athale (retd) explains......

Indians among 'top 10 undocumented populations in US'

Immigration and racial profiling are the burning issues for Indian Americans and the broader South Asian American community, said Deepa Iyer, executive director, South Asian Americans Leading......

Asia Society's India-born president to quit

Global non-profit organisation Asia Society's India-born head Vishakha Desai, who has advised President Barack Obama on India related issues, is stepping down as President and CEO after 22 years at......

Swami Yogananda, as a close disciple remembers him

Swami Kriyananda, then a young American who had become Yogananda's disciple at age 22 and who became one of his trusted lieutenants, has come out with an intimate and powerful story of Yogananda,......

2012: Another annus horribilis, like the one before

Despite what the World Bank and IMF trained gnomes in North Block, South Block and Yojana Bhavan say, the numbers of the poor is rising alarmingly, says Mohan Guruswamy.A year ago, at about this......

US nominee seeks India's support for World Bank post

US nominee for World Bank President's post Jim Yong Kim met Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday and is believed to have sought India's support for his candidature. Jim, Dartmouth College......

India, US could agree on reinventing IMF

Meeting of minds is needed and possible between India and the US, says Sanjaya Baru. This photograph, of an imperious Michel Camdessus, former managing director of the IMF, standing hands folded......

No retirement age for Asia's billionaires

In his eight decades in the media business, Sir Run Run Shaw has built the Chinese-speaking world's most successful film and TV empire. He was co-founder of Shaw Brothers, the legendary movie......

India, China wise up to innovation

Like other major company activities, innovation must be managed in a disciplined way. Yet innovation often is treated like a corporate stepchild. Because innovation may be scattered among many......

How India shone at the Oscars

When sound editor Resul Pookutty joined a very small group of Oscar-winning Indians (following Gandhi costume designer Bhanu Athaiya and Satyajit Ray, who won a lifetime achievement award), he......

Deepa Mehta on her next, The Exclusion

Just as her Water -- nominated by Canada as its entry for the Oscar for best foreign film -- is looking at a fresh theatrical release despite being a hot-selling DVD, filmmaker Deepa Mehta is......

The Marilyn Monroe Quiz!

There was a time when Marilyn Monroe ruled the hearts of most men, and was the cause of envy for women. Had she been alive, this beautiful actress would have been 80 today. rediff.com quizes you......

Can Kal Penn become a Hollywood star?

Kumar Patel is doing everything shocking he could imagine to avoid the real world -- which means staying out of getting intomedical school. With his dad and brother being doctors, Kumar thinks......

US judoka tests positive for marijuana, expelled

American judo fighter Nick Delpopolo was expelled from the Olympicson Monday after testing positive for marijuana he said he ate accidentally before arriving in London. Delpopolo is the first of......

Age no barrier, says US distance runner Lagat

Bernard Lagat has grown into the job of role model for the next generation of American distance runners. He has also grown a beard to remind them how old he is. At 36, Kenyan-born Lagat has been a......

Liverpool future remains unclear

Liverpool's future still looked uncertain on Thursday after one potential investor denied an interest and the financial backing of another was called into question. According to British media......

Gyan sends Ghana into quarter-finals

A spectacular left-foot strike by Asamoah Gyan in extra time sent Ghana into the World Cup quarter-finals with a 2-1 win over the United States on Saturday. Gyan ran onto a long ball from midfield,......

Kissinger to promote US WC bid

Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, architect of President Richard Nixon's detente with China, faced a new diplomatic challenge on Monday -- helping craft a U.S. bid to host the soccer......
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Ryu bags nine birdies in Canada, grabs LPGA lead

South Korea`s Ryu So-Yeon fired a bogey-free opening round of nine-under par 63 Thursday to seize a one-stroke lead over compatriot Choi Na-Yeon at... ...

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Papal visit underscores religious divide in Koreas

Yes, North Korea has Catholics. It even has a Catholic church. But while Pope Francis is being welcomed by millions of South Korean Catholics,... ...

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Tabla to top of the tables

New Delhi, Aug. 13: An Indian-origin mathematician at Princeton University who once took tabla lessons from Ustad Zakir Hussain and considered... ...

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Iran-born Stanford professor first woman to win Nobel Prize of maths

An Iranian-born mathematician has become the first woman to win a prestigious Fields Medal, widely viewed as the Nobel Prize of mathematics. Maryam... ...

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Asbestos pushed in Asia as product for the poor

The executives mingled over tea and sugar cookies, and the chatter was upbeat. Their industry, they said at the conference in the Indian capital,... ...

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