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'India vs China is a very tired debate'

When Vishakha Desai first went to the United States as a teenager people often asked her if she went to school in India on an elephant. Now as President of the Asia Society, the prestigious......

'India is an important player in its own right'

When Vishakha Desai first went to the United States as a 16 year old people often asked her if she went to school in India on an elephant. Now as President of the Asia Society, the prestigious......

'Ravi Shankar ignited an interest in the West about India'

Legendary Sitar maestro and composer Pandit Ravi Shankar, who has breathed his last at a hospital in California, ignited an interest in the West about India, an eminent think tank said in......

'We find some of the hesitations in India frustrating'

Asia Society-organised a Q-and-A session between Nancy Jo Powell, America's first woman ambassador to India, and society president Vishakha Desai. Vaihayasi Pande-Daniel, who attended the......

Padma Shri recipient Phillips Talbot dies

Veteran diplomat and author Phillips Talbot, a Padma Shri recipient who experienced first-hand the power of Mahatma Gandhi's non-violent movement and was one of the few Americans present during......

Hillary Clinton to keynote Pan-IIT conference

United States Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt and Vodafone CEO Arun Sarin will keynote the Indian Institute of Technology 2007 Global Alumni Conference titled......

India: Big biz to bridge fashion culture gap

In late January, Indian-born Bangalore resident Jessie Paul, chief marketing officer at Wipro Technologies, packed for her trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.Several years ago......

India's modern architectural wonders

The latest available statistics from the World Bank indicate that India's gross domestic product has seen annual growth of 8.5% -- more than doubling the 4% of 2000. Reflecting this growth and the......

Asia Society Conference: PM's speech

This is the text of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's speech inaugurating the Asia Society's 16th Asian Corporate Conference -- whose theme is 'Driving Global Business: India's New Priorities, Asia's......

PM to open Asia Society meet on Saturday

It's Destination Mumbai for business head honchos from more than 23 nations as they get together to assess India's rise in the global economy at the Asia Society's 16th Asian Corporate Conference,......

'In Pakistan, a woman's face is her greatest asset'

Here's a closer look at the Pakistani Oscar-winning film Saving Face, and it's director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.A story of survival and hope, the Oscar winning documentary for short subject, Saving......

New York mourns end of an era

Mortality never fails to take us by surprise.A few months before his next film was due to release, the passing of filmmaker Ismail Merchant -- likely the most recognised Indian name in the world of......

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