Category Archives: General

Parenting skills and children – American vs. Chinese, Indians and others

An article in the Wall Street Journal has generated a lot of debate. The article, titled ‘Why Chinese Mothers are Superior‘ by Amy Chua who is a professor at Yale Law School explains the differences in the way Chinese (and … Continue reading

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Tata’s Nano, the Car That Few Want to Buy

The New York Times reports that the sales of the Nano, the ‘people’s car’ from the Tata group have gone way down. Analysts say the Nano situation demonstrates it may not be sufficient to make cheaper, smaller versions of existing … Continue reading

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Co-pilot sent Air India Express plane plummeting when he moved his seat

This is from CNN: The co-pilot of an Air India Express 737 sent the jetliner into a terrifying 7,000-foot plunge in May when he accidentally hit the control column while adjusting his seat, investigators report. According to the report from … Continue reading

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Hindu Group Stirs a Debate Over Yoga’s Soul

From the NY Times: The campaign, labeled “Take Back Yoga,” does not ask yoga devotees to become Hindu, or instructors to teach more about Hinduism. The small but increasingly influential group behind it, the Hindu American Foundation, suggests only that … Continue reading

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Narayanan Krishnan, CNN Hero

“A companion to the forgotten”

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50 Best Inventions of 2010

Time magazine has announced its list of Best Inventions of 2010.

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Swimming in filth

MSNBC has this photo which captures everything that is there to India today.

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Hari Prasad: E-voting machine whistle-blower

Hari Prasad, an Indian researcher from Hyderabad who, along with J. Alex Halderman and Rop Gonggrijp, demonstrated how the voting machines used in India can be tampered with, has been arrested.  He was taken to Mumbai for questioning after he … Continue reading

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Fights on flights

The JetBlue flight attendant got into a real fight on the flight.  On a Lufthansa flight, one of the flight attendants got into a friendly fight.

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Teacher wins burqa battle at university

The teacher at West Bengal’s first Muslim university who was being asked by the student union to wear a burqa to classes has won her case. The university administration contacted Middya on Monday, asking her to resume duties without a … Continue reading

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