Nelson Mandela Day was celebrated around the world on July 18th. It is a day to remember the greatness of a man who dedicated his life to helping the world understand democracy, freedom, equality, diversity, reconciliation, and respect.
Economic growth is the most powerful single determinant that has ever entered political and economic language.
In parts of Africa and Asia, witch-hunting is alive and well, in a very literal sense. And, just like those Salem trials, 21st-century witch-hunting functions as a thinly veiled patriarchal scheme to target and punish women, as well as members of other disenfranchised groups, such as the mentally ill.
Why people embark on a journey to show up at an Indian wedding is more than a social obligation -- to engage, to enjoy, to contribute, to participate and above all feel good about themselves and for the people around them.
How can we address the factors contributing to gender based violence in public spaces? We need to look at the lack of women in public spaces at hours that they normally don't stay out, in places that they don't frequent and doing jobs or activities that they normally wouldn't.
Please accept that you will always have a natural tan (brown). And that the path to the White House has no color barrier, anymore.
Anecdotal evidence from the last decade suggests that U.S. officials need to consider the multiple ways in which the rising global middle class is fueling radical politics.
Singer. Songwriter. Musician. Performer. Wife. Mother. Worker. Shelly Bhushan lists these labels -- she doesn't think she has left any out -- and adds juggler. That's the one word that defines her life.
Tired of facts? Do you think all the concern about climate change is just a bunch of hooey? Then this newscast is for you.
The food processing sector in India accounts for a third of the country's total food market and 10 percent of its GDP. Expected to grow at 8.4 percent a year, the industry will reach $344 billion by 2025.
The BRICS nations convened in the Russian city of Ufa for the BRICS Summit last week to discuss cooperation on international and regional issues of common interest. The BRICS meeting was held in conjunction with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and represents the seventh formal meeting of the BRICS nations. The meetings discussed several issues of central importance to China. While China's role in the BRICS alliance may be viewed as an attempt to build up its own power outside of U.S.-dominated institutions, we believe this perspective is simplistic.
"I always wonder why people are not comfortable with Indian food," frets Richa Hingle. "It's so delicious." It's richly spiced, deeply nuanced, and above all, slow. "Indian food is about slow and patient."
The land that gave us the Kama Sutra is having trouble with pornography. As the Times of India reported, India's Supreme Court is unhappy with the federal government's inaction in combating widespread internet porn. Taking matters into its own hands, the Court is considering a blanket ban on all porn.
India has been a great experience, one that has not only awakened my senses but also provided food for my soul. The time on the road has given me the time to introspect and formulate my own "Seven Laws of Happiness" that have been inspired by the rich tradition of Indian wisdom.
Our society has become so adept at creating Chitras -- filling their minds with fears and insecurities making them under confident, so afraid about what might life have in store for them lest they take the less trodden path. Any semblance of courage left to break out is snubbed so strong that it forgets its own existence.
India is an increasingly sought-after location for the supply chains of automotive giants. German carmaker BMW upped its India sourcing to 50% for the eight models that it manufactures at its plant in southern port city of Chennai.