The period from the fall of the Berlin Wall to today is characterized by the rebalancing of the relative income positions of Asia and the West and the emergence of the "global middle class."
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Broken computers and wildflowers are making this week's column late, short, but swee...
Why was 1984 such a landmark year in the history of the Sikh religion? What happened in the 1960s and 1970s that led up to the these inauspicious events? These young Sikhs are shackled by the past and seek to liberate themselves by following the light of the past to liberation.
Sikkim, a small state in the northeast Himalayas, accounts for almost 90 percent of India's large cardamom production, making India one of the world's largest producers and exporters of the spice. But all of this is now at stake. The region's undulating mountains that once offered the perfect climatic conditions and fertile soil for the lucrative crop have turned into a breeding ground for pathogens -- which experts believe are caused by climate change.
As U.S.-India ties continue to blossom, the true test of our defining partnership for the 21st century will be how it benefits not just our common citizens, but also the global commons.
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.