The Pollination Project gives $1,000 away, every day, to change-makers all over the world who are creating more peaceful, just and sustainable communi...
If you have competent and well-trained bureaucrats or well-educated technical professionals who are dedicated to public interest, this kind of government is better than democratic government in the short term. But there are no institutional rules limiting the power of a bad emperor. The last bad emperor commonly acknowledged as such was Mao Zedong. Such an individual can do far more damage to the society than a constitutionally and democratically constrained democratic leader.
If you're good, you just show it, you don't talk about it. And if you're not good, then you won't last long in Shivaji Park.
The story of the Himalayan dog titled "winter is coming" that went viral came from Sebastian Wahlhütter. We spoke with him about photography, that loveable dog, and the photo that bounded him into fame.
The Indian Century was one of a vast national movement to eject colonial rule, but it also marked 100 years of ideas that defined nationhood. Those ideas initially focused on economic development.
Tallur L.N. Unicode, 2011, Bronze, coins and concrete At an oddly chaotic prize ceremony during the 2013 Delhi Art fair, with crowds jammed around ...
Allowing these war crimes allegations to go unaddressed would undermine important international legal norms while rendering true reconciliation in the country an even more remote prospect.
As I get ready to teach a series of English-themed classes inspired by the Queen Victoria and Photography exhibit at the J. Paul Getty Museum and Princely Traditions and Colonial Pursuits at LACMA, tea, scones and spices are on my mind.
Meeting Dr. Nirvikalpa Natarajan unexpectedly pretty much sums up my view of Chennai. Chennai is a city of surprises. It is not a city that boasts. It has a charm of its own, and a kind of special warmth that a stranger senses at once.
Ever been stuck in one of those blindingly hot, summer traffic jams on the New Jersey turnpike? How many games of "20 Questions" did you get through w...
Patient capital is vital for early-stage investing when the company must confront significant challenges to disrupt an industry. At this stage, few other than philanthropy-based patient capital will take the financial risk the company needs for experimentation.
by Cyrus Rassool Program Associate, Internet Freedom Iran's rulers have actively used social media for international diplomacy and even for mess...
What gives this rising tide of intolerance in India an ominous ring is the failure of the executive, police and judicial establishments to bring the vandals to justice. The fear of earning their wrath indeed permeates all levels of governance. In the process, what is central to the very idea of India -- a celebration of its bewildering diversity -- runs the risk of rapid emasculation.
I love outsider stories, especially outsider-in-America stories -- the stories of characters that show up in places central casting would never expect them to be. Same for the stories of characters that have every right to be someplace.
About 25 years ago when India kicked off the economic reforms that ignited the national reconsideration roiling the nation today, many dreamt of turning their nation into another United States. But somewhere in the haste to achieve that, India has fallen into growing social conservatism, unfettered (crony) capitalism, rising ultra-nationalism and an increasing comfort with political authoritarianism that could well end up making it more like Putin's Russia.
There's a certain level of uncertainty that comes with having a disability, but I've never feared for my own life simply because I'm in a wheelchair.