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India Inside: Astonishing Tales of How the United States and India Are Intertwined

Gunjan Bagla | Posted 09.11.2014 | Business
Gunjan Bagla

As Washington prepares for a historic visit by India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 29, many are unaware of the histories of these two free economies, which have been delicately intertwined for more than 500 years.

Forget Punta Cana; Visit DR's Five-Century-Old Colonial City

Pam Grout | Posted 07.28.2014 | Travel
Pam Grout

Christopher Columbus, who made four trips to the New World, had his pick of beautiful locales. Although Ferdinand and Isabella, his benefactors, trie...

Lothar Baumgarten: Culture and Nature

Elizabeth Sobieski | Posted 06.24.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Sobieski

Cerebral and conceptual, yet surprisingly sensual and often exquisite, the work of Lothar Baumgarten resists categorization.

Presidents Day?

Adam Dubowsky | Posted 04.19.2014 | Comedy
Adam Dubowsky

It's Presidents Day! The day we celebrate our founding fathers the way they would've wanted -- by giving 10 percent off all appliances $397 or more at...

Meatless Monday: Spice Me Up for Christmas

Ellen Kanner | Posted 02.22.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

If the idea of anything other than a white Christmas seems strange, spend Christmas in the islands -- they love it there, decorating lavishly, yet tro...

Why Thanksgiving Is My Least Favorite Holiday

Tammy Bleck | Posted 01.24.2014 | Fifty
Tammy Bleck

To say that Thanksgiving is my least favorite holiday would be the understatement of the year. I am clearly not a fan. I don't know how much of this attitude comes from my age (I'm over 40. Fine. I'm 60) and how much comes from experience and wisdom. I'm going to go with experience and wisdom here.

Average Americans Don't Know This MAJOR Fact

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 10.15.2013 | Comedy

Most of us learned that Christopher Columbus discovered America before reaching double digits. But as Jimmy Kimmel learns, plenty of Americans forgot ...

These Are The Only Two Places In The U.S. Christopher Columbus Visited

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.14.2013 | Latino Voices

Today is Christopher Columbus day, though you may be among those who agree with Los Fabulosos Cadillacs that "there's nothing to celebrate." Thoug...

These Hilarious Columbus Day Memes Will Make Your Day

Posted 10.14.2013 | Black Voices

It's Columbus Day! You know that holiday we celebrate in honor of the first man to discover America, even though Columbus was not, in fact, the first ...

Was Christopher Columbus Alone in Thinking That the World Was Spherical?

Quora | Posted 12.13.2013 | Science
Quora

No, he wasn't. In fact, the idea that anyone in his time believed the earth was flat is a complete fiction, invented in 1828.

EXCLUSIVE: Christopher Columbus's NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN Captain's Logs

Rob Kutner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Rob Kutner

Day 4: The boatswain is beginning to suspect that I have no freaking clue where India is. Or how to pronounce "boatswain."

4 Reminders Why You Deserve Your Own Holiday More Than Christopher Columbus

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

By now, everybody knows Columbus Day is pretty offensive. But if you need some quick talking points to show your friends how politically correct and k...

Columbus Might Have Blown Steve Jobs Out of the Water

Lynda Bekore | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Lynda Bekore

As we celebrate the 521st anniversary of Christopher Columbus' discovery of America, let's remember him for who he really was--America's first entrepr...

'Christopher Columbus Was A Demon'

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 10.10.2013 | Comedy

Comedian Hari Kondabolu hates Christopher Columbus, and for good reason. As an Indian-American, Hari laments Columbus is "the reason I have to tell pe...

DISCOVERED: Oldest Globe To Show 'New World'

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 08.23.2013 | Science

The oldest known globe to represent the New World has been discovered, researchers say. Dated to the early 1500s, the globe was likely crafted in Fl...

This Is One Way To Honor Christopher Columbus...

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.13.2013 | Arts

Our favorite politically-conscious art collective has struck again. The Madrid-based art group known as Luzinterruptus targeted the former spo...

Change Our Story: Stories

Peter Buffett | Posted 09.23.2013 | Impact
Peter Buffett

What we're really looking for is a new story -- a story to live in to. Not old stories to live out of. That takes some extraordinary imagination.

Happy Birthday to The New World.

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 07.14.2013 | Arts
Sidonie Sawyer

500 years ago, Juan Ponce de Léon did not discover Florida. Traces were found of Spanish slaves coming from the Bahamas, who had visited first, without ever staying for long.

Change Our Story: From East to West

Peter Buffett | Posted 06.03.2013 | Impact
Peter Buffett

Many of the Chinese people I speak to seem to be deeply concerned that China will lose something extremely rare and valuable in the rush towards a very confounding version of growth and happiness. And it's not just the older people.

Response To WSJ Op-Ed Calling For Bible Education In Public Schools

Rajiv Malhotra | Posted 05.02.2013 | Religion
Rajiv Malhotra

India is the reason for the existence of what later became the United States of America. Certainly, this bit of history should be taught in every American school.

Things This Indian-American From Cleveland Is NOT Thankful For This Thanksgiving Day

Deepak Sarma | Posted 01.21.2013 | Religion
Deepak Sarma

While I am indeed thankful for some things this Thanksgiving Day, such as my family, my job, and so on, there are things I'm NOT thankful for this Thanksgiving Day.

Take Action for Indigenous Peoples in the Wake of Columbus Day

Nina Wegner | Posted 12.10.2012 | Impact
Nina Wegner

Right now is the perfect time to think about those throughout history and across the world who, because of their regional, cultural, or ethnic ties, have been colonized, marginalized, displaced, or oppressed.

Overrated White People

Marc Lamont Hill | Posted 12.08.2012 | Black Voices
Marc Lamont Hill

To honor the true spirit of Columbus Day, I have created my own list of overrated white people. Of course, this list is not exhaustive, as there are countless other White people who are equally underwhelming.

Goodbye Columbus? Celebrating Old Christopher Falling Out of Favor

Howard Barbanel | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics
Howard Barbanel

There needs to be a middle ground. While a lot of bad happened in the creation of the Americas, a lot of really good good has come of it.

WATCH: 'Discovering Columbus' Artist Talks Inspiration; Bloomberg Snipes At Reporter

Posted 09.20.2012 | New York

Following the official unveiling of "Discovering Columbus" in New York City on Wednesday, MyBlockNYC provides an inside look at the inspiration behind...