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Death: Before My Last Exhale

Naina Kapur | Posted 11.30.2013 | Fifty
Naina Kapur

We all live with the knowledge of an inevitable death -- those of us who near middle age have likely witnessed and experienced that knowledge. And yet, when it comes, it still greets most of us with surprise.

How Rahul Gandhi, Amul Baby of India Has Become the David Of Indian Politics

Sreedhar Pillai | Posted 11.30.2013 | World
Sreedhar Pillai

All of a sudden, the story of David and Goliath has once again been enacted in Delhi, which 1.3 billion Indians proudly call the seat of their democra...

Why India's Next Prime Minister Will Be a Woman

Sunil Sharan | Posted 09.16.2013 | World
Sunil Sharan

Disillusionment with the ruling Congress is widespread. Its leadership too seems resigned to not regaining power. All it wants to do is thwart Modi from winning.

In Defense of Manmohan Singh

Sunil Sharan | Posted 07.28.2013 | World
Sunil Sharan

India has become disillusioned with its robotic prime minister, Manmohan Singh. Sure, he walks and talks like R2-D2, but with nine years under his belt, he is now the country's third-longest serving premier, behind only the iconic Nehru and his daughter, Indira.

Rajiv Gandhi and 1984

Sunil Sharan | Posted 06.12.2013 | World
Sunil Sharan

The grainy footage on state-run television revealed mourners filing by the bier of assassinated Indian prime minister, Indira Gandhi. Occasionally cri...

How India Failed Kashmir

Sunil Sharan | Posted 05.12.2013 | World
Sunil Sharan

Learn statecraft, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh admonished his own home minister after he did not forewarn the family of a Kashmiri held responsible for an attack on India's Parliament, about his hanging.

1984

Jasdev Singh Rai | Posted 08.06.2012 | World
Jasdev Singh Rai

Was George Orwell thinking of India when he wrote 1984? Many Sikhs think so as they hold protest rallies in some of the capitals of the world every Ju...

When a Great Teacher Dies... and Lives On

Richard Walden | Posted 02.29.2012 | Education
Richard Walden

My 10th grade World History teacher, Patricia Logsdon, died this week at age 88. She spent 40+ years teaching at Culver City (CA) High School. Normal...

Nationalism: A Kind Of Identity Crisis

Simran Jeet Singh | Posted 01.03.2012 | Religion
Simran Jeet Singh

To be totally honest, I don't totally buy into the whole nationalism thing. While it allows us to connect with others who belong to the same group, it also causes us to distinguish ourselves from people of other groups.

Who Created Pakistan's Nuclear Arsenal?

Jamyang Norbu | Posted 07.20.2011 | World
Jamyang Norbu

Pakistanis may hail A.Q. Khan as the father of the "Islamic bomb," but what is generally not mentioned is that his PhD is in metallurgical engineering. He was not involved with the actual design, development and testing of Pakistan's nuclear weapons.

LAX's Poor Excuse for Mass Transit

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

The time has come to give commuters to the world's sixth busiest airport a truly rapid mass transit option.

Assassinations, Peace and State Violence in India and Pakistan

Abdul Malik Mujahid | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abdul Malik Mujahid

As Indians mark the death anniversary of Indira Gandhi, Sikhs renew their call for justice, and Pakistan bleeds with terrorism, it is important to reflect on justice, reconciliation and forgiveness.

The King Is Dead; Long Live the King

Pinaki Bhattacharya | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Pinaki Bhattacharya

Such was the scale of the developing human tragedy following Andhra Pradesh state Chief Minister, YS Rajashekhar Reddy's death that his bereaved son YS Jaganmohan Reddy had to issue a public appeal exhorting the people not to commit suicide.

Why India Cannot Be Run as a Corporation

Pinaki Bhattacharya | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Pinaki Bhattacharya

The disparate voices that constitute the vast mosaic of Indian polity provide necessary dynamism to a situation that can often seem impossible to an outsider.

Varun Gandhi, Indira's Grandson, Faces Criminal Charges For Anti-Muslim Remarks (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Video footage has emerged of conservative BJP candidate Varun Gandhi delivering incendiary anti-Muslim remarks from the stump. The footage has spurre...