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Sri Lanka Must Tackle Resolution Head On

Dinouk Colombage | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics
Dinouk Colombage

Time is clearly running out for the Sri Lankan government, the international community has shown that their patience is wearing thin.

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.

Why Jayalalithaa Is India's Next Prime Minister

Sunil Sharan | Posted 02.28.2013 | World
Sunil Sharan

Jayalalithaa's English is excellent, which should be sufficient to make her PM. She needs to brush up on her Hindi though so that she can endear herself to the 400 million Indians who speak the language. That in itself will provide her more longevity of tenure than anything else.

Domestic Workers: Long Hours, Backbreaking Jobs and Few Rights

Reporters Uncensored | Posted 04.30.2013 | World
Reporters Uncensored

Two years ago, commemorating International Domestic Workers Day on June 16, governments, labor unions and employers' associations voted overwhelmingly to create global labor standards to help promote the rights of the 50 to 100 million domestic workers worldwide.

A Spicy Destination In India

Carolyn O'Donnell | Posted 04.28.2013 | Travel
Carolyn O'Donnell

While Kerala is renowned for its backwaters and the houseboats that cruise them, the terrain of its mountainous Western Ghats on the southern tip of the Deccan Plateau is spectacular too. Tangled jungle, intimate valleys and exposed ridges are interspersed with plantations and palm trees, and of course give shelter to a wide variety of animals.

Major Art Galleries Caught In Trafficking Scandal

Posted 08.03.2012 | Arts

The National Gallery of Australia is one of 18 major art institutions around the world that have found themselves embroiled in an international art sm...

Assassins Of Former India PM Denied Clemency

AP | By KATY DAIGLE | Posted 12.18.2011 | World

CHENNAI, India -- Across most of India the three men on death row for the 1991 assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi are reviled as murd...

Swami Buaji, Yogi, Said to Be 116 Years Old

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Margie Goldsmith

The last time I saw my yoga teacher, Swami Buaji, was six years ago. At the time, he was said to be 116 years old, living proof that a lifetime of yoga has its rewards.

Mani Ratnam's Raavanan: The Must-See International Film of 2010

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jim Luce

Raavanan, the new Indian film produced in both Hindi and Tamil, premiered at the Tenth Annual Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council (MIAAC) Film Festiva...

Shunned, Will He Bolt?

Sunil Sharan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sunil Sharan

What was supposed to be a breakthrough meeting between the foreign ministers of India and Pakistan last month degenerated into a public rebuke of Indi...

Planting Trees Is Not Somebody's Work, It's Everybody's Work (VIDEO)

Sadhguru | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sadhguru

I have been asked repeatedly by many people, "Why is a spiritual leader, a yogi and a mystic planting trees? And why are you planting trees?"

World Water Day - Party Like It's 2010

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Greenblatt

When you eliminate preventable death and disease, a whole new world is possible. This is why people all over the world are joining together to celebrate World Water Day.

India Karate Kids: Schoolchildren's Arms Run Over With Motorbike As A Test

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A school in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu recently demonstrated students' advancement in karate training by ceremoniously running over their outstret...

In Sri Lanka: The Basics for Americans

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

As I travel through Sri Lanka, covering the nation as it seeks reconciliation among its diverse population after decades of conflict, I am receiving e-mails from my friends at home asking me to review the basics.

In Sri Lanka: Explaining the Tamil Tigers

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

The Sri Lankan government has battled the Tamil Tigers on two fronts for almost three decades: on the battlefield and in the arena of world opinion. No one thought they could win militarily, but they did.

Sri Lanka, The UN's "Bloodbath" In Context

Derek Henry Flood | Posted 06.29.2011 | World
Derek Henry Flood

While the Sri Lankan government appears to be close to consolidating its hold on the country's turbulent northeast, a massive humanitarian drama, largely unseen by the international media, is unfolding.

Clips from India: Rameswaram (i)

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Karin Badt

So far it is my favorite temple in India, perhaps not for sacred reasons, but for the pleasure of walking barefoot along the long 800 year old corridors, the cement smoothened by thousands of pilgrim footsteps.

Clips from India: Kodaikanal (iii)

Karin Badt | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karin Badt

Kodaikanal I treated myself to a five star hotel in Kodaikanal---mostly because I wanted a hot shower over two months of heat and dust, and also in k...