IT'S ALL ABOUT THE DESI WORLD

  • Stephen: The Other Alter

    Stephen: The Other Alter October 2013 - Tom Alter is well known as a film actor. Stephen Alter, a first cousin who also grew up in India, writes fiction and nonfiction and plays the lead role in a well regarded literary festival.

  • Miss America 2014

    Miss America 2014 October 2013 - Nina Davuluri is the first Indian-American to win a Miss America title, significant despite the ignorant comments that followed. An Indian comment on her color is worth noting!

  • Meeting of Minds

    Meeting of Minds October 2013 - Computer scientists Rajesh Rao and Andrea Stocco have documented brain-to-brain communication, telepathy. Rao hopes science will help solve the Indus script puzzle, too.

  • BOOK MATTERS

    BOOK MATTERS October 2013 - Nonfiction: Chaudhuri - Calcutta, Astill - The Great Tamasha. Novels: Lahiri - The Lowland, Lalwani - The Village, Suri - The City of Devi, Sundaresan - The Mountain of Light.

  • Of Brandy and Brands

    Of Brandy and Brands September 2013 - The GI registry, established in India a decade ago, currently has a list of 193 protected brand names--and liquor dominates among the foreign brands seeking a foothold.

  • What's India's Top University?

    What's India's Top University? September 2013 - Several lists rank universities around the world. You might be surprised at the results for India--but scholars debate the validity of such rankings in the Indian context.

  • Amartya Sen Dubbed ‘World Thinker’

    Amartya Sen Dubbed ‘World Thinker’ September 2013 - Although Indian universities today lag in world rankings, an ancient university called Nalanda was rated very highly. Its revival has been spearheaded by Nobel laureate Amartya Sen.

  • BOOK MATTERS

    BOOK MATTERS September 2013 - The Sleeping Dictionary by Sujata Massey [suspensful novel] / The Problem with Being Slightly Heroic by Uma Krishnaswami [grades 3-7] / The Enduring Ark by Gita Wolf [ages 6+]

  • Poverty Rises among Indian-Americans

    Poverty Rises among Indian-Americans September 2013 - Large pockets of poverty exist in the Indian-American community. Indians form 17 percent of the AAPI population, and 13 percent of all AAPIs living in poverty. Citizenship figures in.

  • NOTES AND QUOTES

    NOTES AND QUOTES September 2013 - safer childbirth / our history: The 1947 Partition Archive / M. Night Shyamalan: education reform / world’s highest concentration of engineering colleges / app: passport applications

 

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