IT'S ALL ABOUT THE DESI WORLD

  • 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

  • Indian Passage to the Caribbean

    Indian Passage to the Caribbean August 2013 - Close to 150,000 Indian migrants settled in Trinidad and Tobago. Visitors can enjoy many attractions that celebrate the Indian diaspora’s Caribbean legacy.

  • India ‘Stops’ Telegrams, Finally

    India ‘Stops’ Telegrams, Finally August 2013 - After 180 years in India, telegrams (except for international wires) have stopped. The mid-1980s saw over 60 million messages transmitted by 45,000 offices across India.

  • Ashoka Fellow Saru Jayaraman

    Ashoka Fellow Saru Jayaraman August 2013 - Named as one of the “top 13 women of color to watch,” Saru Jayaraman, who appeared at Atlanta’s Carter Center earlier this year, fights for the rights of restaurant workers.

 

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