NOTABLE AND QUOTABLE August 2013 - Audio pioneer Bose / India’s remittances from NRIs / Sri Srinivasan, on US’s second most important court / cremation for Americans / Amol Rajan, head of national newspaper in U.K.

  • Making Soldiers M-Fit

    Making Soldiers M-Fit May 2013 - Mindfulness-based Mind Fitness Training assists U.S. soldiers preparing for combat. Like meditation and yoga, it reduces stress, increases awareness, boosts performance, and reduces suicide rates.

  • Indian-American Guggenheim Fellows

    Indian-American Guggenheim Fellows May 2013 - Novelist Kiran Desai, academician Indira Viswanathan Peterson, filmmaker Sonali Gulati, and neuroscientist Charan Ranganath are among the 175 recipients of the 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship.

  • Girls who Root for STEM

    Girls who Root for STEM May 2013 - American universities will produce enough graduates for only 29 percent of the computer science jobs in 2020. Reshma Saujani of Girls who Code encourages girls to enter the field.

  • Ramayana Goes Digital

    Ramayana Goes Digital May 2013 - In May, the lavishly illustrated 17th century Mewar manuscript of the Ramayana becomes available online. The British Library worked with Mumbai’s CSMVS Museum and the Jamsetji Tata Trust.

  • Book Matters

    Book Matters May 2013 - New books: The Pity of Partition [Saadat Hasan Manto] (Ayesha Jalal) / The Hope Factory (Lavanya Sankaran) / Tiger in My Soup (Kashmira Sheth) / The Magic of Saida (M. G. Vassanji).

  • Largest, Shortest, Longest, Strongest

    Largest, Shortest, Longest, Strongest April 2013 - Lucknow has a Montessori school with 39,437 students. Elijah Woods' double in Lord of the Rings was the shortest stuntman. Those are just two of the many Indian world records!

  • Live from Patna, Scotland

    Live from Patna, Scotland April 2013 - Cities around the world are named after places in India; most have no connection to India--but in Patna, Scotland, children learn Indian dance and hope to visit the birthplace of their town’s founder.

  • American Views, Indian Views

    American Views, Indian Views April 2013 - A Gallup World Affairs survey provides a glimpse of how Americans view others, including India and Indians. And a Pew Research Center survey last year shows how India views Americans.

  • Sugata Mitra's School in the Cloud

    Sugata Mitra's School in the Cloud April 2013 - The 2013 TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) prize of $1 million went to educator and physicist Sugata Mitra, whose work reportedly inspired the author of Q&A, which became Slumdog Millionaire.






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