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  • Indian Classics in Indonesian Comics

    Indian Classics in Indonesian Comics October 2011 - Indians have enjoyed comic books of the Mahabharata and Ramayana, and so do Indonesians. The epics, are so immense that the sub-plots have spawned 147 wayang shows, which can take up 147 days of nine-hour performances.

  • A Guide to Modern Indian Lingo

    A Guide to Modern Indian Lingo October 2011 - Think of Samosapedia as an online dictionary for users of Indian-influenced English.

  • A Gift Bag for the Festive Season

    A Gift Bag for the Festive Season October 2011 - Fall festivals are here and winter's are around the corner. If you need gifts for festive occasions, books are always in order. Here are some great new ones. Read and/or give!

  • Georgia Tech Alumnus Wins ‘Genius’ Grant

    Georgia Tech Alumnus Wins ‘Genius’ Grant October 2011 - Shwetak Patel gets $500,000 as a 2011 MacArthur Fellow for inventing low-cost sensor technology systems for home energy efficiency. "We’re actually using the electrical noise ... from ... appliances," he says.

  • TWO INDIANS WIN ‘ASIAN’ NOBEL PRIZE

    TWO INDIANS WIN ‘ASIAN’ NOBEL PRIZE September 2011 - Nileema Mishra went off to study, then returned to her village and has been helping 1800 self-help groups across 200 villages in her home state. Hande studied in the States but returned to India and has helped over half a million people via solar technology.

  • Where Newspapers Still Rule

    Where Newspapers Still Rule September 2011 - The news for newspapers in the U.S. hasn’t been good. China, Brazil and South Africa still read the paper, and India—well, no other country in the world can match its passion for newspapers.

  • Possible line-up for new Indian sitcom

    Possible line-up for new Indian sitcom September 2011 - Although Outsourced was cancelled and Nevermind Nirvana is in limbo, Reshma Shetty and a load of other Indian-American actors are starring in a string of shows on USA Network, NBC, and CBS.

  • Who are the HINDOESTANEN?

    Who are the HINDOESTANEN? September 2011 - From South America (Dutch Guiana or Suriname) to the Netherlands, people of Indian origin (PIOs) have made interesting contributions.

  • Acing Google’s First Global Science Fair

    Acing Google’s First Global Science Fair August 2011 - Students from 90 countries entered the first Global Science Fair. In a clean sweep for U.S. girls, Shree Bose took home the top prize, Naomi Shah second, and Lauren Hodge third--a shot in the arm for women in science, given their underrepresentation in scientific professions.

  • Indian Hair Grows in Popularity

    Indian Hair Grows in Popularity August 2011 - Indian hair can be long and luxuriant. That also makes it big business—the price can sometimes rise to a staggering $800 per kilo. A film called HAIR INDIA follows the trail of hair from South Indian temples to the salons of the West.

 

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