IT'S ALL ABOUT THE DESI WORLD

  • LESS MEANS MUCH, NOT MORE

    LESS MEANS MUCH, NOT MORE November 2013 - Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir: Scarcity imposes a burden and leads to short-term thinking, which can make our problems worse, i.e. poverty shrinks anyone's bandwidth!

  • Now Playing Near You

    Now Playing Near You October 2013 - To commemorate Indian cinema’s 100th anniversary, here’s news for local film lovers: Atlanta is now one of the fastest-growing markets for Bollywood films, with high rankings.

  • Mobile Phones Turn 40

    Mobile Phones Turn 40 October 2013 - This is an anniversary year for mobile phones, the World Wide Web, and commercially available cell phones. All have transformed our lives. Look at India's statistics—and the benefits!

  • 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.

 

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