Category Archives: World

Bollywood as India’s soft power?

A friend of mine recently circulated a TED talk by Shashi Tharoor, talking about Bollywood being India’s softpower. We study in Germany amidst a good mix of students from around the globe. And this was circulated to the entire class. … Continue reading

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Treating monkey like a donkey proves fatal for owner:

Quite often, in our work life we have come across bosses taking advantage of employees in getting the job done that is outside of the job profile or extracting excess jobs from an employee. Most times, workers are obligated and … Continue reading

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w.r.t. Padma awards…

If one is craving for bragging rights and hoping to make the Padma list next year, it must be said that the bar has been raised. One stands a good chance if he has already bagged a Nobel or an … Continue reading

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Indians, the ‘Ugly Travelers’?

We sometimes don’t hesitate to point our fingers at foreigners for their behaviour and sometimes, you know, for being loud, insensitive and obnoxious to us. But a recent study by Expedia, an online travel agency has revealed that Indian travelers … Continue reading

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Best of both worlds

I would like to share my experiences during a visit to UK some years ago. Most English villages are clean  and picturesque with small flower gardens. The countryside is breathtakingly beautiful. This is the country of Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer … Continue reading

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A plan for the future of Modern India

January 12 is Swami Vivekananda’s birthday and is celebrated as National Youth Day. India as a nation has witnessed processes and challenges at all levels of human consciousness. The most affected areas have been religious, social, cultural and political. The … Continue reading

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Importance of Santa

It seems each year a growing number of people are downplaying the importance of Santa Claus. I would like to express my concern over this so I have sent this. There has long been some opposition to teaching children to … Continue reading

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Sudden and Contagious Memory Loss

Growing up, I used to be told that yawning is often contagious. One person does it somewhere and almost seconds later another does the same. And then another and so on. In my head I always thought of this phenomenon … Continue reading

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We must act now, for it will be too late

I would just like to pass along my personal view point with regard to our environment and the climate aspects we seem to want to debate until it’s too late to give our own children and their’s a real chance … Continue reading

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Bailing out ‘Nancy’

We all have heard so many sad stories of animal abuse—of stray dogs being stoned; of pets left outside to suffer through the hottest and coldest of days; of dogs and cats left behind to die when their owners move; … Continue reading

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