Category Archive for: ‘India News’

Democracies Unite

Democracies Unite

During a week when Americans gave thanks, President Obama hosted Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for an official state visit, the highlight of which was the administration’s first state dinner. Prime Minister Singh and a delegation of government officials and business leaders arrived in Washington D.C. the week of Thanksgiving for a five day trip prepared to discuss Afghanistan, climate …

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India Inc. on Global Acquisition Sprees

India Inc. on Global Acquisition Sprees

The history of India is filled with instances about how foreign traders came to this land in search of prosperity and turned hay into gold. Indian shores saw the footprints of the Spanish, French, Portuguese, Dutch, and Chinese traders, though it was ultimately the British who were able to convert their business aspiration into a political one and eventually ruled …

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Golden India in The Olympics: The Wait is Finally Over

Golden India in The Olympics : The Wait is Finally Over

The wait for an inordinately long 112 years is finally over. The prayers of many Indians have finally been answered. The dream of a sports-crazed nation deprived of any glorious success is ultimately cherished. Yes, the once thought to be impossible has finally taken place. India can now boast of an Olympic gold medal in an individual event – thanks …

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INDIAN ART AND ARTIST-BHARATNATYAM

INDIAN ART AND ARTIST-BHARATNATYAM

These syllables are very strongly etched in my mind as my sister practiced her Bharat Natyam steps assiduously. They would surely have distracted my watching TV, but at that time there were only two channels, and none with cartoons! My son will reminisce about different set of sounds, since my daughter is learning Kathak. We will meet Kathak in a …

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INDIAN ART & ARTIST – TABLA

INDIAN ART & ARTIST – TABLA

This article is the first in a series which deals with Indian music and art as well as some perspectives by artists who perform and teach them. In this issue, we will start with the tabla – the ubiquitous Indian drumming instrument. My son bangs the one we have with drum sticks whenever he gets a chance. He still does …

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Narendra Modi

The Man Behind Gujarat’s Success

Gujarat, the land of rich culture and heritage, from where Mahatma Gandhi started his satya griha movement to liberate India from the British rulers is today rated as the number one state in India, our beloved motherland. In a short span of just five years, Gujarat has achieved the highest degree of administrative efficiency and modernization. In fact, Gujarat has …

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Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007

Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007

In a country as big and as populous as India, the citizens exhibit a multitude of talents in the arena of performing arts. However, it is always challenging to identify talent and bring it to the forefront. Whether in sports, arts and culture, or music, often the best of the artists fade away, only because they do not succeed in …

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Resurgence of the INDIAN PHOENIX!

Resurgence of the INDIAN PHOENIX!

One could easily recall the criticism, ignorance, and ha tred the team faced after the World Cup debacle. The players began to lose contracts and endorsements, and so was the game in India, which was regarded as another religion. Even the parent body BCCI took their hands off the team, withdrew the benefits extended to players, enacted a new set …

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Musafir: The Musical

Musafir: The Musical

Hameed, a musician, an arranger, and a music director, hails from Rajasthan and has a longstanding musical tradition behind him. His father and grandfathers were experts of folk and classical Indian music, a legacy that is successfully carried forward by Hameed. While he has proved his musical versatility by exploring the nuances of jazz, Arab music, North Indian Classical music, …

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Cricket World Cup - A Quadrennial Celebration

Cricket World Cup – A Quadrennial Celebration

Hold your breath! Fasten your seatbelts! The countdown has begun, and cricket fever has gripped the entire world. Even cricket players feel their hearts beating faster than usual as the greatest event in the cricket world is just a few days away! It is no surprise that for fans living in cricket-crazed nations on the Indian sub-continent, euphoria has hit …

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