February 2008

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Asha Bhosle The Timeless Wonder

Asha Bhosle The Timeless Wonder

The 75-year-old Asha has never been shadowed by her more illustrious sister, Lata Manageshkar, popularly known as the “Nightingale of India,” and has been able to create a niche for herself through her mesmerizing rendition of all genres of music. It would not be an exaggeration to say that versatility is the middle name of this immensely talented singer, for …

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BENAZIR BHUTTO - A Unique Saga of Life

BENAZIR BHUTTO – A Unique Saga of Life

Benazir.  Can any other name be more appropriate for the daughter of Pakistan’s ex-Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto?  There is no doubt the answer is no.  Benazir Bhutto, the first woman prime minister of the Islamic country Pakistan, certainly lived up to her name, which in Urdu, means unique or unprecedented.Though Benazir led quite a roller-coaster life, she no doubt …

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Education

True Education - A simple and practical way to ignite the thinking of students

True Education – A simple and practical way to ignite the thinking of students

After 45 years, I returned to my ancestral village of Bantwal, near Mangalore in Karnataka, for a stay of more than two months.  It is a typical rural town, surrounded by small villages dependent upon farming and beedi-rolling.  In this town is a five-year degree college with 1,000 students. Most of them are first generation literates.  A large percentage (99 …

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Book Review

Booker Prize Winners and The Indian Connection

Booker Prize Winners and The Indian Connection

Throughout the decades, Indians authors have continued to gain reputation, prestige, and accolades for their literary works. As a result of the quality and popularity of the Indian authors, they have earned several international awards and honors, the greatest among them dating back to 1913, when Rabindranath Tagore won the Nobel Prize in Literature for his collection of poems, Geetanjali. …

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Book Review

American Masala

Book Review

Author by Suvir Saran Indian and American cooking that combines the best the two have to offer, yielding dishes that are both familiar and new. A native of Delhi who has lived in America for almost 20 years, Suvir has embraced classic American dishes like cornbread, brownies, and fried chicken. At the same time, he still loves the dishes and …

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Bollywood

Bollywood Today

Bollywood Today

2007 A Peek at Bollywood Hits Misses Year after year, the Hindi film industry, popularly known as Bollywood, churns out hundreds of films for captivated fans everywhere. However, the fate of all these films is not necessarily the same. There are some blockbusters that remain at the top of the charts for weeks and months, and then there are some …

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Words to Live by

Words to Live by

Happy Valentine’s Day to each one of Happy Valentine’s Day to each one of you God made us because of His Love. God is love. He wants us to love and respect each other. On a human level we know that love needs an outlet that is, it yearns to be expressed and shared. God gave us the ability to …

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