Tag: USA

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  • Rampage on the beach

    Rampage on the beach

    The gun industry was always a mortal enterprise; its excesses are reaching ordinary Americans in increasing numbers.

    June 7, 2019
  • Different shades of democracy

    Different shades of democracy

    The list of Prime Ministers who had to resign despite having a majority in the house, is a fairly lengthy one, indicating the strength of a parliamentary democracy.

    June 2, 2019
  • Cyber vulnerabilities must be viewed in context

    Cyber vulnerabilities must be viewed in context

    Reportedly, New Zealand and Australia have also denied a foothold to this Chinese company, while at the same time it is also facing proceedings in a federal court of law at New York.

    May 8, 2019
  • Sonali Loomba — going beyond cultural barriers with Kathak

    Sonali Loomba — going beyond cultural barriers with Kathak

    Sonali Loomba started the very first Kathak School in Utah, Salt Lake City, in 2016. She calls it ‘Kaladharaa Dance School’

    April 20, 2019
  • Energy for Renewal

    Energy for Renewal

    It hardly needs to be emphasised that water is a scarce and endangered resource with both rivers and groundwater in India running dry. Thus most atomic power stations are located near the sea, changing the ecology of the shoreline and also driving away fishermen.

    April 1, 2019
  • A voting technique

    A voting technique

    Blockchain is actually about solving society’s ultimate challenge ~ trust ~ and in doing so, it eliminates the need for middlemen. At a time when elections ~ even in advanced democracies ~ are facing allegations of fraud or outside influence, use of technology to eliminate rigging is imperative.

    March 29, 2019
  • Time to press the button

    Time to press the button

    Instead of a Messianic superhero as a leader, a team of regional leaders, working on a common minimum agenda of inclusive development and sensitive to the need of making constant adjustments in the interests of diverse groups, may be the best hope for a diverse, plural, heterogeneous country like India.

    March 4, 2019
  • Gandhi on the Currency

    Gandhi on the Currency

    By printing Gandhi on currency notes we are insulting the great old man. And we appear to be hypocritical; we display Gandhi so much and practise nothing of what he stood for. Lately, we have added a reproduction of his round-frame spectacles on the same currency notes. What do they symbolize except short-sightedness? What is there to be proud of that deficiency? India has innumerable heroes, ancient, medieval and modern. Why not deploy a separate example with each denomination?

    February 13, 2019
  • Daniela Nieto from USA is Miss Multinational 2018

    Daniela Nieto from USA is Miss Multinational 2018

    In an exciting finish to the finale, 22-year-old Daniela Nieto beat 25 contestants from across the world to win the pageant.

    January 28, 2019
  • The Sahib-Ji syndrome

    The Sahib-Ji syndrome

    Respect should be commanded, not demanded as we usually do.

    January 28, 2019
  • Patriots and Nationalists

    Patriots and Nationalists

    Political laziness and ignorance are largely behind the use of such terms as ‘patriots’ and ‘nationalists’, interchangeably. While both intrinsically link the relationship of a citizen to the nation, the differences are stark both in terms of usage and the implied import. The American journalist, Sidney Harris, has remarked, “The difference between patriotism and nationalism …

    November 27, 2018
  • Race for Inequality

    Race for Inequality

    It might be churlish not to applaud the observations of the son of a gas-station-attendant turned billionaire, who seems to effortlessly multiply his inheritance, expressing confidence that his country, an emerging nation, would soon be amongst the “three richest countries” globally. At around $3 trillion, India is in the reckoning though nowhere near the USA’s …

    November 6, 2018
  • End of Indian-American dream?

    End of Indian-American dream?

    Ever since I came to the USA in the early 1970s I had been anxious that one day there would be a backlash against the Indian immigrant community in the USA. The reason was the observation that Indians were almost all very well educated, lived in decent houses in upscale neighbourhoods, drove newer cars, had …

    October 8, 2018
  • Be equipped for everything

    Be equipped for everything

    Getting a scholarship for MBA in USA is not as tough as it sounds, if one follows these suggestions.

    September 25, 2018
  • Barcelona management wants to play La Liga match in US, despite players’ refusal

    Barcelona management wants to play La Liga match in US, despite players’ refusal

    Girona's management has also said, in a joint statement with Barça, it is willing to play the match in Miami.

    September 13, 2018
  • Importance of value building

    Importance of value building

    B-Schools have moved their paradigm of thought from only leadership towards society leadership.

    September 4, 2018
  • Providing the right solution

    Providing the right solution

    The dynamics of visa sanctions have changed from the earlier system. There are various avenues one can pick and select from now, based on situation and convenience.

    August 31, 2018