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President Barack Obama Not Welcomed in India

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President Barack Obama Not Welcomed in India

The U.S. President Barack Obama may be coming under the title of a chief guest in India, most are not ready to welcome him here. By Rakesh Raman The U.S. President Barack Obama, who will be the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi on January 26, had to cancel his visit [...]

Can ‘Clean India’ Clean India? No Way.

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Can ‘Clean India’ Clean India? No Way.

After the initial ballyhoo, Narendra Modi doesn’t know what to do with this ‘Clean India’ thing which has become an albatross around his neck. By Rakesh Raman More often than not, Bollywood movies are made for the intellectually challenged Indian hoi polloi. And, in particular, actresses have hardly any role in these movies. But those [...]

Hindu Rulers in India Irk the Muslims, Again

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Hindu Rulers in India Irk the Muslims, Again

As BJP and Narendra Modi are hell-bent to make India a Hindu Rashtra (a nation only for Hindus), they have been systematically targeting minority communities including Muslims and Christians. By Rakesh Raman The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has made it a kind of trend in India. Its leaders first express their hate for Muslims [...]

Was FBI Right in Blaming North Korea for Sony Hacking? No.

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Was FBI Right in Blaming North Korea for Sony Hacking? No.

The naïve manner in which FBI worked shows that more than investigating the case professionally, it acted merely to justify its existence. By Rakesh Raman When the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) concluded that North Korea is behind the cyber attacks on Sony systems, the allegations of the apex investigation department were largely unfounded. [...]

Women Want to Improve Their Smile: Survey

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Women Want to Improve Their Smile: Survey

A new survey, conducted by Kelton and sponsored by the makers of the Invisalign clear aligner system, reveals that after putting personal needs aside in 2014, women are ready for a change. In fact, 61 percent of women claim they let their personal needs take a backseat to other priorities. Looking ahead to 2015, there [...]

Indian PM Narendra Modi Plans to Quit. अब अच्छे दिन आने वाले हैं

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Indian PM Narendra Modi Plans to Quit. अब अच्छे दिन आने वाले हैं

While at present India doesn’t have any political leader in any political party who is suitable to run the country as Prime Minister, Modi’s retirement will be a sign of solace for Indians. By Rakesh Raman Achhe din anne wale hain (Good days are coming) was a Hindi-language slogan of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) [...]

At What Age Did You Start Sexting?

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At What Age Did You Start Sexting?

Adult products company Adamandeve.com informs about adults’ sexual habits. This month, the company asked over 1,000 men and women at what age they started sexting. While just over 35% of Americans admit to sexting (sending sexually explicit photographs or messages via cell phone), most (32%) say they started between ages 19 and 29. Twenty-seven percent [...]

Anna Hazare to Narendra Modi: Pay Rs. 15 Lakh or Face Protest

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Anna Hazare to Narendra Modi: Pay Rs. 15 Lakh or Face Protest

Anna Hazare has warned that he would launch a nationwide agitation if Narendra Modi and BJP failed to deliver on their poll promise about the recovery of black money. By Rakesh Raman Social activist Anna Hazare, who has become a hot brand in the protest-laden Indian politics, has warned the Prime Minister of India Narendra [...]

Raahgiri Promotes Car-Free Living in Gurgaon

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Raahgiri Promotes Car-Free Living in Gurgaon

By Rakesh Raman A community campaign that aims to educate people about the benefits of car-free living has completed one year this month in Gurgaon, a city near India’s capital New Delhi. Christened Raahgiri (a Hindi word with ‘walking’ as its simple translation), the campaign holds weekly street events every Sunday in different parts of [...]

Will Iran Adhere to Its Part of a Nuclear Deal?

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Will Iran Adhere to Its Part of a Nuclear Deal?

By Dr. Behrooz Behbudi Dr. Behrooz Behbudi offers his opinion on the recent nuclear negotiations involving Iran: As on Monday in Geneva, Iran’s delegation entered talks with world powers to hammer out a lasting nuclear deal ahead of a deadline of 24 November, the commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, Brigadier Mohammad Ali Jaffari declared that [...]

Islamic State Is Now a Global Player: John Cantlie

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Islamic State Is Now a Global Player: John Cantlie

By Rakesh Raman British citizen John Cantlie, who is now a hostage of the terrorist outfit ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), is featured in the new issue of its Dabiq magazine. In an article titled, “If I Were The US President Today…,” Cantlie accuses the U.S. President Barack Obama, saying: “$424 million dollars’ [...]

Weeding Out Rampal-like Fake Gurus: What India and PM Modi Should Do

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Weeding Out Rampal-like Fake Gurus: What India and PM Modi Should Do

This article is about a serious contemplation on the rampant darkness, ignorance and poverty in one of the world’s fastest growing economies that is also home to one of the largest collections of illiterate, disease-ridden or mentally bankrupt people anywhere in the world. By Sanjay Gupta The recent episode of a self-styled godman holding thousands [...]

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