A renowned polymath, Tagore singlehandedly reshaped the region's literature and music
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RABINDRANATH TAGORE AND MANKIND: A LITERARY INTERFACE

A tribute to Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore on his 156th birth anniversary which falls on Sunday, May 7, 2017 Rabindra Nath Tagore exists as one of most prominent figures in the literary and the philosophical world. […]

Entertainment

THE BLACK PRINCE, TRUE STORY OF THE LAST MAHARAJAH OF PUNJAB, DULEEP SINGH

LONDON/ HOUSTON (TIP): THE BLACK PRINCE, a historical drama based upon the true story of MaharajaDuleep Singh, the boy who became king of Punjab shortly before it was annexed to the British empire, was awarded […]

Hundreds show their support for Virendra Sharma at his Election campaign launch
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Hundreds show their support for Virendra Sharma at his Election campaign launch

LONDON (TIP): Hundreds showed up, May 3, in Ealing – Southall to show their support at Virendra Sharma’s election campaign launch. Following the shock announcement of a snap general election, today, on the day parliament […]

Scenes of stone pelting at the security personnel by youth in Kashmir are a routine affair
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Script to unlearn Kashmir begins with sad lessons

In the absence of any initiative to begin a dialogue process, separatists hone their skills to influence people There is a lot to unlearn from a recent video clip gone viral on social media. A […]

Trump, Xi, Nawaz make a confusing power cauldron
Asia

At the crossroads — US, China, Pakistan — India has its hands full

“Jingoism may work for domestic electoral cycles, but can be dangerous internationally. Confronting the Sino-Pak combine, assuming Trump as a credible pro-India counterweight, is risky at best. Pliny the Elder’s advice to avoid ‘brutum fulmen’ […]

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ASHOKA THE GREAT & PRINCIPLES OF CO-EXISTENCE

HG Wells, the British author, a contemporary of Bernard Shaw and GK Chesterton, wrote in his, Outline of History: “Amid tens of thousands of names of monarchs that crowd the columns of history – their majesties, […]

PREJUDICE MAKES NO DISTINCTION
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PREJUDICE MAKES NO DISTINCTION

It’s time Indian-Americans in the U.S. involved themselves deeply in civic issues. Srinivas Kuchibhotla in Kansas, Harnish Patel in South Carolina, and Deep Rai in Washington, all well settled Indians in America, were shot at […]

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Sikhs should think of partying to celebrate Vaisakhi

Why not we do any festival parties, as Christians do Christmas parties, Muslims do Iftar parties and Hindus do Diwali & Holi parties. All these are religious festivals but people celebrate with food, dance and […]

Dr Yashwant Karkhanis, peacefully passed away on March 23, 2017 at his home in Fanwood, N.J. after a brief hospitalization.
Indian Americans

Preeminent Scientist Dr Yashwant Karkhanis Passes Away

FANWOOD, NJ (TIP): One the most preeminent scientist of Indian origin, Dr Yashwant Karkhanis, peacefully passed away on March 23, 2017 at his home in Fanwood, N.J. after a brief hospitalization. He was 86. He […]

United States

Moms, Dads, Students: Know Your Rights

Too many of our public school students and their families are living in fear. They don’t know how new immigration policies coming from Washington might affect them. They worry about what might happen if Immigration […]

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Is Economic Despair What’s Killing Middle-Aged White Americans?

Two Princeton economists elaborate on their work exploring rising mortality rates among certain demographics Two years ago, the Princeton economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton published an alarming revelation: Middle-aged white Americans without a college […]

In perpetual election mode
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PUT FOREIGN POLICY IN PLACE: ELECTIONS DONE, MODI MUST GET DOWN TO SOME SERIOUS GOVERNING

Modi’s preoccupation with domestic politics may continue through the Delhi municipal elections or even till elections in Gujarat. But he must not let foreign policy issues adrift………The Prime Minister cannot alternate between a pugnacious fighter […]

Goa for BJP- Alchemy of making minority into a majority
India

Goa for BJP: Alchemy of making minority into a majority

As expected the Manohar Parrikar government in Goa was able to prove its majority on Thursday, March 16, following a Supreme Court directive. Once the Governor had decided to invite the former Defence Minister, Parrikar […]

Titans clash: Serious differences remain over the supremacy of adjudicative power
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Case of the ‘stolen seat’: US Supreme Court Judge Gorsuch vs President Trump

“One of the first acts of the new President Donald Trump was to announce the nomination of Judge Gorsuch, described by one columnist as ‘Scalia:2’!  While the description may not quite hold true (as many […]

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Robust turnouts in the Assembly elections defy anxieties about voter alienation

Voter turnout estimates are often revised for a final tally by the Election Commission, but by all accounts the current round of Assembly elections has witnessed deepened participation. In the final, and seventh, phase of […]

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The Rise and Fall of Globalization

Globalization is stuck between Labor markets /Tax havens and Terrorists The middle class in UK revolted against EU -seamless borders and trade and in US the victory of Trump is a big blow to Globalizers. […]

PM Narendra Modi shakes hands with Deputy Saudi Prince Mohammad bin Salman.
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Turn focus on West Asia – Collectively, the Gulf countries constitute India’s largest trading partner

We have risen to the occasion to actively engage oil-rich neighbors to our west, where over six million Indians reside and remit back over $50 billion annually. We can also be proud that we have […]

Indian Americans

WHY SHOULD WE TEACH HINDI IN USA?

Recently a US diplomat, who is due for his posting in India, asked me to brief him about usage of Hindi in the local community. I live in Central New Jersey, the hub of the […]

Srinivas Kuchibhotla, a 32-year-old working at GPS-maker Garmin headquarters in Olathe, died of bullet injuries at a hospital after he was shot by the navy veteran
Indian Americans

The ‘Get out of my country’ Tragedy: A Himalayan Blunder #SpecialReport

“We should also be afraid of the recurrence of such happenings in the future. All-leaders and general public, Republicans and Democrats, citizens and immigrants, and the media-have a part to play in this”, says the […]

Protests BJP at Delhi University
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Time for a frank debate on freedom of speech and nationalism

Bundle of nerves: Are we getting paranoid about freedom of speech? The rise of Modi and the continued Cabinet slots for those preaching sectarian hatred is not much different from President Trump listening to the whisperings […]

THE CONTRADICTIONS WITHIN THIS CLASS WILL NOW SET THE FUTURE COURSE FOR PAKISTAN'S ECONOMY AND ITS POLITICS
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IN PAKISTAN, IT’S MIDDLE CLASS RISING

The contradictions within this class will now set the future course for Pakistan’s economy and its politics Attempts to quantify Pakistan’s middle class, largely based on income and the purchase of consumption goods, show that […]

COUNTER TERRORISM

The terror Frankenstein: ISI-nurtured terror groups have come to haunt Pakistan

With Pakistan on the back foot, the time has come for New Delhi to make use of the aversion for jihadi groups in Pakistan over the Sehwan outrage. A carefully crafted approach to relations with Pakistan […]

Dr. Zafar Iqbal describes here the immense talent of Indian Americans who have made their mark in different fields and have made significant achievements which make them outstanding and an embellishment to the US; at the same time, doing India proud.
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Indians in the United States of America: Significant Achievers

India gained independence from British raj on August 15,1947 and adapted a constitution becoming a Republic on 26th January 1950. On this occasion of 68th Republic Day, we can very proudly say that Indians have […]

President Donald Trump speaks to Russia''s President Vladimir Putin at the White House, Washington. Chief of Staff Reince Priebus is seen standing (Right).
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AMERICAN DEMOCRACY & CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS

President Donald Trump‘s executive orders are ill-conceived and deeply flawed. They speak volumes of the style of governing of a man who won his race to the White House more as a populist that as […]

Why not talk to each other?: From right: G Parthasarathy, Anatol Lieven, Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri & Ahmed Rashid, at a session on Pakistan moderated by (extreme left) Suhasini Haider at iconic Jaipur literary festival. Photo courtesy/ PTI
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India-Pak amity is the only way to thrive

Mutual hostility between two nations that have in the past shared a common heritage, culture and history is self-defeating. A united subcontinent can be a formidable force. Can two poor nations so situated afford to be […]