Monday, September 21, 2015

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At the start of Septem-ber 1997, when I arrived in the United States to begin what unexpectedly became a

City of pollution: Artificial calamity

The Nepal Government has recently banned vehicles which are more than twenty years old. ThisĀ  initiative can be taken

A new political reality for France

The pollsters, at least, are likely relieved by the results of the first round of the French presidential election.

Babri demolition case: Blow to Advani, but BJP stands to gain from SC order

Wednesday's Supreme Court order restoring criminal conspiracy charges against LK Advani, MM Joshi and Uma Bharti in the 1992

Full justice hasn't been served

On Oct. 20, 2012, my 15-month-old son's father killed him to get more than $500,000 in life insurance. On

Women in politics: Equal treatment is a must

"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your

Are you suffering from stress?

In February, Bloomberg reported on a study showing that the stress levels of Americans had reached its highest point

If children want to run free, let them

My children were allowed to entertain themselves on a long hike, with a few cunning diversions, and it ended

More robots, fewer jobs?

Lately we have been inept at creating new employment-generating sectors. Our burgeoning young population is clearly struggling for jobs,

The romance between BD and India ...

Engulfed by India, its giant neighbor to the west, north and east, Bangladesh can look small. But it is

How to speak to children

When a child is feeling anxious, parents may feel like there's nothing they can say that will make them

Men should cry

A Man feels no fear. A man is never scared. A man never cries. Regardless of the particularities of

"Education is the only solution"

Pakistan's countless flesh and blood victims of the seemingly unstoppable terrorist juggernaut rarely make international headlines. Obscured by the

Farmers need freedom

Farmers are clamoring for attention. From loan waivers and suicides, to carrying human skulls, slashing wrists and protests before

Putting our families before elderly drivers

It's true - we're all living to be older, breeding later, doing things longer. It's great in many respects.

Foreign aid is a vital national interest essential in ensuring a safer world

It is an honor to be here. I particularly want to recognize Lord Hague and Ruth Davidson for being

When I was diagnosed with Asperger's, toys helped me cope

I am one of a growing number of adults in Britain who are buying children's toys. According to research

China renaming places in Arunachal old ploy to delegitimize adversaries

True to form, the Chinese have pushed up their claim over Arunachal Pradesh to another level. The English daily

People's passion for social network sites

We all more or less know about love and passion. Lovers reside in each other's thoughts and dreams indispensably.

Turkey's vote makes Erdogan effectively a dictator

Fifteen years ago, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was the hope of the Islamic world. He was an Islamist,

It's not fair!

BJP leader Tarun Vijay's disparaging remark about the skin colour of South Indians leads to outrage, sarcasm and introspection.

Four months after embracing Islam, Sabahan gets flak for sharing Xmas

Sabahan singer Stacy Anam, who recently converted to Islam, is now experiencing the ugly side of fame after some

The hypocrisy of Malay Muslims

Zakir Naik is a world-renowned Islamic scholar. Love him or hate him, you cannot deny that his name has

PWC projects the world's strongest economies by 2050

The world's economic and financial features are most likely to undergo massive changes by 2050. Price Waterhouse Coopers, a

Sir Benjamin reveals he is 'interviewing hard' for a young bride

When the aristocracy's most colorful singleton, Sir Benjamin Slade, began courting glamorous business woman Bridget Convey, friends hoped he

20 years without the legendary Mike Royko

During the week that Mike Royko lay fighting for his life in Northwestern Memorial Hospital in April 1997, of