Monthly Archives July 2011

So I finally got an invite for google+ and then did the unthinkable, the sinful: I left Facebook. I know what you're thinking — I'm henceforth a hermit, a social pariah. "Good luck being nonexistent" is what my friend just texted me. So it’s not permanent, it’s only a temporary deactivation, but the only other time I did it was…

Mumbai, INDIA — When you go out into the streets tomorrow and find that business is still going strong, that nobody is afraid to walk the streets to work, that defiance beats terror every single time in my city, that's when you'll know you truly failed. I can't wait to be home. Pray for Mumbai. Taken from a friend's Facebook…

NEW DELHI — While our PM has been quite silent, our health minister has no qualms about raising his voice. And quite a few eyebrows. His comment on homosexuality: the ‘unnatural disease’ has obviously stirred up a decent amount of controversy. What is perhaps more disturbing is that he might have used it as a ‘tactic’ to mobilise political support.…

With Christine Lagarde as the first woman to lead the IMF and Yingluck Shinawatra’s victory in the Thai elections, making her Thailand's first woman prime minister this week is dedicated to women in power. But now there are questions being raised about whether Shinawatra is just a shadow of her brother, Thaskin Shinawatra who was exiled by the military dictatorship that has been ruling Thailand…

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