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With Indian origin woman envoy, Uganda makes a point
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Women ambassadors are not an unusual sight in the Indian capital; there are normally about half a dozen women envoys based here at any given time. But Uganda's current high commissioner to India comes as a surprise.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008 12:38:52 PM

'White tourists fare better than blacks, browns in India'
Jaipur, April 23 (IANS) Skin colour matters as far as visitors to India are concerned, says a fourth generation South African Indian who claims to have faced 'racial discrimination' himself, particularly in the country's northern parts.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008 10:39:12 AM

Goodbye US hegemony, welcome China, Europe (Book Review)
Book: 'The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order'; Author: Parag Khanna; Publisher: Allen Lane; Pages: 466

Wednesday, April 23, 2008 9:38:54 AM

Indians the world over excited by new 'cricketainment'? (Commentary)
Cricket-loving Indians across the globe are ecstatic about the latest and greatest tournament under the Indian Premier League (IPL). This humongous extravaganza combines the glamour of Bollywood with the fanatic following of cricket among Indians across the world. The Twenty20 matches are as long as a Bollywood film and - hopefully - just as exciting. No wonder it has been dubbed as 'Cricketainment'.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008 9:31:52 AM

NRI businessman runs school for deaf in Gujarat
Ahmedabad, April 21 (IANS) Success, wealth and a good life - Praful Lakhani, a hearing impaired non-resident Indian, had it all. But he decided to run a school in Ahmedabad for children with similar problems and has several other philanthropic activities planned in Gujarat.

Monday, April 21, 2008 10:11:04 AM

US-based Pacifica to build another five-star in Gujarat
Ahmedabad, April 20 (IANS) US-based Pacifica Companies, founded by a non-resident Indian, is set to build its second five-star hotel in Gujarat even as construction for the first one is about to begin.

Sunday, April 20, 2008 10:44:29 AM

NRI's 'holiday marriage' lands him in police net
Jalandhar (Punjab), April 17 (IANS) A 'holiday marriage' plan of Britain-based 60-year-old NRI went awry Thursday when the Punjab police took him into custody after his Indian wife complained of cheating.

Thursday, April 17, 2008 10:55:11 PM

India asks US for 'detailed' probe into workers' plea
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) India has asked the US government to conduct a 'detailed' probe into Indian shipyard workers' allegations of maltreatment and that they paid money to their recruiters for promised green cards.

Thursday, April 17, 2008 9:25:42 PM

India is biggest counter to China, US adventurism: scholar
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) India has the 'biggest' moral counter force to the 'militant adventurism' advocated by China and US on the global stage, says Robert Thurman, leading scholar, writer and the first American to be ordained as a monk in Tibetan Buddhism during the 1960s.

Monday, April 14, 2008 10:43:04 AM

It's time NRI business leaders discovered Africa (Commentary)
Why haven't NRIs in the West invested in Africa? Perhaps due to the lack of information about high returns on investment. Perhaps due to the outdated perceptions and prejudices about Africa. Perhaps due to apathy about Africa as a growing market. Or perhaps due to violence that constantly bursts into headlines.

Monday, April 14, 2008 10:40:58 AM

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