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My daughter is coming to me to help me find her a husband. : AskMen

My daughter is coming to me to help me find her a husband. : AskMen | Desi Notes | Scoop.it
Hello reddit, I have been part of the community for a long time. I am a father of two daughters, and we are from India. My daughters were both born a...
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Cringeworthy but illuminating!

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Microsoft names Nadella CEO, Gates steps down as chairman

Microsoft names Nadella CEO, Gates steps down as chairman | Desi Notes | Scoop.it
Microsoft’s new chief executive, Satya Nadella, has pledge to “ruthlessly” remove obstacles to innovation at the software titan.
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Another desi makes it to the top!

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Amul pays tribute to Farooq Sheikh

Amul pays tribute to Farooq Sheikh | Desi Notes | Scoop.it
Amul's latest advertisement pays tribute to late actor Farooq Sheikh, who died on Saturday (December 28, 2013).
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He was one of the more 'natural' actors coming up then. And he was from Delhi so understood that city. RIP.

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An atheist finally finds someone to take his money

An atheist finally finds someone to take his money | Desi Notes | Scoop.it
Hemant Mehta wanted to be generous. That's when the trouble started
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An unusual dilemma!

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‘The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide’ by Gary J. Bass

‘The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide’ by Gary J. Bass | Desi Notes | Scoop.it
“The Blood Telegram” by Gary J. Bass details the U.S. reaction to violence in East Bengal in 1971.
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Now we know why Yahya Khan was so important to the US and the level of dislike for India in the US government at the time.

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The economist who predicted the financial crisis just sounded another alarm—it would be wise to listen this time

The economist who predicted the financial crisis just sounded another alarm—it would be wise to listen this time | Desi Notes | Scoop.it
In his first official act as the new governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Raghuram Rajan raised the benchmark interest rate from 7.25 to 7.5%, causing a ripple of surprise in financial circles and eliciting protests from various business...
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Might be right. Even if he took the top job from a person from my school!

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Amar G. Bose, Acoustic Engineer and Inventor, Dies at 83

Amar G. Bose, Acoustic Engineer and Inventor, Dies at 83 | Desi Notes | Scoop.it
Dr. Bose’s namesake company became synonymous with high-quality audio systems and speakers for home users, auditoriums and automobiles.
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More American than Indian but surely we can celebrate- and enjoy- the gifts of this remarkable man.

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Caught out: Indian Premier League scandal - FT.com

Caught out: Indian Premier League scandal - FT.com | Desi Notes | Scoop.it
Operation U-turn began late on a humid night in the middle of May, just yards away from the Arabian Sea. Shanthakumaran Sreesanth pulled out of Mumbai’s Wankhede stadium a little before midnight.
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A fairly detailed look at the fiasco that is the IPL.

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The wild brunch

The wild brunch | Desi Notes | Scoop.it
IF YOUR thing is an infinite supply of langoustine and Veuve Clicquot served, to a piercing guitar solo, by a waiter who probably lives in a slum, then head to...
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Was the Punjabis of Delhi who were considered to be flashy practioners of conspicuous consumption- no longer it seems.

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The banality of evil

The banality of evil | Desi Notes | Scoop.it
When carnage is reduced to numbers and development to just economic growth, real human beings and their tragedies remain forgotten.
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And we are all complicit in this.

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The Buttocks of Naked Women and Further Meditations on Sacred Art: Sajan Venniyoor

Guest Post by  SAJAN VENNIYOOR “There is no Hindu canon,” declares Wendy Doniger in The Hindus. “The Vedas did not constitute a closed canon, and there was no central temporal or religious authorit...
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Great alternative to all the other frothing from the mouth commentators...

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Air India Plane Made From Manila Files

Air India Plane Made From Manila Files | Desi Notes | Scoop.it
A 22-year-old artist in California has built a model of the Boeing 777, entirely from paper folders.
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He likes the colour scheme of Air India!

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Two shades of immunity | The Indian Express

Two shades of immunity | The Indian Express | Desi Notes | Scoop.it
International law regime lacks a level playing field. Khobragade episode shows that.
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Makes a good point without letting either the Indians or Americans off the hook.

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Odisha’s cyclone shows India can handle disasters but longer-term action is needed

Odisha’s cyclone shows India can handle disasters but longer-term action is needed | Desi Notes | Scoop.it
When a massive cyclone hit the eastern Indian state of Odisha (Orissa) at the end of October 1999, at least four district officials abandoned their posts in panic or rushed to their homes, and the ...
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What good leadership can achieve...

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Miss America Nina Davuluri Reveals Her Secret Life As a Nerd

Miss America Nina Davuluri Reveals Her Secret Life As a Nerd | Desi Notes | Scoop.it
In a candid interview, new Miss America Nina Davuluri talks about losing weight, those racists tweets, and her secret life as a nerd.
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Amartya Sen: India's dirty fighter

Amartya Sen: India's dirty fighter | Desi Notes | Scoop.it
Half of Indians have no toilet. It's one of many gigantic failures that have prompted Nobel prize-winning academic Amartya Sen to write a devastating critique of India's economic boom
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Another review of Amartya Sen's book. Same dismal message.

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The Exit of the Middle Class

The Exit of the Middle Class | Desi Notes | Scoop.it
A large section of the Indian middle class, though living in the country, is in a state of mental exile
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He makes a distinction between mental and physical exit, but the situation has been like this since the sixties or so. You'd think that with all the new opportunities in India, this wouldn't be the case.

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Four Disturbing Questions About the Mumbai Terror Attack

Four Disturbing Questions About the Mumbai Terror Attack | Desi Notes | Scoop.it
Despite extensive evidence and a U.S. indictment, Pakistani authorities haven't moved to arrest accused masterminds in the 2008 massacre or explain the alleged involvement of officers in Pakistan's spy agency.
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Nothing here that Indians don't already suspect but that's the reality of the perceived need for Pakistan in the US security apparatus' calculus.

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What happened to India’s economic miracle?

What happened to India’s economic miracle? | Desi Notes | Scoop.it
What happened to India’s economic miracle?
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Read this and wince,,,

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