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India's Mysore crowns new maharaja Yaduveer Wadiyar - BBC News

India's Mysore crowns new maharaja Yaduveer Wadiyar - BBC News | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
A 23-year-old graduate from the University of Massachusetts is crowned the new maharaja of Mysore, titular head of the 600-year-old Wadiyar dynasty.
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India is a wonderful land of contradictions. The world's largest democracy with powerful royalty sprinkled through it. Let us all wish this young man success in using his title, role, and family wealth to improve the lot of the people in his region.

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Read TIME's Exclusive Interview with Narendra Modi

Read TIME's Exclusive Interview with Narendra Modi | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
How the Prime Minister wants to change India
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While I had doubts about his commitment to the well-being of non-Hindu Indians and to the social welfare of the poor, I have been rather impressed so fare by Prime Minister Modi's performance. India is an awakening giant, and we can hope that he will be good mahout as this enormous elephant of a country moves forward.

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Commentary: U.S., India unlikely on same page - Xinhua | English.news.cn

Commentary: U.S., India unlikely on same page - Xinhua | English.news.cn | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in India on Sunday for a three-day visit to consolidate Washington's strategic partnership with New Delhi.
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I am delighted that the U.S. and India are trying to talk. One of the great problems for U.S. diplomacy in recent years has been the failure to recognize the end of mercantilism. We had divided the world into our allies, our enemies, our client states -- which had to do business with us -- and our enemies' client states. Countries that wanted to develop their own economies and their own military strength were seen as a threat rather than as a global partner to be respected. Hopefully, Mr. Obama is guiding us past that foolishness.

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The Nobel Peace Prize 2014 - Press Release

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Nobelprize.org, The Official Web Site of the Nobel Prize

"The Nobel Committee regards it as an important point for a Hindu and a Muslim, an Indian and a Pakistani, to join in a common struggle for education and against extremism. "

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In a world that often seems consumed with hatred and extremism and in which pessimism abounds, the Nobel committee reminds us that there is hope. Congratulations to Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India on their prize and on their contributions to our world.

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Tens of Millions Gather at India’s Maha Kumbh Mela | TIME.com

Tens of Millions Gather at India’s Maha Kumbh Mela | TIME.com | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
In Allahabad, northern India, a megacity of millions is sprouting up at the confluence of the Yamuna and Ganges rivers.
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In this, the worlds largest, gathering of people, the participants find a sense of common humanity and faith which, for all the horrid lack of sanitation, seems to make them healthier afterwards. While not as central to the Hindu faith as the Haj is to Muslims, this is a great moment of religious renewal.

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Modi’s Radical Plan to Remake Welfare in India

Modi’s Radical Plan to Remake Welfare in India | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
The government says it’s taking “incremental” steps toward reform, but the plan to reshape payouts for the poor is nothing short of a revolution.
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As in the United States, the best way to help many, perhaps most poor is to give them money for the short term and training so they can earn on their own for the long term. However, there will always be those who need more supervision and protection because of their limitations and there will always be those who will take advantage and deceive. While it is certainly time for the government of India to end the feudalistic largesse programs of the past, it is folly to believe that the dependency of many can be ended so simply. The great contribution of Congress was to stabilize the country after independence and to develop great higher education. However, giving grain and sugar to the people only could go so far. India is becoming a major power and the poor must be allowed a chance to rise with the tide. Good luck to the people of this great country.

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China's president to launch major economic corridor through Pakistan | The Japan Times

China's president to launch major economic corridor through Pakistan | The Japan Times | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Chinese President Xi Jinping was due in Pakistan on Monday where he was to launch $46 billion in projects linking the old allies, a figure that far exc
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For years the U.S. has tried to be a friend to Pakistan, now it's China's turn. Of course, China is not concerned with maintaining friendship with India, so it should be easier for President Xi. BUT, Pakistan itself is pretty impossible, and the key area of Pakistan for this project is Baluchistan Province, one of the centers for both political and religious turmoil. It should be fascinating to see if the modern world's preoccupation with money can overcome the ages-old preoccupation with Tribal and religious differences. My bet is this will cost way more than the Chinese think and will result in at least one overthrow of the Pakistani government. Meanwhile, back in India, this might actually work to the advantage of President Mukherjee who is seen as a Hindu-first leader. As for the U.S., I hope we can sit back and allow China more of a leadership role with the attendant headaches. I want other countries to become major players. Russia, China, Iran, Brazil (perhaps), India (perhaps). The EU but not the individual countries. It is time to see the world as interconnected spheres rather than as the hegemony of the U.S.

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NEW DELHI: US, India reach compromise on troubled nuclear deal | Washington Watch | McClatchy DC

NEW DELHI: US, India reach compromise on troubled nuclear deal | Washington Watch | McClatchy DC | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
The United States and India reached a deal Sunday to change on liability laws that its leaders say will allow American companies to invest in nuclear energy development in India.
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While there are still issues between the two countries and while India is still a major polluter —try breathing in New Delhi — this is a great move forward. If you recall, the Obama's first state dinner was for the president of India. The President has worked long and hard to improve American-Indian relations. I wonder how the GOP will react to his success.

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India launches bank accounts for all

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To issue the necessary papers and to clear the bureaucratic hurdles to make this happen will not be easy, but to bring the poor of his country into the modern economy is a major goal. Good luck to Mr. Modi.

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