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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2014: Reviving the French Connection

Paris -- As the Indian diaspora from around the world are gathered in New Delhi this week for the 12th edition of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, as usual the limelight is on the diaspora members from the US, Canada, Britain and Southeast Asia. But few people realise that nearly 20 percent of all delegates participating in the event hail from the Francophone world - the French-speaking nations around the world which number over 55.

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01/07/14
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Not casual, Edgy, Thought provoking, Honest

I recently picked up “Casual Vacancy” by JK Rowling to read on a flight. 

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01/06/14
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Indians abroad seek more facilities and say

Indians abroad will make news in India with the 12th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD-India Diaspora Day) in New Delhi Jan 7-9. The 25 million non-resident Indians (NRIs) sent $70 billion to India in 2012, with the figure expected to rise to more than $80 billion for 2013. This far exceeds India's foreign direct investment (FDI) at $47 billion in 2011.

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01/06/14
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Indian cinema has evolved, women are no more just eye candy: Madhuri Dixit (Interview)

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Mumbai -- Bollywood diva Madhuri Dixit is set to make a comeback on the screen in a never-seen-before avatar in ready-to-release "Dedh Ishqiya", a hinterland based thriller-drama, and thanks Indian cinema for evolving and making way for strong female characters.
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01/03/14
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Sindhu stands out as Indian sports takes a beating (2013 in Retrospect)

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New Delhi -- For Indian sport, 2013 was a year of controversies and low-key performances, the country's image globally taking a beating with the suspension of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) by the apex body of world sport. Amid the gloom, Pusarla Venkata Sindhu provided some cheer.

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12/26/13
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Despite key reforms, India’s realty industry remained stressed (2013 in retrospect)

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By Vinod Behl 
 
Economic slowdown, inflationary pressures, volatility in foreign exchange and stock markets, together with liquidity crunch and costly debt, took a toll on India's real estate sector in 2013, with investor sentiment taking a severe beating despite a number of reform initiatives undertaken by the government.
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12/26/13
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Lokpal bill: Indian parliament passes anti-corruption bill

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New Delhi, Dec 18 -- Parliament finally passed a sweeping anti-corruption bill Wednesday which Prime Minister Manmohan Singh described as "a historic and landmark step" to fight corruption in the country.

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12/18/13
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Vasundhara Raje: A comeback politician who is also a fashion symbol

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Jaipur, Dec 8 -- Vasundhara Raje, who is about to play her second innings as the chief minister of Rajasthan, has emerged as a charismatic comeback leader in the desert state, drawing particularly women and youth to her because of her royal heritage and her attractive personality.

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12/09/13
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New travel trend: Volunteer tourism

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New Delhi -- Travel has many purposes - to de-stress, re-bond or simply explore and experience something new. The quest for a fulfilling experience, however, has pushed some to make their holidays more meaningful by volunteering for some social service at their destinations. Volunteer tourism, although still a new concept in India, is catching on among travellers here, just like among their counterparts in the west.

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11/20/13
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Bollywood Movie review: Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela- A psychedelic disaster!

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I went to see the movie Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela in Birmingham, Al for the opening night late night show. I knew it was a “Sanjay-Leela” film set in Saurashtra and with a title like Ram-Leela, I expected a colorful blockbuster with a historical spin but was I in for a psychedelic spinning migraine! Ouch! Ouch! OUCH! 

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11/19/13
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