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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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Indian-Americans enhance political footprints in US

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Washington -- As part of a growing trend of political empowerment for the three million-strong Indian American community, five Indian-American candidates scored victories in Tuesday's US polls, with three of them becoming legislators in two states and two winning elections to local bodies.

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11/10/13
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Muslim pounds rock British economy

London/Mumbai --  Britain has more than 10,000 millionaires from the among 2.72 million Muslims who live and work in the country, contributing 31 billion pounds (Rs.3 trillion) to its economy, a new report says.

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11/08/13
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