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India; all things bhaarati
Topic Started: Jan 21 2010, 10:36 AM (5,202 Views)
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Publishers predict India will become the world's biggest market for books in the English language within a decade

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/mar/0...ks-millsandboon
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Following the script not following the script
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nnyhav
Mar 3 2010, 11:34 PM

fascinating article ... thanks.
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WSJ reports [if that's what you call warmed-over PR] the first Taco Bell in India opened two weeks ago in Bangalore [Mantri Square mall], getting 2000-2500 customers per day since. This bit stood out:
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Taco Bell had to take all the beef out of its regular menu, using chicken instead, and it created many vegetarian options for Indian consumers.
Its "Crunchy Taco--Potato" and "Paneer [cheese] and Potato Burritos" are attempts to give Indian consumers a Mexican fast-food experience without the meat.

NB: Taco Bell opened its first outlet in Mexico about 2 1/2 years ago ...
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interesting ...

there is some cricket soap-opera going on these days...
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Shoaib Malik, Sania Mirza in cross-border wedding
http://in.news.yahoo.com/137/20100330/740/...n-cross-bo.html
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Arundhati Roy on maoists

http://www.radioopensource.org/arundhati-r...ear-of-india-7/
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http://bostonreview.net/BR34.2/nussbaum.php

dated article by martha nussbaum ... not sure what to think of it.
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forbes india cover: world according to india



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India indifferently hosts International Congress of Mathematicians:
does not compute
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interesting... the article didn't mention the winner or his achievements or maybe i missed it?
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kline19
Aug 29 2010, 04:21 PM
interesting... the article didn't mention the winner or his achievements or maybe i missed it?
best go straight to the source for that:
http://www.icm2010.org.in/prize-winners-2010

(but one other thing in the general interest piece that surprised me was the hitch in chess champion [ie grandmaster of the universe] Vishy Anand's nationality)
Edited by nnyhav, Aug 29 2010, 10:57 PM.
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india-pakistan tennis. duo in us-open finals
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/11258676
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The Commonwealth Games probably won't be very familiar to Americans or Europeans, but it's essentially Olympic Games lite for former members of the British Empire. It's probably past its use-by date anyway, but if the imminent Delhi games don't go ahead it'll be a massive blow to Indian pride, and really throw into doubt their ability to host a 'major' event like this.
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yes, it's still making the news here, with damning criticism from the NZ team especially, The bbc mind you is obsessed with reporting sporting conundrums. Most shamefully, and recently, when match fixing took precedence over the floods when reporting from Pakistan
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Lord Sheesh Naag made his holy presence felt in the common wealth games..

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Now there are reports that a snake was found in the room of a South African athlete. South African high commission, Harris Mbulelo Mejeke, told that Times of India that snake was found in a room earmarked for athletes in athletes village. ”It was a threat to the lives of our athletes – very disappointing,” he said. ”I don’t know whether it was an Indian snake, but it was there in one of our rooms.” he continued.


http://www.morningcity.com/mc/world/10084104.htm
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Those South Africans are soft:

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MONKEYS, stray dogs, mosquitoes and snakes have been menacing Delhi's Commonwealth Games venues but Australia's chef de mission, Steve Moneghetti, says his team can handle it. He's not worried by the discovery of a snake in one of the village rooms at the weekend.

''I think we are OK from the snake point of view,'' Mr Moneghetti said. ''We are Australians, we are used to dealing with the most venomous snakes in the world, so a couple of snakes here's not going to be an issue for us.''


Full story: Athletes, animals move into village
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i'd hazard a guess that most of our snakes stayed home; so as not to be late for cabinet meetings
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Those South Africans are soft:

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MONKEYS, stray dogs, mosquitoes and snakes have been menacing Delhi's Commonwealth Games venues but Australia's chef de mission, Steve Moneghetti, says his team can handle it. He's not worried by the discovery of a snake in one of the village rooms at the weekend.

''I think we are OK from the snake point of view,'' Mr Moneghetti said. ''We are Australians, we are used to dealing with the most venomous snakes in the world, so a couple of snakes here's not going to be an issue for us.''


Full story: Athletes, animals move into village
... and another exciting domestic feature in india-pak: lizards! ... i used to hate those creatures. which i believe are even bigger and scarier in australia.
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Ayodhya verdict: Disputed land to be divided
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