United States

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Economics

Evolution of the American Dream: What does it Cost?

In today’s political climate in the US, where divisions are so wide that one can often get confuse whether the two camps are citizens of the same country or representatives of two enemy countries!  USofA has been known as the beacon of hope and opportunity the world over for

25 Oct 16 3 min read
India

Kejriwal’s Degree Fetish: Degrees don’t make a Leader!

What is common between Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Harry Truman, Ray Kroc (founder of McDonald’s), and Walt Disney? They barely, if at all, completed their High School and never went to college!  Yet, they will be counted in human history as some of the greatest leaders ever! Kejriwal's Degree

06 May 16 6 min read
Emotions

Live This Diwali with your loved ones via Sony LIV

Diwali is the time for rejuvenation.  Of relations, space and our very energies.  For someone who has grown up spending every Diwali with the family, being alone on that day is a devastating thing.  When I first came to US way back in 1997, it was in August as the

10 Nov 15 2 min read
Environment

When everything fails on Earth…

The planet’s largest companies today are the technology companies.  Everything is based on technology and networks.  From your banks to education to jobs to even basic food being delivered now.  In fact, the Internet of Things is making everything web-based and driven via internet actions.  Everything – and everyone (at

11 Sep 15 3 min read
Motivation and Personal Development

The Most Transformational Moment: When an abused lady Prostitute walked out on the Promise of Love

You sometimes come across a personal account that is painful, poignant, humane, as well as full of power.  This answer from Quora [http://www.quora.com/Life/What-was-the-most-transformational-moment-in-your-life/answer/Sarah-Ouellette] on the question “What was the most transformational moment of your life?” by a lady who lives in UK named

01 Oct 13 6 min read
India

Destroying National Fabric: Govt mulls Fast Track courts to save “innocent Muslim youth” from jail

A very dangerous move is afoot.  CPI leader A B Bardhan went to Home Minister with a 14-point memorandum to create fast-track courts to expedite trial of “innocent” Muslim youth accused of terror acts.  Sushilkumar Shinde promised to look into it seriously [http://zeenews.india.com/news/nation/govt-to-examine-muslim-community-s-demand-of-fast-track-courts_839289.

02 Apr 13 3 min read
Spirituality

How a being blossoms the Isha way

Sometimes one does not fully understand the import of things that Sadhguru says until you see it in a radical way.  He keeps emphasizing upon the ability of the Isha practices and ways to make a person “lighter” and “Happier”.  Given the rigmarole that most of us go through in

04 Mar 13 4 min read
India

India #1 traffic source for Quora ahead of US now!

Quora is a great site for Question and Answers.  People ask interesting questions and there are experts who come out with very details and informative answers.  And it seems that the Argumentative Indians have suddenly taken a lead on this site.  India is now the #1 source of traffic to

27 Feb 13 1 min read
Health & Medicine

Are we hard wired to Avoid Exercise?

Are we wired for being against the exercise?  It seems that there are individual differences because of the threshold we have in our body for exercise.  And that can make it easy for some and difficult for others.  So what is the way out?  Start with baby steps… and slowly

19 Feb 13 1 min read
Spirituality

In The Present Is The Whole Of Time

Washington D.C. 1st Public Talk 20th April 1985: ‘In The Present Is The Whole Of Time’ This is not a lecture on any particular subject according to certain disciplines, scientific or philosophical. Lectures are meant to inform on a particular subject or instruct, but we are not going to

13 Feb 13 1 min read
Relationships

Is International Adoption by American parents over?

On Point Radio’s Tom Ashbrook looks into the Global profile of American adoption of kids. > Russia, Guatemala, and more are slamming the door on American adoptions. Is the great age of international adoption behind us? > Americans know international adoption well. Look around. There are families all over with adopted

10 Feb 13 1 min read
Technology

Facebook Deactivation Agreement: Dad to pay his Daughter $200 to keep off Facebook for 5 months!

A man in Massachusetts, US, is paying his teenaged daughter [http://www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/dad-pays-daughter-200-to-quit-facebook/] $200 to keep her off social networking website Facebook. Paul Baier, who is the vice president of an energy firm in Boston, posted on his blog [http://practicalsustainability.blogspot.jp/2013/02/facebook-deactivation-agreement-with-my.html]

07 Feb 13 2 min read
Politics

77% of the Growing Asian-American Community voted for Obama in 2012 Elections!

An interesting and one-of-a-kind study [http://aaldef.org/press-releases/press-release/new-findings-asian-american-vote-in-2012-varied-widely-by-ethnic-group-and-geographic-location.html] done on the involvement of the Asian-Americans in the elections throws up some interesting insights.  The study was done by Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF).  It did a nonpartisan multilingual exit poll of 9,096

06 Feb 13 3 min read
Environment

San Francisco on way to become a “Zero Waste City”

Some stories make your day!  This is one such. San Francisco is trying to become the first city with zero waste. By requiring residents and businesses to separate compostable items such as food scraps, as well as recyclable items.  Here is a report on how the city has already reduced

25 Jan 13 2 min read
China

Is China’s Fast-Growing Economy Headed for a Crash?

Will the Chinese economy continue its torrid pace of growth and overtake the U.S.’s top status? Or is it a bubble destined to burst, taking the world economy down with it? Paul Solman interviews a highly-respected China “bull” and a prominent China “bear” as part of his ongoing

24 Jan 13 1 min read
Religion

Does Bob Ingersoll’s Agnostic Message work today as well in America?

Robert Ingersoll, was an agnostic of the 1800s.  He was probably the greatest American Orator of that time.  Does his message resonate today?  An interesting discussion on On Point Radio [https://www.wbur.org/onpoint/2013/01/17/robert-green-ingersoll-the-great-american-agnostic] with two guests: Susan Jacoby [http://www.susanjacoby.com/], author, “The

18 Jan 13 1 min read
United States of America

The Immigrant Advantage: What Rest of America can learn from the fresh Immigrants’ cultures for Longer and Happier lives

US is an immigrant nation.  Although lately there has been xenophobia towards Hispanics specifically from the religious and political right.  Here is an interesting conversation which takes a peek into the lives of immigrants and see what can be learnt from these cultures. Journalist Claudia Kolker has written a book

03 Jan 13 6 min read
India

Rapes and Life Lesson from Swami Vivekananda

Long before Swami Vivekananda had become popular through his landmark speeches in Chicago in 1893, he had once gone to meet and stay with Maharaja of Jaipur.  As was the custom, Maharaja a great lover of festivities went out of his way to welcome Swamiji.  There was an issue that

02 Jan 13 5 min read
United States of America

Are American Retirees Headed for Poverty?

One piece of information in an article on the coming trends intrigued and concerned me.  As per a study [http://theweek.com/bullpen/column/237092/5-disturbing-trends-you-should-pay-attention-to-in-2013] , the Americans will be left with very less money at the end of their retirement.  This is pretty serious. Without a big enough retirement

01 Jan 13 3 min read
Technology

Do the Newspaper companies have a future?

Everyone is predicting death of the newspapers in the world of digital news of smartphones and iPads. But is that true? It seems that the newspapers circulation is rising as people are willing to pay for news as well.  The new trend for the paid digital content is actually helping

01 Jan 13 1 min read
Religion

US-wide survey of religions gives interesting stats on Hindus

An new study – “2010 U.S. Religious Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study (RCMS) [http://rcms2010.org/]” by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) – looks at the congregations and the religious adherents across the US.  The statistics for Hindus are very interesting. (link [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/

30 Dec 12 3 min read
Spirituality

Scientific Studies and Health Benefits of Yoga

Yoga has many benefits to health.  Many scientific studies have been done in these areas.  Here is a good infographic showing the benefits (along with the links from where the information has been taken).  You can click on the infographic for a larger view. Image courtesy: Alison Hinks Yoga [http:

29 Dec 12 2 min read
Business

Cognizant replaces Apple in the Top 10 Happiest Companies in the US

BusinessWire has come out with a list of 100 “Happiest Companies in America” after thousands of independent employee reviews and analysis of hundreds of companies.  These companies are dedicated to creating a happy work environment with many of them making use of things like conflict management [https://development-academy.co.uk/

25 Dec 12 2 min read
Terrorism

Map of the shootings in the US since 2005: an Epidemic?

Daily Beast has an interactive map of all the shootings they could lay their hands on from the news reports.  This is what the website says: > Through media reports, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, a nonprofit lobbying group, has compiled a list of 431 shootings with more than

15 Dec 12 1 min read
Humour

10 Excellent Lifehacks for India from Reddit users

Here are some excellent “Life hacks” for India from Reddit. #1 (Link [http://www.reddit.com/r/india/comments/14npdb/what_are_the_lifehacks_in_india/c7ew6a0] ) * Pretend to talk on your phone when taking an auto/cab late night and casually mention that you are travelling in a cab

13 Dec 12 5 min read
United States of America

US will be a nation of minorities by 2024

America is changing.  And it was obvious in this year’s election as the African [http://www.biography.com/people/groups/activists/african-american/] American and Hispanic [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_and_ethnicity_in_the_United_States_Census] vote beat the majority of White vote (70% of it) to

12 Dec 12 2 min read
Europe

Is Russia reconstructing Soviet Union again?

Interestingly, Hillary Clinton has recently hinted that it may be happening. > Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the United States was trying to prevent Russia and its allies from turning into something resembling the Soviet Union under the guise of economic integration. > “There is a move to re-Sovietise the region,

10 Dec 12 2 min read
Careers

Top 10 most overused buzzwords on Linkedin Profiles

Linkedin [http://www.linkedin.com] is the professional career portal and more for businesses.  Interestingly, people who have an account on it, have their profiles up and most of these profiles have buzzwords [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buzzword].  Well, these buzzwords match the ones that recruiters want to see,

04 Dec 12 2 min read

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