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How We Got Here

When Osama bin Laden had his first go at the World Trade Center in 1993, his people had put cyanide gas next to the fertilizer bomb. Unfortunately, he got his chemistry wrong and the bomb burnt the gas. Later, the U.S. discovered a plan by Bin Ladin’s outfit to...

King of the Hill

During winters when I was little, the boys on my block played a game called King of the Hill. After storms, snowplows clearing the streets would leave behind huge hills of dense, packed snow hills 15 to 20 feet high. The game was simple. The one who reached the top of...
Ganga: India’s Latest Paradox

Ganga: India’s Latest Paradox

“If you take out all the water from the Ganga, there is no river left. And if you pollute it, it becomes an open sewer. What will you worship?” asks Rakesh Jaiswal. Thousands of people assemble to bathe in the Ganga. No rituals are complete without water...

Look Who’s Organizing

San Jose, CA—The AFL-CIO has yet to make inroads in the one industry it needs most if it is to succeed in the new economy—high-tech. Unions say they face two problems. First, many high-tech workers are classified as “independent contractors,” which means...

Sharing Traditions

As a member of a Cirque Du Soleil production you get to experience first hand the infinite diversity and beauty of the modern world. You listen to music that, simultaneously, has its roots everywhere and nowhere, see dance sequences that are brilliant collages of many...

Desis in America

<img width=”138″ height=”216″ border=0 alt=”” align=”left” hspace=”10″ vspace=”10″ src=/directory/getdata.asp?about_id=bcaa3c7a38e88267f40938da7ac33a4d-1> The American literary audience is...