Monthly Archives: October 2011

Rajat Gupta as one among the 99% of the top 1%, Africa’s male victims of rape, Delhi’s Darwinian road rules, Asian Americans most bullied in school

1 Paul Krugman writing on Iceland in The New York Times, titled ‘The Path not taken’. Iceland was supposed to be the ultimate economic disaster story: its runaway bankers saddled the country with huge debts and seemed to leave the … Continue reading

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Facebook can spark a revolution or quell one; England’s males-first monarchy to go; Sandwich generation; America’s daughter, Pakistan’s wife

1 San Francisco Chronicle saying Obama lost many donors from the 2008 presidential race. An Associated Press analysis found tens of thousands of supporters who gave Obama cash in the early stages of his last campaign have held out this … Continue reading

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Income of top 1% grows 275%, Why Apple must avoid the Walt Disney trap, Gaddafi’s driver on the despot’s last moments, Yemeni women burning veils

1 San Francisco Chronicle reporting that income for top 1% grew 275% from 1979 to 2007. Between 1979 and 2007, the report, culled from IRS data, found: Income for the top 1 percent of US households grew by 275%, four … Continue reading

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Africa will overcome dictators, India’s bridal slaves and China’s prison slaves, Is America built on a lie?, Bangalore as suicide capital, and more

1 Johannesburg Times editorial saying other African nations, too, will overcome dictators. The killing of deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, in his home town of Sirte at the hands of his own people, should be a lesson to politicians around … Continue reading

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Imagined in America, Tiger tale, Britain’s imperial past, Child obesity in India, and more

1 Paul Krugman writing in The New York Times, ‘Imagined in America’. I am typing this column on a Dell laptop that says “Made in China” on the bottom. In fact, it was assembled in China — but the design, … Continue reading

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Joe’s News Picks

Visit Joe’s News Picks for interesting news items of the day. Joe’s News Picks is a blog that captures interesting news items from around the world for those who feel strained by information overload and yet need to stay updated … Continue reading

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Joe’s News Picks — October 19, 2011

1 New York Times story, that for Mukesh Ambani and family, their palatial house is not home yet. When India’s richest man completed his extravagant 27-story new house in Mumbai last year, it incited a public debate along the lines … Continue reading

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