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This 20-year-old is fighting against sexual exploitation
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This 20-year-old is fighting against sexual exploitation

A political science student at Georgia University, Anusha Ravi tells Rediff.com's Arthur J Pais why it is important to teach students how to help survivors of sexual assault. When Anusha Ravi heard about a 'Red Light District' themed party being held at the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity at Emory University in Atlanta, she immediately wrote to Megan Janasiewicz, director of Fraternity and Sorority Life. In her e-mail, Ravi, 20, argued that red light districts were anything but fun for its women ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago

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Box Office boost for Oscar-winning movies?

Arthur J Pais analyses Oscar 2014 big wins and losses.  For months now, audiences have been watching the riveting 12 Years a Slave with palpitating hearts and seething emotions at America’s shame, and applauding warmly at the triumph of Solomon Northup. A gifted musician and a free black man Northup was kidnapped from the North and sold into slavery in the South in the 19th century. This week, the film triumphed at the Oscars too, winning the Best Film award over other critically ...
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Indian-American millionaire jailed for 2 years over medical fraud

Karnataka-born Raghuveer Nayak tells judge he wants to die. Rediff.com's Arthur J Pais reports. Raghuveer Nayak, an Indian-American multi-millionaire, was sentenced to two years in prison and fined $500,000 in a medical scam by a federal judge in Chicago on Monday. Nayak, who allegedly tried to buy the Senate seat in Illinois vacated by then United States Senator Barack Obama for another US Congressman, told the judge during the hearing, 'I just want to die.' He said he had become so despondent ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Overnight News Digest: Science Saturday (Gravity Waves from the Big Bang)

Welcome to Science Saturday, where the Overnight News Digest crew, consisting of founder Magnifico, regular editors maggiejean, wader, Man Oh Man, side pocket, rfall, and JML9999, alumni editors palantir, Bentliberal, Oke, jlms qkw, Interceptor7, ...
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Vikas Khanna: On the Himalayan food trail

Vikas Khanna's latest book Return to the Rivers is not just a collection of recipes, but a collage of memories and stories he gathered on a journey across the mighty mountains, finds Rediff.com's Arthur J Pais. "I am still a small city boy," says Vikas Khanna, the celebrated chef who has made Junoon in New York City a Michelin star restaurant. "I did not grow up in Delhi or Mumbai and never mind how many years I have lived in New York and the high-end restaurant I run, I am deeply drawn to the ...
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Rediff's Oscars 2014 Predictions

With the 86th Annual Academy Awards just a few days away, Rediff's critics -- Raja Sen, Aseem Chhabra, Sukanya Verma and Arthur J Pais -- are making their Oscar predictions! Agree with them? Here's YOUR TURN to predict!
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St Aloysius College Alumni Assn felicitates achievers

Media Release Mangalore, Feb 28: The Alumni Association of St Aloysius College organized an eventful program on February 21 at St Aloysius High School Hall to felicitate and honor achievers and former presidents. Prof Edmund Frank was honored for ...
 Daijiworldcom1 month ago
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'We alert people in India to be careful about such books'

A group of Indian-American businessmen initiated the action against Wendy Doniger's controversial book which Penguin India agreed to pulp recently. Rediff.com's Arthur J Pais finds out more. The court case in India against Wendy Doniger's book The Hindus was in a way initiated in Atlanta, Georgia, by a group of Indian-American businessmen including Dhiru Shah, who have been fighting against several controversial books on Hinduism by Western thinkers and professors in recent years. The group of ...
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'Banning books seems more like Taliban culture than Hindu culture'

'How can Hindus protest efforts to ban an edition of the Gita in parts of Russia, and force a publisher to withdraw an academic critique of Hinduism, all in the same breath? It makes the Hindu community seem petty, self-serving, and hypocritical.' 'Episodes like this allow Hinduism to be "owned" by the most conservative, intolerant, extremist voices. These people do not speak for me, and they certainly don't represent the form of Hinduism I practice and love," Princeton University's Hindu ...
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'Hindus will suffer most from the withdrawal of Doniger's book'

'For over a decade, the United States has been shaping the contours of Hinduism. It has been doing this from the perspective of upper caste and conservative interests,' Professor Shefali Chandra tells Rediff.com's Arthur J Pais. Shefali Chandra, left, professor at one of America's best known schools, has used Wendy Doniger's The Hindus in her class, and will continue to do so. She is outraged at the reaction to the book and its withdrawal from bookstores in India. At Princeton, ...
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