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The world at his fingertips: Meet the National Geographic Bee champ

The world at his fingertips: Meet the National Geographic Bee ...

Akhil Rekulapelli, 13, winner of National Geographic Bee 2014 spoke with Aziz Haniffa about his preparation and future plans Akhil Rekulapelli, 13, of Dulles, Virginia, an eighth-grader at Stone Hill Middle School in Ashburn, won the 26th annual National Geographic Bee, May 21 at the National Geographic headquarters in Washington, DC. Akhil, who finished fourth at the 2013 National Geographic Bee, is the first student from Virginia to win the competition. Among the prizes he walked away with ..., 1 month ago

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'Red Austin knew more about the Constitution than most Indians'

'His death leaves a void in the hearts of all those who care about India and its great experiment with rule by the people.' 'He was one of the last of the generation of American scholars on India who got their start during Nehru's India, and whose views really took shape in that period.' Friends and colleagues pay rich tributes to the 'charming, approachable, and very accessible' Indian Constitution scholar Granville 'Red' Austin. Aziz Haniffa/ reports from Washington, DC Friends, ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

Few people know Modi has a soft heart: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Lack of understanding, sense of belonging, trust, and probably misinterpretation of scriptures are causes of religious extremism, says Sri Sri Ravi Shankar at an interaction organised by a neo-conservative American think tank. Aziz Haniffa/ reports from Washington, DC. Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, a close friend and confidant of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has described India’s new leader as "a tough man, with a soft heart". During an interaction at the ...
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List of recipients of Federal awards and medals 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: The following is the list of recipients of Federal awards and medals 2014. SERI PAHLAWAN GAGAH PERKASA ROYAL MALAYSIAN POLICE 1. The late ASP Mohd Zabri Abdul Hamid Platoon Commander 2, 69 Commando c/o Sgt Shahrol Niza bin ... month ago

'We need to stop thinking about how older people are a burden to society'

Distinguished Indian American professor of psychiatry and neurosciences Dr Dilip V Jeste has been appointed the first associate dean for Healthy Aging and Senior Care at the University of California. In an exclusive conversation with Aziz Haniffa, Dr Jeste speaks elaborately on his road map ahead, and also the need to change mindset towards ageing and aged people.  Dr Dilip V Jeste, MD, distinguished professor of psychiatry and neurosciences, University of California, San Diego, has been ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Indian students from US write to Pranab against Assam violence

Several Assamese-origin students studying in American universities met with Indian embassy officials to deliver a letter to President Pranab Mukherjee on the killing of over 32 Muslims in Assam as a result of election-related violence there. Aziz Haniffa reports The students were led by Mustafa Barbhuiya, a post-doctoral student in biotechnology at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland. Although their efforts to meet Ambassador Subrahmanyam Jaishankar or the ministers of community ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

'Isi' Siddiqui joins Center for Strategic and International Studies

Ambassador Islam A ‘Isi’ Siddiqui, who recently resigned from his position as chief agricultural negotiator in the office of the United States trade representative, has joined the Center for Strategic and International Studies as senior adviser on Global Food Security.  Aziz Haniffa reports Siddiqui and Rajiv Shah, administrator, US Agency for International Development, were the only two senior Indian Americans in the Obama administration, who stayed for the entire first ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

'Best India can hope from Pakistan is some version of status quo'

‘The problem is can you actually have some kind of peace when you are teaching your five-year-olds that India is a permanent enemy?’ ‘Even if Sharif genuinely wants an opening up of economic relations with India, does he really want to take on the business of shutting down the jihadi groups? There is no sign of it so far.’ India’Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been congratulated for his speedy diplomacy and his talks with Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif.
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Washington to Modi: Visa ready when you are

United States recognises that the Indian electorate has weighed in with a resounding mandate for Narendra Modi, and we want to work with the prime minister-designate on advancing his goals for India as a regional and global player, says Gujarat-born US State Department official Nisha Desai Biswal. Aziz Haniffa/ reportsThe United States is eager to engage with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government and Secretary of State John F Kerry stands ready and willing to travel to ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

'Change is coming, and it will come with risks'

'The change may not please everybody as made for the better, but at least there is a sense that some things are about to change.' Aziz Haniffa/ reports from Washington, DC. "In India, there is a sense that there is a new opportunity coming, and as often happens, it will come with risks," Strobe Talbott -- former deputy secretary of state in the Clinton administration and the man credited along with then external affairs minister Jaswant Singh in forging a new India-US relationship -- ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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