In a startling, unexpected, development, the United States and Cuba ended over 50 years of estrangement on Wednesday, December 17. American Presidents had forbade any contact with Cuba since Fidel Castro's revolution brought the Communists to power in Havana. Last year, Vice-President Hamid Ansari spent a couple of days in Havana and was granted a rare audience with the ailing Fidel Castro. Nikhil Lakshman/ Rediff.com, who travelled with the Vice-President, spoke to Indian officials who ... Rediff.com, 10 hours ago
This cult of speed reaches its crowning glory during that peculiar Indian spectacle called medical camps. Medical camps are an activity in which doctors from cities travel to underserved areas, often on weekends, where the poor are then herded in hundreds for deliverance, photo-ops and freebies. In their more evolved form, there are surgical camps where bewildered and overawed patients are put onto operating tables and, much like an assembly line, a series of operations are performed in rapid ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
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