Monthly Archives: November 2012

A tale of two Patnas, one in India, one in Scotland

Read: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-20504111

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Mumbai attacker Ajmal Kasab executed in Pune jail: “Kasab’s end came five days before the fourth anniversary of the brutal terror attacks that claimed 166 lives and injured 300 people. Nine of his associates, who had sneaked into Mumbai for the three-day carnage, had been secretly buried in the city in January 2010″

Read: http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/NewDelhi/26-11-villain-Ajmal-Kasab-executed-in-Pune-jail-said-before-hanging-he-had-no-last-wish/Article1-962152.aspx

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An interview with Aung San Suu Kyi: “I feel that perhaps in recent years we’ve grown apart as peoples, because India took a road which is different from ours, or rather we changed route. At one time both of us were dedicated democracies and we were close together, on the ideological front as well as in other ways. I’d like to see a closer relationship between our two peoples, because I’ve always felt we had a special relationship — India and Burma — because of our colonial history, and because of the fact that the leaders of our independence movement were so close to one another”

Read: http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/interview/lets-not-be-overoptimistic-about-burma/article4091223.ece

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Changes to Indian Islam: “One of the features of Sufi shrines is an inclusive approach to devotees. That character is now being turned on its head by Mumbai’s iconic dargahs, which have started segregating men and women visitors. Seven dargahs have banned women from entering the astana (sanctum sanctorum, where a saint is buried) and many more are preparing to do so”

Read: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Liberals-fume-as-leading-dargahs-in-Mumbai-bar-women-from-sanctum/articleshow/17093918.cms

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Five possible truths about India from the Carnegie Endowment

Read: http://carnegieendowment.org/2012/11/02/five-truths-about-india/ebjq#

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Wedding time! Taxi-and-hotel grab by Andhra state Congress president Botsa Satyanarayana | “There is gross misuse of public authority as well as fund. About 300 VIPs landed here. There were Union ministers, 2 Governors, MPs and the entire state Cabinet. They call it official, but its all private. And as just now somebody said the taxi owners are forced to give up their vehicles”

Read: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/big-fat-wedding-of-andhra-ministers-daughter-stirs-controversy/1026334/0

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