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June 20th, 2014
thesmithian

…Japanese artist Yusuke Asai has covered a primary school classroom in Maharashtra in an intricate and hypnotizing mural made with mud.

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May 27th, 2014
thesmithian

'…the olive branch being offered by India is giving rise to cautious optimism.'

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April 7th, 2014
thesmithian

…devastating as it reveals how love becomes warped and jagged and even seemingly vanishes in the midst of huge grief.

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March 28th, 2014
thesmithian

'…my band that I travel with, a bunch of vigilant gangsters, philosophers, poets, businessmen on some days, and brothers and sisters, nerds, geeks, and jokers on another, or sometimes all at the same time. It happens and it is the highest of most companies. They are my teachers, my guides, my love, and a part of my soul. They help complete the music and they shine a whole lot of light all the time. Now that’s some serious electricity and some serious company…'

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March 21st, 2014
thesmithian

Khushwant Singh, an Indian diplomat, author and journalist who was one of his country’s best-known chroniclers of strife and slaughter, died on Thursday at his home in New Delhi. He was 99…

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March 18th, 2014
thesmithian

"As the first South Asian to serve on the federal bench in California, he has also made California’s Indian-American and South Asian community proud."

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March 12th, 2014
thesmithian

…vada pav stalls and carts have quietly expanded in neighborhoods that have large Maharashtrian, or ethnic Marathi, populations, like Girgaum, Shivaji Park and Dadar.

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…vada pav stalls and carts have quietly expanded in neighborhoods that have large Maharashtrian, or ethnic Marathi, populations, like Girgaum, Shivaji Park and Dadar.

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February 11th, 2014
thesmithian

Since the story was published, The Caravan’s offices in Mumbai and New Delhi have received threatening phone calls…100 people gathered in front of the magazine’s office in New Delhi and burned copies of the latest edition of The Caravan. Meanwhile, in a handwritten letter to TV news channels, Swami Aseemanand has denied giving any such interviews to The Caravan. In response, the magazine released audio tapes and transcripts of the over nine hours of interviews.

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Since the story was published, The Caravan’s offices in Mumbai and New Delhi have received threatening phone calls…100 people gathered in front of the magazine’s office in New Delhi and burned copies of the latest edition of The Caravan. Meanwhile, in a handwritten letter to TV news channels, Swami Aseemanand has denied giving any such interviews to The Caravan. In response, the magazine released audio tapes and transcripts of the over nine hours of interviews.

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February 11th, 2014
thesmithian

…nothing about growing up in the lap of luxury takes away from Deepak and Sanjiv’s hard work and accomplishments both during school and after, but it is outrageous to imagine their story supporting the idea that, in Deepak’s words, in America “you can climb the ladder of opportunity or kick it out from under you and still succeed beyond your wildest dreams” or, as Sanjiv puts it, in America “individuals climb up the success ladder based on ability, talent, and hard work.” For, unlike most of us, the Chopra brothers were born at the top.

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January 30th, 2014
thesmithian

manshisingh:

"Why Should Boys Have All The Fun??!" #scooty #roommate #havingfun #exciting #instapic #collegelife #mumbai #instafun #iphoneonly (at Tata Institute of Social Sciences)

[look of the hour]

Reblogged from Being Me
January 29th, 2014
thesmithian

"See, they are sitting together like white people,” she tells her sister later. “And I am one black person amongst them.”

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"See, they are sitting together like white people,” she tells her sister later. “And I am one black person amongst them.”

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