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Dec 3rd

2013

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Tagore, India’s Secret Treasure

“In celebration of the centenary of Rabrindranath Tagore being awarded the Nobel Prize in 1913, Prabhu Guptara writes a blog for Indiaspora that recounts some of the significant relationships and events that would eventually catapult Tagore to global influence and fame. Tagore is truly one of India’s treasures whose life, influence and writings should be […]

Nov 14th

2013

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IndUS Forum Establishes Partnership with GOPIO

IndUS Forum is pleased to announce that we have entered into a partnership with the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO). With its headquarters in the United States, GOPIO is a global non-profit advocacy organization with representation in 25 countries whose purpose is to serve Non Resident Indians (NRIs) and Persons of Indian […]

Nov 13th

2013

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The 100th Anniversary of the Nobel Prize to Rabindranath Tagore

This is the 100th anniversary of the award of the Nobel Prize to Rabindranath Tagore and that is the speech given on the occasion of the prize-giving. We thought we would share this beautiful acceptance with you on it’s 100th anniversary. Read It

Nov 11th

2013

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The Girl Whose Rape Changed A Country

In a striking article, Moni Basu of CNN details her search for Mathura, a victim of rape some 40 years ago whose fight for justice was monumental in the struggle for the empowerment and protection of women in India. India as a nation has a long journey ahead. Yet it is essential that we look […]

Nov 4th

2013

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Diwali and India’s growing soft-power

Even as millions in India celebrate Diwali, the lights of the festival brighten much more than the Indian subcontinent.  In nations with sizable Indian populations, including Singapore, Fiji, Sri Lanka and Guyana, the celebration has been observed over generations and marked with official holidays.  Yet what is even more striking is the spread of the […]

Nov 1st

2013

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Will the Real Mr Modi Please Stand Up

“With elections looming in India, serious questions remain unanswered regarding what policies the political parties and their respective leaders will pursue. In a linked recent India-West article, Jaideep Prabhu poses several of these questions to Narendra Modi, BJP’s leading prime ministerial candidate.” http://www.fairobserver.com/article/will-real-mr-modi-please-stand

Oct 28th

2013

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CategoryPosted in Economics
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A New Normal For India – Can We Do It? Part 4

Of course, governance is not only about where we should focus our attention, or about values. It is also about creating the right structures. That is why, at the highest levels in our political structure, we have a division of powers between the legislature, the executive, and the courts. And that is why our founders […]

Oct 25th

2013

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CategoryPosted in Economics
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A New Normal For India – Can We Do? Part 3

Of course, part of the explanation is our Indian concept of “politeness” (which actually means an inability or unwillingness to tell the truth) and part of the explanation, in this particular case, is that our culture has no concept of the importance of time, because the kal that has gone (yesterday) is the same word […]

Oct 24th

2013

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A NEW NORMAL FOR INDIA – CAN WE DO IT? PART 2

Anyway, Bible-inspired efforts set India on course to become a great nation by nurturing and strengthening three essential areas: 1. cultivating love for truth and virtue through mass education, development of vernaculars, printing press, and journalism; 2. creating a legal environment for development through land reforms, property rights, penal code, modern judiciary, and monetary system; […]

Oct 21st

2013

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A New Normal For India – Can We Do It? Part 1

This text is from Professor Prabhu Guptara’s talk in Delhi given recently. We will be posting is in sections so stay tuned! A New Normal For India – Can We Do It? Part 1 When the British East India Company (EIC) became Bengal’s dominant power in 1757, the geographical area which came to be known […]

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