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  • Hindu Campaigners Backing Modi Risk Spooking India Allies

    As dawn breaks in the Delhi suburb of Trilokpuri, more than a dozen men in khaki shorts and black jackets work in the near-freezing air to erect a flagpole in preparation for a military-style drill.

  • Phillips Talbot, U.S. Journalist Who Followed Mahatma Gandhi, Dies at 95

    By T. Rees Shapiro Oct. 6 (Washington Post) -- Phillips Talbot, 95, who as a young reporter provided firsthand accounts of India's independence from England and the founding of Pakistan and decades later used his expertise on South Asia as an assistant secretary of state, died of congestive heart failure Oct. 1 at his home in Manhattan. Dr. Talbot took a roundabout path to diplomatic service that included work in journalism and at an academic foundation. He finished his career at the Asia Society, a nonprofit educational group in New York founded by John D. Rockefeller III. Dr. Talbot served as its president from 1970 to 1981. He was a respected scholar and trusted adviser on South Asian and Near Eastern relations, and served in the mid-1960s as personal envoy for President Lyndon B. Johnson during private meetings with Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser. While he was primarily known for his work in Asian affairs,

  • Super Bowl Auto-Ad Blitz Pits Muppets Versus James Franco

    From the Muppets to James Franco, Hollywood will be working hard for carmakers at the Super Bowl.

  • Nelson Mandela, Led South Africa Past Apartheid, Dies

    Nelson Mandela, the freedom fighter who emerged from 27 years in prison to become South Africa’s first elected black president and a global symbol of reconciliation, has died. He was 95.

  • Gandhi-Inspired Strike Corners Indian Government on Graft

    Propped up by cushions and protected from the summer sun by a white tent, 71-year-old social activist Anna Hazare has vowed to fast to the death to rid India of the corruption he says is its biggest curse.

  • Nobel Prize Winner Tutu Leads South African Tributes to Mandela

    Fellow Nobel Peace prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu led South African tributes to Nelson Mandela, who died at his Johannesburg home late yesterday.

  • `Slumdog' Rahman, Yoga Open Games as Delhi's `Fingers Crossed'

    The first sporting battles of Delhi’s Commonwealth Games began today after a rousing opening ceremony that cheered organizers reeling from international criticism of a chaotic buildup to the 12-day event.

  • Bangladesh’s Poor Left Struggling as Power Fight Risks Gains

    Standing on a dusty road in Bangladesh’s capital, Tanjila Begum weighed her options for getting to work at a garment factory as a planned political rally to scrap a Jan. 5 election kept buses off the streets.

  • India Jobs Program Scam Pays Wages to Dead Workers

    The corpse of Indian farmer Bengali Singh burned to ash atop a blazing funeral pyre on the banks of the river Ganges in 2006.

  • India’s Prime Minister Feels the Lash of Faint Praise

    Time magazine created a stir in India this week by putting India's prime minister, Manmohan Singh, on the cover of its Asian edition, calling him "The Underachiever."

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