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Like the weather*

By Wed, Oct 21, 2009 11:57AM UTC

The color of the sky as far as I can see is coal grey.Lift my head from the pillow and then fall again.With a shiver in my bones just thinking about the weather.A quiver in my lips as if I might cry.Since typhoons Ondoy (Ketsana) and Pepeng (Parma) hit the

Counting the cost of Manipur’s OLPC Trial

By Wed, Oct 21, 2009 11:31AM UTC

The Manipur state government recently announced that it will spend Rs 155 lakhs (around $300,000) in getting 1000 XO laptops — the little green machines from One Laptop Per Child organization —  for its school system. Those figures are from a news item dated Oct 6, 2009. Is this really

Why aren’t Sri Lankan refugees coming to India?

By Wed, Oct 21, 2009 11:00AM UTC Why aren’t Sri Lankan refugees coming to India?

There are two separate incidents of Sri Lankan refugees seeking asylum in Australia and Canada. A group of 75 Sri Lankans have been taken in by Indonesia as per the recent reports. Gavin Atkins has asked a question if they are really Sri Lankan? That is hard to say. There

Falling in love with baseball and the Yankees

By Wed, Oct 21, 2009 10:47AM UTC

They call it the Fall Classic. At this time of the year, America’s favorite pastime and most popular sport gets going for the ‘real season’. It’s play-off time for American baseball. The New York Yankees, who own baseball’s biggest payroll, are on a roll and look set to advance to

Navy sex scandal story still simmering

By Wed, Oct 21, 2009 8:53AM UTC

Sailors seeking sex. Outlandish! Unheard of! Disgusting! Animals! Or so went the lurid tale of sailors on board HMAS Success running a sex-conquest competition with a cash prize for the seaman who bedded the greatest number of female crew mates. The story was big in the news, went international and

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