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Asia’s dynamic wine & dine scene

By Wed, Oct 21, 2009 12:10PM UTC Asia’s dynamic wine & dine scene

When my eldest daughter Katherine was five years old, she looked at me in all innocence and asked, “Mommy, does someone really pay you to go around eating and drinking?” Fortunately, yes. But my love for eating, cooking and enjoying wine was always an ingrained part of my being, much

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

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