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By Raman on May 28, 2009
A bunch of thirteen year old kids of Indian origin ruled the roost at the Scripps National Spelling Bee tonight. Out of 11 finalists, more than half (Ramya Auroprem, Aishwarya Pastapur, Sidharth Chand, Neetu Chandak, Anamika Veeramani, Tussah Heera, and Kavya Shivashankar) had Indian names. That is an astounding 7 out of 11. In each […]
By Raman on May 27, 2009
Caught this excellent story on NPR’s All Things Considered today. So, there is this group of Bob Dylan fans in Shillong who make have been making a point to celebrate Bob Dylan’s birthday every year for the last 37 years. Read and listen to the story here, and get the audio here. This was my […]
By Raman on May 26, 2009
Just watched the PBS documentary “Pakistan: Children of the Taliban“. The situation in the region is really really scary. While I follow a lot of the news from the region these days, this perspective from Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy was somewhat of an eye-opener. While the players were no less important, the star of the show was […]