Medium Is The Message


The question ‘which language India’s children should be schooled in?’ is not an easy one to answer. Some years ago, when he was still chief minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi told me what his solution was to this problem, and I will tell you what he said. I am writing about this because of four stories that have appeared in ...

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1,000 in Myanmar protest Annan's role on Rohingya commission


SITTWE, Myanmar (AP) — About 1,000 Buddhists in a Myanmar state wracked by religious and ethnic strife protested Tuesday’s arrival of former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, saying the Ghanaian is meddling in the country’s affairs by leading a government-appointed commission to find solutions to the conflict. The Southeast Asian country set up the commission last month to help find solutions ...

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Suggestions invited for amendment to PDPP Act


PUNE: The ministry of Home Affairs has invited suggestions for proposed amendments in the Prevention of Damage to Public Property (PDPP) Act, 1984. The proposed amendments seek to deter the prospective violators from vandalizing and destroying public/private property during agitations and other forms of protests. The proposed amendments will also deter the office-bearers of these organizations. The Supreme Court had ...

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'Don't Live In The Shadows Of People's Judgement'


Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan has written a heart-felt letter to his granddaughters, Navya Naveli, 18, and Aaradhya, 4, which he shared on his twitter account. It is filled with advice and life lessons making it a must-read for everyone.   Bachchan has two granddaughters: Navya Naveli Nanda and Aaradhya Bachchan. Navya, is the daughter of Shweta Bachchan and Nikhil Nanda ...

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China's Xi calls for appropriate handling of disputes with Britain


BEIJING (Reuters) – China and Britain should increase mutual political trust and appropriately handle disputes, Chinese President Xi Jinping told British Prime Minister Theresa May, as the two nations grapple with a delayed $8 million nuclear power investment from China. Meeting May on the sidelines of the G20 leaders’ summit in the Chinese city of Hangzhou on Monday, Xi said ...

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Sensex surges over 200 points on global cues


MUMBAI: The benchmark BSE Sensex regained the 27,000 mark by climbing over 200 points in early trade on Thursday, extending its winning streak to the fifth straight day. This came on the back of continued buying by participants amid a mixed trend in global markets after the US Fed kept its near-zero benchmark interest rate unchanged. Besides, strengthening of the ...

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The Soldier Who Never Killed


Ever heard of a soldier who served during war-time but refused to kill his enemies or even carry a weapon? Seems almost antithetical, doesn’t it? A Corporal in the US Army, Desmond Doss, who first enlisted in the army in 1942 (that would be the Second World War) became the first conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor. A ...

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Mexico's Baja battens down as Hurricane Newton approaches


CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Newton soaked Mexico’s western Pacific coast with heavy rain Monday and took aim at Baja California’s twin resorts of Los Cabos, where residents nailed plywood over windows and pulled in fishing boats while preparing for a possible direct hit two years after being slammed by a major storm. Newton’s maximum sustained winds increased ...

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Weighing In: Proteins, cabohydrates, fats – how much do we need?

Question: I’ve found many tables with estimated calorie requirements, but nothing about proteins, cabohydrates and fats requirements. 55% carbohydrates, 15% fats and 30% proteins are ok? (I am a girl and I have 17 years old). Can you help me, please? Heather: This is a really great question. And I’m very glad to hear you ask about carbohydrates, protein and ...

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Chick-fil-A Is Ditching Its Cole Slaw For Kale


Chick-fil-A is rolling out the green carpet for its latest side dish…a salad made with kale and broccolini, topped with dried sour cherries, tossed in a maple vinaigrette dressing, and served with a mix of roasted nuts. The new dish, called the superfood side, will be available at locations nationwide starting January 18, just after the chain retires cole slaw from its menu. ...

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