Posts Tagged ‘India’

Trump Boosts His Business Interests In India

February 24, 2020

Trump Boosts His Business Interests In India
President Donald Trump, real estate promoter and U.S. President, is visiting the land of the Trump Organization’s largest foreign business interests, India. Fellow authoritarian ruler Prime Minister Narendra Modi will show Mr. Trump what a real mass rally looks like, and probably explain how to deprive Muslim residents of their citizenship. There will also be some arms deals and trade talks. President Trump will be returning to the U.S. in 48 hours since there are no Trump golf courses in India for him to cheat play on this weekend.

Update:

President Trump, First Lady Melania, White House Lifestyle Consultant Ivanka, and Secretary of Everything Jared all visited India’s most famous Muslim tomb, freshly cleaned for their enjoyment and photo-ops. PM Modi’s advisors scared off the neighborhood monkeys. Mr. Trump, a longtime admirer of India’s Islamic Mughal heritage, named his money-laundering  twice-bankrupt Atlantic City casino the Trump Taj Mahal.

More:

“India is home to the most Trump ventures outside North America. Here’s what you need to know.” Niha Masih and Joanna Slater, Washington Post

“Trump visits a big foreign market — for the U.S. and for Trump Org,” Anita Kumar, Politico

Updates:

“Deadly clashes erupt in Delhi as Trump visits India,” Rebecca Falconer, Axios

“New Delhi Streets Turn Into Battleground During Trump’s Visit,” Jeffrey Gettleman, Suhasini Raj and Sameer Yasir, New York Times

“13 killed in violent clashes in Delhi amid Trump’s visit,” Debarshi Dasgupta, Straits Times

“In India, Trump hails no trade deal as a win,” Anita Kumar, Politico

“What Exactly Is Ivanka Trump Doing in India?” Michelle Ruiz, Vogue

“‘Up to India’: Trump evades questions about Muslim-excluding citizenship law,” Anita Kumar, Politico

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The Golden Temple Feeds 100,000 People Each Day

December 6, 2019

The Harmandir Sahib, chief place of worship for the Sikh faith, is a major place of pilgrimage. The temple’s huge kitchen feeds visitors, serving 100,000 free meals a day.

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Rolling Art of India

November 8, 2019

Heavy trucks are central to India’s economy, but they’re more than logostical necessities. They’re works of art. a Vox video.

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Big Apple Manhole Covers: Cast in India

January 10, 2017

When you’re crossing the street in New York, look down. See that heavy iron manhole cover? It was cast in India.

A film by Natasha Raheja.

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Jagadodarana

August 27, 2016

“Jagadodarana,” rāga kāpi by Purandara Dasa, sung by T.M.Krishna.

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Going Home

October 28, 2014

“Going Home,” a short film directed by Vikas Bahl, featuring Alia Bhatt.

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India Reaches Mars

September 24, 2014

India Reaches Mars

India’s Mars Orbital Mission (MOM), the unmanned probe also known as Mangalyaan, launched from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on November 5th, and went into orbit around Mars last night. India’s project cost under $80.3 million, lots less than NASA’s $455 million Maven Mars probe.

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India Goes to Mars!

December 2, 2013

India Goes to Mars!

India’s Mars Orbital Mission (MOM), also known as Mangalyaan, has left Earth orbit en route to the Red Planet. The unmanned probe, launched from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on November 5th and is scheduled to reach and orbit Mars in September, according to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). India’s project cost $80.3 million, less than a sixth of NASA’s $455 million Mars probe. You can follow India’s Mars mission on Twitter: @Mangalyaan1

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Typewriters in India: A Matter of Form(s)

September 2, 2011

Typewriters in India: A Matter of Form(s)

Among the many antiquities preserved in India is the manual typewriter. No artifact, it remains a vital part of daily life. While lack of rural electrification is a factor, this is chiefly a result of the Raj, the era of British colonial occupation. When the British withdrew, they left behind an entrenched bureaucracy and an ocean of official paper forms. The only way to legibly fill in paper forms: typewriters.

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Sarah Palin in India

March 19, 2011

Sarah Palin in India

Former Alaska Temp-Governor Sarah Palin recently addressed a dinner meeting of India’s top thinkers and celebrities at the India Today Conclave. India Today Editor-in-Chief Aroon Purie respectfully introduced Mrs. Palin as “the sexiest brand in Republican politics.” Intellectuals in the audience were delighted with her presentation, “My Vision of America,” as it was an object lesson in why India is overtaking the U.S.A. as a world power. Bollywood entertainment executives were likewise entranced, since political stand-up comedy is nowhere near that outrageous in South Asia.

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