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Indian-American Woman Nominated for Important Post in Obama Administration

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Nisha Desai Biswal, who is currently serving as the Assistant Administrator for Asia at the US Agency for International Development, was nominated Thursday to be the next Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia.

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Padma Lakshmi Rings NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

Padma Lakshmi and the cast of the Bravo’s Top Chef: Seattle rang the bell Wednesday morning before the premiere of the show’s 10th season.

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Revtash Kumar

Son of Hindu Pakistani Shoemaker gets Awarded 500,000 Rupees for Acing Exams

If you’re Revtash Kumar, it’s your lucky week. Kumar, the son of a Hindu shoemaker in a predominantly Muslim Pakistan, was forced to drop out of school despite scoring the top score in the country for his matriculation exams (tenth grade).

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Kick A$$ Afghan Girls Skateboarding – Skateistan

What first started out as an Afghan NGO has turned into the International phenom called Skatistan.

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Monk in Myanmar

In Buddhist Myanmar, Monks Gone Wild

For a country steeped in Buddhism, Myanmar is accruing terrible karmic debts.

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Around the Sub-Continent in 7 Days

Life moves fast. News moves faster. Allow us to catch you up on what happened around the world this week.

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7 Things You Didn’t Know About the New Indian President

India held its 13th Presidential elections this Sunday to elect a successor to outgoing President Pratibha Patil.

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Words that the British Owe to India

Bet you didn’t know that words like ‘loot’ and ‘shampoo’ came from India. Another great BBC Magazine piece about the words that the English owe to India.

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