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Sachin Tendulkar: The Best Kind of Fame

Sachin Tendulkar is one of the greatest cricket players ever, a titan of his sport. But poor Maria Sharapova had never heard of him, never heard of a man who is so beloved in India, he could endorse a brand of darkness cream and millions of people would buy it. The Russian tennis star had just lost a match at Wimbledon and was asked about Tendulkar, who happened to be in a star-studded gallery watching her. Sharapova made the mistake of admitting that she didn't recognize the recently retired … Read More

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Human Bites: Our Primate Connection

FIFA, football's governing body, recently imposed a four-month ban on Uruguay striker Luis Suarez for biting an Italian opponent, Giorgio Chiellini, during a World Cup match. It was the third biting … Read More

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Five Reasons to Love the World Cup

If you haven't been following the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, you may be wondering what all the excitement is about. Let me put it in just a few words: another excuse to drink beer. The amount … Read More

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Warning: Smoking Causes Everything

Smoking can be extremely harmful to your health. That's why almost every country in the world requires tobacco companies to put warnings on cigarette packets. In the United States, for example, you … Read More

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The Punjab-Georgia Farmer Exchange Program

The word spread quickly through the farming community in Georgia: thousands of Indian farmers, mostly from the northern state of Punjab, were heading to Georgia to buy large parcels of fertile … Read More


Letter to your child’s teacher

Both my daughters are in school –- Lekha in third grade and Divya in first grade –- so I know firsthand the challenges of being a parent of school-going kids. That’s why I’ve decided to create a form … Read More


Facing up to an addiction

The 76-year-old woman walked down the hallway of Clearview Addictions Clinic, searching for the right department. She passed signs for the “HeroinAddiction Department (HAD),” the “Smoking Addiction … Read More


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