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Why Are China and India Growing So Fast? State Investment

BEIJING -- The world's two fastest growing major economies are China and India.<p>Both countries demonstrate a common pattern of development different from that of the slowly growing West. Rapidly growing state investment plays a significant role in China and India's economic expansion, while private …

Donald Trump speaks like a sixth-grader. All politicians should.

In March, a Carnegie Mellon University study confirmed what any casual observer of the primaries already knew: Donald Trump uses the simplest language among the candidates and Bernie Sanders the most complex. The study received widespread media coverage. Mashable noted, “Donald Trump might have …

By retiring a seal, Harvard wages war on the dead — but to what end?

<i>Ted Gup is an author and a journalism professor at Emerson College.</i><p>Last week, a university governing board declared that the time-honored seal of Harvard Law School must be retired because it is tied to that of a slave-holding family that funded the school’s first professorship more than 200 years …

How America’s political decay has fueled Trump’s rise

Good countries can sometimes go bad. Donald Trump’s supporters implicitly make this argument when they proclaim, “Make America Great Again.” And so do those who loathe Trump and see in him a dangerous populist response to the anger of frustrated middle-class voters.<p>The rise of Trump, love him or …

The world's most successful hedge fund just made a big change — here's a look inside its unique culture

Bridgewater Associates, the world's largest hedge fund with $169 billion in assets, just had a big shake-up in leadership.<p>It hired former Apple executive Jon Rubinstein as co-CEO to replace Greg Jensen, who will now function as co-CIO.<p>The move is part of a plan unfolding over the next several years …

America’s former CIA chief: ‘If we don’t handle China well, it will be catastrophic’

General Michael Hayden – the former chief of the US’s two most powerful and controversial intelligence agencies – is fearful of his legacy. The only person to head both the CIA and the National Security Agency (NSA) now wonders if the US’s preoccupation with terrorism he helped shape since 9/11 has …

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Indigo print sari with long-sleeved patchwork shirt: Anavila Misra, sari yes, shirt no<p>See more<p>LFW Winter/Festive 2014 Archives - Page 9 of 12 - High …

The brand of Trump: His business record doesn’t match the luster

Consider Donald Trump for a moment as a purveyor of men’s cologne. I quote from the merchandise section of trump.com, the website for his portfolio of “great” companies.<p>“Empire by Trump is the perfect accessory for the confident man determined to make his mark with passion, perseverance and drive. …

Saudi Arabia Has Bigger Problems Than Iran

Saudi Arabia's feud with Iran over the beheading of a prominent Shiite cleric led to a lot of overwrought speculation about Sunni-Shiite tensions …

A guide to the allegations of Bill Clinton’s womanizing

On Twitter, Donald Trump, the GOP presidential front-runner, lashed out at Hillary Clinton, directly attacking her husband, the former president, for what Trump called “his terrible record of women abuse.”<p>Trump is obviously referring to the sexual allegations that have long swirled around Clinton, …

Government

The Tamir Rice case shows how prosecutors twist grand juries to protect police

There’s a legitimate debate about whether the Cleveland police officer who killed Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy holding a toy pellet gun, should be charged with any crime.<p>There is really no legal debate, however, that the Ohio prosecutor handling the case, Tim McGinty, turned the grand jury process …

Benjamin Netanyahu further damages U.S.-Israel relations

Benjamin Netanyahu doesn’t do regret.<p>Earlier this year, the Israeli prime minister did more than any of his predecessors over nearly 70 years to turn his country into a partisan political issue in the United States. In his speech to Congress and in other venues, he fought hard against President …

The Jack Dorsey Productivity Secret That Enables Him To Run Two Companies At Once

Jack Dorsey was named CEO (again) of Twitter last week, and he’ll continue to hold the same title at pre-IPO Square.<p>How can Dorsey run <i>two</i> companies when most of us struggle to keep up with one job? What’s his secret to getting it all done?<p>I recently interviewed over 200 billionaires, millionaires …

Time Management

Slavoj Žižek on Obama, Bernie, sex and democracy: “That’s the reality of global capitalism. Everyone is violating the rules”

Salon exclusive q-and-a: “When voters really do have a choice, it’s usually perceived as a crisis of democracy”<p>As academic disciplines become more specialized, the Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek flirts with the line between relic and rebel. His interests are unabashedly broad — from Hegel to …

The Fearful and the Frustrated

Donald Trump’s nationalist coalition takes shape—for now.<p>On July 23rd, Donald Trump’s red-white-and-navy-blue Boeing 757 touched down in Laredo, Texas, where the temperature was climbing to a hundred and four degrees. In 1976, the <i>Times</i> introduced Trump, then a little-known builder, to readers as a …

Pork Vindaloo Comes Calling from Goa

CHENNAI: Edridge Vas, sous chef at Casa Sarita at Park Hyatt Goa Resort and spa who has come to the city all the way from Goa will be curating a …

The Battle of Neuve Chapelle, March 1915 – The Centre for Hidden Histories

The Battle of Neuve Chapelle was the first of the British spring offensives in 1915, when the Allied commanders were keen to escape the static …

India's Wildest Dream

The Great War raised hopes of Indian independence, but it would take another conflict to make it a reality.<p>The centenary of the outbreak of the First …

World History

A most 'barbarous and revolting murder'

Infanticide is as shocking today as it was 200 years ago, but impressions of its perpetrators have evolved.<p>The village of Lammonby in Cumberland was,</i> …

Sociology

Leon Trotsky assassinated in Mexico

The man born Lev Bronstein was attacked on August 20th, 1940. He died the following day.<p>Born in the Ukraine in 1879 and later hailed by one admirer …

Report: Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal could become the world’s third-biggest

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A new report by two American think tanks asserts that Pakistan may be building 20 nuclear warheads annually and could have the world’s third-largest nuclear stockpile within a decade.<p>The report by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Stimson Center concludes …

The Trumpification of the news

This summer’s political madness was nicely captured by a confluence of events over the past few days: While global financial markets teetered, the campaign news was dominated by Donald Trump’s personal feuds with journalists.<p>Trump’s insults directed toward Fox News’s Megyn Kelly and his …

Asian universities are rising in the ranks. But opposition to foreign scholars could hold some back.

Asian universities continue to stun the academic world. In just one year, four more have joined the ranks of the world’s top 200 universities. Now, almost one-eighth of the world’s top 200 universities, ranked in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-15, are Asian. At this pace, …

Book review: ‘Meltdown in Tibet,’ on China’s eco-destruction, by Michael Buckley

has written from South Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East.<p>Meltdown in Tibet<p>China’s Reckless Destruction of Ecosystems From the Highlands of Tibet to the Deltas of Asia<p>By Michael Buckley<p>Palgrave Macmillan.<p>248 pp. $27<p>Mahatma Gandhi delivered a trenchant assessment of the British Empire in …

Modi promises a ‘shining India’ in victory speech

NEW DELHI — India’s opposition party swept to victory Friday in the country’s national elections, setting the stage for Hindu nationalist and economic reformer Narendra Modi to become India’s next prime minister.<p>Modi, 63, chief minister of the western state of Gujarat, ran a ruthlessly efficient …