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India: Travel Guide

Traveling to India? Make sure you try these 10 iconic dishes and drinks—from satisfying street snacks to soulful rice dishes.<p>Samosas Fried or baked, …

Raghuram Rajan explains why corrupt politicians win elections in India

<i>This is an excerpt from a speech Reserve Bank of India chairman Raghuram Rajan delivered this week. The full text is available here.</i><p>Even as our democracy and our economy have become more vibrant, an important issue in the recent election was whether we had substituted the crony socialism of the …

Sugar: the evolution of a forbidden fruit

Sweetness was meant to be irresistible.<p>We are born with a sweet tooth. Babies drink in sugar with their mother’s milk. Sweetness represents an instant energy boost, a fuel that kept our ancestors going in a harsher world where taste buds evolved to distinguish health-giving ripeness and freshness …

Nocookies

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Why India Will Soon Outpace China

On the face of it, the title of this article will seem absurd to many. While China’s economic growth has slowed, it’s still running at a brisk 7.4% annual rate. Moreover, the Chinese government seems to be successfully slowing credit in order to rein in a burgeoning debt issue. And it’s …

A Eulogy for Twitter

The beloved social publishing platform enters its twilight.<p>We've been trying to figure out the moment Twitter turned, retracing tweets to see whether there was something specific that soured the platform.<p><i>Something is wrong on Twitter.</i> And people are noticing.<p>Or, at least, the kind of people we hang …

Why We Love Pea Shoots—and How to Stir Fry Them at Home

Pea shoots, a favorite at Chinese restaurants, have a sweet, delicate, springtime-evoking allure—and they're super easy to stir fry at home<p>I’ve spent most of my adult life traveling to, from, and around Asia—partly for fun and partly as a travel writer. At every Chinese meal, I always crave one …

The man who took on Srini

Aditya Verma used to stand outside the BCCI's offices, trying to get his case heard. These days he and his powerful friends are rather more of a …

The men who will decide Donald Sterling's fate: NBA's other owners

As part of the<p>NBA's sweeping sanctions againstClippersownerDonald Sterlingover his controversial racial remarks, NBA CommissionerAdam Silveris urging the league's other owners to push for the Clippers' sale.<p>Silver said that if three-quarters of the league's owners approve, or 22 of the other 29, …