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I spent 3 weeks in Kenya in 2008, trying to connect the Nairobi Women's Hospital with angel investors who wanted to lend them $100 million at extremely favorable rates. No-one understood what was required legally, certainly not in  Nairobi, and the whole deal fell apart when I was arrested under suspicion of being a terrorist for 19 hours for photographing a Kenyan flag. The day after I was released I came down with malaria. A weekend to remember.

During 3 weeks in Nairobi, visiting hospitals and institutions, the strong Indian presence in Kenya was obvious.

South Asia news from Reuters

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Taliban attacks kill at least 69 across Afghanistan
KABUL (Reuters) - Taliban militants struck government targets in many provinces of Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 69 people, including a senior police commander, and wounding scores of others.

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:24:34 +0530

Suspected U.S. drone strikes kill 31 on Pakistan-Afghanistan frontier
PARACHINAR/PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Two suspected U.S. drone strikes on Tuesday killed 11 people on the mountainous Pakistan-Afghanistan border, following a strike a day earlier that killed 20, government and militant sources said.

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:20:02 +0530

Afghan schools closing due to violence, undermining gains in educating girls, says rights group
KABUL (Reuters) - Spreading violence in Afghanistan is forcing many schools to close, undermining fragile gains in education for young girls in a war-ravaged country where millions of girls have never been to school, said a Human Rights Watch report released on Tuesday.

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:18:02 +0530

Myanmar journalists fly home as Bangladesh drops charges
DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh allowed two journalists from Myanmar detained while reporting about fleeing Rohingya Muslims to fly home on Tuesday and was dropping charges against them, their lawyer said.

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:01:03 +0530

U.N. urges Bangladesh to move Rohingya refugees stranded at border
GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. refugee agency urged Bangladesh on Tuesday to speed up vetting of up to 15,000 Rohingya refugees "stranded" near the border after crossing into the country from Myanmar and move them further inland to safer and better conditions.

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:41:52 +0530
The Republic of India
Horizontal tricolour flag bearing, from top to bottom, deep saffron, white, and green horizontal bands. In the centre of the white band is a navy-blue wheel with 24 spokes.
On Jan 04, 2016, Pranav Dhanawade, a 15-year-old school student was unbeaten in cricket, when he scored 1009 runs in a single innings, and won the match for KC Gandhi School against Arya Gurukul School. 

This was the greatest number of runs for a single innings for anyone, and 40% more than the previous record by Arthur Collins who batted 628 when he was 13 in England in 1899. Arthur Collins was killed at 29 in November 1914 in Ypres during the First World War. 

Let us hope, and make sure, that this achievement is only the beginning of a long, healthy and purpose-filled life. Well done Pranav! Well done KC Gandhi School! 
Diwali: festival of lights in Sydney, Australia and in Manhattan, NY click here
India ink news feeds from New York Times

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Baba Yaga on the Ganges
The arrival of a Soviet book fair made my hometown in India come alive.

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 10:36:12 -0500

Indian Court Chooses Clean Air Over Fireworks for a Festival
The Supreme Court reinstated a ban on the sale of fireworks in the New Delhi area ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in an effort to ease air pollution.

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 21:30:34 -0500

India Shields Child Brides From Sex
Human rights groups said the Supreme Court’s ruling was an important step forward for the rights of girls.

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 16:52:27 -0500

Ola, India’s Ride-Hailing Leader, Raises $1.1 Billion to Fight Uber
Backed by big Asian investors, the start-up will escalate the battle with its American rival in a country with a growing middle class and low car ownership.

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 10:13:53 -0500

Giving Capitalism a Social Conscience
A Nobel Peace Prize laureate discusses his strategy for reducing the global dangers of extreme wealth concentration.

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 03:21:26 -0500

Raghubir Singh, India’s Color Pioneer
A retrospective opening at the Met Breuer shows Singh straddling the chasm that separates modernist street photography and traditional Indian culture.

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 15:26:31 -0500

Seeing India Through a Contemporary Lens
Raghubir Singh captured the jumbled sensations of modern Indian life in his lyrical color photos. His first New York museum show is at the Met Breuer.

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 13:30:20 -0500

Who Invented ‘Zero’?
The void is as old as time, but it was a human innovation to harness it with a symbol.

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 14:30:22 -0500

Kashmir Is Rattled by Bold Attack Near Fortified Airport
Militants slipped into a base next to the airport in Srinagar, shutting down a vital hub in the Indian-held part of the disputed territory for hours.

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 14:15:57 -0500

In India, a Ghost Town and a Mythological Bridge
Dhanushkodi was destroyed in a cyclone, but pilgrims still visit to see the supposed remains of an ancient structure built by Lord Rama to rescue his wife.

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 13:09:30 -0500
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What China Can Learn from Its First 18 Party Congresses
Chinese Communist Party Congresses have not been smooth or regular occurrences over the last 96 years.

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:16:12 +0000

Kyrgyz Election Brings High Expectations, but Mixed Results for Voters
As some voters celebrate the conclusion of the vote, others vent frustration with government pressure and broken systems.

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:05:31 +0000

South Korea: Induction of New Battle Tank Delayed By 3 Years
The production of additional K2 main battle tanks has been delayed by three years due to technical issues.

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:23:17 +0000

What a 25-Fold Increase in Turkmen Water Prices Will Mean
Ashgabat is ditching water subsidies, with the savings to be directed into the country's energy sector.

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:22:29 +0000

Russia’s Navy to Get 10 Upgraded Sub-Killer Helicopters Per Year
The Russian Navy is expected to receive over 40 upgraded anti-submarine warfare helicopters in the coming years.

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:46:52 +0000
White rice, white bread  and diabetes click here.
Below, brother and sister play Indian instruments for mourners during the memorial service for the late Consul General for Trinidad and Tobago, Ambassador Babooram Rambissoon. The service was held at Brooklyn Borough Hall, and co-sponsored by CACCI, click here.