Articles by Palash Ghosh
- Valentine's Day 2014: Schools In Kyrgyzstan City Ban Love-Themed Holiday
February 13 2014 3:16 PM
A number of other Muslim or Muslim-dominated nations, including Iran, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Indonesia, have already banned the holiday.
- Was Killing Of Student Nido Tania In Delhi A Hate Crime?
February 13 2014 10:27 AM
Protesters want the government and broader public to become more aware of the discrimination that northeasterners face.
- The Pakistan Taliban's Latest Chilling Threat
February 12 2014 12:09 PM
Aziz boasted that TTP is better prepared to fight than the state and is ready for a long war.
- Aliyah: Tribe Of 'Lost Jews' In India Seeks To Migrate To Israel
February 12 2014 8:43 AM
Bnei Menashe think they are descended from the Menasseh tribe, who departed Israel in the eighth century B.C. after the Assyrians invaded.
- Why Are Canines So Hated In Islamic World And South Asia?
February 12 2014 5:44 AM
In Afghanistan, Pakistan – as well as across Hindu-dominated India – dogs are widely disliked and even considered “unclean” and “impure” animals.
- US Drops Boycott Of Controversial Modi - Likely Next India Leader
February 11 2014 2:09 PM
Modi is currently campaigning across India, emboldened by polls that suggest he and the BJP will beat Congress.
- Algerian Military Plane Crashes, Killing More Than 100 People
February 11 2014 11:21 AM
Algeria has not witnessed a major plane crash in more than 10 years.
- McDonald’s Enters Vietnam … After Many Rivals
February 10 2014 12:56 PM
With a population of about 90 million and a growing middle class, Vietnam is an untapped market for the fast-food behemoth.
- Camden, New Jersey: Can Casinos Help Save America's Poorest City?
February 10 2014 10:15 AM
Gambling is legal only in Atlantic City, but there has been talk of expanding the industry elsewhere in the Garden State.
- Why Is Cricket Changing Its Revenue Model?
February 07 2014 3:07 PM
India wants a greater share of revenues since it generates an estimated 80% of global cricket income.
- Desperate French Potheads Turn To Hydrangea
February 07 2014 10:12 AM
French gendarmes claim that a “gang” of thieves have committed a series of garden robberies.
- Pakistan’s Bhoja Air Crash Blamed On Poor Crew Training
February 07 2014 5:05 AM
Bhoja’s operations were suspended by the government shortly after the crash.
- Why Is NBA Legend Muggsy Bogues In India?
February 07 2014 5:01 AM
Bogues is seeking to inspire other youths who face long and perhaps insurmountable odds of ever reaching the NBA -- kids in India.
- Could New York City Become Cricket Capital Of US?
February 06 2014 10:58 AM
Cricket venues attract a growing population of people from the far-flung corners of the former British Empire who have settled in New York City.
- The East African Connection: Tanzania Holds Iranians, Pakistanis In Huge Heroin Bust
February 05 2014 2:37 PM
Some Tanzanians are also suspected of involvement in the drug trade.
- Is India Really A Democracy?
February 05 2014 12:06 PM
Indian politicians – amid a seemingly endless stream of corruption scandals – appear to have sacrificed ideology for personal gain.
- Why Is Indian Media So Obsessed With Acronyms And Abbreviations?
February 05 2014 5:49 AM
For the uninitiated, reading an Indian newspaper, magazine or government publication could become quite daunting.
- Trader Joe's Pulls Out Of Poor Portland Neighborhood
February 04 2014 1:49 PM
In stark contrast to its image as a liberal bastion, Portland has a long history of gentrification.
- Battling Stallions: China’s Miao Ethnic Group Celebrate New Year With Medieval-Era Horse Fights
February 04 2014 11:12 AM
Horse-fighting is part of the ancient tradition of the Miao ethnic group that has survived into the 21st century.
- The Illegal And Profitable Cattle-Smuggling Trade Between India And Bangladesh
February 04 2014 9:59 AM
Four men suspected of cattle-rustling were burned to death by a rival criminal gang in West Bengal near the Bangladesh border.