Articles by Palash Ghosh
- Rats! Bubonic Plague In The Modern World: Outbreak Feared In Madagascar
October 10 2013 1:16 PM
Madagascar records an average of 500 cases of The “Black Death” annually.
- Good Luck: Loser In Azeri Election Claims Fraud, Wants Results Annulled
October 10 2013 11:30 AM
The official tally indicated that Aliyev won 85 percent of the vote (giving him a third straight term in office) to Hasanli’s paltry 5 percent.
- Malala Yousafzai And Jon Stewart: A Culture Clash Of Epic Magnitude
October 10 2013 10:43 AM
What people like Stewart do not understand is that Malala largely rejects the type of lifestyle and attitudes he embodies.
- Azerbaijani President, One Of Israel’s Best Friends And Arms Customers, 'Re-Elected'
October 09 2013 2:30 PM
Aliyev was so confident of victory that he had not even bothered to campaign.
- Why Was Mike Ditka Visiting An Oil Company In North Dakota?
October 09 2013 8:30 AM
North Dakota, a state with about 700,000 people (about one-fourth of the population of Chicago), is in the middle of a huge energy boom.
- Can Immigrants Save America's Decaying Rust Belt Cities?
October 09 2013 6:25 AM
Detroit has become the poster child for post-war American urban decay.
- Japan Court Rules Against Hate Speech, But Extreme Right Groups Sprout
October 08 2013 3:39 PM
Hate speech, strictly speaking, is not illegal in Japan.
- To Prevent Accidents, Venice’s Gondolas To Install GPS Tracking Devices
October 08 2013 11:12 AM
The city has already installed 40 CCTV cameras along the Grand Canal to observe and identify gondolieri who violate the rules of the water.
- Widows Allowed To Perform Religious Rituals At Southern India Hindu Temple
October 07 2013 1:30 PM
Widows have long suffered immense hardship in India – a society where women, at least up until now, were defined completely by the men in her life.
- Malala Yousafzai Wants Pakistan To Talk Peace With Taliban Militants
October 07 2013 10:53 AM
Malala Yousafzai, 16, is likely to become the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize later this week.
- New York Mayoral Race And The End Of 2 Decades Of (Mostly) GOP Rule
October 05 2013 7:48 PM
In the likely event Bill de Blasio enters Gracie Mansion, it will end 20 years of mostly Republican administrations.
- Holland’s Old, Sick May Have To Work To Receive Social Services
October 04 2013 12:35 PM
Holland’s King Willem-Alexander announced sweeping changes in the budget and an end to the welfare state.
- Britain’s Baroness Warsi Urges Pakistan To Talk Peace With Taliban
October 04 2013 11:04 AM
Warsi, formerly a co-chair of Britain’s Conservative Party, is the first female Muslim ever to serve as a U.K. cabinet minister,
- Who Opposes Capital Punishment? The Pakistani Taliban!
October 03 2013 1:34 PM
The government of Pakistan has cancelled plans to restore the death penalty following a wave of threats of more attacks by the Taliban.
- Gambia Exits The ‘Neocolonial’ Commonwealth
October 03 2013 11:56 AM
Jammeh has been criticized for various human rights violations by the British government and other western states.
- What If The South Seceded From The Republic Of India?
October 03 2013 6:22 AM
The southern part of India is widely regarded as the most progressive and one of the most prosperous parts of the nation.
- Kiribati Man Wants Asylum In New Zealand Because Rising Sea Levels Threaten His Homeland
October 02 2013 3:07 PM
Kiribati has about 103,000 residents and has been identified by scientists as highly vulnerable to climate change.
- Talk About Shutdowns - Ireland May Abolish Its Senate
October 02 2013 12:02 PM
Opponents of the Senate’s very existence point to the fact that its members are not directly elected by the public.
- Sartaj Khan: The Man Who Lost 15 Family Members In Pakistan’s Latest Bombing
October 02 2013 10:29 AM
It would be hard to find one person in Pakistan who has suffered more from this mindless bloodshed than 61-year-old Sartaj Khan.
- Kenya Mall Attacks: Indians Living In Fear, Somalis Worry Over Backlash
October 01 2013 12:24 PM
The Gujarati community has lived in Kenya, and other regions of East Africa, for well over a hundred years.