When I was a kid, there were basically two types of people who wore backpacks: young folks traveling across Europe, or hardy souls embarking on a camping or mountaineering expedition. In both of these cases, backpacks served as a cheap and practical way to transport necessary items for arduous trips.
Articles by Palash Ghosh
Amtrak Suspends New York-Boston Routes Indefinitely As Manhunt For Marathon Bomber Continues
April 19 2013 3:53 PM
Service between Boston and New York will only be restored after Amtrak receives permission from law enforcement authorities.
The Little-Known Global Diaspora Of Chechen Refugees
April 19 2013 2:49 PM
The Boston bombing suspects' Chechen origins have turned the spotlight on a small community. Fewer than 1,000 live in the U.S.
Boston Marathon Hero Underlines Growing Influence Of Indian Doctors In US
April 19 2013 1:21 PM
While Indians account for less than 1 percent of the total U.S. population, they represent about 9 percent of all the country’s physicians.
Tsarnaev's Father Claims Sons Were ‘Framed’
April 19 2013 12:14 PM
Dzhokhar, 19, remains at large and is now the target of huge police manhunt in the Boston area.
World’s Oldest Man Is A Symbol Of Japan’s Aging Society
April 19 2013 10:55 AM
Kimura is not only the oldest person in the world; he is also believed to be the longest-lived human being in recorded history.
A New Bronx Tale: Bangladeshis Growing Borough Presence Creates Hope And Conflict
April 19 2013 6:02 AM
More than 8,000 Bangladeshis now call the Bronx, a borough of New York City, home.
President’s Speech In Boston Cathedral [FULL TEXT]
April 18 2013 4:39 PM
U.S. President Barack Obama spoke at an interfaith gathering at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston’s South End.
Bangladeshi Beaten For Being ‘Arab’ After Bombing
April 18 2013 12:46 PM
People from South Asia, including India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, are sometimes targeted by those who mistake them for Arabs.
66 Years Ago, A Far Worse Industrial Accident Hammered Texas
April 18 2013 10:45 AM
The Texas City incident remains the deadliest industrial accident in American history.
Musharraf Placed Under Arrest, But Freely Walks Out Of Court
April 18 2013 9:55 AM
Former president and army chief Pervez Musharraf has been placed under arrest -- or has he?
Pakistan’s High Illiteracy Rate Threatens Its Fragile Democracy
April 18 2013 5:54 AM
Some 70 percent of Pakistan’s rural population is illiterate, with even higher rates for women.