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The Jim Crow South

Originally posted on TalesAlongTheWay:
Examples of Jim Crow laws From the 1880s into the 1960s, a majority of American states enforced segregation through “Jim Crow” laws (so called after a black character in minstrel shows). From Delaware to California, and…

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Music Monday, James Taylor “Fire and Rain”

“Fire and Rain” Just yesterday morning, they let me know you were gone. Suzanne, the plans they made put an end to you. I walked out this mornin’, and I wrote down this song; I just can’t remember who to … Continue reading

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Elections Have Consequences

Lok Sabha election 2014: Big margins show voters were decisive Suryakiran Tiwari 5 Jun 2014  http://www.nitcentral.com http://www.niticentral.com/2014/06/05/lok-sabha-election-2014-how-huge-margins-changed-everything-230737.html This is an article  from my friend who has studied  Indian politics  and elections  extensively. Now I can hear some collective sighs from the readers. … Continue reading

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Surprising World Economic News

India displaces Japan to become third-largest world economy in terms of PPP: World Bank Economic Times                                                 … Continue reading

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Mr. Modi Is Not a Bachelor, After All

AMRIT DHILLON Mr. Modi’s abandoned wife joins an alarming trend in Indian politics AMRIT DHILLON NEW DELHI — Special to The Globe and Mail Published Tuesday, Apr. 22 2014, 10:37 AM EDT Last updated Tuesday, Apr. 22 2014, 11:43 AM EDT Amrit Dhillon is … Continue reading

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Wagah Border Closing with Pakistan

Wagah Posted on March 15, 2013by annetbell   Namaste! Darn, just when I thought today’s post would be a short, fun description of the famous nightly border closing ceremony at Wagah, we went to see Attacks of 26/11. Though it was in … Continue reading

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The Journey of Women in India

 From International New York Times  Thanks to Adrienne Middlemay at middlemaybooks.com Social Gains for Women Linked to Domestic Violence By NIDA NAJAR  MARCH 27, 2014, 5:26 AM NEW DELHI — Indian women who experience economic and social gains in the form … Continue reading

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Hospital Scandal in UK

I heard this on the radio yesterday  and checked the internet when I got home. . . . . When I think there is no further to sink , I read this “man’s inhumanity to man, or fetus”  story.  But … Continue reading

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Jaipur The Pink City of India

Filled with anticipation, I arrived in the Pink City of ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.’ In fact, it was my first question to our guide. He laughed and told me of another tourist who planned her whole trip around sighting … Continue reading

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What Would We Do If We Got Sick in India?

One of the many concerns with traveling so far from home and staying for four months , was health care.  The university had special emergency  insurance for all of us in the group. I am not sure exactly when that … Continue reading

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