Also a list of the other participants from India at the 1893 Parliament of World’s Religions at Chicago. There were at least 15, including Vivekananda.
There are some doodles that Google didn’t (or wouldn’t) doodle. The Chaiwallah prides himself as an unofficial Google doodler. I have written about these unofficial doodles and they have also been written about at a couple of places. 2016 had its fair share of the unofficial Google doodles and the doodles are not necessarily a [Read more]
Had raised this question a year-and-a-half ago, when the logo was first unveiled (also a couple of times since). There was quite a brouhaha over the news that the Make in India logo was designed by the Indian arm of foreign company (which is actually in sync with the idea behind Make in India) but [Read more]
The image of Narendra Modi continues to seep into our everyday lives, not only from the media but also from regular objects around us. Almost a decade after the present Prime Minister and then Chief Minister of Gujarat’s face was featured on condom packets distributed by the state government, Modi’s likeness is now also appearing [Read more]
The elections in the world’s largest democracy (that is also a prominent emerging economy) is obviously an item of importance in the world media. Here’s a snapshot of how newspapers around the world covered the news of Narendra Modi and BJP’s emphatic victory in the elections to the 16th Lok Sabha. Modi might have won [Read more]
This ‘fact’ like so many others had been flooding my timeline for long and when the wannabe-PM Narendra Modi also repeated the same (without fact-checking of course. Facts don’t always make for bombastic speeches) and his fans took it as gospel truth (some of his followers may disagree with my use of the phrase). I [Read more]