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The Straight Dope FAQ on Indian Elections 2009

Or what newspapers and media will not tell you about the 2009 Indian Parliamentary Election. Will the new government go in for reform? Absolutely! Though there may be a slight difference between what everyone understands by reform and what the … Continue reading

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Dubai: World's Trade Center?

These images tell a story. The Twin Towers, a symbol of US capitalistic superpower, have collapsed. The US is busy fighting the war against terror. In the meanwhile, Burj Dubai, the tallest free standing structure in the world, just reached … Continue reading

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High Cost Locust Alert!

While India may be an attractive low-cost outsourcing destination, it is also an attractive destination for locusts! The UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization has warned of a locust threat in India and Pakistan: Recent heavy rainfall in Pakistan and western … Continue reading

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