The Economist on “Gold Craze” in India


The Economist summed up the reason behind the gold craze of an Indian individual saying: “At the individual level, then, the gold craze makes sense. But in aggregate it is a disaster for India. Imports of bullion impose a massive strain on its balance of payments—amounting to $54 billion in the year to March 2013.”Continue reading “The Economist on “Gold Craze” in India”

Mckayla Maroney and Barack Obama’s “not so impressed look” picture goes viral online


After White House published this picture (that includes Mckayla Maroney and President Obama) on Saturday it created a buzz online and people started talking about it in huge numbers. The other girl in this picture, Mckayla Maroney, is an Olympic Gold winning gymnast. The picture was actually clicked at the White House on Thursday whileContinue reading “Mckayla Maroney and Barack Obama’s “not so impressed look” picture goes viral online”

2600 year old Buddhist statue “Mes Aynak” on the verge of extinction


It was due to the efforts of documentary filmmaker Brent Huffman that something as insensitive as taking down of the centuries old Buddhist statue was taken into consideration and brought on the world stage. Brent is also an assistant professor at Medill school of journalism in Northwestern University. Brent started working on the site ofContinue reading “2600 year old Buddhist statue “Mes Aynak” on the verge of extinction”