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Welcome to the Tantra

Studying with Douglas Brooks is like starting War and Peace on page 432. In Sanskrit.  Or jumping onto a Tilt-A-Whirl while it’s already in motion.  Challenging, confusing, and exhilarating.   805 more words


Shakespeare to Stiglitz—the poets and philosophers quoted in India's budget speeches

Thiruvalluvar, Rabindranath Tagore, Vivekananda, Kautilya, Joseph Stiglitz, Shakespeare—and even Deng Xiaoping.

India’s finance ministers like to announce big measures or end their budget speeches—in which they imagine they have changed the course of history—with a flourish. 519 more words

Jaitley’s Maiden Budget Mujra

“Mujra”, the traditional PakIndia dance of seduction honed in glittering Lahore, immortalized by the ever beautiful, dusky Rekha in Umrao Jan, a classic film by our very own desi, aristocrat, designer Muzaffar Ali. 924 more words