Like much of China, the Cultural Revolution (known more officially as the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution) is mired in mystery and intrigue. Few would recognize – let alone fathom – that almost 45 million Chinese (estimates vary from 30 to 45 million) died during a period of roughly twenty years between the Great Leap Forward in the late 50s and early 60s; and the Cultural Revolution of 1966-1976. 1,424 more words
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California has turned to desert, its skies have stopped raining, rivers all emptied and aqueducts run dry. This is the premiss of Claire Vaye Watkins’ arresting first novel, … 1,259 more words
Great minds think similarly, if not exactly alike, sometimes.
Today I woke up in a hippie kind of mood, starting off my day viewing and listening on YouTube to Country Joe and the Fish doing the “fixing do die” thing at Woodstock . 289 more words
Compared to other countries in Asia, where people are ageing at a much faster pace, India can still boast of a young population with the median age estimated to be 28 years. 364 more words
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Sometimes I think I should apologize to my friends and readers. Conventional blogging wisdom tells authors to select a topic, write about it widely and deeply, and provide usable and shareable content for readers. 593 more words