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Tainted Louis Berger official was also involved in Rs 3000 crore worth Goa airport consultancy project

Jul 27, 2015

Tainted Louis Berger official was also involved in Rs 3000 crore worth Goa airport consultancy project

Former Louis Berger official James McClung, who has pleaded guilty to a US court for paying $ 976,630 in bribes to a yet-unnamed Goa politician and officials in 2010 for a multi-billion dollar water and sewage management project, was also the pointsman for another project, the Rs. 3000 crore worth Mopa Greenfield airport in Goa, in which the New Jersey-based firm was appointed technical consultant. #TheLongView #Goa #Dubai #airport #Bribes #Louis Berger #James McClung #Richard Hirsch #Mopa Greenfield
Aging abroad: Indians fashion their own retirement communities in the US

Jul 27, 2015

Aging abroad: Indians fashion their own retirement communities in the US

I am domesticated, broken, tamed, Arun Pancholi said. But as he speaks, his cheeks break into playful dimples. With a baseball hat stylishly cocked on his head, he looks like a mischievous middle-schooler. I am on the inside, he says with a twinkle in his eye, I am done for. #Silicon Valley #TheLongView #Florida #Aging #senior citizens #Retirement Homes
IS burns Jordanian Pilot alive: Middle East's Descent into Chaos and Disorder?

Feb 06, 2015

IS burns Jordanian Pilot alive: Middle East's Descent into Chaos and Disorder?

he terrible immolation of a Jordanian pilot by the IS reflects the conjuncture of globalization, pre-emptive war, and the slippage of the deep state in the Middle East. #World #globalisation #Islam #TheLongView #Middle East #islamic-state #IS #Jordanian pilot #Clash of civilsations
Role of a strong single mother: Did Modi get President Obama's mann ki baat?

Jan 28, 2015

Role of a strong single mother: Did Modi get President Obama's mann ki baat?

As the son of a single mother, a boy who was raised by a dynamic grandmother and the husband to the formidably independent Michelle, Obama has been surrounded by strong women all his life. #World #Michelle Obama #India #Barack Obama #US #TheLongView #Narendra Modi #Mann Ki Baat
PM Narendra Modi dominated 2014, but can he conquer 2015 as well?

Jan 01, 2015

PM Narendra Modi dominated 2014, but can he conquer 2015 as well?

2014 has been the year of Modi, but his achievements have all been in politics and foreign policy rather than in economics of reformist legislation. In 2015, these ought to be his focus. It is a do-or-die year for his stewardship of India. #TheLongView #Sangh Parivar #economic reforms #2014 elections #Rajya Sabha Disruptions #2014 Year End #Top Stories #Modi's Year #Looking Ahead
Budgam killings: Army apology has failed to reduce simmering anger in Kashmir

Nov 11, 2014

Budgam killings: Army apology has failed to reduce simmering anger in Kashmir

The recent killing of two people, including a teenager, by soldiers of the Indian Army has made people angry in Jammu and Kashmir. #India #Jammu and Kashmir #TheLongView #Valley #Indian Army #Srinagar #AFSPA #youth #firing #teenagers #Rashtriya Rifles #Budgam killings
US-led airstrikes could re-unite Al Qaeda and Islamic State, say analysts

Oct 29, 2014

US-led airstrikes could re-unite Al Qaeda and Islamic State, say analysts

Al Qaeda is using US airstrikes in Syria as a reason to extend olive branches to the renegade Islamic State group, say analysts. #World #Terrorism #US #Syria #Al-Qaeda #TheLongView #Ayman al-Zawahiri #Iraq #Aleppo #Jihadis #islamic-state #ISIL #ISIS #IS #US airstrikes