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I spent 3 weeks in Kenya in 2008, trying to connect the Nairobi Women's Hospital with angel investors who wanted to lend them $100 million at extremely favorable rates. No-one understood what was required legally, certainly not in  Nairobi, and the whole deal fell apart when I was arrested under suspicion of being a terrorist for 19 hours for photographing a Kenyan flag. The day after I was released I came down with malaria. A weekend to remember.


During 3 weeks in Nairobi, visiting hospitals and institutions, the strong Indian presence in Kenya was obvious.

South Asia news from Reuters

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Pakistan investigating social media users for anti-army posts - official
LAHORE, Pakistan/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan has begun a crackdown on online criticism of its powerful military, with up to 200 social media accounts under investigation, a security official said on Monday.


Mon, 22 May 2017 18:34:06 +0530


Pakistan authorities seize 20 kg heroin on London-bound flight
KARACHI (Reuters) - Pakistani authorities found 20 kg (44 lb) of heroin on a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight bound for London on Monday during a search at Islamabad airport, a spokesman for the national carrier said.


Mon, 22 May 2017 18:32:16 +0530


Two more deaths take Everest toll to six in past month
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Two more climbers have died on Mount Everest, taking to six the death toll on the world's highest mountain in the past month, fuelling safety concerns among mountaineers, officials said on Monday.


Mon, 22 May 2017 14:38:10 +0530


Sri Lanka president switches foreign, finance ministers in reshuffle
COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena switched the finance and foreign ministers in a cabinet reshuffle on Monday in a bid to restore confidence in the administration's handling of the economy.


Mon, 22 May 2017 12:03:20 +0530


Two killed, one kidnapped in Afghan capital Kabul
KABUL (Reuters) - A German aid worker and an Afghan guard were killed and a Finnish national was abducted from a house in Kabul late on Saturday, an interior ministry spokesman said.


Sun, 21 May 2017 23:22:19 +0530
The Republic of India
Horizontal tricolour flag bearing, from top to bottom, deep saffron, white, and green horizontal bands. In the centre of the white band is a navy-blue wheel with 24 spokes.
On Jan 04, 2016, Pranav Dhanawade, a 15-year-old school student was unbeaten in cricket, when he scored 1009 runs in a single innings, and won the match for KC Gandhi School against Arya Gurukul School. 

This was the greatest number of runs for a single innings for anyone, and 40% more than the previous record by Arthur Collins who batted 628 when he was 13 in England in 1899. Arthur Collins was killed at 29 in November 1914 in Ypres during the First World War. 

Let us hope, and make sure, that this achievement is only the beginning of a long, healthy and purpose-filled life. Well done Pranav! Well done KC Gandhi School! 
Diwali: festival of lights in Sydney, Australia and in Manhattan, NY click here
India ink news feeds from New York Times

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Climate Cowards — and Heroes
China’s and India’s progress highlights the short-sightedness of the Trump administration’s climate stance.

Mon, 22 May 2017 08:58:08 -0500


Museum of the Future: Portable and Personal
Dayanita Singh has spent the past decade creating customizable photo books that are a portable exhibit and catalog in one.

Mon, 22 May 2017 04:00:29 -0500


No, Google’s Not a Bird: Bringing the Internet to Rural India
A recent convert to the wonders of the web is trying to persuade his neighbors in a remote village that “the whole world rests inside the mobile.”

Sun, 21 May 2017 15:44:56 -0500


Pakistan Is Ordered to Suspend Execution of Indian Convicted of Espionage
The International Court of Justice asked the country to delay the execution of Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav until it had a chance to rule on a case brought by India.

Thu, 18 May 2017 13:46:30 -0500


India’s Lost Party Mansions
The country’s Chettinad region is full of architectural relics in various states of decaying opulence. For some inhabitants, the extravagance goes on; for others, it is a memory slipping away.

Wed, 17 May 2017 17:30:41 -0500


India Allows Abortion for 10-Year-Old Rape Victim
A court ruled that the procedure could be carried out, even though the girl’s pregnancy had passed the 20-week cutoff point under Indian law.

Tue, 16 May 2017 11:35:27 -0500


Beheadings and Vengeance: A Cycle of Killing on a Border in Kashmir
Acts of extreme brutality occur with some regularity along the Line of Control, the disputed military frontier that divides Kashmir into Indian and Pakistani territory.

Mon, 15 May 2017 18:56:29 -0500


Indian Girl, 10, Was Raped Repeatedly. Now She May Have to Give Birth.
Raped by her stepfather, the girl is now at least 20 weeks pregnant, and under Indian law she may not be entitled to an abortion.

Mon, 15 May 2017 16:09:57 -0500


Politics and Plagues
What do the C.I.A. and Nigerian imams have to do with the fight to end polio? Retro Report examines how the worlds of politics and public health can collide.

Sun, 14 May 2017 18:30:20 -0500


24 Indian Wedding Guests Are Killed When Wall Collapses in Storm
The victims, including four children, were seeking shelter from a thunderstorm in Bharatpur when a 14-foot boundary wall failed, crushing them beneath it.

Thu, 11 May 2017 05:15:52 -0500
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Why the Trump-Led Islamic Summit in Saudi Arabia Was a Disaster for Pakistan
Pakistan is largely shut out of the high-profile event, despite high hopes for recognition.

Mon, 22 May 2017 17:08:22 +0000


China’s New Attack Helicopter Makes Maiden Flight
An export version of China’s WZ-19 light attack helicopter took to the skies for the first time last week.

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:21:37 +0000


How China Wound up Outside the International Human Rights Debate
As China's global role grows, it's increasingly important to speak out about the country's human rights issues.

Mon, 22 May 2017 14:28:26 +0000


New Life for the TPP?
The TPP 11 are "united" on moving forward, but Trump has his own ideas for the future of Asia trade.

Mon, 22 May 2017 14:27:30 +0000


Hong Kong’s Chief Executive-Elect Already Struggling
Carrie Lam is finding it difficult to fill her cabinet, thanks to restrictions from Beijing.

Mon, 22 May 2017 14:21:56 +0000
White rice, white bread  and diabetes click here.
Below, brother and sister play Indian instruments for mourners during the memorial service for the late Consul General for Trinidad and Tobago, Ambassador Babooram Rambissoon. The service was held at Brooklyn Borough Hall, and co-sponsored by CACCI, click here.