How Anybody with a PC and Internet Can and Must Help Nepal Earthquake Victims Right Now!

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13 out of 29 severely-affected districts are still without tents and food supply as relief choppers urgently need a sense of open spaces to land — precisely, where YOU can do your bit by marking such spaces on digital maps, downloadable by the rescue teams! First off, some shocking, LATEST FACTS on quake-hit Nepal: Ψ UP TO 50,000 EXPECTANT MOTHERS [...Read More]

Greece’s Fall from Grace

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A country that had nurtured one of the most affluent civilizations – both culturally and economically – is now ‘groveling in the lowly dust’, as poet Derozio would have liked to put it. Greece is precariously short of cash. Greece Debt Crisis, which is considered as the “most severe crisis” since the restoration of democracy in 1974, first surfaced at [...Read More]

Unacceptable Attack of ISIS on Collective Memory and Heritage

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The ancient Hatra fortress, which has been a mute spectator for the past 2,000 years to numerous wars, change of governments and rise and fall of civilizations, was razed to dust within hours by the fanatical ISIS militants. Call it the folly of a misguided section of the society or fanatical religious beliefs, some of the finest ancient artifacts had [...Read More]

Will US be able to stem China’s resurgence in its neighborhood?

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All around the 7th Summit of Americas in which 35 countries from North, South and Central America recently met in Panama City, there was an incandescent flow of energy and enthusiasm. For the first time, all heads of states had participated in the Summit; for the first time Cuban delegation-led by the country’s President Raul Castro had joined the group [...Read More]

Interesting Facts about US Presidents

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First American-born US President Martin Van Buren, the first American by birth to become the US president, is also considered the first professional politician to hold the office. He was called ‘the Fox’ for his crafty political stratagem. Read more about  Martin Van Burenthe, the 8th president of USA. President Who Kept a Goat as a Pet William Henry Harrison had [...Read More]

Complex Iran Deal Still Tethered to Uncertainties

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Just a week after Iran agreed to a nuclear framework with the US and five others in Switzerland, Tehran’s filibuster and theatrics have begun to unfold on the world stage to the disappointment of international community. While addressing a conference in Tehran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that his country would withhold signing the final agreement on the nuclear deal [...Read More]

New Cartography and Winds of Change

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The fascination and involvement of mankind with maps and mapping is pretty old. According to one view, the earliest World Map came about more than six thousand years before Christ. Today, it’s a digital-driven world largely and this shift has affected maps too. There’s a noticeable decline in the demand for paper maps with the advent of GPS and GIS [...Read More]

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