Monthly Archives: December 2010

Real Marriage now just a Reality show

The Indian Marriage

The Indian Marriage – Tamasha or Not? (Image Credit – http://www.flickr.com/photos/teducation/)

It is definitely risible but it is certainly true, real life marriages are now just a matter of reel life marriages.  Marriage involves so many emotions, sentiments, heart & soul of people and especially in India there is no such big event than a marriage. Be it a love or arranged marriage, it is the biggest occasion of anyone’s life. It is considered to be a pure relation between two people, a bond which is unbreakable, and an important part of Indian culture. From bride to groom, bride’s parents to groom’s parents, relatives everyone has their own sentiments attached to a marriage and so many hopes in their eyes. However, this has become a past tense, presently marriage is nothing but a business for most of the people in India, especially for our TV… Read the rest

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Obama’s Visit to India

US President Barak Obama’s recent visit to India generated no little amount of excitement with gossip flying about what kinds of Indian dishes the Obamas preferred and what gifts Michelle Obama was purchasing. However, more important than the cross-cultural experiences were the economic policies crafted during the meetings as leaders from these two powerful countries explored ways to work together to jointly build our two economies. According to Timothy Geithner, Secretary of the US Department of the Treasury, from 2004-2009, India’s exports to the US rose 40% while the US exports to India grew by 170%. After a dip in 2009, bilateral trade has already grown by 30% in the first half of 2010, and with strong support from both sides of the globe, it appears that US-Indian trade will only continue to increase in the months and years to come.

With increase in trade comes an increase in opportunity… Read the rest

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