Shiralie Chaturvedi
Shiralie Chaturvedi
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The Middle Eastern Country Where Startups Are Thriving Most is Not Israel

It's one that's been in the news a fair amount over the last few days. Luckily the news coming out of Egypt is not all bad.

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2014 India Elections: Are Indians Ready For a Secular Government?

Democratic governance depends on secularism. Can BJP and Congress move past vote-bank politics for the sake of India as a whole?
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What's the One Area Where Bush Out-Performed Obama?

Obama's recent visit to sub-Saharan Africa illustrates how little he has really done for the continent — a record that contrasts unfavorably with that of his predecessor.
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How Do You Smuggle Heat-Seeking Missiles Into Syria? Try a Classic Car Auction

With the U.S. unwilling to be seen directly providing Syrian rebels with heavy weaponry, the task has fallen to Kuwait to shoulder the burden. How are they raising the money? Classic cars.
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YouTube Nik Wallenda Video: Watch What Went Through His Head

Nik Wallenda crossed a massive gorge indistinguishable from the Grand Canyon on a piece of rope. Why did he do it? Fame? Attention? Or something else entirely?
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G8 Summit 2013: Does the Third World Economy Still Stand a Chance?

Were the decisions made at the 2013 G8 Summit really designed to alleviate world poverty, or will they end up being useless and ineffectual?

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Marijuana Legalization: Man Grows Weed in Yard to Help Ailing Wife

Now the uncomfortable questions looms on the heads of those in the law enforcement and fellow citizens: Should Peters be sentenced for the crime he committed?

Drones in America: Sushi and Pizza Delivery Drones Now a Thing

Do we really want people using drones in a casual, perfunctory, almost normal way?
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Vladimir Putin Divorce: Will We See a New Side to Russia's Steely Leader?

We're used to thinking of Putin as a bit of a despot, especially since the Kremlin does a good job of keeping its leaders' personal lives private. But things could change with this announcement.
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Marijuana Legalization 2013: What's Good For Smokers is Also Good For the Taxpayer

Marijuana legalization wouldn't just be good for users. It would be good for taxpayers and the economy.
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'Inspire' Magazine: How Al-Qaeda is Inspiring Homegrown Terrorism

You might not be aware that Al-Qaeda publishes a cheesy-looking magazine named 'Inspire'. As chuckle-inspiring the covers may be, the reading inside is aimed at the intelligentsia of terrorism.