Articles By Palash R. Ghosh

From Politics & Policy Sep 12, 2012

Catalans Clamor For Independence From Spain As Recession Chokes Region

Catalonia represents 15 percent of Spain’s population, but produces about one-fifth of the country’s GDP.

From Politics & Policy Sep 12, 2012

India’s Nuclear Power Conundrum: Energy Needs Vs. Safety Concerns

India currently has 20 operational nuclear power reactors in India in six states. Seven more plants are under construction, and at least 36 more projects are on the drawing board.

From Politics & Policy Sep 11, 2012

Yes, Even Denmark Has A Homelessness Problem

The homeless problem in Denmark is unlikely to ease anytime soon. Net unemployment is now at 4.7 percent, the highest level in six years. Labor Minister Mette Frederiksen warned that the unemployment rate will continue to climb into 2013.

From Politics & Policy Sep 11, 2012

IMF Chief Christine Lagarde’s Statement At APEC Leaders Summit (FULL-TEXT)

Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), issued the following statement at the opening of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders Summit in Vladivostok, Russia on Sunday.

From Politics & Policy Sep 11, 2012

Syrian Defector Hints French Helped Him Escape, But Opposes Foreign Military Intervention

Manaf Tlas hinted that France helped him escape Syria, but refused to provide specifics. He also warned the Syrian regime would not hesitate to use chemical weapons.

From Politics & Policy Sep 11, 2012

Ahmadinejad Accuses West Of Creating Drought Conditions In Iran

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is claiming that Western nations are conspiring to throw Iran into a serious drought (and thereby threaten its agriculture) by deliberately destroying rain clouds headed toward the country.

From Faith & Belief Sep 11, 2012

Pakistani Hindus In India Demand Asylum Citing Persecution

Pakistani Hindus arriving in India are demanding refugee status, citing a pattern of persecution and discrimination in Muslim-dominated Pakistan.

From Economy Sep 10, 2012

Karaoke Killings: A Bizarre Phenomenon In East Asia

Confrontations in karaoke parlors have culminated in murderous violence in parts of Asia.

From Economy Sep 08, 2012

Venice: Massive Tourism (And Now Huge Cruise Ships) Ruining City’s Priceless Charms

Venice attracts some 22 million visitors each year (for a city of only about 60,000 residents) and these figures keep climbing. Many Venetians aren't happy at all.

From Economy Sep 08, 2012

The Middle Class And The Death Of Culture

Culture in America is dead, largely because the middle class does not care about such things.