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Bwoglines: Reality And Ideals Edition

Near the city of Kanpur, Fourteen carriages of Indore-Patna Express derailed just after 03:00 local time on Sunday. According to the police, the death toll has now passed 100, with more than 150 injured. Rescue efforts are still being carried out to recover the injured and the dead from deformed carriages. (BBC) Bernie Sanders voices […]

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Bucket List: Gladwell, India, Aung San Suu Kyi

Bucket List represents the unbelievable intellectual privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. We do our very best to bring to your attention important guest lecturers and special events on campus. As always, feel free to mention any events we may have missed in the comments section and we’ll add them. Our recommendations for this week are […]

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Free Food: India is Sweet, also Indian Sweets

Every fall, Club Dimensions, a South Asian campus group, throws their annual Guria benefit–it’s full of dancing and food, and it’s fun. To plan for this year’s iteration, they’re joining forces with the CU Culinary Society for a study break featuring “gourmet Indian desserts.” Stop by the Lerner East Ramp Lounge at 9:00pm to nosh, […]

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LectureHop – Pakistan-India: What’s Next?

Looking to get his fill of international conflict, Kashmir Bureau Chief Mark Hay grabbed a chair in the Satow Room last night for “Pakistan-India: What’s Next?” November 26 will mark a somber anniversary – one year since the coordinated terrorist attacks of the Pakistani group Lashkar-e-Taiba ripped through the Indian city of Mumbai, paralyzing both […]

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Free Dinner

Engineers Without Borders is holding a giant Roone-sized event this evening at 7:00.  Beyond Borders: Food will feature discussions with experts about the “cultural and social contexts” and the “systemic factors” affect our food. Academic blathering aside, the event will feature an “Indian/African” dinner – no word on whether this is a hybrid or two […]

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Your Money At Work: Free Indian Food

Already tired of cooking in your nonexistent dorm kitchen?  CCSC 2011 is hosting a welcome back-style dinner in Lerner Party Space tonight at 6:00 PM.  The food will be from Indian Cafe on 108th and Broadway.  CCSC 2011 President Learned Foote helpfully notes that the dinner will be “first come, first serve,” meaning that it’ll […]

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This Week in Procrastination: Six Weeks Left

It’s the final stretch.  Post-break, you might have time for a few distractions.  Photo via mycaricatures.co.uk Monday Society, Toleration, and the Jews: Ira Katznelson, professor of political science and history, will discuss toleration “as an alternative to persecution.”  Sounds good to us.  6:15 PM @ Low Rotunda. Tuesday Brinkley, Foner, and Stiglitz: Capitalism is in […]

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Jeffrey Sachs Is Everywhere!

 – Photo via The Earth Institute It’s not uncommon to see Columbia’s celebrity economist in the news, but three times in one day? First, “the noted economist” tell the Press Trust of India (India’s AP) that India needs to spend more money stimulating the economy to ensure a quick recovery. Sounds kinda like what a […]

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Free Indian Food Tonight in Lerner!

For everyone whose mouth waters at the thought of Indian cuisine, today is a lucky day.  The Bhakti Club is holding its first free Indian vegetarian cooking class of the semester tonight at 7pm in the Broadway Room in Lerner.  And, as the product of the class is a delicious, vegetarian, Indian meal, there will […]

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Cooking with Bwog: Caving to Popular Demand

In which Bwog Daily Editor Zach van Schouwen gives in to the demands of anonymous commenters and buys a plastic bag full of curry powder. In a previous edition of Cooking with Bwog, our high esteem for fried okra was called into question by a number of advocates of bhindi. Bhindi is the Hindi word […]

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Bwogging the subcontinent

This month, Bwog staffer Armin Rosen finds himself in Bangalore, which is not as unlike Manhattan as you might think. Up until this weekend, my lone experience with south Asia’s IT boomtown was crossing the street between its central bus and train stations. Simple enough in theory—but, owing to the city’s notorious Friday-night traffic and […]

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Bwogmail: A Note from Central Asia

BW staffer Kate Linthicum left us this semester for the wilds of Tibet and Bhutan, where’s she’s studying abroad and generally being cooler than those of us cloistered on College Walk. In one brief internet cafe session, she updated Bwog on her life. Dear New York, It’s been a month and a half since I […]

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Indo-Israeli LectureHop II: The Om-Shalom Relationship

Last night, panelists held a discussion at the Law School regarding what may be an emerging political and cultural alliance between India and Israel. Bwog dispatched not one but two correspondants to the event in order to give readers as well-rounded a perspective as possible. Below, in the second and last part of our series, […]

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Indo-Israeli LectureHop I: Of Policy and Potato Curry

Last night, panelists held a discussion at the Law School regarding what may be an emerging political and cultural alliance between India and Israel. Bwog dispatched not one but two correspondants to the event in order to give readers as well-rounded a perspective as possible. Below, in the first part of our series, Armin Rosen […]

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We’re not in Lynchburg anymore, Johnny

Gothamist is reporting that lefty New School students are doing a much better job protesting John McCain in his last commencement stop of the year than we did. Where was Columbia’s 1,000-signature petition? They even care about it in India! And no, that’s not the ceremony. Bwog is just still confused by the orange theme.

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