The Indian State Is the Greatest Enemy of the Indian Farmer

This is of The Rationalist, my column for the Times of India. The late farmer leader Sharad Joshi used to enjoy reciting a poem that described the Indian farmer’s plight perfectly. It addresses the non-farmer from the farmer’s point of view, and it goes: Marte hum bhi hain. Marte tum bhi ho. Marte hum bhi hain, marte tum bhi ho. Hum sasta bech ke marte hain, Tum mahanga khareedke marte ho. I would translate it thus: I die, my friend, and so do you. I die, my friend, and so do you. I sell ...
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Big Cities New York Friday 2017 May 19

1004 a.m. I am sitting in Chicago airport having navigated the walking of five blocks to the ClarkeLake L station taking the train to the airport finding the checkin clearing security in rapid time and buying green tea at Starbucks where I
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Wuhan 2 Sexology Museum and East Lake

Another day another breakfast and another excuse to try a new local breakfast food. Today we were having doupi so we headed to the restaurant street where we'd had breakfast yesterday. My friend located the place that sold doupi and we ordered
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Mohammed VI Bridge in Morocco

As I was driving under a brilliant sun in a bright deep blue sky along the highways from Fez to Marrakech just east of the city of Rabat in Morocco, I crossed a bridge which I later found out that — at 950 meters in length with two arched towers which are... The post Mohammed VI Bridge in Morocco appeared first on The Gate.
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Japanese foot spa and flying circus

This morning we are going out of town to visit a cenote.We pack our day bag and go for breakfast at our usual haunt before hailing a taxi into Playa. The going rate today appears to be 50 pesos. Well I suppose thats better than 90 Its normally 3
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Delta Wants Several Airlines Out of New York JFK Terminal 4

Delta’s operations at New York JFK are split across two separate terminals, terminal 2 and terminal 4. Delta wants all of its operations under one roof. And they want all of SkyTeam under their roof too. In order to accomplish that they need to push out several airlines that currently operate out of terminal 4. Continue reading Delta Wants Several Airlines Out of New York JFK Terminal 4...
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An affordable winter sports break in Oslo, of all places

Despite its pricey reputation, Norway’s capital may be the world’s most accessible snow sports hub, with an Olympic bobsleigh run and cross-country skiing a short schuss from the centreI’m on the metro, Line 1 of Oslo’s T-bane, but instead of shopping bags and briefcases, people are getting on with skis and snowboards. The train heads north, emerges from the tunnel in a forested suburb covered in thick snow then climbs up and up. At Midtstuen station a crowd of excited children get on with their...
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Roma Coliseum San Callisto Catacombs

We had a busy day touring. It was 60 and sunny all day. We started with breakfast again at the hotel. The Coliseum was next with a wait in the lines. We toured the Coliseum viewing some of the historical information first and then we went in to tour the i
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Long-term outlook for Dubai takes another turn down

Long-term outlook for Dubai takes another turn down:Regardless of the shortened three-day trading week, the bear market continued in Dubai with the Dubai Financial Market General Index (DFMGI) falling 88.39 or 3.31 per cent to end at 2,580.27. This is the second week in a row where the index fell more than 3.0 per cent. There were only five positive issues, while 30 declined. Weekly volume fell given the shorter week. For the year, the index has fallen 23.4 per cent, and it is down 31.2 per cent...
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#Qatar’s Opec exit signals future course of action - The Peninsula Qatar

Qatar’s Opec exit signals future course of action - The Peninsula Qatar:Qatar’s surprise announcement to exit Opec on January 1 after 57 years, citing the country’s emphasis on expanding its natural gas production is a message that the country remains committed to pursuing an independent path and focusing on a sector where it is already vying for position as the world’s largest producer, rather than remaining in an organization that it sees as irrelevant to its growth plan, Institute of Internat...
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OPEC-Plus Deal Is Worth The Risk Of Trump Tweets - Bloomberg

OPEC-Plus Deal Is Worth The Risk Of Trump Tweets - Bloomberg:If Friday’s last-minute deal by the OPEC-plus group sparks a big rally in oil prices, then it and Saudi Arabia, especially, can probably expect a few holiday tweets from a certain president. Judging from comments made by Khalid Al-Falih, the country’s energy minister, they seem to expect as much.OPEC says it will cut 800,000 barrels a day of production starting in January, while its 10 partner countries have pledged to take out 400,000...
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Qatar's Emir Won't Join Gulf Summit in Riyadh: Turkey's AA - Bloomberg

Qatar's Emir Won't Join Gulf Summit in Riyadh: Turkey's AA - Bloomberg:The Qatari Emir, Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, will not join the Gulf Cooperation Council Summit to be held in Riyadh on Sunday, Turkey’s Anadolu Agency reported late Saturday, citing a Qatari official it didn’t identify.A state minister will represent the country at the meeting instead, AA reported. Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Adbulaziz invited Qatar’s ruler to attend the regional summit in a sign of a potential thaw between ...
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#Qatar Petroleum to buy stake in ExxonMobil Mozambique blocks | Reuters

Qatar Petroleum to buy stake in ExxonMobil Mozambique blocks | Reuters:Qatar Petroleum said on Saturday it had agreed to buy a 10 percent participating interest in three of ExxonMobil’s offshore exploration blocks in Mozambique’s Angoche and Zambezi basins.It will be part of a consortium made up of affiliates of ExxonMobil with a 50 percent stake, Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos with 20 percent, Rosneft with 20 percent interest, and Qatar Petroleum with 10 percent.Qatar and the United States...
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UPDATE 1-Saudi oil exports seen down 1 mln bpd in Jan from Nov levels - sources | Reuters

UPDATE 1-Saudi oil exports seen down 1 mln bpd in Jan from Nov levels - sources | Reuters:Saudi Arabia’s crude oil exports are expected to drop next month by some 1 million barrels per day (bpd) from November levels, two sources familiar with the matter said on Saturday.The world’s top oil exporter is expected to ship about 7.3 million bpd in January, one of the sources said, due to softening seasonal demand and as Riyadh follows through on a global deal to cut output to prevent a build up in oi...
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The Best Places to Golf in Portugal

If you’re planning to go to Portugal and have an Algarve golf holiday , then it’s a good idea first to figure out which golf course you want to go to. You should preferably go for one with 36 or more holes that also allows you to experience a variety of golf shots. Such a course would be ideal if you don’t want to drive around too much on your holiday but still want the luxury of playing on different golf courses. All you have to do is play, eat and sleep all day. Here are some of your best be...
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Top 10 luxury travel gifts for her this Christmas (UK & Europe edition)

Still looking for the perfect gift for your significant other this Christmas?  If the lady in your life loves to travel but is difficult to buy for, then look no further than our luxury travel gift guide.  With everything from snug wraps to keep you warm through Winter or keep you cosy on your travels […] The post Top 10 luxury travel gifts for her this Christmas (UK & Europe edition) appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
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France, Paris

17h Noël n’aura pas lieu… Copyright Jacques Witt / Sipa Press [Author: Jacques Witt]
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32 Years Ago an Aeroflot Pilot Bet He Could Land an Airplane Blind. He Couldn’t.

Somehow I wasn't familiar with the story of Aeroflot flight 6502 from Yekaterinburg to Kuibyshev to Grozny. On October 20, 1986 the pilot of the Tupolev Tu-134A bet his co-pilot that he could land the plane blind. He would draw the curtains on the cockpit windows and make an instrument-only approach. Continue reading 32 Years Ago an Aeroflot Pilot Bet He Could Land an Airplane Blind. He Couldn’t....
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in which an old-fashioned mom-and-pop motel saves me from union busters

For the portion of my training taking place in Campbell River -- two days this week plus all of next week -- I was booked into the Coast Discovery Inn, a Coast chain property. Before this trip, I was unfamiliar with the Coast chain. Their slogan "Refreshingly Local" means they acquire already-established hotel and bring them into the Coast brand. We stayed at one in Tsawwassen the night before taking the ferry to Vancouver Island, and my employer booked me in one in Nanaimo. They were both very ...
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Travels Update 4

Day 18 'Dougie at the Mosque' is how I shall remember today. While a quick tour of Doha was good and eerily quiet of tourist's and having company Kaitlyn helps majorly with logistics I think my 40 minutes with 'Dougie the converted' will resonate fo
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It's a New Day

May 202018I've always enjoyed traveling solo. I love the freedom of being able to decide on where I want to go each day of how long I want to spend in a particular museum or site of deciding when what and where I want to go to eat.Last May as
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Looking Sharp: Razor Clams in 5 Minutes!

Food discoveries really excite me and I was delighted to see razor clams at the seafood market recently! Having had these gorgeous clams overseas in London and South America I snatched them up and knew that I had to make a recipe that would befit how special and delicious these razor clams are!
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My next TOI blog post: Ill-informed opposition to private schools for the poor

This post responds to this one by Anurag Behar.
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Where Credit Card Balances are Highest and Airline Employees Asked to Work for Free

A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading Where Credit Card Balances are Highest and Airline Employees Asked to Work for Free...
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The Atlantic North to South NovemberDecember 2018

The Atlantic North to South December 2018 Dawn breaks over my last morning in Barcelona and after enjoying another great buffet breakfast at the Hilton its time to make my way down to the lobby grab a local taxi to the cruise ship
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My Italian Neighbor

  Italy is less than two hours from our doorstep. My neighbor. Seductive enchanting Italy. I love that. Zip across the border, Italian enchantment rushes up, grabs me, Bacio qui! Limoncello in the afternoon, then back to oh la la France in the evening.        San Remo is a lovely seaside town. Every Tuesday and Saturday morning there is a market. Yeah, yeah I know markets galore in France, so why drive two and a half hours for a market?         Italy that is why! Italian Christmas pastries,...
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Here’s My Seat Selection Strategy: Always Get the Best Seat Possible on the Plane

An airplane ride isn't usually that long, it's fine to be separated from your travel companion unless that companion is a small child. There are times though that it really does matter to most of us. And even when seated alone, some seats are better than others. Continue reading Here’s My Seat Selection Strategy: Always Get the Best Seat Possible on the Plane...
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Derbyshire 53 Chesterfield Hardwick Hall with its Christmas fineryjacket potatoes and cheesemissing paperworkand air suspension

It's getting to feel a lot like Christmas everywhere you go. That song is going round and round my head. Everywhere I look there are decorations sprouting up in gardens and all over houses. I see Christmas Trees inside all lit up like Blackpool Illuminat
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Toronto Christmas Market – Holiday Giveaway

It's that time of year for a good old-fashioned giveaway! The holidays are my favourite time to get outside, enjoy the holiday lights and see a show! We're giving away four tickets to A Christmas Carol at SoulPepper Theatre in the Distillery District!  A Christmas Carol Giveaway Toronto's distillery district is abuzz with Christmas Markets and […] Read the original post Toronto Christmas Market – Holiday Giveaway on The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog.
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Judge limits use of cruise passenger fees by Juneau

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that use of fees collected by the city of Juneau from cruise ship passengers must be connected to the ship. Coast Alaska reports the cruise industry had challenged the legality of the fees and alleged the city spends the money too freely. U.S. District Court Judge […]
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