Padmananda Rama

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Via Instagram, Insight Into Turkey's Protests

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Serkan Bac is not a professional photographer, but he enjoys posting photos to Instagram, many showing places he's visited in his hometown of Istanbul and throughout Turkey.

Two weeks ago, for example, during a work trip to Izmir, Bac posted a photo of people watching the sunset.

"A ...


In A Changing Oakland, Two Generations Learn How To Fit In

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

I'll tell you about the Oakland I know. I'll tell you about the Oakland my father knew growing up in the 1940s and '50s when being multicultural wasn't even a trend.

As the eldest sibling in his half-Filipino and half-Mexican family, he was a pioneer and I learned from his ...


Reviving The Spirit And Schmaltz Of The Jewish Deli

Thursday, March 28, 2013

On a recent morning, just south of Washington, D.C.'s Dupont Circle, about a dozen people are lined up outside a restaurant waiting for its lunchtime opening.

Jon and Ralph Rosenbaum are at the front of the line and are the first to be greeted by DGS Delicatessen general manager ...


In First Post-Election Interview, Romney Calls Race A 'Magnificent' Experience

Sunday, March 03, 2013

It was not the outcome they had hoped for, but in his first interview since losing the presidential election, Mitt Romney said he and his wife are moving on.

Speaking to host Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday, Romney described last year's presidential race, his second attempt at serving in ...


Gun-Control Battle Spills Over To Super Bowl Ads

Sunday, February 03, 2013

A Super Bowl ad produced by a group backed by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg uses old video of the NRA chief calling for limited background checks. The ad, which will air in some ma...

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Newtown Teacher And Students Remembered For The Light They Brought

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Family and Friends celebrate the lives of Victoria, Daniel, Caroline and Charlotte, recalling how each of them could light up a room. The teacher and three students were killed in the school shooting in Newtown on Friday.


Parents of Slain Children Share Memories At Newtown Funerals

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Two more funerals were held in Newtown Tuesday, for first-graders James Mattioli and Jessica Rekos. The two were killed in the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary school on Friday.


Want Thousands Of Twitter Followers? Put A Meme On It

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

It is now clear that we are living in a world of viral memes that take no sides when it comes to spoofing politicians or debate moderators. So what's a politician to do as the target of a social media parody? Run with it.


Romney Tempers Foreign Policy Criticism After Flap Over Libya Remarks

Thursday, September 13, 2012

A day after Mitt Romney ignited a debate over his criticism of President Obama's handling of events in North Africa, he largely steered clear of discussing the attack on an American c...

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For Both Parties, Spanglish Is The Unofficial Convention Language

Sunday, September 09, 2012

If you grew up in a bilingual Hispanic household, listening to the Democratic and Republican conventions may have sounded a lot like home. In this year's presidential election, Latino...


Obama Heads To Hollywood; Conservative Group Mocks 'Celebrity President'

Thursday, May 10, 2012

On Thursday, some of Hollywood's top stars and deepest pockets will congregate at the Studio City, Calif., home of actor George Clooney to mingle with President Obama and raise money ...

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GOP Candidates Laud Bachmann, Who Departs Without Endorsing A Former Rival

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Several former rivals of Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann were quick to applaud the now-suspended campaign run by the only woman to have sought the 2012 Republican presidential nominat...