These developments took place in the context of the post-war euphoria over the uncontested power of the U.S., the post-Depression hunger for a better life, advances in cheap mass production, and a demographic boom. Consumerism became a symbol of the superiority of the capitalist system over Soviet-style communism, as illustrated by the famous “Kitchen Debate” in 1959 at the American National Exhibition in Moscow. Standing among the sleek labor-saving appliances of a modern American kitchen, Vice President Richard Nixon demonstrated to Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev the higher quality of life of working people in the U.S. … [Read more...] about The U.S. economy is reliant on consumer spending—can it survive a pandemic?
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Add garlic cloves, chillies, red chilli powder, lime juice and salt to a food processor or a mortar (it takes longer with mortar and pestle but the result is a beautiful, thick chutney). Grind until you have a thick paste. Adjust spices to your liking. Store in the refrigerator. It stays fresh for a month. … [Read more...] about Republic of Chutneys: 5 lip-smacking dip recipes from around India
Today, the whole world is inter-connected and inter-dependent. It's time for India to play an important role in the global economy. For this, India has to become self-reliant. From agriculture, space to healthcare, India is taking several steps to build Atmanirbhar Bharat. I am confident that measures, like, opening up the space sector will generate many new employment opportunities for our youth and provide further avenues to enhance their skills and potential. … [Read more...] about 74th Independence Day | Read the full text of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech here
As the days passed, Lionel continued to manage household tasks, finance, attending to grocery requirements with the added responsibility of sweeping and cleaning, while Carol took to cooking and dusting. She says, “Our understanding of boundaries and a new view of each other appeared.” Not being able to meet their son weighs on them, but they talk to him and his wife every day. They miss church but do pray together for 45 minutes daily. … [Read more...] about Five couples on how their relationship fared during lockdown
Anti-British slogans resounded on naval ships. Naval chief Admiral John Henry Godfrey reportedly had a hard time communicating with Britain. February 19 saw thousands of ratings leave their posts to come ashore in Colaba and Fort. They were greeted by thousands of civilians who had come in trucks with food for them. They drove around south Bombay in a procession of trucks, civilians and naval men joining their voices to say "Quit India” even as some ratings carried portraits of Indian National Army (INA) hero Subhas Chandra Bose. … [Read more...] about 74th Independence Day | The often-forgotten naval mutiny on the docks of Bombay