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How to stay sane as political polarization haunts our personal lives

Comments from a cross-section of people in America and India. by Parveen Chopra Editor, ALotusInTheMud.com Being editor of ALotusInTheMud.com does not make me immune to getting affected by political polarization. At a recent family get-together in India, the conversation veered to politics,...

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Strengthening Relations between India and Bangladesh

Dr. Dhrubajyoti Bhattacharjee The Indian Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra visited Dhaka from 8–9 May. He was the first high-level Indian official to visit Bangladesh after the election of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s new government in January 2024. As Bangladesh remains...

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Community Oped: New York City’s Accomplishments

Eric Adams Halfway through our first term, it is time to look back on and celebrate all we have accomplished together. Four years after COVID-19 forced our city to a standstill, New York is back. With crime down, jobs up,...

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Community Op-Ed: Scoring a Goal for Affordable Housing

Construction for the first phase of housing at Willets is already underway — a year ahead of schedule. The first 880 affordable homes are expected to be completed by the end of 2026. The next phase will include the remaining...