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INDIA : Mango Fest 2015, Contests from Friday

By Express News Service

Published: 21st May 2015 06:05 AM

Last Updated: 21st May 2015 06:05 AM












KOCHI: Mango Fest 2015, an exhibition of mangoes from different parts of the globe, organised by West Kochi Cultural Society, will be held at JN International Stadium, Kaloor, from May 22 to 31.









It will be inaugurated by GCDA Chairman N Venugopal on Friday and open from 2 pm to 9 pm on working days and from 11 am onwards on Saturdays and Sundays.




The competitions will be held on May 24 evening.




Ninety-nine varieties of mangoes, including Malgova, Chakkarakutti, Alphonsa and foreign ones such as Al Badri, Telur Masin, Al Suhana will be on display.




Food fest, auto expo, distribution of mango saplings are the other highlights. 


Competitions like mango eating, juice drinking and mango delicacy preparation will also be conducted.


 Mango juice will be served to all who visit the exhibition ground.


“The mangoes are ripened in a natural way and free from chemicals. The fruit will be available at a rate lower…

SUPERPOWER: Ian Bremmer explains America's choices in the 'period of geopolitical creative destruction'

ELENA HOLODNY


MAY 19, 2015, 12:09 PM



IanBremmer.com






Washington hasn't had a defined foreign policy strategy for the last quarter-century, but now it's time for America to take a look at the options and make a choice, argues Eurasia Group president Ian Bremmer in his new book, "Superpower."




During the Cold War, America had a defined policy — and everybody knew what it was. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, the world was still safe enough for Washington to get away with not having a clear strategy.






However, in today's increasingly dangerous and unstable geopolitical environment, that's no longer an option.




"America has not had a [post-Soviet] foreign policy strategy," Bremmer told Business Insider in a sit-down interview.



"We've chosen to be risk averse and reactive. You look at the Gulf Summit with the leaders not coming. You look at Netanyahu. You look at the Russians. The Chinese have the AIIB.


 All of this.





"And now the point is: H…

USA HAS IMPORTANT CHOICES TO MAKE : THREE OPTIONS FOR FUTURE OF SUPER POWER

Superpower
By Ian Bremmer






President Obama hosts a Gulf security summit, and most Arab leaders decide not to attend. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu comes to Washington to address Congress on Iran over protests from the president. Britain ignores pleas from the United States and becomes a founding member of the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, a potential competitor for the World Bank. The Obama administration gripes that the Brits are pandering to the Chinese. Russia’s Putin, like Syria’s Assad, strides across American red lines with little consequence. Beijing and Moscow announce joint military exercises… in the Mediterranean. NATO ally Turkey turns to China for new defense equipment. The Dutch go to Huawei for internet security.





These are not random events. What’s going on?





America is not in decline. Look to the strength of the dollar, US equity markets, employment levels and the economic rebound, the energy and food revolutions, and generation after generation of techno…