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INDIA : Janakpuri's Dilli Haat to display King of Fruits

The festival has become a major cultural event of Delhi, attracting thousands of visitors every year.

Thursday, 02 July 2015 - 6:29pm IST 

| Team | Edited by: Milan Sharma

Over 500 varieties of mangoes are slated to be on display. 

The fruit Mango is believed to be indigenous to the Indian Subcontinent and is as old as the land itself.

Delhi’s Mango lovers can look forward to a fascinating display of the King of Fruits –the Mango. Delhi Tourism Ministry will host the 27th Mango Festival at Dilli Haat, Janakpuri from 3- 5 July, 2015. 

Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal in the presence of Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Delhi Tourism and Law Minister Kapil Mishra will inaugurate the festival.

The festival celebrates the magnificent variety of flavours offered by the king of fruits. Over 500 varieties of mangoes are slated to be on display. These will include Langra, Chausa, Rataul, Hussainara, Ramkela, Kesar, Fazri, Mallika, and Amrapali, and other assorted varieties.

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END OF AN ERA : RIP Land Rover's Defender, the Greatest Car Ever


 JUL 1, 2015 10:58 AM EDT
By Leonid Bershidsky

Tuesday was the final day you could have ordered a new Land Rover Defender, one of the world's last real cars. 

In 2013, when the British carmaker Jaguar Land Rover first announced plans to discontinue the model, I didn't really believe it: The Defender is by far the best car I've ever owned, and many others are as emotional about it as I am. 

Yet, here we are. Regulation and marketing-driven blandness, the enemies of everything original, have killed it. 

Rover, the original manufacturer, based its design on a World War II warhorse, the American Willys MB, also known as the Jeep. 

In 1947, British farmers needed a cheap, sturdy off-road vehicle, and Rover built one using what was available in a war-ravaged country. With steel scarce, the body was made from cheaper aluminum. Military paint was plentiful, so you could have any color you wanted so long as it was green.…


Strategy in Real Time: Dueling with an Enemy That Moves

Global Affairs JULY 1, 2015 | 08:00 GMT

By Philip Bobbitt Strategy is a two-way street. But many commentators act as though formulating a strategy is the same as solving a chess problem. Chess problems are artificially constructed arrangements on a chessboard where the goal is to find a series of moves that leaves the other side no room to evade a checkmate within three or four turns. The sorts of conflicts bedeviling us these days, however, are more like the game of chess itself, in which there is no determinate, continuous series of moves that will guarantee victory every time. Each new contest depends on the actions of the other side, how we react to them, how they respond to our reactions, and so on. Ignoring this aspect of strategy seems to contribute to the widespread view that victory in warfare amounts to the destruction of the enemy, a facile assumption that is all too unthinkingly held. "Defeating the enemy" may…