Arun Rath


Dalit Americans make a pilgrimage to Ambedkar Avenue, named for civil rights hero

Caste in America

There’s a short stretch of road in the “Little India” section of Jersey City bearing a name unfamiliar to most Americans.  But for some Indian Americans, Ambedkar Avenue is almost a pilgrimage spot, for it commemorates their greatest hero — and one with an American connection at that.

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Thom Pain

Arts, Culture & Media
a boat made by a Guantanamo Bay detainee

The art made by Guantánamo Bay detainees

Commander Stephen Gabavics

The Guantanamo release wasn’t a surprise. The timing was, however.

A soldier walks past concertina wire surrounding the outside of Joint Task Force Guantanamo's Camp Delta at the US Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay.

Are the 9/11 trials at Guantanamo still about 9/11?


Is homework good for your child’s brain?


In the last 60 years, there’s actually been an increase in homework for the earliest primary grades. Is that helping anyone?

A visitor relaxes in the "Light Lounge," an ambient white space containing four specially designed light boxes where visitors can relax and have light therapy, in the Science Museum's Dana Centre in London. Light therapy is used to help beat the winter bl

How winter, even a mild one, messes with your brain. Here’s how to help.


First, get out of bed. Yes, we are wired to hibernate, even during wimpy winters, writes Arun Rath. But working out and post-holiday socializing help us deal with a lack of sunlight.

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Analyzing the Prosecution Case in the Bradley Manning Trial

Conflict & Justice

The prosecution in the court martial of Bradley Manning rested its case this week. The World’s Arun Rath breaks down what that means and how the prosecution’s arguments might fare.

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Bradley Manning Trial Continues

Conflict & Justice

The court martial against Bradley Manning is in its second week. The Army private has already admitted leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents and US State Department cables. He is still facing charges that could result in a life sentence.

Comparing the Manning and Snowden Cases

Conflict & Justice

Bradley Manning is on trial for a massive leak of classified documents to WikiLeaks. Edward Snowden is the former CIA employee who’s in the news now for admitting he leaked documents revealing the government’s surveillance of phone and Internet records.