Day: October 29, 2013

Microcredit for Americans

On a recent Thursday, dozens of Latina immigrants clustered in a small, noisy second-floor office in the Jackson Heights neighborhood of Queens, waiting for one of a half-dozen loan officers to call their names and hand over a check. Children loitered in the stairwell or sprawled, calflike, over their mothers’ […]

Narendra Modi could be India’s next prime minister. So why won’t he talk to his wife?

Global Post: AHMEDABAD, India — For any world-class politician, an articulate, telegenic or otherwise appealing spouse is an obvious asset. Think Carla Bruni, Peng Liyuan or even Hillary Clinton. But the man who many believe will become India’s prime minister after the May 2014 elections has an unusual relationship with his wife. They are […]