from MacroScope:

Central bank independence is a bit like marriage: Israel’s Fischer

April 18, 2013

For Bank of Israel governor Stanley Fischer, this week’s high-powered macroeconomics conference at the International Monetary Fund was a homecoming of sorts. After all, he was the IMF’s first deputy managing director from 1994 to 2001. The familiar nature of his surroundings may have helped inspire Fischer to use a household analogy to describe the vaunted but often ethereal principle of central bank independence.

from India Insight:

Happily single in India? Don’t count on it

March 7, 2013

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from India Insight:

Fear, too busy, too ugly: why India’s famous bachelors stay single

March 6, 2013

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not necessarily of Reuters)

from Tales from the Trail:

Married v. unmarried could be the new election “gender gap”

October 24, 2012

Despite the American obsession with voting differences between men and women - the famed U.S. election "gender gap" - there is a far bigger "gap" dividing likely voters in 2012 - the yawning divide between marrieds and unmarrieds.

from Photographers' Blog:

City of joy

September 22, 2011

By Rupak de Chowdhuri

It’s festive time in Kolkata, with the Durga festival celebrated across the city, before Diwali celebrations fill the city with light. Kolkata has been called the "City of Joy," a title which was immortalized in a book by Dominique Lapierre. It tells the story of the poorest of the poor who still somehow find hope and joy in life. Little did I know I was about to come face-to-face with such a story.

from Reuters Money:

Married or single? Who has the advantage in retirement planning?

September 22, 2011

"I told you so."

Those are the four words no spouse wants to hear from their partner, especially when it comes to investing and retirement planning.

from Photographers' Blog:

Married as minors

August 4, 2011

A year ago I traveled to Rajasthan, a state in northwestern India, to photograph child marriages. Minors in India continue to be forced into matrimony despite a ban by the central government. In fact, several children below the legal age tie the knot in mass ceremonies during the Hindu festival of Akshaya Tritiya, considered one of the most auspicious days in the Hindu calendar.

from Photographers' Blog:

When monkeys tie the knot

July 9, 2011

It all started with a phone call. I was being invited to a wedding. Sounded good. I'd finally make my debut in wedding photography.

from Oddly Enough Blog:

Boy, this comes as quite a surprise…

June 22, 2011

I am in the wrong damned business. I need to get one of those sweet gigs doing scientific "studies."

from Oddly Enough Blog:

Bride pride? Taking to the bridal path…

June 21, 2011

Blog Guy, I was surprised to read your item about that Bridesmaid Festival. Are there any other examples of wedding nostalgia events you're aware of?