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America's sinking middle class

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Photo credit: AFP Cars are parked along a street of a middle class neighborhood in the Brooklyn borough of New York City In some respects, 1988 has the feel of an alien, distant era. There was no such thing as the World Wide Web then. The Soviet Union was still around; the Berlin Wall still standing. Americans elected a Republican president who would raise taxes to help tame the budget deficit. 
On Tuesday, however, the Census Bureau reminded me how for most Americans 1988 still looks a lot like yesterday: Last year, the typical household made $51,017, roughly the same asIn some respects, 1988 has the feel of an alien, distant era. There was no such thing as the World Wide Web then. The Soviet Union was still around; the Berlin Wall still standing. Americans elected a Republican president who would raise taxes to help tame the budget deficit.

On Tuesday, however, the Census Bureau reminded me how for most Americans 1988 still looks a lot like yesterday: Last year, the typical househol…

Wo ankhon ankhon me

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Wo ankhon ankhon me baat karna  Wo baaton baaton me raat karna, 
Hansi chupane ko lab k agay, 
Haseen komal se hath karna, 
Kabhi hasana  Kabhi rulana  Jo yad aon to laut ana.. 
..Humain tumhari he justajo hai, 
Tumhari chahat ki arzo hai, 
Ye baat tum kabhi to samjho, 
Hamari chup me bhi guftugo hai, 
Samajh sako to humain batana 
* HAMsafar* 
* JO  * YAAD  * AON  * TO  * LAUT  * ANA .