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Meenakshi Ravi

Entries by Meenakshi Ravi

Miss Mumbai AWOL on Election Day

(0) Comments | Posted May 1, 2009 | 8:11 PM

The Mumbaiyya spirit - it's sassy, undaunted, some parts flashy, some parts classy and very driven. Or at least that's the facade. Sure, Mumbai and its people are all of this, but there's more. Miss Mumbai has a side to her that's less publicized. It's on display in the lives...

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Saving Indian Secularism from Divide and Rule Politics

(106) Comments | Posted November 29, 2008 | 1:38 PM

Four years ago, the Hindu-dominated, right wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was dismissed from government by an Indian electorate that saw through its glossy 'India Shining' campaign propaganda. The BJP's loss was the compound effect of many of its failings, but the most glaring offense was its alleged...

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Mumbai Mayhem: Testing the Spirit of a City

(32) Comments | Posted November 26, 2008 | 6:57 PM

"There's no place that's safe anymore," messaged my shocked friend from Bangalore after serial bomb blasts jolted India's IT city over four months ago. That attack was the second of what is today a total of six major terror strikes that have taken place in India this year. Mumbai...

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