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Indian PM Visit, Election, Energizes Indian-American Youth

Amit Jani | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics
Amit Jani

The fact that a foreign figure can generate this level of interest in the United States is nothing to take lightly, especially since the general American population has been disengaged from home politics and politicians.

How Modi's India Is Reshaping Asia

Dileep Padgaonkar | Posted 09.16.2014 | World
Dileep Padgaonkar

How Modi navigates between a number of adverse currents -- tensions between Japan and China, between Japan and Korea, between China and Vietnam -- will determine the extent to which Asia will play a role in shaping international relations over the next few decades.

Regional Integration: A Foreign Policy Priority for Narendra Modi

Bharath Gopalaswamy | Posted 07.22.2014 | World
Bharath Gopalaswamy

As Modi recently said in Ahmedabad, "The only solution to every problem is development. Without that India's destiny will not change." The road to achieving this objective lies through peace and stability in India's immediate neighborhood.

The Most Important Regional Organization That Nobody Has Heard Of

Stanley Weiss | Posted 07.12.2014 | World
Stanley Weiss

Seizing that moment won't be easy -- at a minimum, it will mean easing half a century of Indian-Pakistani hostilities -- but it is necessary. The eight nations of SAARC have a critical choice to make.

Newest Indian State Votes For The First Time

AP | OMER FAROOQ | Posted 04.30.2014 | World

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Millions of people in nine states across India, including the newest state of Telangana, voted Wednesday in the latest phase...

Somewhere Between Morning and Mourning in New Delhi

Stanley Weiss | Posted 06.28.2014 | World
Stanley Weiss

One thing is certain: by this time next month, India will have a new prime minister. What happens from there is anybody's guess.

Indian Democracy: Maturing But Flawed

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 06.11.2014 | World
Parvez Ahmed

Indians are caught between a rock and hard place. On one hand they want the government to reignite India's economic growth. And yet the party with the most pro-business credential is also cloaked in anti-modern social views that will further disadvantage India's struggling minorities and women.

India Begins World's Largest Election

AP | WASBIR HUSSAIN | Posted 06.07.2014 | World

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Voters in India's remote northeast cast ballots on the first day of the world's biggest election Monday, with the opposition h...

Overcoming Adversity and Running for Parliament

Sunil Chacko | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
Sunil Chacko

There are many types of people with passion, dedication and commitment to the parliamentary process, and despite all its faults, it does appear that there is no other system that is particularly better at this time.

Indian National Congress Receives a Flogging From the Bharatiya Janata Party

Kokulan Mahendiran | Posted 02.16.2014 | World
Kokulan Mahendiran

Following record-breaking electoral participation, the results of four state assembly elections were announced on Sunday. The resounding 4-0 victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party served as an ominous flogging of the Indian National Congress.

Why India's Next Prime Minister Will Be a Woman

Sunil Sharan | Posted 09.16.2013 | World
Sunil Sharan

Disillusionment with the ruling Congress is widespread. Its leadership too seems resigned to not regaining power. All it wants to do is thwart Modi from winning.

Bombing In South India Injures 16

AP | Posted 04.17.2013 | World

BANGALORE, India -- A bomb planted on a motorcycle exploded Wednesday near the office of a political party in the southern Indian city of Bangalore, i...

Beehive Janata Party

Sunil Sharan | Posted 06.10.2013 | World
Sunil Sharan

Indian Congress party vice president, Rahul Gandhi, recently called his country a "beehive," provoking the ire of Narendra Modi, coming man of the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). In his intemperance, Modi appears to have overlooked how his own party had become a beehive.

Why Jayalalithaa Is India's Next Prime Minister

Sunil Sharan | Posted 02.28.2013 | World
Sunil Sharan

Jayalalithaa's English is excellent, which should be sufficient to make her PM. She needs to brush up on her Hindi though so that she can endear herself to the 400 million Indians who speak the language. That in itself will provide her more longevity of tenure than anything else.

WikiLeaks Cables Cause Uproar In India Over Nuke Deal With U.S.

aolnews.com | Betwa Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Indian politicians are in a stew over cables released by WikiLeaks suggesting that Indian lawmakers were paid millions of dollars to vote in favor of ...

Muslim Assailants Sentenced To Death In India

AP | R.K. MISHRA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

AHMADABAD, India — An Indian court sentenced 11 Muslims to death Tuesday after finding them guilty of setting fire to a train in which 60 Hindus wer...

Indian Elite's Existential Angst

Pinaki Bhattacharya | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Pinaki Bhattacharya

The issue of intrusive American meddling in the affairs of India's security was debated at length albeit inconclusively much after the dust of the Hillary Clinton visit had settled.