While Indian media outlets and politicians engage in debates about the alleged mistreatment of Devyani Khobragade, they have entirely overlooked a remarkable story of a man in the state of Punjab who is taking a stand against injustice.
What is causing consternation and anger is a new breed of zealots, heavily financed by American fundamentalists, who seem driven to pile up numbers like door-to-door salesmen racking up commissions.
Migrants are all too often viewed as a problem in destination countries when they can and should be seen as a potential solution to inequality in and between nations.
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The good news? I achieved my goal and stayed offline for the entire time I was on Indian soil. The better news? The benefits of unplugging from the Internet for the first time in almost five years were greater than I could've ever imagined.
Has the United States abandoned the idea of a strategic partnership with India? Relations between India and the U.S. have often suffered in the past because of misaligned priorities at regular intervals. It seems that we are, once again, in a similar situation.
While much of the media surrounding this case has focused on Khobragade, and the irony of her gender and job description, what's missing from the conversation is the context: exploitation of migrant domestic workers is not unusual.
As hundreds of millions of people, many very poor, across most of the world obtain Internet connections, see web-based news that governments find hard to censor, even in China, so the pressures on authorities to attack graft mounts.
The Indian Constitution prohibits discrimination based on religious affiliation. Dalits account for more than 65 percent of India's 27 million Christians. Archbishop Couto spoke with Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need on Dec. 18, 2013.
If you've come all this way, why not take a dip in the Ganges -- what's the worst that can happen?
While I am not credentialed to comment on the appropriateness of the strip and cavity search of India's deputy consul general in New York, I can comme...
Food empathetic people make healthier food choices, recycle more and waste less.
The care is delivered to the patient and their family or support system, usually by a team of experts that include physicians, nurses, social workers, health aides, chaplains as well as support personnel."
Overturning a High Court decision, the Indian Supreme Court upheld Indian Penal Code 377, an archaic and barbaric law that criminalizes "homosexual" acts, rendering almost 20 percent of the global LGBT population illegal.
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Section 377 violates the Indian Constitution, which defends the rights to equality, non-discrimination, freedom of expression and liberty which includes dignity and privacy. These are all universal rights for all people, whether they are LGBT or not.