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Interview With the Founder, South Asian Performing Arts Festival NYC

Jim Luce | Posted 08.18.2015 | Arts
Jim Luce

Arpita works with a passion that comes from deep within herself, based on her own experiences and the experiences of her fellow performing artists, which have included large doses of rejection. She has lived to defy stereotypes, and New York City is benefiting from her efforts.

Fiftieth Anniversary of the 1965 Pakistan Invasion of Kashmir

ADST | Posted 08.06.2015 | World

In the summer of 1965, India and Pakistan returned to the battlefields of Kashmir in a renewed attempt to establish their respective claims over the disputed, fertile region. On August 5th, more than 25,000 Pakistani soldiers, disguised as Kashmiris, infiltrated the area, mingling with their Muslim coreligionists and encouraging insurgency.

A Goodbye to Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, India's 'Most Loved' President (1931-2015)

Samarth Pathak | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics
Samarth Pathak

As former Indian President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam suddenly collapsed during his lecture at the Indian Institute of Management, Shillong, on Monday evening, the attending students and professors in the audience went numb.

A Seat at the Table: Demanding a Voice in Development

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 07.02.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Across the Global South, there is a slowly growing understanding that nobody can know the challenges and needs of the urban poor better than the urban poor themselves.

India: The (Real) Top 5 Must-See Destinations

Chris Lopinto | Posted 07.01.2015 | Travel
Chris Lopinto

Over the past ten years, India's status as a place to do business has grown immensely. According to the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), India is the 10th largest business travel market in the world.

Impressions of India: Our Final Day in Delhi

Mary Anne Erickson | Posted 06.02.2015 | Travel
Mary Anne Erickson

Our last day in Delhi was poignant. We have so enjoyed our guide Adil Ali, who has made this trip highly educational, entertaining and also politically insightful. We feel like we've made a friend for life!

Scorching Heat Kills More Than 1,800 In India

AP | Posted 05.29.2015 | World

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Dizzying temperatures caused water shortages in thousands of Indian villages and killed hundreds more people over the past d...

India's Brutal Heat Wave Persists, Claiming Over 1,400 Lives

AP | OMER FAROOQ and KATY DAIGLE | Posted 05.29.2015 | World

HYDERABAD, India (AP) -- Eating onions, lying in the shade and splashing into rivers, Indians were doing whatever they could Thursday to stay cool dur...

The Death Toll In India's Heat Wave Is Now Over 1,100

AP | Posted 05.27.2015 | World

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Soaring summer temperatures in India have left over 1,100 people dead over the past month, officials said Wednesday. Most...

'Arma Virumque Cano' - Militarism and Parades in Asia

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 06.22.2015 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

Military parades are an indispensable political platform for communicating power and ambition and are now amplified by the tools of mass media, which can orchestrate and glamourize rhythmic ranks of well-booted warriors and rolling chariots of gleaming steel.

My Best Friend Doesn't Believe in Climate Change

Anna Sabino | Posted 06.14.2015 | Green
Anna Sabino

Often, in my climate change conversations, I don't use controversial words. There's no point in me insisting on using "climate change," "global warming" or "deniers" if it makes anyone upset. Spreading the word about conservation and eliminating waste is more important than fighting over the usage of some controversial terms. Let's all be gentle to each other and our planet.

Modi's Oxymoronic Stance on Climate Change

Chaitanya Kumar | Posted 06.10.2015 | World
Chaitanya Kumar

Yes, the world doesn't need to tell India what to do because of our unique cultural value to the environment and our minimal contribution to historic carbon emissions, but neither can India's Prime minister continue to dwell in rhetoric and falsely lead the public into thinking he is doing enough to protect them.

Street Artist Olek Uses Yarn To Raise Awareness For Women's Shelters In India

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 03.25.2015 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

The fluorescent pink and orange sari skims the svelte frame of Brooklyn's Olek as she glides across the dirt lot in Delhi's South Extension with bags ...

India's Political Influence in Asia

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.17.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

As India continues to gain its footing on the global stage, it continues to revise the manner in which it approaches bilateral, regional and international relations.

Meeting Mr. Mukherjee: A Visit to India's President Palace

Pranay Gupte | Posted 05.04.2015 | World
Pranay Gupte

No matter how formidable the stature of the person who occupies it, Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi seems simply too grand to serve as a home for any individual, even if that person happens to be the President of India.

Indian Government Tightens Security At Churches After Attacks

Reuters | Rupam Jain Nair | Posted 04.27.2015 | Religion

The Indian government said on Wednesday it had boosted security around hundreds of churches in New Delhi after a spate of attacks on religious insti...

Christian Protesters Clash With Police In New Delhi

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2015 | Religion

Hundreds of Christian protesters clashed with police in India's capital on Thursday as they pressed demands for government protection amid concern ...

Indian Catholics Fearful After Recent Slew Of Church Attacks

New York Times | NIDA NAJAR and SUHASINI RAJ | Posted 02.03.2015 | Religion

NEW DELHI — A series of episodes at churches over the last two months has prompted Roman Catholics here to worry about a deliberate campaign of viol...

A Global Tour of Transformative Urban ICT Hubs

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 04.04.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are almost ubiquitously acknowledged as a transformative element to overcoming poverty. In Global South cities where limited internet access threatens ICTs' potential, the development of technology hubs is emerging as a solution.

Obama, Ansari And The Patriotism Of India Muslims

Ali Khan Mahmudabad | Posted 04.01.2015 | India
Ali Khan Mahmudabad

The fact is that the only reason the Vice President has been targeted is because he is Muslim. Sushma Swaraj, minister of external affairs, and Rajnath Singh, the home minister, were both also present during the ceremony and neither saluted the flag.

Reality vs. Rhetoric: NamObama on Climate Change

Chaitanya Kumar | Posted 03.29.2015 | Green
Chaitanya Kumar

Both Obama and Narendra Modi (NaMo) have waxed eloquent on stronger economic ties and friendly cultural relations, but their statements on climate change need to go beyond platitudes and into action.

Boosting India-U.S. Ties: A Regional Imperative?

Samarth Pathak | Posted 03.25.2015 | World
Samarth Pathak

In the backdrop of U.S. President Barack Obama's historic visit to India, Samarth Pathak gets you fresh perspectives on bilateral ties in a candid interaction with three of India's leading strategic thinkers.

Obama and India: Love in the Time of Cholera

Sunil Adam | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics
Sunil Adam

President Obama will be in India for a three-day visit starting Sunday, searching for that elusive foreign policy triumph to consolidate his presidential legacy. This is not the first time that New Delhi has come to the rescue of a president who lost his sheen.

Understanding Richard Verma's Swift Senate Confirmation as U.S. Ambassador to India

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics
Ronak D. Desai

Verma's rapid confirmation is remarkable given the acute political paralysis currently afflicting the Senate's confirmation process, particularly for ambassadorial nominees.

President Obama to Visit India Again in January

Gunjan Bagla | Posted 02.06.2015 | World
Gunjan Bagla

By stepping off Air Force One on a foggy January morning at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, President Obama takes the US-India relationship to a new level.