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'Arma Virumque Cano' - Militarism and Parades in Asia

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 04.24.2015 | 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 04.15.2015 | 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 04.15.2015 | 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.

Carbon Intensity: The Foundation of Climate Diplomacy -- New Delhi, India

Carl Pope | Posted 01.31.2015 | Green
Carl Pope

The historic focus of climate diplomacy on caps and cuts may slow down progress on recognition that rapidly lowering the carbon intensity of every nation's economy, while making low carbon economies more dynamic and robust, is the most promising pathway to a critical mass of ambitious climate commitments in Paris.

India's Gay Community Fight For 'The Right To Live With Dignity'

AP | NIRMALA GEORGE | Posted 12.01.2014 | Gay Voices

NEW DELHI (AP) — Nearly a thousand gay rights activists marched through central New Delhi on Sunday to demand an end to discrimination against gays ...

Author Dan Brown: Science And Religion Are Partners

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 11.12.2014 | Religion

Author Dan Brown has sparked plenty of intellectual debate during his career as a novelist by exploring the relationship between science and religion....

Mexico's Foreign Minister Pushes for UNSC Reforms, Strong Ties With India

Samarth Pathak | Posted 12.22.2014 | World
Samarth Pathak

Addressing a public program in New Delhi today, Foreign Minister of Mexico, Dr. Jose A. Meade Kuribrena, pushed for reforms in the United Nations Security Council, in an oblique indication of support to India's bid for a permanent seat in the international forum.

India Inside: Astonishing Tales of How the United States and India Are Intertwined

Gunjan Bagla | Posted 11.11.2014 | Business
Gunjan Bagla

As Washington prepares for a historic visit by India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 29, many are unaware of the histories of these two free economies, which have been delicately intertwined for more than 500 years.

India-Japan Ties: Investing in the future

Samarth Pathak | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Samarth Pathak

The time is ripe to infuse energy into this historic relationship. Not only are both governments stable with visionary leadership but there is also a strong will among businesses and policymakers on both sides to build a mutually-beneficial partnership.

Fast Track Courts Against Criminal Lawmakers 'Imperative' for Indian Democracy

Samarth Pathak | Posted 10.29.2014 | World
Samarth Pathak

A wide section of India's politico-legal fraternity has expressed disappointment with the apex court's recent rejection of a proposal to fast track criminal cases against parliamentarians.

Fulfilling the Promise of the U.S.-India Defense Partnership

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 10.28.2014 | World
Ronak D. Desai

The past decade has witnessed a transformation in U.S.-India defense and security cooperation. The United States conducts more military exercises with India than any other country in the world.

The Harrowing Story Of A Former Indian Street Child

OWN | Posted 08.21.2014 | OWN

When Satender Sharma was 13 years old, he had to make a frightening choice: continuing living with his abusive father, or run away and attempt to surv...