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Padmini Parthasarathy
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Padmini Parthasarathy is a journalist based in New York, NY and currently reporting from Mumbai, India. She has been published in The Times of India, Tehelka THINKblog, Washington Square News and on She likes adventures, stories and adventures that lead to stories. Follow her on Twitter @ppartha20 or read more at

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A Tree Grows in Mumbai

(6) Comments | Posted December 25, 2013 | 5:34 PM

I was readying myself for a Christmas-less non-winter. I had been in southern India for nearly two and a half months for an assignment. A few days after I had arrived from the south to my grandmother's home in Mumbai, I saw it for the first time. Nestled in my...

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The Rule: Trapped Between Feminism and Cultural Tolerance in India

(1) Comments | Posted December 18, 2013 | 1:47 PM

Friends from New York and new acquaintances alike ask me if I have experienced culture shock during my time in India. One incident always comes to mind.

I had just arrived at my uncle's home in southern India, where I would be staying for a few months on assignment....

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