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Demand of the Hour: Build Toilets, Not Temples or Mosques

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 06.27.2014 | Impact
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

While the stories vary slightly, the bottom line is the same: Women are targets. Why? Caste, class and poverty among women rob them of their rights and deprive them of protection.

The Titli Interviews: Filmmaker Kanu Behl in Cannes

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.25.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

For me, there is always a film within a festival that defies all expectations. Of course, to even choose a film from a catalogue of hundreds, it has to be on my radar for a few reasons (some truly mundane) which include favorite actor or actress, filmmaker, writer or producer.

Opportunities Abound for American Companies in India Election Aftermath

Gunjan Bagla | Posted 07.23.2014 | Business
Gunjan Bagla

India, where business is conducted in English, has more in common with the United States than any other major economy in Asia. The potential for mutual benefit for these two free market democracies is unprecedented.

Photos That'll Make You Want to Drop Everything and Go to India

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.16.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

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Ringing in 2014: A New Political Experiment in India

Prem M. Trivedi | Posted 03.02.2014 | World
Prem M. Trivedi

As India looks forward to the new year, a political party's ability to usher in a new era of governance will be keenly observed not only by Indians, but also by those around the world interested in political reform.

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.

Indo-American Arts Council at Fifteen with Who's Who of South Asian Celebrities

Jim Luce | Posted 02.03.2014 | Arts
Jim Luce

No one in Manhattan can throw a gala like Aroon Shivdasani, and the fifteenth anniversary fete of her Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) was everything...

The Power of Indian Public Opinion

Uzra Khan | Posted 11.23.2013 | World
Uzra Khan

Friday 13, 2013 was a big day in Indian news; possibly one of the biggest of the year so far. The men responsible for last year's gang rape were issued the death sentence, and the controversial Modi was officially crowned candidate for Prime Minister.

Best of Venice: Richie Mehta Talks Siddharth

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.27.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Few filmmaker know how to show India in its most infuriatingly realistic, yet powerfully poetic light. Richie Mehta does it and his work has fascinated me, ever since I watched in 2008 his film Amal.

Arundhati Roy, India's Conscience?

Sunil Sharan | Posted 08.03.2013 | World
Sunil Sharan

Where art thou, Arundhati Roy? The silence of India's only winner of the Booker Prize is deafening after the country's Maoists, whom she strongly supports, massacred a number of senior politicians recently.

In the Background: Life in a Delhi Slum

Nicole Melancon | Posted 07.28.2013 | Impact
Nicole Melancon

In the Vivekananda Camp, a slum of approximately 500 households, there is no running water, no sewer lines and people live in absolute dire circumstances.

Urban Agriculture in Delhi: Thousands of Invisible Farmers

Joseph Redwood-Martinez | Posted 07.08.2013 | World
Joseph Redwood-Martinez

The local authorities also regularly bulldoze the farmers' houses, constantly displacing them and preventing the farmers from cultivating the banks of the Yamuna. They are treated as a population who is just occupying a piece of land and doing no good for the city.

New Delhi Metro To Weed Out Drunks With Breathalyzers

Agence France Presse | | Posted 07.07.2013 | World

Some New Delhi metro commuters will be breathalysed to detect whether they are drunk under a pilot scheme planned by the state-run transport network, ...

Why GDP Growth Won't Fix Our Poverty Problem

Michael Shank | Posted 04.30.2013 | World
Michael Shank

The financial institutions' focus on generating economic growth without ensuring the concomitant increase in jobs, and the inequality this generates, is partly to blame for the waning public support for global economic integration.

'Just Jobs Index' Launches: What the IMF, World Bank and G20 Won't Discuss

Michael Shank | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics
Michael Shank

While the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the G20 meets in Washington DC this weekend to discuss economic growth, a completely differe...

Heritage Is an Educational Legacy

Bonnie Burnham | Posted 06.19.2013 | World
Bonnie Burnham

The theme of World Heritage Day this year is the "heritage of education." While education has its legacy in buildings such as libraries and universities, and in objects such as manuscripts, every heritage site also carries within it an embedded educational legacy.

India's Italian Connection

Sunil Sharan | Posted 06.03.2013 | World
Sunil Sharan

Two Italian marines, who fled to Italy evading trial in India, have been forced to return after the intervention of India's paramount leader, Sonia Gandhi. Try as she might, Gandhi cannot shed her Italian connection.

Being a woman in a schizophrenic male world

Monique Villa | Posted 05.27.2013 | Women
Monique Villa

This past week, chatting away at the dinner table, I was asked about one of my favorite books. My answer was swift: 'Il Gattopardo' -"The Leopard"- th...

Dispatch from Delhi: The Wisdom of Cities

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 05.18.2013 | World
Rick Fedrizzi

I find myself in one of the most amazing cities in the world as I write this. And I'm here, ironically, to talk to the people of this city about, of a...

How to Cross the Street in a Delhi Market

Joanna Zelman | Posted 04.17.2013 | Travel
Joanna Zelman

This was it. I was saddened, realizing that I had just peaked in sheer happiness, and life could only be downhill from here.

Suspect In Gang Rape Trial To Be Tried As Juvenile

AP | NIRMALA GEORGE | Posted 03.30.2013 | World

NEW DELHI — A juvenile court ruled Monday that a suspect in the fatal gang rape of a young woman in New Delhi last month was a juvenile at the t...

India Gang Rape Trial Begins

AP | ASHOK SHARMA | Posted 03.26.2013 | World

NEW DELHI — The trial of five men charged with the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old student on a New Delhi bus began in a closed courtroom ...

The Karma Of Suffering And The Suffering Of The Righteous

Deepak Sarma | Posted 03.12.2013 | Religion
Deepak Sarma

Honoring, remembering, and memorializing Jyoti Singh Pandey is our collective karma.

3 Gang-Rape Accused To Plead Not Guilty

Reuters | Posted 03.10.2013 | World

By Sanjeev Miglani NEW DELHI, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Three of the men accused of raping and murdering an Indian student in a case that has ...

India Gang-Rape Victim Dies

AP | HEATHER TAN | Posted 02.27.2013 | World

NEW DELHI (AP) — The body of a woman who died after being gang-raped and beaten on a bus in India's capital was cremated Sunday amid an outpouring o...