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India: The World's Largest Democracy Goes to the Polls

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

As we approach the election, there are two noteworthy points regarding Muslim voters: One, Muslims do not vote as a monolithic bloc and two, they have tended to vote strategically in consecutive elections.

Uttarayan, the International Kite Festival

Global Yodel | Posted 03.16.2014 | Travel
Global Yodel

If you find yourself in the northwest of India in January, do yourself a favor and wander toward Ahmedabad in Gujarat; you'll know you're getting close when you start to see a flurry of kites filling the sky.

The Importance of De-Hyphenating India

Cleo Paskal | Posted 03.01.2014 | World
Cleo Paskal

If healthily engaged, India could help in understanding the concerns of sections of the world that are often underrepresented, and be a valuable partner in growth as geoeconomics shift.

Impunity & Immunity in India: Diplomats, Public Perceptions, and Human Rights Violations

Simran Jeet Singh | Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion
Simran Jeet Singh

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.

Nelson Mandela's Death and the Anniversary of an Indian Massacre

Sandip Roy | Posted 02.05.2014 | World
Sandip Roy

Waking up to a world without Nelson Mandela is not unimaginable. We have come perilously close to it over and over again. The idea of Nelson Mandela was strong. But the reality of Nelson Mandela had been on life support for a long time. Now only the idea remains.

India's Future, Narendra Modi, Muslims and Moving Forward

Mike Ghouse | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

We are all in this together, and see things differently. We need to allow diversity of thought for a comprehensive understanding of the issue from a justice point of view, as well as long term cohesion in the society.

WATCH: This Corner Of The World Just Had Its First Gay Pride Parade

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.07.2013 | Gay Voices

In a milestone moment for the Indian state of Gujarat, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents filled the streets for the area's first-ever g...

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.

Why India's Next Prime Minister Will Be a Woman

Sunil Sharan | Posted 09.16.2013 | World
Sunil Sharan

Disillusionment with the ruling Congress is widespread. Its leadership too seems resigned to not regaining power. All it wants to do is thwart Modi from winning.

Morari Bapu: The Path of Light in a Time of Darkness

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 10.19.2013 | Impact
Marissa Bronfman

In these turbulent times, waking up day after day to news of war and strife, death, despair and disaster - not a corner of the globe untouched - it is more important yet harder than ever to find a sense of peace within.

Narendra Modi: Extremist Conservative? Really?

Parth Parihar | Posted 10.09.2013 | World
Parth Parihar

"Merchant of death," Milosevic, Hitler, fascist, murderer, Bhasmasura. If you can name an insult, it has been hurled at Gujarat Chief Minister Narend...

Rajiv Gandhi and 1984

Sunil Sharan | Posted 06.12.2013 | World
Sunil Sharan

The grainy footage on state-run television revealed mourners filing by the bier of assassinated Indian prime minister, Indira Gandhi. Occasionally cri...

How India Failed Kashmir

Sunil Sharan | Posted 05.12.2013 | World
Sunil Sharan

Learn statecraft, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh admonished his own home minister after he did not forewarn the family of a Kashmiri held responsible for an attack on India's Parliament, about his hanging.

The Hijacking of Wharton

Rajiv Malhotra | Posted 05.07.2013 | Business
Rajiv Malhotra

Narendra Modi is a controversial political leader who nonetheless has had enormous success in the economic and social development of his state. I'm no fan (or opponent) of Modi. What concerns me is the violation of important principles when he was uninvited from the Wharton India Economic Forum.

Why Jayalalithaa Is India's Next Prime Minister

Sunil Sharan | Posted 02.28.2013 | World
Sunil Sharan

Jayalalithaa's English is excellent, which should be sufficient to make her PM. She needs to brush up on her Hindi though so that she can endear herself to the 400 million Indians who speak the language. That in itself will provide her more longevity of tenure than anything else.

Will India Seize the New Energy Opportunity: Utility 2.0?

Carl Pope | Posted 04.02.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

There seems to me some risk that India may fall into the Pakistani trap: continue to pursue yesterday's energy solutions, even though they are no longer feasible or adequate, until it is too late and an energy shortage becomes an emergency.

In Modi's Gujarat, Muslims Struggle to be respected by Hindus

Zahir Janmohamed | Posted 12.21.2012 | World
Zahir Janmohamed

Nida had always heard about housing discrimination in India but she had never experienced it, until she became an unwilling spokesperson for the plight of Gujarat's Muslims.

India's Solar Revolution, Small is Big

Justin Guay | Posted 01.06.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

As Indian states line up exciting new solar policies the central question remains: To centralize or not to centralize? India will only get one chance to get its boom right.

The Extreme Makeover of India's (Possible) Next Leader

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 06.18.2012 | World
Parvez Ahmed

The core narrative in Narendra Modi's extreme image makeover is that he is as an economic miracle worker, with a clean anti-corruption record in a country where corruption remains an anathema.

PHOTOS: Horrifying Riots Remembered

AP | By AJIT SOLANKI | Posted 02.27.2012 | World

AHMADABAD, India -- Hundreds of survivors of deadly religious riots gathered in western India on Monday to mark the 10th anniversary of the country's ...

PHOTOS: Go Fly A Kite... In India

Posted 01.10.2012 | World

In anticipation of Uttarayan day, kite enthusiasts from 42 countries have flocked to Gujarat, India, according to the Times of India. The five-day fes...

Human Rights And Religious Freedom's 'In' Crowd

Suhag A. Shukla, Esq. | Posted 07.05.2011 | Religion
Suhag A. Shukla, Esq.

Imbalances in representation and lack of diverse perspectives lead to skewed, erratic, and misguided U.S. foreign policies, leave alone the fact that scores of suffering humans are left without voice.

Muslim Assailants Sentenced To Death In India

AP | R.K. MISHRA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

AHMADABAD, India — An Indian court sentenced 11 Muslims to death Tuesday after finding them guilty of setting fire to a train in which 60 Hindus wer...

Assassinations, Peace and State Violence in India and Pakistan

Abdul Malik Mujahid | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abdul Malik Mujahid

As Indians mark the death anniversary of Indira Gandhi, Sikhs renew their call for justice, and Pakistan bleeds with terrorism, it is important to reflect on justice, reconciliation and forgiveness.

Financial Times Withdraws Award To Narendra Modi, Gujarat's Chief Minister

Sanjeev Bery | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sanjeev Bery

Following growing public criticism, the Financial Times magazine fDi has withdrawn its recent "Asian Personality of the Year" award to Narendra Modi, the Chief Minister of the Indian state of Gujarat.