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3rd Night Of India-Pakistan Clashes Leave 4 Dead

AP | ANJUM NAVEED and AIJAZ HUSSAIN | Posted 10.08.2014 | World

DHAMALA HAKIMWALA, Pakistan (AP) — Troops trading heavy fire between Pakistan and Indian-controlled Kashmir have plunged civilians on both sides int...

India's Prime Minister Modi To Observe Strict Fast During Trip To U.S.

Reuters | Posted 09.22.2014 | Religion

By Rupam Jain Nair NEW DELHI, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will observe a strict religious fast during his ...

The Extraordinary Makers Of India's Most Expensive Tea

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 09.19.2014 | World

A 155-year-old tea estate in India's Darjeeling district recently sold the most expensive tea ever made in the country. Buyers in Japan, the U.S. ...

India and China Have Outgrown the West

Shashi Tharoor | Posted 09.19.2014 | World
Shashi Tharoor

India and China both see themselves as having outgrown a world order dominated by the West. They are moving beyond traditional bromides like their joint advocacy of the "Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence," to pragmatic cooperation in the framework of the BRICS grouping. They recently came together to announce the creation of the BRICS Bank, which will be located in Shanghai and headed by an Indian.

How One Indian Housewife Switched Gears To Become A Hindu Priest

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.15.2014 | Religion

Megha Gokhale has been many things in her life: A graduate student, an accountant, a wife, a mother. In 1992 her life took yet another turn when she b...

China On Track To Develop Indian Railways As Xi Heads To South Asia

Reuters | Posted 09.15.2014 | World

By Sanjeev Miglani and Ben Blanchard NEW DELHI/BEIJING, Sept 14 (Reuters) - China will pledge to invest billions of dollars in Ind...

India Seeks to Balance China's Power in Asia

Brahma Chellaney | Posted 09.08.2014 | World
Brahma Chellaney

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is determined to build close strategic ties with Japan in order to put discreet checks on China's exercise of its rapidly accumulating power. China's strategy of constant outward pressure on its borders not only threatens to destabilize Asia's status quo but is also pushing countries like India, Japan, and Vietnam to strategically collaborate. Modi's priority is to ensure stable power equilibrium in Asia.

Iyengar And The Invention Of Yoga

The New Yorker | Michelle Goldberg | Posted 08.25.2014 | World

In contemporary yoga classes, teachers often speak of Patanjali’s “Yoga Sutras,” a philosophical text compiled around two thousand years ago, as...

Obsessed With India, Pakistan Risks Anarchy

Husain Haqqani | Posted 08.22.2014 | World
Husain Haqqani

Since independence, Pakistanis have been told that their country is a "citadel of Islam," that its destiny is to be an Islamic state and its army is "the sword of Islam." Advocates of modern, secular values, even pluralism, are denigrated as "enemies of the ideology of Pakistan." Pakistan's establishment, led by its military, also seeks parity with India, not only in the legal sense of sovereign equality between nations but in military and political terms. This ideological milieu has helped religious-political groups exercise greater influence on national discourse than is justified and led to the outgrowth of jihadi groups, one more extreme than the other.

Another American Race Issue Ferguson Reminds Us Of

Times Of India | Chidanand Rajghatta | Posted 08.19.2014 | World

WASHINGTON: A group of Tibetan monks from India has joined the protests against racial discrimination in Ferguson, Missouri. Amnesty International has...

India Celebrates 68 Years Of Independence With Spectacular Festivity

The Huffington Post | Michael Maisel | Posted 08.15.2014 | World

India was ablaze with bright colors and spirited with festivity as the country celebrated its 68th Independence Day on Friday. Recently elected Pr...

On India's Independence Day, Modi Slams Bureaucracy, Communal Violence And Rape

Reuters | Posted 10.15.2014 | World

By Sanjeev Miglani and John Chalmers NEW DELHI, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi voiced dismay on ...

Nose Deep in Their Own... Prejudice: Hinduism and The New York Times' Sewage Problem

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 09.20.2014 | Religion
Vamsee Juluri

What might have been an excellent piece of reporting on an important public-health concern in India has turned out instead to be one of the most absurd, far-fetched, and ugly pieces of Hinduphobic racism in journalism ever.

Rescuers Pull More Bodies From Collapsed Building In India

AP | Posted 09.01.2014 | World

NEW DELHI (AP) — Rescuers in India pulled another 13 bodies from the ruins of a collapsed building on Wednesday, bringing to 42 the death toll since...

2 Buildings Collapse In India, At Least 12 Dead

AP | ASHOK SHARMA | Posted 08.28.2014 | World

NEW DELHI (AP) — Rescuers using gas cutters and shovels were searching in construction rubble Sunday for more than a dozen workers feared trapped in...

India's Holy Men To Advise On Ganges Cleanup

Reuters | Krishna N. Das | Posted 06.25.2014 | Religion

(Reuters) - India's new government will seek the advice of holy men on how best to carry out an ambitious plan by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to clea...

Reading Piketty in India

Jehangir S. Pocha | Posted 08.16.2014 | World
Jehangir S. Pocha

Addressing inequality shouldn't be about penalizing the rich. It shouldn't be about reviving discredited socialist economic ideas from the 1970s in 21st century European think tanks. It should be about fixing the policies and practices that cause inequality.

China Cultivates India Amid Tension With Neighbors

AP | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 08.11.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — Amid fierce disputes with Japan, Vietnam and the Philippines, China is reaching out to India in a warming trend that could help ramp ...

China, India Are 'Natural Partners,' Envoy Tells Modi

Agence France Presse | Bhuvan Bagga | Posted 08.09.2014 | World

China's top diplomat told India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday that the nuclear-armed neighbours should regard themselves as "natural pa...

Sikhs, Guards Clash With Swords At India's Golden Temple

AP | Posted 06.06.2014 | World

NEW DELHI (AP) — Sikhs brandishing swords and sticks and shouting for a new homeland clashed with guards at the faith's holiest shrine in India, an ...

Why Modi's Success Depends on China

Shraysi Tandon | Posted 08.04.2014 | World
Shraysi Tandon

The crushing victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party and India's newly elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brought much hope to exasperated Indians and foreigners alike. With promises to revive a nation that 1.2 billion people call home, the so-called "Modi wave" has surged across India. Over the past few months, Indian equities have risen close to 20 percent. The rupee, which lost 13 percent against the dollar in 2013, has been one of the best performing.

India Gang Rape Case Exposes How A Lack Of Toilets Endangers Women

AP | BISWAJEET BANERJEE | Posted 06.03.2014 | World

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — The two teenage girl cousins had walked out together at night, as they did every night, into the wild bamboo fields 10 or 15 m...

'Women Will Not Tolerate Such Atrocities Any Longer'

AP | BISWAJEET BANERJEE | Posted 07.31.2014 | World

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Police arrested a third suspect Saturday in the gang rape and slaying of two teenage cousins found hanging from a tree in nort...

Official: Indian Cops Fired For Failing Teens In Gang Rape Case

AP | Posted 05.30.2014 | World

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — A top government official says a state in north India has fired two police officers who failed to respond to a complaint by th...

Modi Promises 'Glorious Future For India' At Inauguration

Reuters | Posted 07.26.2014 | World

By Sanjeev Miglani and Shyamantha Asokan NEW DELHI, May 26 (Reuters) - Narendra Modi was sworn in as India's prime minister...