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The Flood to India’s Cities

Fed up with isolation, deprivation and hardship, Chandra Ballabh Bhatt, 30, a few years ago picked up his family – a wife and two children aged 2 and 6 – and emigrated from Okhalkhandam, his 350-person village ...
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India and the Khobragade Saga

Devyani Khobragade, the Indian consular official arrested two weeks ago by American officials on charges of visa fraud and labor law violations relating to her employment of a nanny/housekeeper, has stirred an ...
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India’s Art Market Explodes

India’s slumbering modern art market came alive Thursday night at a Christie’s auction in Mumbai when astonishing prices were achieved totaling $15.45 million, roughly doubling estimates. Collectors say this...
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Stopping HIV Transmission to Children

An estimated 3.4 million children are living with HIV – 10 percent of the global HIV-infected population although at the same time, the number of children newly infected with HIV has dropped drastically, by 52 ...
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India Anti-Gay Ruling’s Hypocrisy

India’s Supreme Court overturning a historic lower-court decision on homosexuality, making gay sex a crime in the world’s most populous democracy, has generated fury, disgust and disbelief among the lesbian, gr...
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India Refuses to Learn Lessons from Mumbai Attacks

The fifth anniversary of the deadly Nov. 26, 2008 terrorist attacks that shook India’s commercial capital of Mumbai has once again spotlighted glaring shortfalls in the country’s security apparatus that remain ...
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Asthma Meds Too Expensive for World’s Poor

Although 300 million people suffer from asthma globally, with 250,000 estimated deaths, for many living in low- and middle-income countries, access to quality-assured, affordable asthma-essential medicines stil...
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India: Gurgaon’s Women Caught Between Two Worlds

 In Gurgaon, feudal mindsets and aggressively patriarchal attitudes coexist uneasily with a westernized ambience. This city, in India’s National Capital Region surrounding New Delhi, is host to over 500 multina...
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Hindu Influence and Southeast Asia

The flow of Indian cultural values and institutions into Southeast Asia is one of the most remarkable aspects of the region’s history and an intriguing counterpoint to China’s claims that the South China Sea is...