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Indians Click to Say ‘I Do’

Neha Kapur, 30, is a type 1 diabetic and that fact alone made it tough to find a marriage partner. For three years, Kapur’s parents searched to no avail for a prospective groom wil...
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Asia Sentinel Writer Wins Fellowship

Asia Sentinel correspondent Nava Thakuria, 40, is the recipient of a fellowship from the United Nations High Commission and the Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research for his reporting on refugee...
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The great Indian stock market tumble

For months, until January 21, the Indian stock market defied gravity as other regional markets went down like ninepins. But then, like many other countries, India earned its own Black Monday. The Sensex, India’s major stock index, cras...
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India’s Pink Posse

  Banda, a blip on India’s vast geographic radar, is one of the country’s poorest and most regressive districts. Located in the heart of the populous northern state of Uttar Pradesh, t...
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Family Feud, India Style

In the mid-1990s, when the Birla family, which ran India’s second-largest business group, was in the midst of a bitter division of assets, one young family member quipped that “blood is t...
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Banking on the Sex Trade

  Kolkata-based Aditi Biswas, 29, was keen to turn entrepreneur and run her own grocery. There was one problem. Aditi was working as a prostitute and the neighborhood banks she approached for loans turned her down flat. Enter the Usha Mu...
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India’s Classrooms Without Borders

Every day at 3am, with the stars still stippling a dark, phosphorescent sky, Madhur Kapdi drives to his office in suburban Bangalore, India’s information-technology crucible, for work. After greeti...
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India’s Press Comes Under Fire

  Should the media repeatedly show the image of a young girl who was stripped naked, chased and humiliated by thugs in a city street during broad daylight? Should the picture of the girl, with ...
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Indian Justice Delayed is Indian Justice Denied

In what must be a judicial record anywhere, courts across India on a single day, October 24, handed out life sentences to 60 people in four different cases – although there is no sign that any of them will go to jail anytime soon. ...
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In India, a Tibetan Can Only Wait

 photo by Derrick Chang Palden, who like many Tibetans goes by a single name, was a teenage monk when he was arrested in 1992 along with 16 others for staging a small demonstration on the main s...