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A Fresh Look

The bombing of four Indian cities in as many months, including the capital New Delhi,has forced India to take a new look at its counter-terror strategies. Claiming responsibility for these attacks... Read More...
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A Dangerous Cash Crop

For the poverty-stricken peoples of the districts of Nadia and Murshidabad in India’s West Bengal, illicit money-spinning crops of marijuana and opium poppies are seen as a much-needed financial li... Read More...
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Bollywood’s New Act

  Forget the saris, cleavage, item numbers, superstars, love triangles and glamour, Bollywood is undergoing something of a renaissance. For as long as anyone can remember, this has been the success mantra of 'masala' Hindi films, ... Read More...
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Push to legalize homosexuality in India

India, operating under colonial-era laws criminalizing homosexuality, appears to be finally joining the debate over allowing privacy in relationships, and with gays campaigning to decriminalize the... Read More...
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Nuke Deal to Benefit India Business

The lifting of the ban on nuclear trade with India by the 45-nation Nuclear Supplier’s Group last week appears likely to open business opportunities worth as much as US$100 billon for companies... Read More...
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An Environmental Mistake in India

If ever there was a lesson in the unintended effects of damming rivers, the Farakka Barrage is probably it.  A 4.5-kilometer irrigation dam constructed on a tributary of the River Ganges in 1974-75, it is threatening to wreak havoc on a series of do... Read More...
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A Pessimistic Debate on Kashmir’s Future

Renewed unrest in the Kashmir valley, followed by more trouble in the Jammu region, has stirred debate in India about the future of the much disputed-region, with a sizeable minority advocating either ... Read More...
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US slowdown hits India’s IT sector

The US slowdown has battered India’s software giants, with companies freezing wages and cutting increments, slowing hiring and even handing out pink slips, putting the brakes on – although ... Read More...
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Kashmir Teeters on the Edge

With an election coming in 2009 in India, the disputed Kashmir Valley, which has endured an uneasy peace since 2003, could become a flashpoint again, especially with both Pakistan and India facing domestic political crises. The events of June and Jul... Read More...
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Jihad Finds a Home in India

Police found 10 unexploded bombs in the western Indian city of Surat yesterday, three days after a devastating series of blasts across the same state killed 45 people The recent serial blasts, in ... Read More...