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Meeting a modern-day Gandhi

November 26, 2012

Delhi, India

By Mansi Thapliyal

"I am Gandhi!" he says firmly. "His soul resides inside me," he announces, smiling unwaveringly.

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Subbarao goes against his panel, again

November 22, 2012

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Is Kasab’s death enough closure in the Mumbai attacks?

November 21, 2012

“If you hear the sound of a bullet, kneel, and if you have to move, then crawl, don’t run.”

No criticism please, we are Indians

November 19, 2012

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Aung San Suu Kyi’s India visit: Killing softly with her words

November 19, 2012

Myanmar’s pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi’s trip to India last week was more than a homecoming of sorts to a country where she went to school and college, and which shaped her political beliefs. It was also about repairing ties frayed by New Delhi’s abrupt decision in the mid-1990s to engage with the military junta in Yangon after decades of support for her campaign. She ended up reminding the world’s largest democracy of how far it had strayed away from the ideals of the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi, in the pursuit of realpolitik.

Woman’s death poses tough abortion questions for India and Ireland

November 17, 2012

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Indians: inherently unhygienic? Indian writer touches third rail

November 16, 2012

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The emerging world’s education imperative

By Shashi Tharoor
November 15, 2012

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Madhya Pradesh chief minister exorcises English, exercises investors

November 12, 2012

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India stepping up to the challenge of post-2014 Afghanistan

November 12, 2012

Racing through the deserted streets of Kabul at nighttime, you are likely to be stopped at street corners by policemen once, twice or even more. If you are a South Asian, as I am, their guard is up even more. “Pakistani or Indian?” the cop barks out as you lower your window. When I answer “Indian”, he wants me to produce a passport to prove that, and as it happens, I am not carrying one. So I am pulled out of the car in the freezing cold and given a full body search, with the policemen muttering under his breath in Dari that everyone goes around claiming to be an Indian, especially Pakistanis.