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For Rama Lakshmi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

| Jul 21, 2013

Indians fight to exercise new rights

Three years ago, a group of parents in a remote tribal hamlet in India handed local officials a petition demanding a new school. Their children had to walk nearly 3 km through farmland, forest and creeks to reach the closest public school, although, they ...

New Delhi cracks down on foreign-funded NGOs

May 21, 2013

New Delhi cracks down on foreign-funded NGOs

Amid an intensifying crackdown on nongovernmental groups that receive foreign funding, Indian activists are accusing the government of stifling their right to dissent in the world’s largest democracy. India has tightened the rules on nongovernmental organizations over the past two years, following protests that ...

India students' aspirations, job market don't match

| Apr 8, 2013

India students' aspirations, job market don't match

As India’s economy grows, cities expand and new industries arise, officials and policy analysts are grappling with a key question: Will Indians have the skills to build the new India? By 2022, India will be short of more than 103 million skilled workers in ...