Indian voters must decide whether they want an inclusive country that embodies hope, or a divided one that promotes fear.
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His record in the British Empire more closely resembles that of a war criminal than a defender of democracy and freedom.
Some 4 million people, mainly Muslims, are at risk of disenfranchisement in India.
While it may seem alarmist to suggest freedom of expression in India is in peril, the atmosphere of intimidation is palpable.
Hindu extremists have long considered it humiliating that a monument built by a Muslim emperor could be Hindu-majority India's most recognizable site. Now the Taj Mahal is being rejected even by India's own government.
India's much touted economic development has shallow roots, as it has failed to deliver caste equality and social justice to the underclasses.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new goods and services tax is both messy and disruptive.
While print media struggles to survive elsewhere, India's rising literacy rate is keeping its dailies firmly in the black.
NEW YORK — Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf's resignation brings to an end one of the more interesting curiosities of subcontinental politics: For more than four years, Pakistan had a president who was born in India, while India had a Prime Minister (Manmohan Singh) who ...
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