India

Gandhi Was a Crank Before He Was a Saint
His morally nuanced early years in South Africa
June 07, 2014

Gandhi may have been non-violent, but he could hurt people nonetheless.

Is India's New Prime Minister a Neo-Fascist or a Reformer?
May 16, 2014

Modi, implicated in a massacre in 2002 while chief minister of Gujarat, has been elected as India’s new prime minister. Is he a dangerous neo-fascist, as some say, or the strongman reformer that this country of 1.2 billion people craves?

Indian Intellectuals are Being Bullied by Right-Wing Extremists
A Hindu group sues, a publisher caves, and a nation becomes less free
February 19, 2014

A publisher agreed to pulp a controversial book after right-wing Hindus filed suit. Anyone who cares about free speech in the world's largest democracy should worry.

Rape in India Goes Unpunished and Ignored
December 31, 2013

As is so depressingly common with depressing news from India, crimes and tragedies lay bare massive political and administrative dysfunction and corruption. 

India Is Sitting on a Time-Bomb of Violence Against Women
December 22, 2013

The laws of demographics say violence against women in India will only get worse. Uh-oh.

Indian Patriots Vow To Defend Country's Women From America
December 17, 2013

Sometimes feelings of insult and honor tend to be aroused for all the wrong reasons. A case in point is the absurd row that has erupted between the United States and India.

These Two Americans Want Babies Through Indian Surrogates. It's Not Been Easy.
December 10, 2013

Fertility tourism is a booming business in India, but is it worth it?

Comic Sutra
An animated porn star is changing Indian views on female sexual liberation
October 27, 2013

Meet Savita Bhabi, the cartoon porn star who is transforming India's relationship to female sexuality.

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