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· December, 2013

Stories about India from December, 2013

29 December 2013

Contemplating Nelson Mandela's Legacy in South Asia

"Nepali leaders have a lot to learn from Mandela's statesmanship, integrity, and lack of political ambition."

27 December 2013

PHOTOS: Humans Of South Asia

"It reminds me to love and respect everybody-- something many people here tend to have forgotten."

22 December 2013

Despite Passage of India's Anti-Corruption Lokpal Bill, Public Mistrust Remains

The bill in its current form is disputed as toothless and has serious loopholes, which puts the complainant in a disadvantageous position.

20 December 2013

Don't Just Retweet Blood Donation Requests. Donate!

Without Regulation, India's Domestic Workers Face Low Pay and Other Abuses

The dramatic arrest of India's deputy consul in New York Devyani Khobragade on charges of visa fraud for overstating the wages of her housekeeper has renewed concern for domestic workers.

18 December 2013

Indian Diplomat Devyani Khobragade's Arrest, Strip Search Earn Apology from US

US Secretary of State John Kerry reportedly expressed regret in a phone call to India's National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon over how the arrest of Devyani Khobragade was handled.

15 December 2013

Why Homosexuality Should Be Encouraged in India

Aam Admi Party Emerges As A Cleaner Option In Indian Politics

The new political party led by anti-corruption crusader Arvind Kejriwal is making waves in Indian political arena after it emerged as the second largest party in Delhi Assembly Polls.

11 December 2013

Gay Sex is Once Again Illegal, India's Supreme Court Rules

"I was not a criminal yesterday, today I'm one. I intend to remain one. Wont ask for lordships permission before loving."

India Loves Gold. So Why Did Actress Rima Kallingal Get Married Without It?

"I want to use this beautiful life that I have...to send out my strong vote of protest against the dowry system that we still shamelessly and silently follow."

1 December 2013

Awareness Helps You Clean Indian Streets… Guaranteed!

High-Profile Editor Tarun Tejpal Accused of Sexually Assaulting Young Reporter

Tejpal is editor-in-chief for Indian magazine Tehelka, known for its groundbreaking investigative journalism and coverage of issues such as corruption and sexual violence.