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The Hypocrisy of the West: Who is Exploiting Women in India?

The Hypocrisy of the West: Who is Exploiting Women in India?

BY HANNAH LACAVA From the moment we enter this world, we are bombarded with rights and wrongs. “It is right to be speak out and be yourself,” says Dad when we stand up to the school bully. “It is wrong to conform,” says Mom when we start wearing the same […]

 
 

Arnab Goswami and the Great Indian Debate

Illustration by Lexi Copithorne

BY RAJA KRISHNA If you switch on a television in India at dinner time (8 or 9 p.m. there), chances are that the first sight to meet your eyes will be the face of bindi-ed North Indian actress holding a shocked face as the camera zooms into her gaping, screaming, […]

 
 

How Climate Change Affects Indian Political Stability

Illustration by Laura Beckman

In July, The Economist published a piece describing the effects of climate change in India and discovered two prevailing trends: first, India is getting warmer, and second, the summer monsoons are coming later and later in the year. Time Magazine recently looked into the phenomenon and found that India’s energy […]

 
 

An Open Letter to an Indian Politican

An Open Letter to an Indian Politican

Dear Ms. Bannerjee, A couple of weeks ago, you made the following statement on rape in India: “Earlier if men and women would hold hands, they would get caught by parents and reprimanded, but now everything is so open. It’s like an open market with open options,” Okay, I’ll wait. […]

 
 

5.3% is Failure

5.3% is Failure

Full disclosure: this hits close to home for me. As an Indian citizen, I’d be lying if I said that the last five years didn’t carry a tinge of pride. Consistent 8% growth, a booming services and telecom sector, and, most importantly, a retention of the country’s most important democratic […]

 
 

To Infinity and Beyond?

To Infinity and Beyond?

A Crucial Juncture It’s now 2012, and some are understandably more optimistic than others. An economic slump that began in 2007 remains Western policymakers’ biggest headache, in addition to near-total currency collapses and debt ceiling pantomimes. Developing countries, long schooled in the Western way to prosperity, should be forgiven for […]

 
 

India Seems Impressed, How About Everyone Else?

India Seems Impressed, How About Everyone Else?

Almost a week later—and at least a world away—it looks as if things are turning slightly sunnier for Team Obama. The President’s brief hiatus in India seems to be treating him kindly, even if the midterms didn’t. This is, as has been incessantly mentioned, the most time Obama has spent […]