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  • India's incomplete democracy

    In April and May, the world's largest democracy elected its latest prime minister, Narendra Modi. Modi has promised to shake up long-standing government corruption and bring prosperity to all of India, as he did to the state of Gujarat as its chief...
  • Narendra Modi: Promising The Good Times

    Narendra Modi: Promising The Good Times
    INDIA brims with colourful politicians, but none has quite the sense of political theatre of Narendra Modi of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He swept into Varanasi, India’s most ancient city, on May 17th pledging to clean the Ganges, its...
  • Hindus celebrate spiritual leader's visit to Hampton

    Hindus celebrate spiritual leader's visit to Hampton
    A group of Hindus, including both local and out-of-state residents, gathered in Hampton on Thursday to celebrate their spiritual leader's birthday as part of his summer tour in North America. Acharya Swamishree Purushottampriyadasji Maharaj, the...
  • Obama must approach Modi cautiously to avoid inflaming anti-American sentiment

    COLUMBUS, Ohio During the electoral campaign in India that has just brought the Bharatiya Janata Party to power, one regional BJP leader said anyone who voted against Narendra Modi, BJP candidate for prime minister, would have to leave India and go to...
  • Voices of Faith: When, if ever, is stealing justified in your faith?

    STEALING IN ALL FORMS IS MORALLY HARMFUL Arvind Khetia, Hindu engineer with Interfaith Council: Like all negative impulses of the mind, the habit of stealing results from greed, selfishness and discontent. Stealing has a corrosive effect on one's moral...
  • Fatal beating of Muslim man sparks fear of communal violence in India

    The fatal beating of a 24-year-old Muslim man by Hindu radicals in western India has sparked fresh fears of communal violence two weeks after a right-wing Hindu party swept to power in national elections. Seven members of a fundamentalist Hindu group...
  • 25 years after the Salman Rushdie fatwa, how is free expression faring?

    25 years after the Salman Rushdie <i>fatwa</i>, how is free expression faring?
    Twenty-five years ago, in 1989, four big things happened that still shape our world. The Berlin Wall came down, and with it the empire that Vladimir Putin would love to restore. The Tiananmen Square massacre launched China on a new trajectory, which has...
  • Film Festival: 'Bulls' a tough one to tame

    Film Festival: 'Bulls' a tough one to tame
    Filming "Brahmin Bulls" was not a breeze. Director Mahesh Pailoor valiantly balanced budgetary issues and his cast's schedules while shooting the entire movie out of order. He even faced an unexpected foe — the 85th annual Academy Awards. "We...
  • Indian Muslims wary of man poised to take reins

    Indian Muslims wary of man poised to take reins
    He was 12, too young to process the horror: Mobs of youths barely older than him swarmed his neighborhood with daggers and axes. Homes and the local mosque were ransacked and burned, bodies hacked to pieces, Hindu religious chants used as cries of war....
  • Pakistanis in disputed Kashmir worry about rise of Indian nationalist

    Pakistanis in disputed Kashmir worry about rise of Indian nationalist
    The rugged, snow-laced beauty of the Himalayan countryside masks a creeping sense of worry about political developments taking place far below these mountains. In neighboring India, Narendra Modi, a conservative Hindu nationalist with a history of...
  • From tea-seller to India's top job: The rise of Narendra Modi

    From selling tea to leading his party to a landslide national election victory, Narendra Modi achieved a remarkable rise in a country long led by political dynasties and social elites. Narendra Damodardas Modi was born Sept. 17, 1950, to a poor family...