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Dec 31st

2013

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Political Sea Change?

Is there a sea change coming in Indian politics?  Millions of citizens lined up at polls in five states, but the most intriguing of all the races is taking place in Delhi.  The Aam Aadmi (Common Man) Party, birthed from the anti-corruption movement is vigorously contesting seats historically held by Congress and BJP.  Is this […]

Dec 11th

2013

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India Celebrates the Life and Legacy of Nelson Mandela

Indians around the world join in mourning the loss and in celebrating the life and contribution of Nelson Mandela. “Madiba” as he was known, serves as an example of how the message of freedom and the value of each individual can transform nations and the world for the better. President Pranab Mukherjee offers the following […]

Dec 9th

2013

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American scholar narrates how Ahmedabad’s sweeper caste was “morphed” into sewer caste over the decades

n a recent study, “Coprology and Caste: The Status of Sewerage in Ahmedabad, India”, an American scholar, Stephanie Tam of the Roberta Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies, Northwestern University, has said that Ahmedabad may be one of the earliest pioneers of sewerage system in the 19th century. But it has not only failed […]

Dec 4th

2013

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Political Sea Change and the role of non resident Indians:

Is there a sea change coming in Indian politics? Millions of citizens lined up at polls in five states, but the most intriguing of all the races is taking place in Delhi. The Aam Aadmi (Common Man) Party, birthed from the anti-corruption movement is vigorously contesting seats historically held by Congress and BJP. Is this […]

Nov 14th

2013

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IndUS Forum Establishes Partnership with GOPIO

IndUS Forum is pleased to announce that we have entered into a partnership with the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO). With its headquarters in the United States, GOPIO is a global non-profit advocacy organization with representation in 25 countries whose purpose is to serve Non Resident Indians (NRIs) and Persons of Indian […]

Nov 13th

2013

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The 100th Anniversary of the Nobel Prize to Rabindranath Tagore

This is the 100th anniversary of the award of the Nobel Prize to Rabindranath Tagore and that is the speech given on the occasion of the prize-giving. We thought we would share this beautiful acceptance with you on it’s 100th anniversary. Read It

Nov 11th

2013

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The Girl Whose Rape Changed A Country

In a striking article, Moni Basu of CNN details her search for Mathura, a victim of rape some 40 years ago whose fight for justice was monumental in the struggle for the empowerment and protection of women in India. India as a nation has a long journey ahead. Yet it is essential that we look […]

Nov 4th

2013

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Diwali and India’s growing soft-power

Even as millions in India celebrate Diwali, the lights of the festival brighten much more than the Indian subcontinent.  In nations with sizable Indian populations, including Singapore, Fiji, Sri Lanka and Guyana, the celebration has been observed over generations and marked with official holidays.  Yet what is even more striking is the spread of the […]

Nov 1st

2013

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Will the Real Mr Modi Please Stand Up

“With elections looming in India, serious questions remain unanswered regarding what policies the political parties and their respective leaders will pursue. In a linked recent India-West article, Jaideep Prabhu poses several of these questions to Narendra Modi, BJP’s leading prime ministerial candidate.” http://www.fairobserver.com/article/will-real-mr-modi-please-stand

Oct 24th

2013

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A NEW NORMAL FOR INDIA – CAN WE DO IT? PART 2

Anyway, Bible-inspired efforts set India on course to become a great nation by nurturing and strengthening three essential areas: 1. cultivating love for truth and virtue through mass education, development of vernaculars, printing press, and journalism; 2. creating a legal environment for development through land reforms, property rights, penal code, modern judiciary, and monetary system; […]

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