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28

Apr

John Oliver calls out Western media for ignoring India’s ongoing general election, the largest election ever, on his new show, “Last Week Tonight.” (via @AntDeRosa)

26

Apr

"Can you break a country?"

Earth (1998)

03

Apr

Badass Women of History: Rani Lakshmibai

20

Sep

A new satirical video by Indian comedy group Bakchod called “It’s Your Fault” takes on society’s victim blaming in response to rape and sexual assault.

(Source: stream.aljazeera.com)

06

Feb

Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil, the first Indian royal to come out as gay, posing for the NOH8 campaign.

Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil, the first Indian royal to come out as gay, posing for the NOH8 campaign.

(Source: facebook.com)

29

Jan

ourmobileworld:

The Times of India is running 1/4 page ads on why men should respect women.

ourmobileworld:

The Times of India is running 1/4 page ads on why men should respect women.

29

Dec

inothernews:

Protestors hold candles during a vigil in New Delhi.  Six men charged with the brutal gang rape of a medical student — who has since died from her injuries — now face murder charges.  (Photo: Saurabh Das / AP via The New York Times)

inothernews:

Protestors hold candles during a vigil in New Delhi.  Six men charged with the brutal gang rape of a medical student — who has since died from her injuries — now face murder charges.  (Photo: Saurabh Das / AP via The New York Times)

21

Aug

haleyfood:

An Indian Muslim boy leans to rub noses with a girl as they are both dressed up for Eid al-Fitr (the end of Ramadan) prayers at the Jama Masjid in New Delhi, India, Aug. 20, 2012.
Photography by: Kevin Frayer

Mental health moment.

haleyfood:

An Indian Muslim boy leans to rub noses with a girl as they are both dressed up for Eid al-Fitr (the end of Ramadan) prayers at the Jama Masjid in New Delhi, India, Aug. 20, 2012.

Photography by: Kevin Frayer

Mental health moment.

08

May

Despite U.S., India and Iran Maintain Relations
"India is clearly making an effort to reduce its dependence on Iran, and this is recognized by the U.S.," said Harsh V. Pant, an India specialist at King’s College in London, in an e-mail. "But domestically, the Indian government cannot be seen to be buckling under any sort of U.S. pressure. So there is a lot of talk of expanding trade ties with Iran."
Mrs. Clinton’s visit to India was the last stop in an Asian tour that began in China. Her agenda in China was overtaken by the plight of the blind dissident Chen Guangcheng, but Mrs. Clinton also spoke to Chinese leaders about their progress on reducing oil purchases from Iran.
In New Delhi, Mrs. Clinton discussed Iran and other issues with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, while also meeting with Sonia Gandhi, president of the governing Indian National Congress Party. On Tuesday, she used a brief news conference to praise India as “a strong partner,” adding that India and the United States share a common goal of preventing Iran from getting a nuclear weapon.
"We commend India for the steps its refineries are taking to reduce its dependence on imports from Iran," she said. "And we have been consulting with India, and working with them on some areas on alternative sources of supply. There’s no doubt that India and the United States are after the same goal."
More: Can India Balance Its Ties with the U.S. and Iran?

Despite U.S., India and Iran Maintain Relations

"India is clearly making an effort to reduce its dependence on Iran, and this is recognized by the U.S.," said Harsh V. Pant, an India specialist at King’s College in London, in an e-mail. "But domestically, the Indian government cannot be seen to be buckling under any sort of U.S. pressure. So there is a lot of talk of expanding trade ties with Iran."

Mrs. Clinton’s visit to India was the last stop in an Asian tour that began in China. Her agenda in China was overtaken by the plight of the blind dissident Chen Guangcheng, but Mrs. Clinton also spoke to Chinese leaders about their progress on reducing oil purchases from Iran.

In New Delhi, Mrs. Clinton discussed Iran and other issues with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, while also meeting with Sonia Gandhi, president of the governing Indian National Congress Party. On Tuesday, she used a brief news conference to praise India as “a strong partner,” adding that India and the United States share a common goal of preventing Iran from getting a nuclear weapon.

"We commend India for the steps its refineries are taking to reduce its dependence on imports from Iran," she said. "And we have been consulting with India, and working with them on some areas on alternative sources of supply. There’s no doubt that India and the United States are after the same goal."

More: Can India Balance Its Ties with the U.S. and Iran?

07

Mar

TOP: Indian villagers smear themselves with colours during the Lathmar Holi festival at the Nandji Temple in Nandgaon, some 120 kms from New Delhi, on March 3, 2012. The women of Nandgaon, the hometown of Hindu God Krishna, attack the men from Barsana, the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, with wooden sticks in response to their efforts to put color on them, reciprocating acts performed yesterday in Barsana between the women of that village with the men of Nandgaon as they observe the Lathmar Holi festival. AFP PHOTO/ Manan VATSYAYANA (more)