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South India’s Warrior Lords: The Telugus
August 10, 2018
South India’s Warrior Lords: The Telugus
The medieval legacy of Telugu warriors and peasants lives on.
South India’s Warrior Lords: The Telugus
India’s Evolving Linguistic Landscape: Beyond Hindi
July 30, 2018
India’s Evolving Linguistic Landscape: Beyond Hindi
Even as Hindi grows in India, other languages thrive.
India’s Evolving Linguistic Landscape: Beyond Hindi
India’s Evolving Linguistic Landscape
July 27, 2018
India’s Evolving Linguistic Landscape
Hindi continues to explode in India.
India’s Evolving Linguistic Landscape
Art in the Delhi Metro
July 16, 2018
Art in the Delhi Metro
The metro in the capital of India moved from state-of-the-art to art-of-the-state.
Art in the Delhi Metro
Gods Against Ghosts: The Exorcisms of India’s Mehandipur Balaji
June 18, 2018
Gods Against Ghosts: The Exorcisms of India’s Mehandipur Balaji
A temple in northern India is famed for its exorcism rituals.
Gods Against Ghosts: The Exorcisms of India’s Mehandipur Balaji
Daryaganj: Old World Charm at Delhi’s Used Book Bazaar
May 07, 2018
Daryaganj: Old World Charm at Delhi’s Used Book Bazaar
Delhi’s Sunday book market is exceptional and very Indian.
Daryaganj: Old World Charm at Delhi’s Used Book Bazaar
Adopt a Heritage: Should Private Companies Be Caretakers of Indian National Monuments?
April 30, 2018
Adopt a Heritage: Should Private Companies Be Caretakers of Indian National Monuments?
Will sites like the Taj Mahal become better managed or will they become banners for private firms?
Adopt a Heritage: Should Private Companies Be Caretakers of Indian National Monuments?
A New Religion in India? Karnataka's Lingayats Seek Recognition
March 22, 2018
A New Religion in India? Karnataka's Lingayats Seek Recognition
The state government of Karnataka has granted a separate religion tag to the Lingayats.
A New Religion in India? Karnataka's Lingayats Seek Recognition
Penguin Dads: Changing Gender Norms in India
March 16, 2018
Penguin Dads: Changing Gender Norms in India
More Indian fathers are becoming involved in their children's lives. The government should take note.
Penguin Dads: Changing Gender Norms in India
The Bonfire of Modern Demons: On Original Ways of Celebrating India’s Holi
March 05, 2018
The Bonfire of Modern Demons: On Original Ways of Celebrating India’s Holi
Innovative versions of celebrating the festival include burning the effigies of fraudsters.
The Bonfire of Modern Demons: On Original Ways of Celebrating India’s Holi
Destny in Numbrs: How Numerology is Ruining Indian Names and Traditions
October 04, 2017
Destny in Numbrs: How Numerology is Ruining Indian Names and Traditions
Want to change your fate? Change your name!
Destny in Numbrs: How Numerology is Ruining Indian Names and Traditions
Bollywood Meets Nepali Nationalism
August 23, 2017
Bollywood Meets Nepali Nationalism
In Kathmandu, a fan club has drawn critique for idolizing an Indian actor. Why?
Bollywood Meets Nepali Nationalism
Awes-truck: Indian Trucks Ride to Fame
August 18, 2016
Awes-truck: Indian Trucks Ride to Fame
The art and slogans found on Indian trucks are receiving growing attention.
Awes-truck: Indian Trucks Ride to Fame
Beyond Section 377: Where Does India's LGBT Movement Stand?
July 07, 2016
Beyond Section 377: Where Does India's LGBT Movement Stand?
Section 377 continues to loom large over India's LGBT community.
Beyond Section 377: Where Does India's LGBT Movement Stand?
5 Ways India Can Become a Soft Power Superpower
July 06, 2016
5 Ways India Can Become a Soft Power Superpower
How can India work its way up global soft power rankings?
5 Ways India Can Become a Soft Power Superpower
South Asia or India: An Old Debate Resurfaces in California
May 24, 2016
South Asia or India: An Old Debate Resurfaces in California
Should the subcontinent be referred to South Asia or India, especially in the historical sense?
South Asia or India: An Old Debate Resurfaces in California
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