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Free Speech in the World’s Largest Democracy

by Jasmine Bhatt

On the surface, 2014 has been a very positive year for India’s democracy. With the highest level of voting attendance ever recorded in modern India, the election of Modi for prime minister seems a sign of how far India has come as a democratic nation. 786 more words


A burqa and a bikini are all the same.

Just heading home after a busy day. Shoulder-bag slung, hair loosely tied, favourite t-shirt, shorts, sneakers. In your mind is the single desire to go to bed. 467 more words

Modi Wins in a Landslide!

Modi Landslide. . . . . . .


“INDIA has won” tweeted Narendra Modi, on May 16th, his first public comment after official counting from India’s general election made it clear that he, and his Bharatiya Janata Party, had delivered a landslide victory beyond the expectations of almost everyone. 294 more words

John Oliver, HBO Comedian, on the Indian Elections ( Trust me, this is very funny!)

Now I am sure many of you are tired of my obsession with the Indian elections and wish I would get out of the weeds. . 68 more words

Vote for India The World's Largest Election Has Begun. . . . .

This election takes weeks and weeks to allow every eligible Indian to vote. All the ballots will be counted on May 16 to see which party will win the most seats in the legislature and then appoint a Prime Minister.   92 more words

 From International New York Times  Thanks to Adrienne Middlemay at middlemaybooks.com

Social Gains for Women Linked to Domestic Violence


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