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In 2009, India guaranteed its citizens the right to education. But critics say the policy is marred by a dangerous move toward privatization.
As inter-caste 'love marriages' become increasingly common, a Guardian Angels-style vigilante group has emerged to protect young couples.
Recently inducted Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has already okayed more executions than his predecessors did over 15 years -- and he's just getting started.
It's not a scam. They just want to be friends.
Over the past five years, some 150 whistleblowers have allegedly been harassed or jailed for exposing corruption. As many as 20 have been killed.
An Indian sociologist's remarks on caste and corruption should shine a light on stereotypes
The fate of the Gandhi dynasty now rests on Rahul, who has stormed onto the national political stage amid a weakening economy and tensions with Pakistan.
Last month’s gang-rape in New Delhi drew attention to India’s rising juvenile crime rates. But experts fear stiffening punishment will make matters worse.
Surprisingly resilient Zardari may make history by completing his full term.
Rampant human rights violations, dismal conviction rates, skyrocketing crime, and nearly 400,000 inmates in prison--only a third of whom have actually been convicted. Justice, Indian style.
Indians feel betrayed by a democratic system that has entrenched extortion of its citizens, argues Prem Shankar Jha
Here's why I haven't seen Ang Lee's latest, and don't plan on it.
India's high-profile gang rape case has parallels with New York's Central Park jogger case
India drew a line in the sand in 2012. Look for New Delhi to take a tougher stance in 2013.
Lifting India's ludicrously low limits on campaign finance could drum rapists out of politics, argues India's business press
Police shut metro stations and erect barricades to contain protests, as the nation demands action against sexual assault.
Anger mounts over government's decision to send victim to Singapore for treatment, and police barricades designed to limit protests.
By choosing candidates facing rape charges, India's political parties have implicitly sanctioned the crime.
With the death of Ravi Shankar, Indian music lost its most famous ambassador. Here's who will carry the torch.