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No. What put me off was the astounding lack of empathy that permeated most analyses in these groups. Day after day I was subject to people passing opinion on “groups”—Muslims, poor people, the unbanked, Syrians, Dalits, Trump voters, Hillary voters, black people, migrants, Brexiteers, Bremainers—with an astonishing lack of empathy.

 
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Indian diaspora is thematically and practically very unified in the lifestyle experience of the United States with the Indian community amalgamating both with the homeland and keeping in sync with the nation’s binding ethos. It’s a very regular and mainstreamed group distinct from others with much stronger inner identities

Indian diaspora is thematically and practically very unified in the lifestyle experience of the United States with the Indian community amalgamating both with the homeland and keeping in sync with the nation’s binding ethos. It’s a very regular and mainstreamed group distinct from others with much stronger inner identities

 
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In March this year, a Firstpost article had noted that the World Sufi Forum, an initiative by an apex body representing Sufi Muslims in India, was an effort showcasing the community's resilience against extremism and as "an effective antidote" to terrorism masked as "religious ideology".

 
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At a South Asian summit in the Maldives during the Zardari era, Pakistan decided to acknowledge its past assertively, not as it imagined its history through the familiar neo-religious prism as, say, Ziaul Haq would see it, but as it actually transpired.  
 
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India formally adopted gender budgeting in 2005. In that year, finance minister P. Chidambaram included in the budget documents a separate statement on spending programmes that benefit women in particular. It was his predecessor Yashwant Sinha who began the preparatory work for a shift to gender budgeting.  
 
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My mother is a retired professor of musicology, and she did work in India and also in Trinidad, where a lot of Indian people have settled. She worked there on Bhojpuri music, and later actually sent me to Trinidad when I was just 11 years old, all by myself.

 
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The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) is back after a break of one year.  The year 2014 marked a decade of ASER, and for 10 years ASER estimates of learning and enrolment have been available at the same time year on year

 
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Today, Islam is facing arguably its gravest existential crisis since the Crusades. Yet, nobody is asking the one question that every concerned Muslim should be asking: what is the future of Islam? Will it survive the crisis? If so, in what form?  
 
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In the last one year, Bihar has witnessed four fatal attacks on journalists. Recently, a journalist working with a leading Hindi daily was shot dead in broad daylight at Sasaram.

In the last one year, Bihar has witnessed four fatal attacks on journalists. Recently, a journalist working with a leading Hindi daily was shot dead in broad daylight at Sasaram.

 
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Rising incidence of heinous crimes like extortion and gang rapes on highways and communal assaults even in villages and the incapacity of authorities to punish or even book dastardly killers in States like Uttar Pradesh, have sent shock waves across the nation.

 


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spotlight image I am honored to be here today for the first U.S. government exchange alumni conference for India and Bhutan.
 
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The European Union and India should work closely to bring peace, stability and development in Afghanistan, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades has said.
 
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A pre-dawn  suicide terror attack (fidayeen)  on an army camp in the Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday (April 27)   resulted in the death of three army personnel including an officer,  while two terrorists were neutralized. Combing operations are in progress to ascertain if any of the attackers have
 
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The dreadful violence and low turnout in a by-election in Kashmir has again raised intense debate in New Delhi.
 
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The brief hand-holding took place in the Gulf of Aden. Despite a history of border dispute, diplomatic clashes and rivalry on various issues, India and China joined forces on April 9 to rescue a merchant vessel from pirates.
 
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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sprang a surprise when he registered himself as a candidate in Iran’s presidential election scheduled for May 19. After leaving the office of President in 2013 at the end of two controversial terms, the firebrand populist has been largely inactive in politics. 
 
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Nerves are being frazzled by a rising arc of sabre rattling in northeast Asia. After the US decided to deploy an aircraft carrier strike group to the region to counter North Korea’s nuclear buildup, US President Donald Trump has asserted that a major conflict with Pyongyang was indeed possible.
 
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In last couple of years, India is boasting about its highest economic growth rate in the world, surpassing that of China
 
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The core parts of the controversial Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system have been moved to the site of what had been a golf course in southern South Korea.
 
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Health of the citizens and the economy of the nation they inhabit go hand in hand and every buck spent on former guarantees a manifold increase in the latter,  said noted public health expert K Srikant Reddy. The lecture 'Health and Development: India Must Bridge the Disconnect' was ...
 
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Title: Bollywood Boom; Author: Roopa Swaminathan; Publisher: Penguin; Price: Rs 399; Pages: 221

 
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Title: Defeat is an Orphan: How Pakistan Lost the Great South Asian War; Author: Myra Macdonald; Publisher: Penguin Random House India; Pages: 328; Price: Rs 599

 
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  The story of Afghanistan -- of the war against the Soviets and of terrorism that has gripped the landlocked country ever since -- is in many ways also the story of diplomat Masood Khalili, who motivated his people and led them...

 
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Title: The Golden Legend; Author: Nadeem Aslam; Publisher: Penguin Random House; Pages: 376; Price: Rs 599

 
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Over the Years, a collection of 106 short articles, offers us interesting sidelights on the currents and cross- currents in the public life of India during two distinctive periods: (I) 1987 to 1991 and (II ) 2010 to the present.

 
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