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Bollywood movies bridging the Sino-Indian cultural and perceptional gap

New-age Bollywood movies, from the sports biopic “Dangal” to the social drama “Hichki,” are bridging Sino-India cultural communications, dispelling many false popular Chinese notions by providing a more empathetic and holistic glimpse of India, writes Manisha Chakraborty for South Asia Monitor.

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I-Day reflection: Is the law failing India's citizens?

Citizenship in India is no longer equal and  the law, alas, is not applied equitably.  On its 71st independence anniversary one cannot ignore the conjecture  that  India,  which had  determinedly rejected the two-nation theory  in August 1947, is now  moving towards it in a visible manner, writes C Uday Bhaskar for South Asia Monitor

71st Independence Day: Is India’s soil infertile for true democracy?

India’s democracy needs course correction on a war footing. Rhetoric and rabble rousing are no substitute for informed debate and meaningful public discourse, writes A. Prasanna Kumar for South Asia Monitor

Kashmir: Can the nation win back Kashmiri hearts and minds? (Indian Independence Day Special)

The army restores near normalcy, at a big cost in soldiers’ lives and peoples’ goodwill and, on each occasion, politicians in Delhi and Srinagar belie the peoples’ hope that they will step in with a panacea for Kashmir, writes Admiral Arun Prakash (retd.) for South Asia Monitor  

Assam citizenship issue resolution requires political will; deportation not an option

Millions of Indians in Assam, often surviving on basic subsistence, have no access to historical documentation to establish citizenship claims. Even people with legitimate documents proving their citizenship status were not registered because of technical reasons like spelling mistakes or different names being used in various documents, writes Anil Bhat for South Asia Monitor

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EU seeks to boost partnership with India

The European Commission, the executive body of the European Union , and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, Tuesday adopted a Joint Communication that sets out the EU's vision for a strategy to strengthen cooperation and the partnership with India.

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EU seeks to boost partnership with India

The European Commission, the executive body of the European Union , and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, Tuesday adopted a Joint Communicat...

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