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Suicide a curse of the educated in India

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New Delhi, June 21: Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young adults in India, after road accidents in men and maternity-related complications in women, new research has suggested.
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English or Hinglish? India's choice

English or Hinglish? India's choice | Brian's India Spot | Scoop.it
India's 1.2bn population have no truly national language. So which will dominate, English, Hindi, or the hybrid Hinglish?
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Indian bid to stop public peeing

Indian bid to stop public peeing | Brian's India Spot | Scoop.it
Volunteers armed with drums and whistles are being used under a new scheme to shame people urinating or defecating in public in India's Rajasthan state, officials say.
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India opens up to foreign retail

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India's government once again clears a controversial plan to open up its vast retail market to global supermarket chains.
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Outrage over cartoonist arrest

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An Indian anti-corruption cartoonist is remanded in custody on sedition charges, prompting criticism of what many see as an attack on freedom of expression.
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BBC NEWS | Business | Critics slam India's education quotas

BBC NEWS | Business | Critics slam India's education quotas | Brian's India Spot | Scoop.it
Critics slam an affirmative action program that reserves university places for members of India's lower castes.
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Virginity cream sparks Indian sex debate

Virginity cream sparks Indian sex debate | Brian's India Spot | Scoop.it
The launch in India of a "vagina tightening "cream promising to make women feel like a virgin has reignited debate about women's sexual rights, as the BBC's Rajini Vaidyanathan reports.
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TF are ladies doing?? VAGINA TIGTENING CREAM!!!!! 

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India Opens a Door to Private Education

India Opens a Door to Private Education | Brian's India Spot | Scoop.it
The Indian Supreme Court has upheld a law requiring that 25 percent of private schools’s pupils come from low-income families. But provisions of the law are vague, including how to finance it.
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India Stray Dogs Are a Menace

India Stray Dogs Are a Menace | Brian's India Spot | Scoop.it
Free-roaming dogs in India, many of which are rabid, number in the tens of millions and bite millions of people annually, including vast numbers of children.
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Suicide a curse of the educated in India

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New Delhi, June 21: Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young adults in India, after road accidents in men and maternity-related complications in women, new research has suggested.
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Farewell to Incredible India

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IN A world economy as troubled as today’s, news that India’s growth rate has fallen to 5.3% may not seem important.
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Not cricket

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A RECENT walk down Mumbai’s Marine Drive, the city’s most popular seaside strip, provided many examples of India’s love affair with cricket. How could India possibly fall in love with a different sport? Some enterprising souls think it will

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Less than allies, more than friends

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“TWO cities where people rarely agree on much of anything” was how Robert Blake, an assistant secretary at the American State Department, described Washington and Delhi this month.
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Unlettered fruit-seller's Indian education dream

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Harekala Hajabba, an illiterate fruit vendor in southern India who struggled to build a primary and high school from his savings for the village children, is busy charting his next step - a pre-university college.
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India strike over retail reforms

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India's opposition parties and trade unions stage a strike over government plans to allow in global supermarket chains and other reforms.
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A hideaway for India's rebel couples

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Indian couples that have angered their families by pursuing "forbidden" relationships are increasingly seeking refuge in special shelters guarded by police.
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Becoming an abuse statistic in patriarchal India

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Journalist Nita Bhalla recounts the lingering scars - physical and mental - from an assault on her and draws a wider lesson about violence against women in patriarchal India.
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Exodus after fresh Assam violence

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More than 4,000 people flee their homes in India's troubled north-eastern Assam state following fresh violence, officials say.
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Israel anger at India Hitler shop

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A new Indian clothing store called Hitler is criticised by a senior Israeli diplomat as insensitive and offensive to Jewish people around the world.
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India clamps down on social media

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Indian authorities move to clamp down on social media following unrest and a mass exodus of migrant workers.
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One dishonourable step backwards

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HOW should one judge the lot of women in India, a country that is in many ways progressive, modern, tolerant and yet by turns repressive and hostile?
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Frighteningly common

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RUNNING in a ball of flames for some 50 metres, Jampa Yeshi, a Tibetan in his late-20s, screamed and then collapsed in front of a crowd of journalists and fellow protesters gathered near India’s parliament...
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Waiting for the sun

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ON A salt plain near the border with Pakistan lies half a billion dollars’ worth of solar-energy kit paid for by firms from all over the world. A million panels stretch as far as the eye can see.
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No singing and dancing required

No singing and dancing required | Brian's India Spot | Scoop.it
THE phrase “Indian cinema” immediately conjures up images of Bollywood’s dynastic stars, endless songs and improbable stunts.
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