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AUDIO | As Elections End, Indian Americans Weigh In

AUDIO | As Elections End, Indian Americans Weigh Infeatured

This post originally appeared on the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. As the elections draw to a close, one group in the United States is particularly invested in the outcome of the polling: the Indian diaspora. Members of this community have family in India, and feel tied to the country through heritage, culture, and religion. Indian Read more

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Parlia-mental: The Truth About Being Arvind Kejriwal

Parlia-mental: The Truth About Being Arvind Kejriwalfeatured

Political satire is a serious thing, and as political scientist Dr. Paul Parker once remarked, “The political cartoonist is not necessarily bound by the same ethical standards as journalists.” In the run-up to the elections, The 545 will bring to you a weekly comic from Nishant Jain, giving us his irreverent take on our politicians Read more

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6 Indian Sportspersons Who Can (And Should) Enter Politics

6 Indian Sportspersons Who Can (And Should) Enter Politicsfeatured

From the grass of the Maidan to the Trinamool of Mamata, there was talk late last year of Baichung Bhutia joining Bengal’s ruling party. Earlier this week, the rumor was confirmed. Amidst the chaos in the hills, the former Indian football captain will be the Trinamool Congress’ candidate from Darjeeling. If he wins, the ‘Sikkimese Read more

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Where Criminals Hold Court: An Interactive Look at the Lok Sabha’s Tainted 28%

Where Criminals Hold Court: An Interactive Look at the Lok Sabha’s Tainted 28%featured

Rahul Gandhi doesn’t often gatecrash press conferences or publicly challenge decisions made by Manmohan Singh’s government. But in late September 2013, he did both. At a news conference where the Congress was defending its ordinance to protect tainted lawmakers, Gandhi walked in unannounced and decried the party’s stand as “complete nonsense.” In an uncharacteristic outburst, Read more

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