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India's "Love Jihad": Islam’s Seductive Weapon?

In Indian state of Kerala, the art of seduction is rumored to be Islam’s new secret weapon of proselytization. But can it? And will it threaten the communal peace in this tolerant multicultural state?

Kerala: Between The ‘Icon’ And The ‘Supremo’

Attempts by linguistic nationalists to favor Marathi over Hindi in Mumbai raise doubts about India’s sobriety, while the country’s near-unanimous denunciation of such divisive act dispel them.

India: A Glimpse of Reality in Kerala

Experts hail Kerala, India’s diverse southern state, as an outstanding example of democratic social progress. But beneath the first-world quality of life lie inequality and the lack of jobs.

Patchwork Nations: Report on Mumbai

India's financial capital, Mumbai, has seen terror attacks that killed at least 170 people in 2008. However, mounting tensions among its population aren’t focused on religion but on language use.

The Growing Maoist Threat in India

India's Prime Minister has called the Naxal Maoist rebels the country's greatest internal security threat. And their movement is growing.

Kashmir: Promise of Protest

Over the summer, tens of thousands of Kashmiri protesters jammed the streets demanding independence from India. It was the biggest public outcry since the revolt of 1989, when mass demonstrations were a prelude to years of militancy. The difference today is that a new generation of politically-minded youth is leading the way. While frustrations over the heavy-handed presence of Indian forces and economic inequalities still run deep, they are choosing non-violent means to push for change.