From declassification to decriminalization: the long road to LGBT equality in India

In September 2018, LGBT people in India celebrated after the country’s Supreme Court unanimously struck down a colonial-era ban on gay intimacy. This judgment legalized the sex lives of an

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Democracy and Disinformation- Indian Fake News Will Decide World’s Largest Election

The largest democratic undertaking in human history is about to unfold as India’s national elections will take place in seven phases spread over April and May. While voters decide who

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Tibet’s Tragedy – The Extinction of the Dalai Lama

You can lock up or enslave a person, but the human hunger for freedom will not be suppressed – Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama Sixty years ago on March 10th,

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Sabarimala Controversy: Paving the Way for Feminism in India?

In Kerala, Southern India, history was created just as two women entered the Hindu temple of Sabarimala, smashing the longstanding practice of barring women from entering the sacred place of

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A Cursed Blessing: The Defining Role of Geography in Russian Foreign Policy

A train on the Trans-Siberian Railway departs Moscow, exchanging the sprawling metropolis for woodlands. It snakes through the mighty Urals, cuts across the endless Siberian steppe and winds past Lake

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The Politics of Loneliness – How Loneliness became a Political Problem

‘”We are all so much together, but we are all dying of loneliness.’” Albert Schweitzer The feeling of loneliness is one that every person is familiar with. At some point

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The Dark Side of Vietnam: a Rightless Land

Vietnam has become a country that does not respect freedom of speech, press or political freedom in the least. They keep their population docile by routine intimidation and beatings.

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Netanyahu’s Year: Navigating a Political Minefield

During the hectic period between Christmas and New Year’s, not able to tell which day of the week it is, we somehow do find ourselves able to look back on

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A Look at New Zealand’s Māori Reconciliation Process: Beyond Biculturalism

Of the 5,000 indigenous groups worldwide, few possess traditions retaining such recognition as the Māori, whose ceremonial dance, the Haka, is recognisable far beyond the community of Rugby fans. Perhaps,

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The Plight of Rang-tan: The Silencing of Palm Oil Devastation

  “There’s one issue that will define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other, and that is the urgent threat of a changing climate.” – Former U.S.

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