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Is Clean India a Pipe Dream?

The Indian government's push to improve sanitation is ambitious and well-intentioned, but it does little to help the most marginalized groups in Indian society.

Passport

The Dumb Joke Website That Got Caught Up in India’s Porn Ban

The website's lewd jokes may be wince-worthy, but it doesn't appear to be porn.

The South Asia Channel

India Inc.’s Day Care Experiment

India's new corporate social responsibility law may be well-intentioned, but it is poorly designed and fails to accomplish its central goals.

Dispatch

The Mysterious Death of an Indian Muckraker

Jagendra Singh paid the ultimate price for exposing political corruption in Uttar Pradesh. But was his death murder or something even more nefarious?

The South Asia Channel

Sharif is Taken to Task at Home

A meeting between Sharif and Modi at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit is hailed a victory in India but has been greeted with cautious optimism in Pakistan.

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