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“The protestors who gathered to demand better policing weren’t pleading before dynastic icons with folded hands. They were self-confident, angry and exasperated. They represented a new, assertive and even insolent India … Their demands are a key element of modern politics: the expectation that the state will be responsive and efficient. The chalta hai fatalism of an earlier age has been replaced by a voluble rejection of a meek theek hai”

Read: http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/right-and-wrong/entry/why-young-mps-don-t-connect-with-our-articulate-youth

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Betting mafia wages millions on sex of Aishwarya Rai’s baby

Read more: http://entertainment.oneindia.in/bollywood/gupshup/2011/aishwarya-rai-unborn-child-gender-bookies-060711-aid0064.html

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‘We found among other things, six freshly used and four unused condoms, 42 empty beer bottles, two dozen whisky bottles from Haryana, a laptop, and 25 mobile phones, from different rooms’ | Rave party busted in Kasganj, Uttar Pradesh: ‘“I can’t believe that this can happen in the town which is otherwise known for delicious mithai and ghee,” said Ajay Tiwari, a local social activist’

Read more: http://www.hindustantimes.com/Rave-party-videos-send-UP-town-into-a-tizzy/Article1-717779.aspx

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What is ‘The Ugly Indian’?

Read more: http://www.thebetterindia.com/3519/the-ugly-indian-shows-us-the-way/?

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The unwed mothers of Wayanad | ‘Sexual exploitation of tribal women continues to haunt Kerala long after literacy should have ended their misery’

Read more: http://tehelka.com/story_main50.asp?filename=Ne250611Some.asp

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The Indian-origin journalists who have ‘overcome old cultural stereotypes to ascend to the top’ in the American media

Read more: http://www.outlookindia.com/article.aspx?277219

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The new cult of Poker in India

Read more: http://www.openthemagazine.com/article/living/the-grinders-and-the-atms

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Sexual harassment cases | Does a woman stand a chance in India?

Read more: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1110612/jsp/calcutta/story_14100318.jsp

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Job vacancy | ‘India has 1.2 billion people, among them bankers, gurus, rag pickers, billionaires, snake charmers, software engineers, lentil farmers, rickshaw drivers, Maoist rebels, Bollywood movie stars and Vedic scholars, to name a few. Humanity runneth over. Except in one profession: India is searching for a hangman.’ (New York Times)

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/14/world/asia/14india.html

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Is the ‘fat money-changer’ more than just a stereotype? | New research ‘found that those who handle large amounts of their own cash are far more likely to be morbidly obese than those who work as check-out assistants handling other people’s money’

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/8571138/Most-successful-money-changers-are-most-obese-study-finds.html

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