Tag Archives: The India Center

The India Center Welcomes a New Fellow

Senior business journalist Sunitha Natti has been selected as a non-resident Fellow for The India Center in the College of Sciences at the University of Central Florida. Natti, who had worked as a special correspondent – and, later, as a senior assistant editor – for The New Indian Express from 2008-2016, is currently an independent writer and researcher on multiple projects. […]

Vogue Empower – Feminism Sells in India

While the male-dominant ideologies linked to the traditional Indian woman take over the majority of India, Vogue India’s Vogue Empower movement has initiated for more modern, gender equal and female-friendly media through advertisements (Vogue India). The movement has spread through social media outlets through #VogueEmpower in efforts to raise awareness about the oppression of women […]

Obama’s Visit to India on Republic Day

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visited New Delhi on Monday as honorary guests for India’s 66th Republic Day parade. They attended the event as an acceptance to Prime Minister’s Modi invitation in effort to strengthen ties between the two countries (Washington Post). Republic Day is a holiday in India that celebrates the post-partition […]

Modi Launches Campaign to Address India’s Dwindling Number of Girls

After the United Nations has addressed it as a National Emergency, Prime Minister Modi addressed the nation about India’s shrinking female population. The ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ or Save the Daughter, Teach the Daughter campaign will be targeting the problems such gender equality, pre-birth gender section, and improving girls’ school attendance (Times of India).   Despite […]

Deadly Blast on Pakistan's Border With India

A suicide blast near the Pakistan-India border killed at least 55 people and left more than 150 injured, according to local police (Al Jazeera). The blast took place in Wagah, the provincial capital of Punjab, at the end of a daily flag-lowering. A splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack (The […]

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Visits Siachen Glacier

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made a visit to the soldiers of Siachen glacier, claimed by both India and Pakistan. Modi visited the glacier on his way to Indian-administered Kashmir to spend the Diwali festival looking at the damage caused by last month’s floods (BBC). There he is expected to review relief measures, visit a […]

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Visits Siachen Glacier

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made a visit to the soldiers of Siachen glacier, claimed by both India and Pakistan. Modi visited the glacier on his way to Indian-administered Kashmir to spend the Diwali festival looking at the damage caused by last month’s floods (BBC). There he is expected to review relief measures, visit a […]

Kashmir: Civilians Flee as Border Clashes Continue

Gunfire and mortar shells across the India-and Pakistan-administered Kashmir have forced tens of thousands of villagers to flee their homes. At least 16 people have been killed since the conflict last Friday- nine of them Pakistani and seven of them Indian (BBC). TV broadcasts from both countries displayed images of homes destroyed by mortars and […]

Top Indian Official Convicted of Corruption

  An Indian court has found the top elected official of the southern state of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa Jayaram, guilty of corruption. Jayaram will be forced to step down from office and sentenced to four years in prison on Saturday (The New York Times). The case against Jayaram was filed nearly 20 years ago in […]

Top Indian Official Convicted of Corruption

  An Indian court has found the top elected official of the southern state of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa Jayaram, guilty of corruption. Jayaram will be forced to step down from office and sentenced to four years in prison on Saturday (The New York Times). The case against Jayaram was filed nearly 20 years ago in […]