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February 2008

BBC | Indian economy set to decelerate

India expects its economy to grow by 8.7% in the financial year ending March, the slowest rate of expansion in three years.

January 2008

AlterNet: The Great Indian Gender Divide

[B]eneath the spectacular "India Shining" story lurks an area of darkness -- the unequal status of its women, who constitute more than half its demographic. The latest official document to highlight this inequity is the 2007 Gender-Gap Index Report by the World Economic Forum (WEF); it places India at the bottom of the global pyramid.

BBC | Thirteen convicted for India riot

More than 1,000 people, mostly Muslims, died in the riots, although independent groups say the toll was nearly 2,000.

October 2006

BBC | Low-caste Hindus adopt new faith

Thousands of people have been attending mass ceremonies in India at which hundreds of low-caste Hindus (Dalits) converted to Buddhism and Christianity. The events in the central city of Nagpur are part of a protest against the injustices of India's caste system.

September 2006

On India’s Farms, a Plague of Suicide - NYT

Across the country in desperate pockets like this one, 17,107 farmers committed suicide in 2003, the most recent year for which government figures are available. Anecdotal reports suggest that the high rates are continuing.

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