India’s Rape Laws and the Uber Ban

Uber, a Silicon Valley start-up that offers users easy access to cheap and reliable transportation, has become extremely popular worldwide. Recently, the government of Delhi banned Uber after a 26-year-old woman accused an Uber taxi driver of rape. The accused later confessed to the crime and was arrested. Sexual violence against women is rampant in […]

From Look East to Act East: Modi Reasserts India’s Foreign Policy

The landslide election of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in May 2014, remains seven months on, a stunning display of popular democracy in India. In an election that lasted from April 7 to May 12th, 8,251 candidates contested 543 Lok Sabha parliamentary seats, in a country where voter eligibility surpassed 814 million people. The turnout, reported […]