India May Fudge Its Covid Numbers, but the Ganges Does Not Lie

Floating corpses in the country’s holiest river are Exhibit A for the Modi administration’s failures and deceptions.

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India’s Black Market Preys on Desperate Covid-19 Victims

As the health care system fails, clandestine markets have emerged for drugs, oxygen, hospital beds and funeral services. Fake goods may be putting lives at risk.

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A Double Tragedy in India and the Search for Elusive Answers

In “The Good Girls,” Sonia Faleiro writes about the mysterious deaths of two girls, a case that revealed histories, resentments, secrets and competing interpretations.

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Director of Amazon’s ‘Tandav’ Cuts Scenes After Pressure From India’s Hindu Nationalists

Faced with boycotts and criminal complaints, the director of “Tandav” made the edits this week. But that did not appear to satisfy some of the show’s critics, who called for him to be jailed.

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Do Kids Really Need to Learn to Code?

In India, parents are being aggressively sold the idea that their children must start coding at 4 or 5 or be future failures.

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Police in India Make First Arrest Under New Interfaith Marriage Law

A Muslim man was held under a state law passed to address accusations by Hindu nationalists that women are being lured into marriage in order to convert them to Islam.

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Worried About Coronavirus, India Tries to Head Off a Mass Hindu Pilgrimage

Prime Minister Narendra Modi urges Indians to stay home at a time when hundreds of thousands of Hindus usually try to gather at Ayodhya.

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