Sex and the Nation: An ‘outside’ view of India’s changing sexual mores

Sex and the Nation: An ‘outside’ view of India’s changing sexual mores

FROM THE KAMA SUTRA TO CONTEMPORARY SEXUALITY IN INDIA: In an interview with Managing Editor Murali Kamma, British journalist Sally Howard, author of The Kama Sutra Diaries: Intimate Journeys Through Modern India, talks about the “Indian Sexual Revolution” that she believes is silently sweeping the nation. Howard expounds on themes from her book, culled from her meetings with Indians from diverse backgrounds.
As India rapidly opens up to the modern world, its traditionally conservative society has experienced tectonic shifts. Spotlit are the balancing act young women must play, comparisons with the West and a recap of the British colonial legacy's Victorian morality code, marginal communities, conflicts with BJP attitude, violence against women, unplanned urbanization, and easy access to porn. Read more »

Film: When High Wattage Directors Converged in the Big Apple

ALTERNATIVE CINEMA’S TOP DIRECTORS CONVERGE IN NEW YORK: a virtual tour of the New York Indian Film Festival, including chats with some of Indian cinema’s brightest lights. Read more »

JIMMY SONI: Taking HuffPost to India

MEDIA MAVERICK JIMMY SONI OF HUFFINGTON POST…talks to Devika Rao about his work and his latest challenge—launching this trendsetting online journal in India. Read more »

Americana: The Caucasian Recession

In 1960, America was 85% white. By 2050, it will be 45% white. Having grown up in a
practically all-white world, the author muses about this major demographic shift of our times. Read more »

Sexuality in Modern India: Paradoxes and Myths

Pop psychology or prurient interests should not set the agenda for the place of sexuality in societies. Is liberalism really a return to India's "glorious liberal" sexual past? Read more »

Letters from Readers

Fall in step behind PM Modi / India will now assert itself in diplomacy / Modi not a chauvinist / Sadhguru’s parenting tips may benefit from elaboration. Read more »

Classic Investing Mistakes

Fear, greed, bias, randomness, inattention—these are the root causes of the classic investing blunders. We have all made them; here are tips to avoid them in the future. Read more »

Interns: Are They Worth the Trouble?

Internships continue to be valuable experiences for the interns and the companies that take them on. Here are the good, the bad, and sometimes ugly aspects of the matter. Read more »

Dos and Don’ts of Do-it-Yourself Doctoring

For everyday health problems, Mother may be your first source for help. What is your next source? Here are some guidelines on using the internet for health advice. Read more »

Immigration FAQs

How to get your I-94 information about how long your stay is for in the US. / H-1Bs with October 1 Start Date / "Study in the States" Website. Read more »

Shah Rukh, Salman repeat Iftar hug

The two warring superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan have hugged each other at an Iftar party again--prompted by the host. Have they really made up? Read more »

Good Sports: Gold Medal Service

Soham Daga, 17, of Forest Hills, New York, was presented with the Congressional Award Gold Medal (the highest award given to young people) for his many hours of community service. Read more »

Atlanta team of young entrepreneurs wins 1st place at Global TiE Competition

TiE Atlanta’s Young Entrepreneurs (TYE) team Terra Bacter placed first in TiE's global event with their project on helping farmers end hunger in an eco-friendly way. Read more »

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships are awarded to immigrants or children of immigrants. This year, among 30 winners are four Indian-Americans, one with a tie to Georgia. Read more »

Time Pass …. Together

Our family matriarch forbids two items during family reunion: cell phones and playing cards, but my cousins and I sneak off to play a card game called Bluff. What would Gandhi say? Read more »

Devotion: The Highest Level of Perception

Once you dismantle the concrete structure of who you are, suddenly the quality of what you are devoted to will just reflect upon you, and that quality will become you. You become that. Read more »






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