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 »

Official Visits: India’s Health Minister Weighs in On…

India’s Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan talks about restructuring the country’s crumbling public health systems, and about his misconstrued comments on AIDS prevention. Read more »

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Americana: The Caucasian Recession

In 1960, America was 85% white. By 2050, it will be 45% white. Having grown up in a
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Entrepreneurship: Life and Success Require Constant Reinvention

Are there any secrets to success in business? No. But certainly, as VIVEK WADHWA points out, there are attributes and strategies that can help you become an entrepreneur. Read more »

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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

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Interns: Are They Worth the Trouble?

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

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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 »

Imran, Avantika blessed with a baby girl

Imran Khan and wife Avantika have a baby girl, their first child, born on June 9. And Riteish Deshmukh finally confirmed that his wife Genelia is expecting. Read more »

Good Sports: Recognizing Sachin

Sachin Tendulkar is one of the greatest cricket players ever, but not everyone knows him. Cricket, after all, isn’t quite as popular as tennis or football around the world. Read more »

Outstanding Physician Award from AAPI for Dr. Lucky Jain

Dr. Lucky Jain received the Outstanding Physician Award from the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) for outstanding service to premature babies. Read more »

BOOK MATTERS

An Emory University study suggests that reading fiction can enhance the neural
connectivity in your brain. So here are a wide variety of new novels--from tsunamis to Wall Street. 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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