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Tejpal and Tehelka a Year on From Sexual Assault Allegation — A year after an allegation of sexual assault led to his arrest on a rape charge, Tarun Tejpal, the founder of Tehelka magazine, is once again in the spotlight. Mr. Tejpal, who denies wrongdoing and is currently on bail awaiting trial, was scheduled to appear at The Times of India's literature festival next month.

Why I’m Going to Appear With Tarun Tejpal at The Times of India Litfest — Almost a year to the day after Tarun Tejpal, one of India's most-prominent journalists, was accused of sexually assaulting a junior colleague,The Times of India has invited him to appear at their literature festival on a panel titled The Tyranny of Power.

Narendra Modi Is in Fiji. This Map Shows Why — Pristine beaches, blue skies, it's not hard to imagine why Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi would want to stop by the island nation of Fiji after a hectic few days at the G-20 summit in Australia. But there's another reason Mr. Modi has made the newly-minted South Pacific democracy his final port of call during a three-nation tour that concludes Thursday: China.

The Narendra Modi Tony Abbott Bro-mance: When Tony Met Modi — Maybe we're reading too much into it, but from the tweets and pics, anyway, it looks like there is a budding bro-mance between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australia's premier, Tony Abbott. From their bear-hug greeting to selfies at cricket and a final-night dinner date at the end of the weekend's G20 summit in Brisbane, Messrs.

Narendra Modi Is Not the First to Mix Politics and Yoga in India — Yoga is in political vogue and India's prime minister, a proponent of the Hindu discipline, is largely responsible. Almost every opportunity he gets, in speeches and conversations with other leaders, Narendra Modi drops in references to yoga, one of India's most successful cultural exports.

The Man Who Sent India to Mars — The voyage as a space scientist hasn't always been smooth for Koppillil Radhakrishnan, the man who led India's successful mission to orbit Mars. "I started with a launch failure," says Dr. Radhakrishnan, "And then another one." Soon after he became chairman of the Indian space program in 2009, the GSAT 4, a communications-technology satellite, failed to launch.

Sterilization in India — Here's a look at the state of India's sterilization program, by the numbers.

Meet Pardeep Singh Bahra, the Sikh Sartorialist — Pardeep Singh Bahra says he never aimed to make the turban a fashion accessory. The self-styled "turbaned fashion blogger" from the U.K. does though make the signature Sikh headdress a sartorial sine qua non for those who feature on his website.

Indian City on Alert for Possible Terror Attack — NEW DELHI-Authorities in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata have been put on alert for a possible terrorist attack, a Home Ministry official said Tuesday. Police and others have been told to "take necessary security precautions" after a warning by India's intelligence agencies, the official said.

Delhi High Court Says ‘Forceful Sex’ Wasn’t Rape — The Delhi High Court overturned a rape conviction, saying a woman who had injuries to her vagina and died as a result of "forceful sexual intercourse," had not been sexually assaulted. In a judgment on Oct.
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Nov 25, 2014

As the wife of the PM you're entitled to a few perks, right? India's Mrs. Modi isn't sure.

Nov 18, 2014

Is it just me or is India's spending on yoga a bit like the start of a downward dog?

Nov 17, 2014

RT @EricBellmanWSJ: Narendra Modi set to take the stage in the latest stop of his world tour--Sydney--We are live blogging it here.

Nov 15, 2014

RT @PatrickFrench2: Astonishing: UK annual Foreign Office budget is "less than Britain spends on subsidising pensioners’ heating bills."…

Nov 14, 2014

A Syrian exodus: Refugees cross a narrow sea passage with Europe on the horizon via @WSJ

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