India

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“So long as the Constitution is not amended beyond recognition, so long as elections are held regularly and fairly and the ethos of secularism broadly prevails, so long as citizens can speak and write in the language of their choosing, so long as there is an integrated market and a moderately efficient civil service and army, and — lest I forget — so long as Hindi films are watched and their songs sung, India will survive”

Ramachandra Guha, India After Gandhi: The History of the World’s Largest Democracy

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Indian President Pranab Mukherjee

Pranab Mukherjee has been president of India for just over a year. He is a veteran politician having held several portfolios in government.

India’s former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was his mentor in a political career which began with his election to parliament in 1969.

I went to the Presidential Palace in New Delhi to met Mr. Mukherjee at the end of September 2013. This is the only interview the President has granted to any television in 2013.

 
 
 

Kerala: Dancing with the past

 

Global Education Initiative

 

Better Cotton Initiative

 
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Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions.

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“A day in India” -the Perennial Plate

“It’s hard to put your camera down in India. With so much beauty and filth, food and poverty, happiness and stress: its an overwhelming (and wonderful) place to film. We came back exhausted, full and still overwhelmed. Because India is a big place, and each area varies dramatically, we attempted to construct a day across India: from north to south, from dawn till dusk.”