From Indian press reports, the woman belongs to the lowest Hindu caste "Dalit". Her dad also worked in their elite administrative service. The whole incident seems to be a misguided case of middle and upper class anger; though the New York police could have handled it better. Removing security barriers in Delhi has to be one of the most childish diplomatic moves ever.
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400 involved in rioting and 4000 questioned. Singapore seems to be a police state.
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Good on her part to visit. But I don't really think Obama is doing much these days towards nuclear disarmament.
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Eagerly waiting for the translation to come out. Why does AFP always use the same lines for any Murakami story: with references to lyrical prose, surreal, margins of society, pop culture references? Can't they come up with some additional descriptions or new insights than copy pasting their old stories?
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Any female appointment in the corridors of power is welcome news for Japanese women. But the sincerity and purpose of this move will be solely proved by visible steps towards gender balance in workplaces. In addition to offices and industries, there is a real shortage of women in postgraduate education and research, especially in science and engineering.
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