April 24 is the second-biggest voting day in India’s nine-phase election, with 117 seats up for grabs. The constituencies are located across the sub-continent, stretching from Nowgong in India’s northeast state of Assam to Anantnag in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Indian Ocean will become one of the major strategic battlegrounds of the 21st century. The rise of India and China is shaping a new regional balance of power and just as China is asserting itself in the Pacific, India aspires to be the leading power in the Indian Ocean. It is a region that we can no longer afford to ignore.

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The first time I watched Love Aaj Kal, I thought that Imitaz Ali hit the nail on the head with Meera. Finally a female character in Bollywood who didn’t choose a boy over a career. She was ambitious, smart, and a match to Jai in every single way.

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