Category Archives: India

GBSS: Gender-Biased Sex Selection in India and China

By Megan Ekhaml Gender-Biased Sex Selection. In layman’s terms: aborting a child based on sex alone. GBSS is most commonly practiced in India and China, where males are more highly valued than females. In China, the one-child policy has an … Continue reading

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Cross-Cultural Miscommunication: Jay Leno’s Joke & the Golden Temple

by Gabby LaVerghetta To make a generalization, Americans are pretty laid back when it comes to comedy. There are some lines that comedians know better than to cross, especially when it comes to race, but for the most part anything … Continue reading

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Education: Sparking Research in International Media

by Declan Fahy A strength of international media as an interdisciplinary field of study is the way it can bridge seamlessly academic research and professional practice. The Capstone Seminar in International Media at American University, which had its first class … Continue reading

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Anna Hazare: Mahatma-ization by Social Media in India

by Swati Singh Facebook, Twitter and YouTube bring Indian citizens to the streets in anti-corruption protests. All on a single day: 18 million page impressions; 200,000 active users; 28,000 new likes on the news feed; 35,000 comments. These numbers are … Continue reading

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Aishwarya Rai’s Baby: A Bump in her Career?

by Swati Singh Beautiful blue-eyed girl meets a tall handsome young man. They fall in love.They have it all. Name, fame, money and the blessings of their parents. They get married and live happily ever after. Sounds like another happy … Continue reading

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