At a time when members of the current Hindu nationalist government are talking about 'converting' religious minorities to Hindu beliefs, Obama's words on free exercise and equality left a ringing sound.
Climate change and defense issues remain ahead for Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the state visit. Tomorrow, Obama will be the first US leader to be guest of honor at India's Republic Day military parade.
Obama will be the first US presidential guest of honor at India's grand parade on Republic Day, Monday. While Obama has called the US-India relationship pivotal in the 21st century, divides on trade, energy, geopolitics are deeper than advertised.
Thailand's attorney general said Friday that criminal charges would be brought against former prime minister Yingluck Shinwatra over a failed rice subsidy program. A military-appointed assembly separately impeached her.
Prime Minister Modi has been steadily stumping in Kashmir despite the antipathy of many locals. He knows he won't win hearts and minds. But could his Hindu party form a governing coalition in a heavily Muslim region?
Editorials in English-language media are casting blame on everyone from the prime minister to opposition firebrand Imran Khan to Army leaders. Across the border, Indian media are urging a further crackdown on the Taliban.
Subhas Chandra Bose defied Mahatma Gandhi, met Adolf Hitler, and raised an army to force the British out of India. Yet despite promises by India's new prime minister to open the archives, Bose's fate remains a mystery.
Baba Rampal rose from obscurity as a civil engineer to become the guru of millions. Yet police in Haryana decided it was time he answered questions about a murder in 2006 attributed to his private army.
Hindu moral police emboldened by India Prime Minister Modi have faced crowds of smoochers and huggers in Kerela, Hyderabad, Mumbai, and Delhi. The 'kiss of love' crowds were organized by social media, including on Facebook.
Prime Minister Abe and President Obama arrive in Myanmar on Wednesday for talks following the APEC summit in Beijing. Japan is putting yen and influence into an economic zone here. China calls it containment; others call it cooperation.