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Senior Akshan Shah examines the Indian government after the release of three bills that remove agricultural protections for small farmers, who have led protests since August.

Commentary: India — Overview of The Authoritarian Failure

By Akshan Shah March 3, 2021
A significant aspect of the movement is that it brings together different factions of the rural farming society across tribes, castes and religions.
TAMASHA is a new Bollyfusion-focused dance club at Cornell University. The dance group is open to anyone at Ithaca College and combines traditional Bollywood dances with dances from other countries.

Bollyfusion dance club at Cornell dances with IC members

By Molly Sheets, Contributing Writer November 4, 2020
TAMASHA is a new Bollyfusion-focused dance club at Cornell University. Ithaca College students may participate.
Freshman Hazel Bali is an international student attending Ithaca College remotely from India.

Commentary: What it’s like attending IC from India

By Hazel Bali October 6, 2020
Starting college several time zones away might not have been exactly what I thought it’d be, but it's definitely harder than what I expected.
From left, Shraddha Potdar and Ithaca College senior Alisha Tamarchenko work in tandem to create a documentary in Amravati, India.

Q&A: Student films documentary in India over winter break

By Cody Taylor, Senior Writer January 29, 2020
Ithaca College senior Alisha Tamarchenko, traveled to Pune, India, over winter break to work on a documentary project with the nonprofit eCoexist.
Delhi Crime doesnt pull any punches when it comes to detailing the intense true story of rape and sexual abuse. The show features convincing acting and a satisfyingly raw realism.

Review: “Delhi Crime” is deeply moving and straight-forward

By Matilde Bechet, Staff writer April 7, 2019

A young man and young woman lie naked on the side of a road in Mahipalpur, India, at nighttime. They are badly injured, holding onto each other. They are found and then taken to the hospital by the police....

Khangelani Mhlanga, a student from Zimbabwe, playing the mbira.

International students create home away from home

By Maia Noah February 6, 2019

Arriving on campus in August after leaving her home in the bustling city of Mumbai, India, freshman Shreya Kadam walked around Ithaca College, feeling uneasy and wondering how to find her place and build...

Commentary: Trump needs to end this protracted war

By Raza Rumi August 30, 2017
This is not the time to send more soldiers but to wrap up a protracted war through diplomatic and political means.
From left, then sophomore Tsering Yangkey, junior Ngawang Chime, Ithaca College freshman Tenzin Chonden and sophomore Tashi Choezom display a Tibetan flag during International week. They each served on Unity Tibets e-board Spring 2017.

New club raises awareness of human rights issues in Tibet

By Silas White, Assistant Life & Culture Editor August 30, 2017
“There is self-immolation happening in Tibet, and a lot of people don’t know about it,”
Lion, directed by Garth Davis, is the true story of Saroo Brierleys journey of self discovery set Calcutta, India. The film is adapted from the book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley.

Review: Stellar performances roar during packed awards season

By Tyler Obropta, Co-proofreader February 22, 2017
Garth Davis excels in ways that shouldn’t look so easy: His world is appropriately naturalistic and his story smoothly balances its emotional heft.
Ithaca College students stand in different locations around the campus for the #takeitback campaign. Attached to each photo on Facebook is a written post in which the subject explains their struggles with labels. Awwad has compiled over 35 images of students and the collection is still growing.

#takeitback: Student combats labels with social media campaign

By Kate Nalepinski, Life & Culture Editor February 1, 2017
Alisar Awwad created the #takeitback Project in an effort to “take back” her own identity and empathize with others.
Kelly Fairbrother 15 performs at the Wheels 4 Women charity event in 2015. This year will carry the tradition to raise funds and raise awareness for domestic violence in India.

Q&A: Cabaret group combats domestic violence in India

By Mary Ford, Managing Editor January 25, 2017
Managing Editor Mary Ford spoke with Katheen Mulligan, associate professor of voice and speech, to discuss her involvement in Wheels 4 Women.

Kashmir is U.S. foreign policy blind spot

By Isabella Grullon October 4, 2016
The United States’ reputation in the Middle East and Asia as a whole may lead to skepticism on why the U.S. is there in the first place.
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