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India & the US: parallel responses to tragedy

In the last few months, I’ve been corresponding with my friend and host teacher, Mala Singh, about a paper we’re writing together.  I’ve wondered whether to mention the terrible news stories from Delhi about violence toward women.  As I considered expressing condolences or hope for a gentler future, it occurred to me that she could say the same to me in response to Newtown and other shootings that have made the international news.  The issues are different, but both India and the U.S. seem to be undergoing a kind of national soul-searching.  I wonder whether either country is on a path toward real change.

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