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About Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr

Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr. is a political journalist based in New Delhi, with a particular interest in human rights issues.

Articles by Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Starting at the top: why rights groups need to engage religious leaders

For human rights to find resonance in the global South, we must connect them to the existing beliefs of the people by engaging religious leaders. Without this cultural resonance, the human movement is doomed to fail. A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate, Religion and Human Rights.

India's Bush-baiters and pro-US courtiers

India's left and right are too steeped in partisanship and complacency to grasp the political message of the United States president's visit, says Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr in New Delhi.

Delhi's bombs: landscape of jihad in south Asia

The terrorist attacks in India are already having a significant impact on Indian Muslim opinion, says Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr in New Delhi.

The end of ideology in India?

The meaning of India’s election result lies in the experience and aspirations of ordinary Indians for a better life, not elite perception or political ideology, says the editor of the “National Review” in New Delhi.
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