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From Kamala Harris to Kal Penn: How racists mispronounced names as a deliberate tactic

In 'Kamala Harris: Phenomenal Woman', columnist Chidanand Rajghatta outlines the US Vice President's life and legacy.

First Georgia win leaves Democrats’ Senate bid hanging in the balance

To secure a narrow majority, Democrats need to win both Senate seats, which would split the chamber 50-50 between the 2 caucuses, with VP-elect Kamala Harris casting tie-breaking votes.

The China challenge — one area where Biden can hope the American Left and Right to converge

Trump wasn’t the first to highlight the excesses of American internationalism, especially since opposition to protracted wars began in the final years of Bush.

Joe Biden’s win sparks Democratic joy pent up for years

After 4 years of angry division & 5 days of breath-held anxiety, celebrations erupted in Democratic strongholds in the US, even as Trump’s supporters continued to protest the result.
US President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden

Democrats thought ‘Trump fatigue’ will carry Biden’s ticket to easy win. They got it wrong

The analogous problem in politics arises when a party’s certainty of victory leads to a recklessness during the campaign itself.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden (R) and US President Donald Trump speak during the first US presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio, on 29 September

No matter outcome of US election, it seems Democrats and Republicans will end up in court

Here is a history of contested presidential elections, from Samuel Tilden to Al Gore.
File image of External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: ANI

Trump or Biden, India-US strategic ties won’t be friction-free

India has been barely mentioned in the US presidential campaign, but both Republicans and Democrats know they need India now.

Sri Kulkarni — the US congressional candidate with ‘RSS links’ who is also a Muslim ‘ally’

41-yr-old Sri Preston Kulkarni is running for House of Representatives from one of the most racially diverse congressional districts in US — 22nd district in Texas.
Kamala Harris Accepts Vice Presidential Nomination At Democratic National Convention | Bloomberg

Because of Kamala Harris, more Indian Americans are likely to vote in US polls, survey shows

The Kamala Harris effect is significant because a narrative is emerging that the Modi-Trump partnership will push Indian Americans to abandon the Democratic Party in droves.
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Vote for America or vote for India-US ties — Why Indian Americans and their funding matter

When Barack Obama was running for president for the first time, he called Hillary Clinton the ‘Senator from Punjab’ because of her close ties to India.
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On Sri Lankan man’s lynching, all of Pakistan reacted…and moved on

PM Imran Khan’s tweet of shock. Check. CM’s expression of sadness and ordering of in­­q­ui­­ry. Check. IG police’s vow to arrest the culprits. Check.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.