Category: India

Pablo Mukherjee: The Siege of Jadavpur – A Global Story

It is far from coincidental that this rot from the top is always accompanied by the entrenchment of a culture of violence on campus, of which sexual assaults on women students is one telling example

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Vijay Prashad: Hand in Hand

Narendra Modi’s sublime gifts to Barack Obama and the two leaders’ visit to the Martin Luther King, Jr memorial was ironically followed by a renewal of the 10-year military agreement and a revitalisation of the nuclear deal to take forward the strategic relationship

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Juan Cole: Listening to Nobelist Malala Yousafzai instead of just Honoring Her

Honoring someone with the bravery and resiliency and ethical intelligence of a Malala Yousafzai is easy. Taking her more challenging positions seriously and engaging with them is much more difficult

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Conn Hallinan: BRICS and the SCO: Let A Thousand Poles Bloom

This past summer, the BRICS countries—Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa—created an alternative to the largely U.S. controlled World Bank and International Monetary Fund

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Vandana Shiva: Of Food, Farmers and WTO’s Doublespeak

Seed sovereignty is the foundation of food sovereignty

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Mark Engler: How did Gandhi win?

Gandhi accepted a settlement that had limited instrumental value but that allowed the movement to claim a symbolic win

Tithi Bhattacharya: 100,000 marched in Kolkata saying ‘Hok kolorob’ Let there be uproar

On September 20, 100,000 people marched in Kolkata, India against police violence and for gender justice

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Badri Raina: How is the Cookie Crumbling?

Is it too foolish to think that a day might come when Modiji will do more than say what he has said, namely, come to believe the truth of his words?

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Vijay Prashad: Tough guy Modi is the man of the moment for wealthy Indian Americans

Concerns about his role in a vicious 2002 anti-Muslim pogrom and his poor environmental record are swept away as Modi’s feelgood effect sweeps the US

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Justin Podur: The Electoral System’s Victims

Modi came to power by gaming an electoral system, not through democracy

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