Category: India

Romi Mahajan: Debt and Death in the Indian Hinterland

These are two suffering families out of millions of farmers whose lives are getting increasingly desperate by the day

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Vandana Shiva: Seeds of Truth: Vandana Shiva and the New Yorker

A response to the article ‘Seeds of Doubt’ by Michael Specter in The New Yorker

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Badri Raina: His Master’s Voices: They Are Loud

Ah, those cocksure voices on prime time, strident and self-righteous in their condemnation of whatever be politically out of season

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Vijay Prashad: India and the Islamic State group

In late November, Areeb Majeed returned to his home in western India after a brief sojourn among the legions of the Islamic State group. Majeed, 22, had gone to Iraq on pilgrimage with three friends in late May after apparently making contact with the Islamic State group (IS, formerly known as ISIS) online. From Baghdad, the Read more…

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Preeti Kaur: India: Sterilization, Development, Population Control and Discrimination

Tragic deaths of 15 sterilized women in India reveal pervasive discrimination and inhumane family planning policies

Various Contributors: 30th Anniversary of Bhopal Chemical Disaster Prompts Actions Around the World

Tens of Thousands in Bhopal Still Suffering from Toxic Chemical Exposure

Bachi Karkaria: ‘Mumbai is on the verge of imploding’

Will the city finally get its life-saving leisure space and affordable housing? Or will it be one more land-grab hastening its death by “development”?

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Badri Raina: Letter to Nehru, Fifty Years After

They have never forgiven you for making that other prophetic annunciation either: that the danger to India is not from communism but from communalism

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Badri Raina: The Broom and the Scalpel: India’s Cleanliness Campaign

An ancient Indian saying has it “where women are respected, there the gods have their abode.” Well, that place surely is not India

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Arundhati Roy: Debunking the Gandhi Myth

On the Annihilation of Caste, B.R. Ambedkar and the Western myth of Mahatma Gandhi

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