Category: India

Patrick Bond: Will Washington’s new pro-Moscow, anti-Beijing gang drive a wedge through the BRICS in 2017?

Many societies’ resistance politics reflects a much broader, deeper capacity to link up than ever before: within the BRICS, the US and internationally

Vandana Shiva: Beware of digital dictatorship

We live in times where the non-working rent collectors and speculators have emerged as the richest billionaires

Badri Raina: The Year of Unravelling

A post-truth era the world over seeks to shame facts with slogans, analyses with national pride, and criticism, however well-meant, with treachery

Justin Podur: The Carnage of Demonetisation in India

People have already died from Modi’s sudden assault on 80% of India’s economy

Conn Hallinan: A Global Nuclear Winter: Avoiding the Unthinkable in India and Pakistan

India and Pakistan have fought three wars over the disputed province in the past six decades and came within a hair’s breadth of a nuclear exchange in 1999

Badri Raina: Do we need a parliament?

PM Modi’s style of engagement undermines the relevance of legislative oversight.

Vijay Prashad: Farmers on the March

From all parts of the country, Indian kisans will descend upon Delhi on November 24

Vandana Shiva: Ending a Century of Ecocide and Genocide, Seeding Earth Democracy

For more than a century, a poison cartel has experimented with and developed chemicals to kill people, first in Hitler’s concentration camps and the war, later by selling these chemicals as inputs for industrial agriculture. In a little over half a century, small farmers have been uprooted everywhere, by design, further expanding the toxic fields Read more…

Patrick Bond: BRICS fantasies and unintended revelations: The wages of sub-imperial assimilation

With men at the BRICS helm like Serra and his president Michel Temer (who is also corrupt and widely despised), so too has the bloc become damaged goods

Teesta Setalvad: Why Universities Are a Key Battleground for Human Rights in India

Caste discrimination is the ugly underbelly of India’s higher education system

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