Category: India

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Badri Raina: Neither Anarchy nor Absolutism – Let Us Have Democracy

Two recent life-giving judgements of the truly honourable Supreme Court of India – one pertaining to deaths by lynchings, and the other to the imbroglio about governance structures in the capital – deserve special attention

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Arundhati Roy: Bodies, Borders, Resistance, Rebirth

Interview on the political upheaval in India with PM Modi at its front, fueled by increased violence towards Muslims, queers, Dalits, women, and more

P. Sainath: A long march of the dispossessed to Delhi

Imagine a democratic protest where a million farmers, labourers and others march to the capital and compel discussion of the exploding crisis of the countryside in a special three-week session of Parliament

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Badri Raina: Pranab Da Makes a Visit but why Now?

In current parlance, here is my “takeaway” on Pranab Mukerjee’s so tantalizing visit to the RSS Headquarters in Nagpur: First, why was he invited? However Mohan ji Bhagwat may have underplayed the occurrence as a rather routine and innocent one, the invite was clearly loaded with political purpose. That India is now run by an Read more…

François Vergès: About a small Mauritian island

Why is India abandoning its commitment to secure the Indian Ocean as a zone of peace?

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Badri Raina: Pranab Da Makes a Visit but why Now?

Was one of the motives to undercut Rahul Gandhi as he prepares to appear before a Bhiwandi Court on the issue if ‘RSS Involvement’ in the Gandhi Assassination? In current parlance, here is my  “takeaway” on Pranab Mukerjee’s so tantalizing  visit to the RSS Headquarters in Nagpur: First, why was he invited?  However Mohan ji Read more…

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Vijay Prashad: The War of Hunger That Afflicts the World’s Poor

It is impossible to go anywhere in India without being confronted with the terrible enormity of hunger

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Badri Raina: The Future Beckons

There comes a time when Caesarism begins to breed discontent and thoughts of another possible world begin to take hold

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Vijay Prashad: 4 years of Modi

The brutality is not accidental. It is part and parcel of the politics of Modi – a politics marinated in hatred of minority communities that refuse to socially buckle to the demands of Hindutva

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Badri Raina: After Karnataka

The decline of the National Democratic Alliance is by now a dated story. The few partners of the Bharatiya Janata Party—who are still formally in the Alliance—may be understood to be in the throes of a judicial separation, pending divorce. The contest in a Maharashtra bypoll directly between the BJP and Shiv Sena tells its Read more…

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