Category: India

Naomi Klein: India Targets Climate Activists With the Help of Big Tech

Tech giants like Google and Facebook appear to be aiding and abetting a vicious government campaign against Indian climate activists

Anustup Roy: India’s Farm Protests: “If We Don’t Stand By Them, Who Will?”

Despite a loss of income since the protests began, many small traders, shopkeepers, workers and vendors at and around Singhu on the Haryana-Delhi border stand in resolute solidarity with the farmers

Nilofar Suhrawardy: Indian Farmers’ Protest: A Strong Democratic Test?

History is taking a new turn in India with farmers’ protests showing no sign of yielding to the government’s rigid stand

Badri Raina: Some Observations on Prime Minister Modi’s Tears in the Rajya Sabha

The prime minister’s tearful avowal of Ghulam Nabi Azad’s nobility inspires further debate on his outlook towards Muslims, protesters and ‘foreign destructive ideology’

Sarang Narasimhaiah: India’s farmers’ protests: “This is history in the making”

Amidst the months-long, farmer-led protests on the outskirts of Delhi, the foundations of a more democratic and anti-corporate India are being built

Sunny Hundal: Why India’s Farmers’ Protests Have Sikhs Fearing Violent Attacks

Since India’s farmers protests began last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s far-right Hindu nationalist government has tried to violently suppress them, revealing how close “the world’s largest democracy” is to becoming an authoritarian state

Martand Kaushik: Reporting is not a crime. So why has India’s government charged our magazine?

The Caravan’s editors write that charges filed against them after covering protests are an ‘assault on free media’

Badri Raina: Differing Harvests

We are the shining city Atop the Himalayas; The farmer who now is misled Will surely vote for us

Samar Halarnkar: India is turning to colonial-era laws to silence journalists

Sedition charges are just the latest attempt by Narendra Modi’s government to undermine a free press. They must be opposed

Badri Raina: A Republic Day Like No Other: Not the State but ‘We the People’ Will Take Center stage

The farmers’ movement, of the people, by the people, and for the people, may also have a few lessons in political wisdom for floundering opposition parties

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