Category: India

Badri Raina: How Secular Is the Secularism of the Secular Parties?

In what way does the alliance with the ISF in West Bengal threaten the secular future of India, so long as that party remains aligned with the Congress and the Left, and so long as its allegiance to the constitution remains its political bedrock?

Don Fitz: From the Murder of Berta Cáceres to Dam Disaster in Uttarakhand

Two stories about the consequences of the insatiable greed of capitalism for more energy

Binoy Kampmark: Breaching Digital Rights: India’s Platform and Media Ethics Code

While the conduct of digital platforms is monstrous in terms of their operating rationale, not least their tendency to monetize privacy and commodify predictive behaviour, government scapegoating is a shallow distraction

Oorna Raut: Pushing the tempo at Mumbai’s farm sit-in

At Mumbai’s Azad Maidan, at a farmers’ protest in late January, dhumsi and tarpa players from Adivasi communities in Maharashtra’s Dahanu taluka opposed the new farm laws through song and dance

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

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