India’s politics of meat

India’s politics of meat The food police have struck in Lucknow, the capital of India’s Uttar Pradesh, cracking down not only on the illegal sale of beef but also the perfectly legal sale of buffalo meat. In sympathy, the chicken and goat-sellers in the city have mutinously downed their shutters. As a result, vegetable... Continua »
aprile 29, 2017

Tulsi: “US must stop funding ISIS”

Tulsi: “US must stop funding ISIS” Her name is Tulsi Gabbard and she is an American Democratic MP, member of the Congress for the state of Hawaii. Elected for the first time in 2002 (just 21 years), she left her mandate for leaving as volunteer military to Iraq, where she returned for a second mission in... Continua »
marzo 3, 2017

What Gurmehar teaches us all

What Gurmehar teaches us all Ever since Gurmehar participated in an online campaign in support of the students of Ramjas College, Delhi University, she has found herself at the centre of a storm of abuse and vilification by the nazist supporters of the current Government of India. Gurmehar’s expression of protest started with changing her... Continua »
marzo 2, 2017

Gond and Beyond: Tribal Artists from India

Gond and Beyond: Tribal Artists from India We can say it’s the first time I write down something as commissioned by a reader. It’s a fact, while I directly SPAM all the bot and hardly tolerate the “suspected bot”, until I get further proof of their identity, I highly estimate the genuine readers who sincerely appreciate my... Continua »
gennaio 31, 2017

Pakistan’s Moenjodaro is crumbling away

Pakistan’s Moenjodaro is crumbling away Falling tourist numbers, lack of facilities and neglect mean the archaeological site in Pakistan is taking a hit. The walk through Moenjodaro is lonely. Apart from the three accompanying officials, and workers helping with preservation, there are no other people in sight. The wind picks up at intervals, blowing sand... Continua »
gennaio 24, 2017

“Raam naam”: Tattoos in India’s Dalit community

“Raam naam”: Tattoos in India’s Dalit community After being denied access to temples by BJP supporters and other crappy “sanghis”, some Dalits began tattooing the name of the Hindu god Raam on their face and body. Around 250km from Raipur, the capital of the Indian state of Chhattisgarh, are some villages where small, often dilapidated mud homes,... Continua »
gennaio 17, 2017

Tharparkar: The history and culture of southern Sindh

Tharparkar: The history and culture of southern Sindh Tharparkar, a district spread over 20,000sq kilometres, lies in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province. Almost 2,000 children under the age of five have died in Tharparkar since 2011. But the region paints a picture of beauty and adversity, for beneath the alarming mortality figures are deeper issues hampering human existence in this geographically,... Continua »
gennaio 4, 2017