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

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

India between power and contradictions

India between power and contradictions Contemporary India, even more than in the past, is – quoting Winston Churchill – like “a riddle wrapped in a mystery that lies within a contradiction.” Contradiction is the key word to describe the current status of India and the direction to which its development in the future will move:... Continua »
febbraio 20, 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

As Maharashtra makes big mining push, indigenous push back

As Maharashtra makes big mining push, indigenous push back Over two nights in early January, Madia Gond tribals — or Adivasis, Indigenous, as they prefer to be called — of southeastern Maharashtra gather every year in a clearing to celebrate their pre-harvest festival. They sing, dance and feast on pork and mutton as they worship their deity, Thakur Dev.... Continua »
gennaio 27, 2017