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

“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

The filthy side of India: Rape videos for sale

The filthy side of India: Rape videos for sale In kiosks in Uttar Pradesh, rape videos from around the country are sold for less than $3. In this industrial northern state, you can buy footage of a woman being raped for the price of a cheap meal. Al Jazeera found several videos that appeared to depict rape for sale... Continua »
novembre 1, 2016

A celebration of Dalit identity

A celebration of Dalit identity An interesting photo collection from Al-Jazeera: Chaityabhoomi: A celebration of Dalit identity Thousands of Dalits, the Indian caste considered as untouchable by the mass of hindus, arrive in Mumbai each year on December 6th to commemorate the anniversary of the death of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar, a Dalit icon and architect of... Continua »
dicembre 17, 2015

RSS thugs stopped Rahul Gandhi from entering Assam temple

RSS thugs stopped Rahul Gandhi from entering Assam temple Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi yesterday denounced that BJP and RSS had conspired to not allow Rahul Gandhi to enter Barpeta Satra during his visit to the state. Rahul Gandhi today denounced that he was stopped from entering a temple in Barpeta by RSS thugs during his recent visit to... Continua »
dicembre 14, 2015

Fuel crisis grips Nepal as border crossings close

Fuel crisis grips Nepal as border crossings close Nepal faces severe shortages in essential supplies including petrol, diesel, kerosene, aviation fuel and cooking gas. A landlocked country that heavily depends on border trade with India for supplies, is facing severe shortages in essential supplies including petrol, diesel, kerosene, aviation fuel, and cooking gas. Border crossings between Nepal and India have... Continua »
novembre 8, 2015

Under RSS, India is becoming the “twin brother” of Pakistan

Under RSS, India is becoming the “twin brother” of Pakistan International community and opinion makers are expressing concern about the highly vitiated atmosphere prevailing in India, characterized by various forms of intolerance; especially religious and caste minorities are being persecuted and the country is turning into a “twin brother” of Pakistan under RSS rule. Modi’s government is apparently controlled by... Continua »
novembre 2, 2015