Category Archives: South Asia

India No.1 on global blasts list with 406 bombings… MORE than Iran, Afghanistan, Syria and Pakistan

The new report from the National Bomb Data Centre (NBDC) states that there were 406 explosions in India India had the world’s highest number of bombings last year, even more than war-torn Iraq and Afghanistan Jammu and Kashmir saw an … Continue reading

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India’s High Court Favors Nationalism Over Democracy – Noah Feldman

India’s constitutional democracy has always struggled to tame the country’s religious and caste divisions, especially during elections. The Supreme Court of India has now issued an important ruling that makes things worse, not better. On the surface, the court struck … Continue reading

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Reality Check: Aung San Suu Kyi’s shameful silence on the Rohingya – UpFront

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Watch: RJ Naved Tries to Stir Tension Between Hindus and Muslims, Gets Schooled

RJ Naved from Radio Mirchi, popular for his witty segment ‘Murga’, released a video of a social experiment he conducted recently in Delhi. The video, that has since gone viral, shows him pretending to stir communal tension between Hindus and Muslims. … Continue reading

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Sex, honour, shame and blackmail in an online world – BBC – 26 Oct.16

A BBC investigation has found that thousands of young women in conservative societies across North Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia are being shamed or blackmailed with private and sometimes sexually explicit images. Daniel Silas Adamson looks at how … Continue reading

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How the CIA’s Fake Vaccination Campaign Endangers Us All

May 1, 2013 The U.S. was wrong to use health workers to target Osama bin Laden Not long after midnight on May 2, 2011, U.S. Navy SEALs attacked a three-story compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, raced to the main building’s top … Continue reading

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‘Do you need 700,000 soldiers to fight 150 militants?’: Kashmiri rights activist Khurram Parvez

The programme coordinator of the Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society speaks on how the people’s narrative contradicts that of the State. Khurram Parvez, Kashmiri human rights activist in Srinagar, is programme coordinator of the Jammu and Kashmir Coalition … Continue reading

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