Category Archives: India

In India, a Spectre is Haunting Us All by JOHN PILGER

In five-star hotels on Mumbai’s seafront, children of the rich squeal joyfully as they play hide and seek. Nearby, at the National Theatre for the Performing Arts, people arrive for the Mumbai Literary Festival: famous authors and notables drawn from … Continue reading

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U.S. Strategy in the Muslim World After 9/11 – RAND Corp.

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Rage escalates over sexual violence plaguing India – SMH – 29 Dec.12

AS THE 23-year-old victim of a brutal gang rape nearly two weeks ago fights for her life in hospital, further cases of police indifference and political insensitivity to sexual violence in India continue to disturb the country. The woman has … Continue reading

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Lessons From the Sino-Indian War – Peter Lee

China is looking for a “Western” pivot to counter the United States’ diplomatic and military inroads with its East Asian neighbors such as Japan, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Myanmar. For China’s strategists, as an interesting analysis in the Indian Express … Continue reading

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Democracy Under the Barrel of a Gun – The Fate of Kashmir By YASMIN QURESHI

I had wanted to go to Kashmir ever since I visited Palestine in 2007. There are many similarities in the nature of the occupation as well as the struggles, both being nearly 63 years old. One difference is that while Israel is seen as an external occupying force in Palestine, the Kashmir issue is considered an ‘internal’ matter or a conflict between Pakistan and India and the voice of Kashmiris is often lost. As a result there are fewer international organizations monitoring the region and little information about the extent and impact of the occupation gets out. Continue reading

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Gujarat Muslims the ‘living dead’

Muslims in India’s Gujarat state who bore the brunt of religious riots in 2002 say they have been abandoned by the political parties. The BBC’s Soutik Biswas met some riot victims ahead of the general election in the state. Continue reading

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Doubts over “Pakistan militants” foiled by India

Doubts have been raised about police reports of a foiled attack on India’s capital blamed on Pakistani militants, with newspapers wondering if the whole episode might have been staged. Continue reading

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