India

TOMORROW WILL BE TOO LATE TO DO WHAT WE SHOULD HAVE DONE A LONG TIME AGO: THE THIRTY-THIRD NEWSLETTER (2018).

October 12, 2018

By Vijay Prashad Panmao Zhai, the Secretary General of the Chinese Meteorological Society and the co-chair of the IPCC Working Group 1, said that ‘we are already seeing the consequences of 1°C of global warming through more extreme weather, rising sea-levels and diminishing Arctic sea ice’. One of these impacts is the ferocity of hurricanes…

Pakistani poker: Playing Saudi Arabia against China

Pakistani poker: Playing Saudi Arabia against China

October 7, 2018

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Stitcher, TuneIn and Tumblr. Desperate for funding to fend off a financial crisis fuelled in part by mounting debt to China, Pakistan is playing a complicated game of poker that could hand Saudi Arabia a strategic victory in…

Is India on its way out of Poverty?

Is India on its Way out of Poverty?

October 3, 2018

Jayati Ghosh discusses the UNDP report showing that poverty in India has halved in the last 10 years, and the newly unveiled healthcare plan for the bottom 40% of the population, nicknamed “Modicare.”

After Attempted Killing of Indian Leftist Student Leader, Activists Accuse Gov., Media of Incitement

August 17, 2018

Left-wing student leader Umar Khalid was shot at by a right-wing Hindutva extremist near India’s parliament. JNU Professor Jayati Ghosh says their school, the media, and the BJP government have incited this sectarian violence. Ben Norton reports

India’s Far-Right Government Honors Convicted Killers Who Lynch Muslim Meat Traders

July 18, 2018

An elite Harvard-educated minister from India’s ruling Hindu-nationalist party BJP, Jayant Sinha, put garland around the necks of convicted killers who lynched a Muslim meat trader. Journalist Sidharth Bhatia emphasizes that the upper class is the political base for the rising far right

Laura Flanders Show: Bodies, Borders, Resistance, Rebirth – Arundhati Roy

July 2, 2018

India in the throes of a fascism that echoes what we have in America. The country is undergoing a political upheaval with PM Modi at its front, and fueled by increased violence towards Muslims, queers, Dalits, women, and more.  Our returning guest, Arundhati Roy, covers this vast breadth of ground in her second novel in…

Protesters in India Are Massacred as Environmentally Destructive Corporations Have Impunity

June 8, 2018

Police in India killed a dozen protesters in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, after 100 days of demonstrations against the mining corporation Sterlite. Journalist Kavitha Muralidharan tells TRNN’s Ben Norton how UK-based Indian parent company Vedanta Resources enjoys impunity, despite its role in environmental destruction, pollution, and violence like the Thoothukudi massacre

India's Far-Right Ruling Party BJP Dominates Karnataka Election - with Fewer Votes

Prabir Purkayastha on India's Elections

May 19, 2018
Journalist Prabir Purkayastha explains how, in the election in the major state of Karnataka, India’s far-right Hindu-nationalist ruling party BJP won the most seats, even while it got fewer votes than Congress. He also discusses the attacks on leftist and secular forces
Ex-Pakistani Prime Minister puts Pakistani military and China on the spot

Ex-Pakistani Prime Minister puts Pakistani military and China on the spot

May 16, 2018

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. Ousted Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif kicked up a storm when he earlier this month seemingly admitted that Pakistan had supported militants who attacked multiple targets in Mumbai in 2008, killing 166 people. Mr. Sharif’s admission, which he has since tried to walk back, put a finger on…