India’s prime minister Narendra Modi suffers embarrassing setback on eve of UK visit

By Leila Nathoo Indian voters decisively rejected Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party in a crucial regional election billed as a referendum on his leadership, held amid growing criticism of his … Read More

Indian Muslim, Accused of Stealing a Cow, Is Beaten to Death by a Hindu Mob

By David Barstow and Suhasini Raj Amid a politically charged national debate over religious intolerance, a Muslim man was beaten to death on Monday by a mob of Hindus who … Read More

The Might of the Pen – Indian Writers Stand Up To Modi

By Ananya Vajpeyi Over the past month, Indian writers have been returning awards from India’s National Academy of Letters, the Sahitya Akademi. They have issued individual statements, signed written petitions, … Read More

Al-Qaeda vs Daish: A Deadly Propaganda War

By Iftikhar Hussain Jazib Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi and Daish have emerged from Al-Qaeda’s branch in Iraq but the violence and terror unleashed by them have even belittled Al-Qaeda and its … Read More

Minorities in Indian polity: A grim tale of discrimination, violence, state impunity

By Kadayam Subramanian  The UN Declaration on Minorities, 1992 brings out the need for special attention to the ‘national or ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities’. The Constitution of India, 1950 … Read More