By Pankaj Mishra
Since its inauguration in 2008,the Indian Premier League, India’s biggest sporting and television spectacle,has often been on the front rather than the sports page of Indian newspapers. “Rich,fast and powerful,” this abbreviated version of the British sport of cricket became “for many an image of the new India,” as James Astill writes . . . →Read More:Brahmans take over Cricket in India
The fixation we have with comparing ourselves to Incredible India has been served. In news that comes partly as surprise and partly as reconfirmation of extreme-case apprehensions that have found resonance in recent years,total funds amounting to 1,441 million Swiss francs belonging to Pakistani individuals and entities are lying in Swiss banks.
It is . . . →Read More:Stand Up for the Real Champions
The power of protests has borne some result in India whose cabinet last week approved stricter punishments for rapists,including the death penalty should a rape victim die,following the death of a gang-rape victim in New Delhi. If approved by President Pranab Mukherjee (and then parliament within six months), the law will see the doubling . . . →Read More:How must a rapist be punished?
Consumed with weapon purchases,maritime capabilities and external threats from China and Pakistan,India has it seems neglected to peek at the state of affairs within its own boundaries. In the past few months,multiple incidents infringing the right of freedom of speech have occurred which has prompted writer Salman Rushdie to smear India with . . . →Read More:Who will provide affirmative action in India?
Though western media have a soft corner for India,as they consider it a largest democracy of the world and a secular state,reports abound that India’s security forces use torture and rape as a weapon to punish,intimidate,humiliate and degrade the victims in Kashmir and elsewhere in India. The pattern of Army’s misconduct . . . →Read More:The Amazing Indian Army
By Amit Baruah
Mummy,papa,mujhe pata hai ki main jo kar rahi hoon woh galat hai,lekin maine socha tha ki agar main sare subjects main pass nahin ho payi to main jaan de doongi aur main maths aur chemistry mein fail ho gayi. Goodbye.
That’s what Prerna Rai (14),a class VIII student of . . . →Read More:Why have grades become a matter of life and death?
Contrary to false news reports about a “rising India”,its “booming economy”and it being among the “next engines of economic growth”,India is going nowhere. It’s a Third World festering pustule,bursting at the seams with 1.2 billion uncultured barbarians,ruled by an “elite”bunch of savages that is perhaps the world’s most corrupt, . . . →Read More:The Reality of india
Crucial documents on various aspects of organising Commonwealth Games have gone missing from the organising committee headquarters. It now turns out that the video footage of the meeting of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth Games Federation,held here on October 12,2009,too have been badly edited,and crucial pieces of information hacked.
. . . →Read More:Commonwealth Games scam:CBI finds crucial info
The Indian Supreme Court has said that the investigation into the 2G scam,being conducted by the CBI,must look into the events of 2001,when the BJP-led NDA coalition was in power.
The 2G scam was estimated at 1.76 lakh crores by the government’s auditor last month. The report submitted forced A Raja to . . . →Read More:2G Telecom Scam:Indian Supreme Court wonders whether NDA Govt is involved