Tag: india

  • Living Through India’s Next-Level Heat Wave | The New Yorker

    Living Through India’s Next-Level Heat Wave In hospitals, in schools, and on the streets, high temperatures have transformed routines and made daylight dangerous. via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2022/08/01/living-through-indias-next-level-heat-wave Across much of northern India, where more than a billion people live, temperatures have regularly soared past a hundred and ten degrees, and slightly lower temperatures have often […]

  • What a Disturbing New Film Reveals About Modi’s India | The New Yorker

    What a Disturbing New Film Reveals About Modi’s India “The Kashmir Files” depicts the decades-old exodus of Hindus from the Muslim-majority region. For nationalists, it’s perfect propaganda. via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/q-and-a/what-a-disturbing-new-film-reveals-about-modis-india “The Kashmir Files” is a soft, emotional film. “A soft, emotional film.” Is that what you said?

  • Fact-checking Modi’s post-truth India – Rest of World

    Fact-checking Modi’s India As the pandemic rages across the country, one team of fact-checkers contends with a post-truth dystopia. via Rest of World: https://restofworld.org/2021/fact-checking-modis-india/ On March 2, Alt News published a post showing that the attacker in the video wasn’t an Indian Muslim lashing out, unprovoked, at a Hindu, as the BJP spokesperson’s post might […]

  • India Evicts Muslims in Assam, Even Those Living There Legally – The New York Times

    Amid Flames and Gunfire, They Were Evicted From Where They Called Home (Published 2021) Critics say an Indian state’s campaign to expel longtime residents on government land marks the ruling party’s latest campaign against Muslims. Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/17/world/asia/india-assam-muslim-evictions.html They swarmed into his village, wielding sticks, to beat up participants in what local residents described as a […]

  • ‘They Are Manufacturing Foreigners’: How India Disenfranchises Muslims – The New York Times

    ‘They Are Manufacturing Foreigners’: How India Disenfranchises Muslims (Published 2021) Persecution in a remote Indian province spawned Modi’s new draconian citizenship law. Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/15/magazine/india-assam-muslims.html By December 2019, the B.J.P. had passed a nationwide law to get around this problem — the Citizenship Amendment Act. The C.A.A. would allow Hindu, Christian, Jain, Buddhist, Sikh and Parsi […]

  • The Scream | Mohammad Ali

    The Scream | Mohammad Ali It was clear that Muslim journalists could no longer be objective, impartial observers. We were moving targets in Modi’s India. via The Baffler: https://thebaffler.com/salvos/the-scream-ali The emotions I had repressed that day, and for long after, resurface three years later, in therapy. I am overwhelmed by raging helplessness and fear. I […]

  • ‘We are witnessing a crime against humanity’: Arundhati Roy on India’s Covid catastrophe | Coronavirus | The Guardian

    Arundhati Roy on India’s Covid catastrophe: ‘We are witnessing a crime against humanity’ The long read: It’s hard to convey the full depth and range of the trauma, the chaos and the indignity that people are being subjected to. Meanwhile, Modi and his allies are telling us not to complain via the Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/news/2021/apr/28/crime-against-humanity-arundhati-roy-india-covid-catastrophe There […]

  • I Thought My Job Was To Report On Tech In India. Instead, I’ve Watched Democracy Decline.

    I Thought My Job Was To Report On Technology In India. Instead, I Got A Front-Row Seat To The Decline Of My Democracy. I love writing about tech. But covering how a Hindu nationalist government is using it to destroy a secular democracy isn’t what I signed up for. via BuzzFeed News: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/pranavdixit/indian-government-using-tech-destroy-democracy I love […]

  • India Targets Climate Activists With the Help of Big Tech

    India Targets Climate Activists With the Help of Big Tech Tech giants like Google and Facebook appear to be aiding and abetting a vicious government campaign against Indian climate activists. via The Intercept: After some early resistance from the company, Twitter accounts critical of the Modi government have disappeared in the hundreds without explanation; government […]

  • India’s Leading Documentary Filmmaker Has a Warning – The New York Times

    India’s Leading Documentary Filmmaker Has a Warning (Published 2020) Anand Patwardhan spent decades tracking the rise of Hindu nationalism. And now, under an increasingly repressive government, he holds his screenings in secret. Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/01/magazine/india-documentary-anand-patwardhan.html Over four hours, “Reason” documents how the world’s largest democracy has plunged into a majoritarian abyss since the Bharatiya Janata Party, […]

  • Inside the world’s largest religious gathering – Rest of World

    Inside the world’s largest religious gathering Indian authorities had to manage 250 million festivalgoers. So they built a high-tech surveillance ministate. via Rest of World: https://restofworld.org/2020/india-magh-mela/ Indian authorities had to manage 250 million festivalgoers. So they built a high-tech surveillance ministate.