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Kandhamal 2008

25 October 2011
The Kandhamal district of the eastern Indian state of Odisha saw some of the worst examples of communal violence in the country’s history in 2008.

Who killed Kelso Cochrane?

04 October 2011
Kelso Cochrane was a carpenter from the West Indian island of Antigua. He lived quietly in Notting Hill, west London, with his fiancee Olivia Ellington. He earned £15 a week and liked to listen to Ella Fitzgerald.

Fire in Babylon: West Indian cricketers upped the pace and won respect

14 June 2011
The West Indies were the undisputed champions of test cricket for 15 remarkable years from 1980. They took the game to new levels of skill and athleticism.

India: Left Front facing possible election defeat

26 April 2011
Voting started this month for elections in the Indian state of West Bengal.

The Way Back

11 January 2011
This Hollywood movie tells how a multi-national group escaped from Joseph Stalin’s gulag and survived climatic extremes to walk 4,000 miles to political freedom in India.

India’s Commonwealth Games are a poisoned chalice

28 September 2010
Hosting the Commonwealth Games was supposed to be a badge of honour for India’s ruling elite—a chance for the new superpower to shake off unhelpful images of "slumdogs" and replace them with "world class" stadiums.

100 million strike against privatisation in India

14 September 2010
Huge numbers of Indian workers joined a 24-hour strike last week against rising prices and privatisation. Action by around 100 million workers shut banks, power plants, telecommunications, airports and schools across the country.

Birmingham protest against Indian atrocity in Kashmir

27 July 2010

Letters

15 June 2010
Bhopal – bosses have got away with murder The conviction this month of seven former employees of Union Carbide is no victory for the hundreds of thousands of people who were affected by the 1984 disaster at the company’s plant in the city of Bhopal, India.

Satyagraha

02 March 2010
Philip Glass’s opera is based on Mahatma Gandhi’s early life in South Africa during the Indian minority’s fight for civil rights.

What is the root of the crisis in Pakistan?

15 December 2009
Pakistan was formed in 1947 when the British Empire partitioned the Indian subcontinent as it withdrew. The new state was proclaimed as a "Muslim nation", but it was made up of six different linguistic groups, each with different traditions.

Stop the War meeting in Haringey

13 October 2009
Around 80 people packed into the West Indian Cultural Centre in Turnpike Lane, north London, on Tuesday of last week for a meeting that is part of the growing resistance to the occupation of Afghanistan.

Gandhi: how he came to see the true horror of the Empire

29 September 2009
How was it that an Indian, whose loyalty to the British was so great that he became a recruiting sergeant for a colonial war, could turn against his masters and lead a rebellion that would bring the Empire to its knees?

Goddess & Two Daughters DVDs

22 September 2009
These two classic films by the Indian master of film-making Satyajit Ray are now available on DVD for the first time.

Indian ‘village’ people demand change

01 September 2009
I have recently returned from India where I split my time between the city of Chennai (formerly Madras) and the fishing village of Kasimode.

Indian voters give Communists a battering

19 May 2009
India’s ruling Congress party this week returned to power following the country’s month-long election process which concluded at the weekend.

Disillusionment grows in India as crisis hurts poor

12 May 2009
India’s parliamentary elections ended this week with the counting of the hundreds of millions of votes set to begin this Saturday.

Just Add Water? - Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company

28 April 2009
Shobana Jeyasingh is a choreographer who draws on classical Indian dance and ballet, but refuses the simplistic label of "fusion" for her innovative dance.

Sri Lanka’s war

14 April 2009
A vicious and increasingly one-sided war is taking place on the island of Sri Lanka – a few dozen miles off the coast of south east India.

Strike threat at Thames Water

10 February 2009
Workers at Thames Water in the GMB union may be balloted for strike action over job cuts and a threat to outsource call centre work to India.

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