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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.

Tamils demonstrate in London against offensive in Sri Lanka

03 February 2009
Over 50,000 British Tamils led an angry march through central London over the ongoing military offensive in North Eastern Sri Lanka on Saturday of last week. Several thousand of demonstrators occupied Westminster Bridge for several hours demanding to know why the BBC, which covers the Indian continent more than most news services, has ignored the plight of ethnic Tamils.

What’s behind the Mumbai attacks?

02 December 2008
Millions of people across the world have been horrified by the scenes of terror as gun-men attacked hotels, shops, hospitals and railway stations in the city of Mumbai (formerly Bombay) last week leaving more than 170 dead.

How the state got away with murder in Gujarat

02 December 2008
The anti-Muslim pogrom that killed an estimated 2,000 people in the western state of Gujarat in 2002 remains an open wound and an injustice at the heart of Indian politics.

Mumbai is a city of extremes

02 December 2008
Mumbai is India’s largest city and home to some 14 million people. It is also the main financial and business centre of the country – and has been at the sharp end of the contradictions caused by India’s turn to globalised capitalism.

Meena Menon: ‘Demand justice and peace’

02 December 2008
Combating terrorism needs political will, not a military solution or draconian laws, more CCTV, and metal detectors.

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