• Himalayan hydro developers wilfully ignore climate risks0

    Despite growing climate threats, politicians and developers are ignoring geological and environmental risks in a rush to make short-term profits Lower Subansiri dam construction site Beth Walker, March 4, 2019 With growing warnings of the cascading impacts of climate change in the Hindu Kush Himalayas, the region’s hydropower sector ought to take note. Melting snow

  • Pulwama attack ‘main conspirator’ among those killed in J&K encounter, say officials0

    Mudasir Ahmed Khan, alias ‘Mohd Bhai’, was an electrician with a graduate degree and was hailing from Pulwama. The 23-year-old had arranged the Maruti Eeco car and the explosives used in the February 14 strike. By IndianExpress Web Desk |New Delhi | March 11, 2019 4:11:53 pm A Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) operative, who was the “main

  • Bangladesh; Can we speak?0

    Nur E Emroz Alam Tonoy  Dhaka Tribune March 10th, 2019 We must fight for the freedom of speech BIGSTOCK  What does the Arundhati Roy imbroglio say about our democratic freedoms? I’m sure, you all are familiar with the Bengali proverb: “A donkey always makes the water dirty before drinking.” If you have ever wondered what


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  • Bollywood Celebrities of Hindutva

    by Bhabani Shankar Nayak  20 November 2021 The Hindi film industry in Bombay has contributed immensely to the growth of peace, solidarity and secular nationalism, and progressive popular culture in India. The actors, directors, singers, artists, producers, and writers of Bollywood have challenged the power and stood behind people and their citizenship rights by upholding

  • Violence against Hindus in Bangladesh and Muslims in India: a case of state failure in one and state inspired, in another?

    by M Adil Khan — 15/11/2021 Image of the recent destruction of Hindu Temple in Comilla, Bangladesh. Source: The Free Press Journal Image of destruction of Muslim properties during the 2020 anti-Muslim riot in Delhi, India. Source: Al Jazeera   In India, the sectarian violence against the Muslims, a minority (213 million or 15.5% of the population), are

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