India Insight

Bihar: after the “Jungle Raj”

April 14, 2009

“The state government is trying to establish the rule of law…however so mighty someone may be, without any discrimination, whatever their clout is, they will still be put on trial.” 

Is ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ poverty porn?

January 28, 2009

“As the film revels in the violence, degradation and horror, it invites you, the Westerner, to enjoy it, too…Slumdog Millionaire is poverty porn,” wrote London Times’ columnist Alice Miles.

Are India’s anti-dowry laws a trap for urban males?

September 5, 2008

I never thought I’d see the day when a guy would shy away from feminine attention. An innocuous remark I left complimenting a friend’s photo on a social networking website backfired.