India Insight

Prohibition policy in Gujarat — a tragic farce?

July 12, 2009

More than 130 people died after consuming bootleg liquor in Gujarat last week.

While prohibition is in place in Gujarat, liquor is often smuggled in from neighbouring states and people are forced to buy it at inflated prices.

U.N. report says real risk of Indian religious strife

February 11, 2009

It did not get great publicity but a recent U.N. report on religious freedom in India offers a stinging image of a country suffering from communal divisions and mob-inspired religious persecution.

Sophistication and savagery in Ahmedabad

July 28, 2008

One of the most striking things about the weekend’s bomb attacks in Gujarat was the mixture of savagery and sophistication.