India Insight

Narendra Modi follows his roadmap to Delhi

February 6, 2013

The Narendra Modi charm offensive showed up in full force in India’s capital on Wednesday. Modi, the main opposition party’s likely prime ministerial candidate gave a speech on progress and development at one of Delhi’s premier colleges, the youthful audience greeted the 62-year-old politician with gusto, news outlets called his speech a “roadmap for India,” protesters showed up en masse and Twitter went bananas.

Responsibility or censorship: why Bollywood should pick

January 2, 2013

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Is the outraged Indian over-sensitive or culturally prudent?

March 7, 2012

Protests are as common in India as the ‘Singh’ surname in the national hockey team.

Fight against corruption good; what about the method?

April 8, 2011

Even as Anna Hazare’s protest demanding an anti-draft bill gains nationwide momentum and nears a solution, there has been some criticism of the methods the veteran social activist has adopted in his crusade.

from Russell Boyce:

Asia – A Week in Pictures September 12, 2010

September 13, 2010

As the anniversary of the 9/11 attack coincided with Eid celebrations, Florida based Pastor Terry Jones announced that he would burn the Koran as a protest  to plans to site a Muslim cultural centre near Ground Zero , stoking tensions in Asia.  Add into the mix millions in Pakistan suffering from lack of water, food and shelter after floods, a parliament election in   Afghanistan and a U. S. -led  military campaign against the Taliban around Kandahar -  photographers in the region had lots of raw material to work with.