Niyamgiri

Democracy
Environment
Land Rights

Impressive collection of knives – in tribal backs #DongriaKondh #Niyamgiri #Vedanta

In a way, the story of what’s going on around Niyamgiri is the classic story of India. Only we aren’t used to seeing dark skinned tribals who have never seen an air-conditioned room as “people like us”. Yet, they are stuck in the middle of the most typical melodramatic soap opera that Indian protests could […]

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Dongria Kondh Dance
Environment
Land Rights

Spouting Vedanta, Modernity and tradition

When a “senior journalist who has written several books on development” abdicates either sanity or integrity or both and starts spouting propaganda that has been rejected by the people it attempts to enslave, it falls upon the humble blogger with no dependence on advertisers to call for a sanity check, because it appears that B […]

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General

Mr. Chidambaram’s war by Arundhati Roy – Part 1

An article by Arundhati Roy that I respect highly. Originally published in theOutlook Magazine. Republishing here so that more people read it. Also a kind of public apology for writing criticism of her that did not acknowledge her excellent work. It was in the specific context of two of her articles, but got quoted by […]

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