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April 13 2014

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Fisherfolk and villagers in Jaitapur walked for 8kms and courted voluntary arrest on 25th January to protest against India-Japan nuclear agreement. For this world's largest reactor project under construction in Maharashtra, Japanese companies will provide crucial components to the French nuclear giant Areva, and for that a formal agreement with Japan is a requisite.

Here are brave unarmed people, fighting the strongest corporations and governments.

January 15 2014

  • Danish woman attacked, gang-raped in Indian capital (RT News, Jan. 15 2014)

    A 51-year-old woman Danish woman was gang-raped in the Indian capital after she lost her way to her hotel and asked a group of men for directions, media reports said Wednesday. More than six men attacked her late Tuesday at knife-point in a popular backpacker area of New Delhi. The woman told her friend about the attack when she eventually reached her hotel in Paharganj near the city's central Connaught Place, Delhi police spokesman Rajan Bhagat told AFP. The women had reportedly been in India for about a week, traveling first to Agra, the home of the Taj Mahal, before arriving in New Delhi on Tuesday. The case comes weeks after a Polish woman was allegedly drugged and raped by a taxi driver in New Delhi.

  • Hostility increases worldwide toward religious groups – report (RT News, Jan. 15 2014)

    Violence and discrimination against religious groups by governments and rival faiths have reached new highs in all parts of the world except the Americas, Pew Research Center has said in a report. The share of countries with a high or very high level of social hostilities involving religion reached a six-year peak in 2012, it said. Social hostility, including attacks on minority faiths or pressure was strong in one-third of the 198 countries and territories surveyed in 2012. Religious-related terrorism and sectarian violence occurred in one-fifth of the states. Almost 30 percent of those states imposed legal limits on worship, preaching or religious wear. Hindus, Buddhists and folk religions saw lower levels of hostility. The report said the highest social hostility concerning religion was in Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Somalia and Israel.

January 14 2014


aprairiehomecomrade: Indian Muslim children wear new clothes as they sit together during prayers at the Jama Masjid during Eid al-Adha in New Delhi, India, Oct. 27, 2012.

Tags: India Islam

December 26 2013


December 19 2013

One Memorable Christmas in India — Christmas Around the World

As I cuddle up with my chai on this chilly December morning, I'm transported through time via photographs of a very memorable Christmas: one spent with my husband and his brother and our sister-in-law in Southern India a few years ago.

Christmas in India is as colorful, unexpected, boisterous, fun and totally unapologetic as any other holiday in this wondrous land! Subtlety is simply not on the menu here. Here are some snapshots and memories of our experience spending Christmas and the winter holidays in India.


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October 29 2013

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August 30 2013


Delhi rock band dedicates music video to self immolators (phayul.com, Aug. 27 2013)

Titled ‘Freedom’, the music video calls the world to unite for Tibet. “There is a lack of unification among the rest of the world that is helping China to continue its repression in Tibet. We fail to understand that why the world is not standing up together,” the band’s frontman Arjun Singh Rawal said.

Arjun said the series of self-immolation protests in Tibet has inspired him to write the song. Chill Om Records, India's leading Independent Record Label has teamed up with Arjun to support the Tibet cause.

Varun Arora, the band manager, said they had no clue initially how they could help Tibet. All they had in mind was to help Tibet's struggle get noticed. “All we could do for it was through our music. Because we believe Music has the power to change people.”

“This music video is a gift to the Dalai Lama and we live by the Dalai Lama’s thoughts, and believe that Tibet would be free one day”, said Arjun.

August 28 2013


indiaincredible (via indiaperspectives): A man carried his child in a bag as he crossed a street in Bhubaneswar, India.

Tags: India

August 16 2013


August 07 2013

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Mughal Empereor, Jahangir, is being served food and drink by his two sons Khusrau and Parviz. gouache on paper. Mughal dynasty, India.   c1605-6  British Museum  

Tags: Art India History
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May 25 2013


May 24 2013


Plot to poison Tibetans in Dharamshala foiled, Chinese spy arrested

An alleged Chinese spy has been arrested by Indian police from the exile Tibetan headquarters of Dharamshala following a tip-off by Tibetan security agencies.

The Department of Security of the Central Tibetan Administration in a release today [May 23 2013] said that the accused Penpa Tsering, 33, a former member of the People's Liberation Army, was hatching a “terror plot” to poison two Tibetan youths aimed at “spreading chaos and terror in the Tibetan community.”

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