India

Converting to Buddhism as a Form of Political Protest

Source: The Atlantic Low-caste Indians are leaving Hinduism en masse—partly to stick it to their prime minister. A conversion ceremony in Shirasgaon, India, in 2018Krithika Varagur  BY KRITHIKA VARAGUR  SHIRASGAON, India—More than 500 low-caste Hindus filled the Veera Maidan, an open field at the edge of a dusty Maharashtra village, […]

History counts

Source: Dawn OLD men are trapped between a crowded cemetery ahead and a graveyard behind, populated by memories. By the time a man has reached the age of 90, determination has deteriorated into disappointment, reflection deconstructed into regret. A recent lament by a nonagenarian makes unusually poignant reading: “The whole […]

How Indian media fuel hate and bigotry

Aijaz Zaka Syed THAT much of Indian media has turned rotten is an open secret. Everyone who regularly watches television news or reads newspaper is sick and tired of all the hate, bigotry and intolerance openly peddled by the leading players in the name of journalism, investigative reporting and debate. […]