A new report documents the ecological and social stresses caused by the rising number of pilgrims, but weakens its case by letting politics impinge on rigour
Raghu Karnad is a Contributing Editor at the Wire. He has been a magazine editor, a reporter, and is the author of Farthest Field, an account of India's Second World War.
The medieval nehers in water-scarce Aurangabad are a lifeline for residents, but are being ruined by civic corruption and private interests.
Panic had already been growing in Madras – the city was already flooded with refugees from Burma with tales of the bombing on Rangoon and Mandalay.
Herojit claims the orders to eliminate people came from the top.
From following the same accounts as Narendra Modi, it appears that his personal Twitter feed is filled with rancour and distortion.
In an exclusive interview, Erendro Leichombam of the Manipur’s People’s Resurgence and Justice Alliance talks about challenging a corrupt system along with a woman who is ‘a worldwide symbol of incorruptibility’.
In a slim volume, the celebrated author asks fundamental questions about the role of literature in confronting the greatest challenge of our times: climate change.
For Raghu Karnad, recipient of this year’s Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar for English, a passing generation held the key to a lost chapter in Indian history.
In an application to the court, Khan Abdul Wahab has pointed to Headley muting his microphone to consult lawyers before answering, and reading from a prepared statement.
The context of Kalburgi’s life’s work – and the likely context of his death – is the fraught cultural politics of the Lingayat community in Karnataka.
My freedom, says Abdul Qaqyyum was half justice. ‘Did the Swaminarayan people, and other Hindus who died in the Akshardham attack, get justice? The Crime Branch has also betrayed them’.