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The hidden corruption in India’s troubled heart

The case of Soni Sori and her nephew Linga Kapodi is a disturbing example of the Nasty India hidden within Emerging India.
While an old man publically refusing food in New Delhi manages to rouse the country in a passion of national pride and foot-stamping insistence that ordinary people have finally become sick of the corruption [...]

Maoist violence is not the disease - its a symptom

The “Maoist insurrection” is all the news from India these days. Are they in the right with their assertion that they’re virtuously defending the most vulnerable? Or are they wrong for using violence, not only against the authorities, but against the very same poor they claim to be defending?

The story behind the news from Chattisgarh

Himanshu Kumar must sometimes feel like he’s stepped into a parallel universe.

He’s a committed Gandhian, accused of being a sympathizer to the Naxalite armed struggle. He’s spent 17 years emotionally and spiritually connected to the adhivasis of Chattisgarh in eastern India, and now he lives a shadow life in a faraway city, forbidden from returning to the place he calls home. Every day, he receives phone calls from the people he used to work with, pleading with him to come home, but he can’t.

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