Southern Asia’s nuclear myths revisited post bin Laden

Thirteen years ago to the day, on May 13, 1998 India conducted its second nuclear test — the first series having been conducted on May 11 that year. Finally, after 24 years of… Continue reading

NAPM on the Assembly Elections Results

New Delhi, May 13 In next few days new governments will take oath in the states of Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamilnadu and West Bengal and there will be discussions on the impact of… Continue reading

Elections 2011: One Clear Message, Several Ambiguities

Sukumar Muralidharan is a veteran journalist based in New Delhi, India. Sukumar Muralidharan Over seven days of polling between April 4 and May 10, five Indian states, together accounting for over a fifth… Continue reading

Some Final Thoughts on the Death of Osama bin Laden/ Michael Moore

Michael Moore is an Academy-Award winning filmmaker and best-selling author. “The Nazis killed tens of MILLIONS. They got a trial. Why? Because we’re not like them. We’re Americans. We roll different.” – Michael… Continue reading


Nathalie Handal is a Lannan Foundation Fellow, and recipient of the Alejo Zuloaga Order in Literature 2011. Her latest book, Love and Strange Horses, was an Honorable Mention at the San Francisco Book… Continue reading

Stop Killer Asbestos Plants of Ramco and Nibhi Industries in Bhojpur

Ara/Patna 11/5/2011 Agitated villagers of Koilwar and Bihiya region in Bhojpur, Bihar, India are gearing up for protest against the three lung cancer causing asbestos plants in front of Nitish Kumar, Chief Minister… Continue reading

Glencore: Profiteering from hunger and chaos

The rapid rise in prices for food, fuel and commodities has been disastrous for the world’s poor, including Indonesian market vendor Lia Romi. But it’s a bonanza for multinational trading firms such as… Continue reading

History of the Revolution on Facebook

As is known: Khaled Said was a 28 year old businessman in Cairo who in June 2010 witnessed illegal transactions between police and drug dealers, quite by accident. He was seized and beaten… Continue reading

Send a fax to Manmohan Singh

Dear friends, I am taking the unusual step of sending this direct request because I believe that the announcement by the PMO on the 25th anniversary of Chernobyl, to continue with the proposed… Continue reading

Brutal repression of workers in Gorakhpur

Brief Update on the situation in Gorakhpur/May 10, 2011 The administration buckled under intense pressure due to the resolute and brave response from the workers who assembled and regrouped after every assault and… Continue reading

कब्र-ए-उमराव: गुबार ही गुबार है

वाराणसी के फातमान कब्रिस्तान में एक तरफ़ शहनाई बादशाह उस्ताद बिस्मिल्‍ला ख़ां आराम फ़रमा रहे हैं तो दूसरी तरफ़ अपनी अदाओं और जलवों से हज़ारों को दीवाना बना देने वाली अवध की शान… Continue reading