Pride and persecution
The rise and fall of the world's oldest transgender community
- Joe Wallen
Once revered – and occupying an almost mythical place in South Asian culture – the Hijra now face oppression on the fringes of society. Joe Wallen reports from Bangladesh. Pictures by Jack Taylor.
It's early afternoon in ...
Remote town becomes first in Nepal to end practice of isolating women during periods
- Joe Wallen
A remote district in the west of Nepal has become the first in the country to eradicate the illegal practice of banishing women and girls to secluded huts when they have their periods.
Despite an official ban on the centuries-old Hindu superstition, ...
It’s raining sand in Rayalaseema
- Pallagummi Sainath పాలగుమ్మి సాయినాథ్ पालागुम्मि साईनाथ
Crop pattern changes, waning forest cover, an explosion of borewells, the death of a river, and more – have produced dramatic effects on land, air, water, forests and climate in Andhra Pradesh’s Anantapur district, in India
Sultan shines in the court of the Dragon King
- Pepe Escobar Пепе Эскобар
Erdogan looks set to buy Russian missile defense system in defiance of US and NATO, tying his cart to China and Russia
The graphic image of Turkey pivoting away from NATO towards the Russia-China strategic partnership was provided, in more ways than ...
India's cult of Modi
- Shashi Tharoor ശശി തരൂര് शशि थरूर شاشي ثارور
The recent Indian election will be a case study in how to upend the conventional assumption of electoral politics that an incumbent is judged on his record of performance against his own promises. Prime Minister Narendra Modi fulfilled none of his, ...
“The U.S. is not the international police”
Billionaire Huawei founder defiant in face of existential threat
- Tom Mackenzie
Ren Zhengfei concedes the U.S. curbs will hit his company
Huawei still intends to lead the way in networks and phones
Huawei Technologies Co.
founder Ren Zhengfei struck ...
After "hammer blow" from Google, a "paralyzed" Huawei scrambles to develop its own operating system
- Tyler Durden
On Monday, Beijing woke up to a new, and far more dire trade war reality for its flagship telecom company: Google which in 2005 bought Android, whose software has since become the most popular mobile operating system in the world, said it would stop ...
Jallianwala Bagh massacre: Jeremy Corbyn wants an apology, Theresa May would not apologize; I want apology and reparation
- Partha Banerjee পার্থ ব্যানার্জি
One Hundred Years of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre by the British Tyrants
Why does it matter today?
On April 13, 1919, on the auspicious New Year’s Day, British military under Gen. Reginald Dyer opened fire on a nonviolent crowd of men, ...
The apparent enigma of India's growth
- Prabhat Patnaik പ്രഭാത് പട്നായിക്
AT first sight it appears to be an enigma. India has been recording, according to official statistics, one of the highest GDP growth rates among all the countries of the world, so much so that epithets like “emerging economic superpower” ...
Volatile Kashmir needs careful handling
- Jagdish Rattanani जगदीश रतनानी
Even though it’s difficult to prevent every attack, there should be some capacity to have credible intelligence inputs.
“We will tackle every terrorist in a befitting way. We will break the backbone of terrorism in Jammu and ...