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Why one State in India is showing promising signs of democracy as the world goes more authoritarian

In Kerala, the re-elected Left government has prioritized making life better for all, even during crises—contrasting sharply with Narendra Modi’s right-wing central government’s devastating mismanagement of the coronavirus pandemic

Dispatches from India: The impact of State elections

We take a look at the results of the recent round of elections in India, a report on the impact of successive lockdowns on the LGBTQ and trans communities in Jammu and Kashmir, and look at the implications of Bill Gates’ recent statement on intellectual property rights and vaccines

Modi government vs COVID-19: A shambolic fight

In tackling the second wave, India’s Central government led by Narendra Modi has been bumbling and groping for solutions, mostly much delayed and inadequate

Indian farmers have not forgotten govt.’s betrayals of past six years

Vijoo Krishnan, Joint Secretary of the leftist All India Kisan Sabha (All India Farmers’ Association) talks about the ongoing farmers’ agitation in the country and the determination of the protesters to not retreat until their demands are met

“Indian farmers will resist until govt repeals all three agriculture laws”

Ashok Dhawale, president of the All India Kisan Sabha, one of the main organizations leading the current farmers’ struggle, explains why tens of thousands of farmers have embarked on a protest on the outskirts of the capital New Delhi

Statement by Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad on the Tata Lit Fest

Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad issue a statement following the abrupt cancellation of the dialogue that was scheduled to be held as part of the Mumbai (Tata) Lit Fest on Friday

Worsening epidemic and a sinking economy: Modi’s mid-year balance sheet

Having surrendered before the epidemic, India’s Narendra Modi govt. is hoping that the economy will bail it out. Unfortunately, we are likely to face the worst of both: a worsening epidemic and an economy that continues to shrink

Report says top Facebook executive in India openly backed Modi on internal company group

A report by Wall Street Journal revealed that Facebook’s policy head for the region, Ankhi Das, had said in an internal post “We lit a fire to his (Modi) social media campaign and the rest is of course history”

India’s Path Ahead: Test, Identify, Quarantine, Hospitalise

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the spread of COVID-19 across the world and the responses by various countries.

COVID religious segregation India Public hospital in India accused of segregating COVID-19 patients on religious basis

The Ahmedabad Civil Hospital has reportedly arranged separate wards for Hindu and Muslim suspects of the infection. The hospital authorities have cited government orders as justification for the move, according to media reports

Far-right BJP bites the dust in Delhi Elections

The centrist Aam Aadmi Party (Common Man’s Party), which formed its first government in Delhi in 2013 by building on the anti-corruption movement of 2011, secured 62 out of 70 seats in the assembly elections held on February 8

India’s data protection bill: from protecting data to a surveillance state

India’s Personal Data Protection bill provides some protection against big digital companies, but none against big government. The objective is a surveillance state where any criticism of the government would be considered sedition

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