- Well before, and after, the pandemic, thousands of people lived locked down within tiny, inescapable pieces of land. The crisis provoked by Covid-19 has only reminded us all how dire such reality is, for both human bodies and minds. Take Gaza, North Korea or Kashmir, three places where the lockdown is not bound to end with the epidemic.
- Albena Azmanova’s latest book invites to re-interpret the history of modern capitalism, and to analyse its crises and resilence under new light.
- The sudden announcement of a lockdown triggered the biggest exodus India has ever witnessed since the Partition. 120 million migrant workers have remained with no protection, in the grip of hunger.
- As mankind acknowledges once again its inferiority to Nature, one can only pray that Camus’ prophecy on the endurance of the Plague will not be realized.
- While Prime Minister Narendra Modi was smiling and shaking hands with President Donald Trump, India witnessed a new wave of violence that targeted the Muslim minority in New Delhi. To what extent is its ruling party responsible for this?
- As Beijing grows increasingly assertive in world affairs, two peripherical territories expose its legitimacy dilemma. But the Western liberal democratic model is equally in crisis, prof. Seán Golden argues.
- The controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) is widely seen as a frontal attack on the secular character of the Indian Constitution, the principle of equality, and it openly discriminates against the Muslim minority. Is India turning into a Hindu’s nationalist state?
- A long-awaited verdict by India’s Supreme Court fails to punish the perpetrators of the most dreadful act of sectarian violence in the country. A new worrying page for India’s Muslim minority.
- As Kashmir simmers under military siege, ruling BJP are experiencing a different, bureaucratic way to crack down on unwanted religious minorities. Turning towards red-handed violation of Indian Constitution’s secular spirit.