India lawmakers demand Modi speak on mass conversion to Hinduism

AP, December 22

New Delhi – Opposition lawmakers, charging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done little to stop hard-liners in his party from forcibly converting religious minorities to Hinduism, threw Parliament into an uproar Monday, with the upper house of Parliament adjourned after descending into shouting matches.

Right-wing Hindu groups allied to the ruling […]

India Takes First Step to Sending Astronaut to Space

The Wall Street Journal, December 18

It’s been a pretty amazing year for India’s space agency: reaching Mars orbit at first attempt and on a tight budget then clubbing together with the United States for future explorations of the Red planet. On Thursday morning the Indian Space Research Organization wrapped up 2014 with the successful […]

Revealed thirty years on … the secret role that America’s Henry Kissinger played in the Bhopal tragedy

The Herald (Scotland), By Rob Edwards, December 7

Bhopal – Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger put pressure on the Indian Government to agree a legal settlement that let the American chemical company Union Carbide off the hook for the 25,000 people killed by the toxic gas disaster in Bhopal 30 years ago.

A […]

‘Superbugs’ Kill India’s Babies and Pose an Overseas Threat

New York Times, By Gardiner Harris, December 3

Amravati, India — A deadly epidemic that could have global implications is quietly sweeping India, and among its many victims are tens of thousands of newborns dying because once-miraculous cures no longer work.

These infants are born with bacterial infections that are resistant to most known antibiotics, […]

Primes Against Humanity

India may very well get a new prime minister who was instrumental in crimes against humanity. You can read a little background on some of India’s most recent economic statistics here, the post also discusses Modi’s actions in Gujarat in 2002, which left at least 1,000 Muslims dead.

If so, Gandhi’s legacy in India will […]

Bal Thackeray funeral: Thousands mourn right-wing leader

BBC, November 18

Mumbai – The body of controversial Hindu nationalist politician Bal Thackeray has been cremated in Mumbai following a huge funeral.

Earlier hundreds of thousands of mourners filled the streets of the city as the body of Mr Thackeray was driven through the huge crowds.

Thackeray, who was 86, founded the right-wing Shiv […]

As Dengue Fever Sweeps India, a Slow Response Stirs Experts’ Fears

New York Times, By Gardiner Harris, November 6

New Delhi — An epidemic of dengue fever in India is fostering a growing sense of alarm even as government officials here have publicly refused to acknowledge the scope of a problem that experts say is threatening hundreds of millions of people, not just in India but […]