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Hyderabad 1948: India’s hidden massacre #Sundayreading

By Mike ThomsonPresenter, Document, Radio 4, BBC Continue reading the main story In today’s Magazine On the prowl with China’s ‘love hunters’ Where the size of your motorcade matters Goodbye, US passport Giving it all up to be a ‘beachcomber’… Continue Reading →

Rethinking Development In Pakistan

      By Q. Isa Daudpota   25 May, 2013 Countercurrents.org   Trickle-down economics invariably fails in poor countries. For long-lasting progress, development policies that are bottom-up, those that ‘put the last first’, often succeed. Ideas supportive of this… Continue Reading →

India Bihar rapes ’caused by lack of toilets’ #Vaw

By Amarnath TewaryPatna, Bihar, BBC More than half-a-billion Indians lack access to basic sanitation   Most of the cases of rape of women and girls in India’s Bihar state occur when they go out to defecate in the open, police… Continue Reading →

Kofi Annan: Africa plundered by secret mining deals

 Under-pricing deprives Africa of much-needed money, the report says BBC Tax avoidance, secret mining deals and financial transfers are depriving Africa of the benefits of its resources boom, ex-UN chief Kofi Annan has said. Firms that shift profits to lower… Continue Reading →

BBC Tactics in Covering North Korea Are Faulted

By RAVI SOMAIYA Published: April 14, 2013, NYT As tensions escalated between North Korea and the world late last month, a small group of students from the prestigious London School of Economics crossed the border into the reclusive country for what… Continue Reading →

#India – Africans complain of discrimination in Mumbai

BBC News Sheeba Rani has been ostracised by many friends and relatives for marrying Nigerian Sambo Davis Africans staying in and around India‘s commercial capital, Mumbai (Bombay), complain of indiscriminate racism and constant police harassment, reports the BBC’s Zubair Ahmed…. Continue Reading →

Your Laughter by Chilean Poet Pablo Neruda

Poster by  Kamayani Bali Mahabal   Take bread away from me, if you wish, take air away, but … do not take from me your laughter. Do not take away the rose, the lance flower that you pluck, the water… Continue Reading →

Pakistan’s Ashraf government makes history

PM Raja Pervez Ashraf is facing corruption allegations BBC Pakistan‘s PM has hailed as “a victory” for democracy the completion of a full term by an elected government for the first time in the country’s history. “No-one will be able… Continue Reading →

#Censorship row as BBC cuts the Major’s ‘racist’ lines from classic Fawlty Towers episode

Viewers complain that only the ‘terminally thin-skinned’ could be offended by the character BBC said it was edited to suit a family audience to reflect changing attitudes By LAURA COX PUBLISHED: 23:49 GMT, 22 January 2013 | It is the episode of Fawlty… Continue Reading →

The rapes that India forgot #Vaw

  The BBC;s Geeta Pandey in Delhi remembers some of the prominent rape cases which made the headlines when they happened, but have now faded from the public memory.  There have been widespread protests in India since the 16 December… Continue Reading →

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