Insight on political parties giving cash to voters, the power of ideas in Indian elections and why women vote the way they do in part two of Betwa Sharma speaking with Rukmini S.
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India Far Less Committed to Liberal Values Than Imagined, Data Shows
Age, income and wealth make no difference to regressive attitudes, the data reveals, begging the question of what will: Betwa Sharma in conversation with data journalist Rukmini S.
Forbes Fires India Correspondent Over Hate Crimes Report
The incident reflects how difficult it is for journalists to collate rising reports of religion-based hate crimes under the Modi government, writes Betwa Sharma.
LETTER FROM INDIA: Judge Stands Up to Narendra Modi
Judge rules: “An aware and assertive citizenry, in contradistinction with an indifferent or docile citizenry, is indisputably a sign of a healthy and vibrant democracy,” writes Betwa Sharma.
LETTER FROM INDIA: Crackdown on Rights & Freedoms
Betwa Sharma reports on the evolving authoritarianism of the Modi government in response to the protesting farmers camped out on national highways during a very cold winter.
Consortium News in the Post-Bob Parry Era
CN has new editors, new writers, a new layout and a new webcast—but the same principles of its founding editor.
LETTER FROM INDIA: Indian Farmers’ Protest Takes Tragic Turn
New laws deregulating Indian agriculture, and the undemocratic way they were passed, have triggered one of the largest farmers’ movements in the world, reports Betwa Sharma for CN from Delhi.
LETTER FROM INDIA: ‘Love Jihad’: India Is Further Dividing Hindus & Muslims
A new law in Uttar Pradesh adds to the attack on the country’s core values of secularism and pluralism, Betwa Sharma reports.