NEW DELHI: “People are not buying anything. 80 percent of my business is now finished,” says a visibly harried Kuldeep, who runs a stall selling an assortment of hair ties, nail polish and mobile phone covers. “Since the elections things have been … Continue reading Seven Glimpses of the Coming Recession
NEW DELHI: For several months, the streets of Hong Kong have simmered with discontent, with protesters wearing masks and carrying black umbrellas numbering in the hundreds of thousands. As the protests entered the twelfth week, police fired tear gas and baton … Continue reading ‘They Send Officers Dressed Like Protesters’: Hong Kong Protests Continue
NEW DELHI: The last time Seelampur was in the news, was when the National Investigation Agency and the Anti-Terrorism Squad carried out a series of December “raids” in Delhi. These were intended, authorities said, to bust a fresh module of the … Continue reading Congress Vote Re-emerges in East and North East Delhi
Mumbai, India – Teena, a 22-year-old mother, arrives late to her acting class in Dharavi, Mumbai, apologising and wiping the sweat from her forehead. Her weekly, 10-hour round-trip from her home in Nashik to this acting school in the heart of India‘s … Continue reading In a Mumbai slum, acting school stirs Bollywood ambitions
AMROHA: It’s about 930 in the morning and we have stopped for a quick cup of coffee at a Burger King outlet in Gajraula, on the Bijnor – Moradabad Road in Western Uttar Pradesh. This area falls within the Amroha Lok … Continue reading On The Campaign Trail: The Hathi In The Room In Amroha
MORADABAD: Ghaziabad’s glitzy housing developments give way to Moradabad’s congested roads, the political narrative also shifts. The Citizen is travelling through western Uttar Pradesh, and the Congress Party, thus far entirely absent from the voter’s discourse in Ghaziabad and Amroha, is … Continue reading On The Campaign Trail: Moradabad’s Speciality Khichdi
NEW DELHI: ‘Thoda mehenga kha lenge, but Pakistan se dar ke nahi rehenge (we’ll spend more on food and basic necessities, but we will not live in fear of Pakistan)” 18 year old Nikhil Gupta says. He turns down the upbeat music … Continue reading BJP and AAP Dominate Delhi Voter Discourse, Where is the Congress?