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Is India ready for a Slut Walk?

Dress appropriately, don’t make eye contact with strangers (especially men) and be at home before sunset. These are a few basic rules that Indian daughters imbibe from their parents, even in a new India where years of economic boom have thrown up a trendy, affluent youth with a kind of …

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India’s holy cows turn violent

India’s holy cows are turning out to be vengeful deities, according to new figures showing the number of bovine attacks is on the increase.   New figures show seventeen cases of attacks on people in the first half of this year – more than the total number of bites since …

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Bond 23 to shake and stir India…?

The next James Bond movie is to be partially shot in India, according to a production company in Delhi. The BBC has quoted Rahul Soni of India Take One Productions as saying the government has granted permission to EON to film scenes for the as-yet-unnamed follow up to ‘Quantum of …

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2010: A year to forget for Pakistan

(UK Asian – 25/01): 2010 saw a marked rise in violence and extremism in Pakistan, with a weak and directionless government adding to the woes of the beleaguered populace, Human Rights Watch said this week.   In its World Report 2011, the New York-based organization said militant violence was allowed to …

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In Sri Lanka, press marks a bitter anniversary

By Bob Dietz  In recent years, January has emerged as Sri Lanka’s cruelest month for journalists. To commemorate that ugly fact, 100 journalists and press freedom activists gathered Tuesday outside the Fort Railway Station in the capital, Colombo, demanding that the government expedite investigations into a series of attacks and …

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