Farm Crisis Fuelling India’s Farmers’ Protests

By Manu Moudgil* NEW DELHI (IDN) – On February 6, protesters blocked roads at an estimated 10,000 spots across India as part of the ongoing movement against the new farm laws enacted by the national government last year. For over two months, the most populous democracy in the world has witnessed what is being called one of […]

Three Women: Stories of Indian Trafficked Brides

Viewpoint by Sreya Banerjea* LONDON (IDN) – “I tried to escape in the middle of the night,” Mahira** recalled. “With a small packed bag, I tiptoed towards the door thinking that he was asleep. Suddenly, he grabbed me from behind and attacked with a cutlass.” I sat, stunned, as she lifted her saree and revealed […]

Europe Pivots Towards Indo-Pacific Amid Row with China

By Atul Aneja The writer is a veteran Indian journalist who reported conflicts from Baghdad, Beirut, Cairo, Benghazi, Kabul, Tehran, and Dushanbe. He is an expert on the Middle East and China political affairs. He was Strategic Affairs Editor of an eminent Indian newspaper, The Hindu. CHENNAI (IDN) – Enticed for decades by China, which […]

The Virality of Hate Is the Lifeline of Facebook

Viewpoint by Prabir Purkayastha The writer is the founding editor of, a digital media platform. He is an activist for science and the free software movement. This article was produced in partnership by Newsclick and Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute. NEW DELHI (IDN) – A recent Wall Street Journal (WSJ) article, […]

India’s Ties with South Asian Neighbours Strained

News briefs compiled by Suresh Jaura* TORONTO | NEW DELHI (IDN) – Though India became a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council on June 17, with undisputed support from all countries in the 55-member Asia-Pacific Group for a two-year term in 2021-22, the country’s relations with its South Asian neighbours are strained and […]

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