Stories about India from August, 2016
Tulu is spoken by 3-5 million people in the Indian states of Karnataka and Kerala, plus a sizeable diaspora living in the US and the Gulf countries.
"This program is trying help push us to make sure we’re not just coming out and often looking at things very simplistically or paternally..."
"I know how important are a few hundred rupees in an impoverished person’s life. It means food, medicine and security."
In India, a Nationalistic ‘Witch Hunt’ Targets Journalists Who Exposed #BabyLift Trafficking Operation
According to its constitution, India is a secular republic with freedom of expression, but it also prohibits anything that hurts religious or ethnic sensitivities.
"Praise be to HT's mobile editor Yusuf Omar for turning a pointless innovation into a powerful upliftment tool."
As government works to save big cats from extinction, indigenous forest dwellers pursue peaceful coexistence for man and beast.
‘Disappointed’ Activists Criticize India's ‘Iron Lady’ for Daring to End Her 16-Year-Long Hunger Strike
"They want me to remain a martyr forever. But I can’t always be a martyr."
With a focus on India, Video Volunteers trains disadvantaged citizens in video journalism and data gathering so they have a voice in media and can demand their rights.
"Over 200 people callously walked past the hit & run victim, Matibool. One gave him a kick & stole his phone."
"For partisan commenters on both sides, compromise seems impossible. Kashmir is like Solomon’s Baby, except both of its prospective mothers are happy to cut it in half."
"They should have initiated the rehabilitation of people in the affected areas first, and then only started the work..."
Some of the noted guests addressing the gathering include Wikimedia Foundation's newly promoted Executive Director Katherine Maher and Punjabi-language poet Surjit Patar.
"That Nike Ad shows how little we know about female sportsperson or athletes in this country."
On the recent passing of Mahasweta Devi: the writer- activist lives on through her words.