Stories about India from January, 2017
The Jallikattu Protests in the Indian State of Tamil Nadu Are Not Merely About a Bullfight
"People finally have become bulls to reaffirm their self-respect, determination and identity."
Thousands of Women March to Reclaim Public Spaces Across India
Thousands of women across India rally, carrying signs reading, “I will go out,” in a campaign to reclaim their right to public spaces without fear of being attacked.
India's Education Minister Says Cow Is the Only Animal to Inhale and Exhale Oxygen
"When will this nonsense end? Or will it end at all? Each claim appears more ludicrous than the previous one."
Thousands Worldwide Protest Coal Plant Near the Sundarbans Mangrove Forest
The Sundarbans is a World Heritage site due to its outstanding biodiversity.
Diplomacy via Twitter? Indian Minister Threatens Amazon Over Indian Flag Doormat
"This case illustrates the perils of playing to the social media gallery in diplomacy."
Discarded Plastic Bottles Become Blooming Plant Barricades at an Indian Railway Station
"The most critical impact of this simple intervention blew me away..."
Mindless Deforestation in Jharkhand, India in the Name of Development
One activist suggests that local officials sell the fallen trees -- many of them centuries-old -- to the timber industry for a profit.
Crowds Assault Women During New Year's ‘Night of Shame’ in Bangalore
"The Bangalore NYE event is shocking. Such disrespect and insecurity is being created for women"
How ‘Open Source’ Seed Producers From the US to India Are Changing Global Food Production
Around the world, plant breeders are resisting what they see as corporate control of the food supply by making seeds available for other breeders to use.