Stories about India from November, 2017
Scandal surrounding "Padmavati" film causes Indian BJP leader to call for the lead actor's beheading and draws attention to larger issues of freedom of expression in film.
"The term Gau Rakshak has slipped into the country’s lexicon of politics and culture over the past two years, in step with increasing activism by self-styled protectors and vigilante groups."
Doctors refuse job postings to a small village in a border district of West Bengal even as people suffer due to lack of medical services.
"...the entire justice system itself is aligned towards keeping patriarchy and caste system intact."
“I have been coughing for over a month, and it is only [recently] I realized that it’s because of the pollution. But no one is doing anything about it.”
"The incident made me think that my children were burning. I have no words to express my sorrow, so I drew the cartoon out of rage."
The Indian government deems the newly implemented Goods and Services Tax a success, but many small businesses have been adversely affected and protests are mounting.
"Sedition case for writing against river linking! This is a most financially, socially, environmentally disastrous idea."