Asia Sentinel correspondent Nava Thakuria, 40, is the recipient of a fellowship from the United Nations High Commission and the Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research for his reporting on refugee...
months, until January 21, the Indian stock market defied gravity as other
regional markets went down like ninepins. But then, like many other countries, India earned
its own Black Monday. The Sensex, India’s major stock index, cras...
Aditi Biswas, 29, was keen to turn entrepreneur and run her own
grocery. There was one problem. Aditi was working as a prostitute and
the neighborhood banks she approached for loans turned her down flat.
Enter the Usha
In what must be a
judicial record anywhere, courts across India on a single day,
October 24, handed out life sentences to 60 people in four different
cases – although there is no sign that any of them will go to
jail anytime soon.