From the enigmatic Easter Island in the East to the dying Aral Sea in the West, Asia is a land of contrasts: two great civilizations – India and China – deserts, hugely populated areas and a great number of indigenous people struggling for their survival.
China to close all live poultry markets gradually
Xinhua News Agency 新华社
BEIJING, July 3 (Xinhua) -- China will close all live poultry markets in a step-by-step manner in a bid to reduce public health risks, an official said Friday.
China will crack down on the illegal wildlife trade, ban the consumption of wild animals, ...
What disaster means to garment workers in Bangladesh
Supriti Dhar সুপ্রীতি ধর
57 percent survivors of Rana Plaza tragedy have remained unemployed, and the pandemic is now taking a heavy toll on Bangladesh, especially on garment industry, which is the world’s second-largest garment exporter. Supriti Dhar recalls a disaster ...
Lockdown may contain Covid-19, but it can’t curb the virus of Islamophobia in India
Priya Ramani प्रिया रमानी
If 2018 and 2019 were the years India communalised rape, 2020 will go down as the year this country viewed a global pandemic through a Hindu-Muslim lens.
One hate cartoon circulating on social media
Activist Akram Akhtar was home in Shamli, Uttar ...
Coronavirus: Social distancing a cruel joke for slum dwellers in Himalayan cities
- Joydeep Gupta जॉयदीप गुप्ता
Packed inside tiny homes on metre-wide lanes, slum dwellers facing the Covid-19 pandemic wonder how ...
From 'Shikara' to Shaheen Bagh: a shared tale of pain and longing
- Avijit Pathak अविजित पाठक
These two politico-aesthetic experiences strike at the heart of the violence at play today and offer ...
India, December, 2019: When the Republic found its voice again
- Badri Raina बद्री राएना بدری رائنا
It may not be an exaggeration to say that “we the people” have re-assumed their ownership ...
As protests rage on Citizenship Bill, Is India becoming a Hindu nation?
- Jeffrey Gettleman - Maria Abi-Habib ماريا أبي حبيب
Several people have been killed as unrest spreads to new corners of the country. Many see the passage ...
I am Indian; why is the government sending me into exile?
- Aatish Taseer ਮੁੱਢਲੀ ਜ਼ਿੰਦਗੀ
The letter from the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs arrived in September 2019. My mother sent me a ...
Behind Hong Kong’s black terror
- Pepe Escobar Пепе Эскобар
Deciphering who’s behind the violence leads to a long list of possibilities
A radical ...
The NED strikes again: how neocon money is funding the Hong Kong Protests
- Mnar Muhawesh منار مهاوش
The West has more to do with the Hong Kong protest movement than it would like us to know. It’ ...