Category Archives: South Asia

Taking on militants: A fight for the soul of Pakistan

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia James Dorsey argues that Pakistan’s social fabric is being fundamentally altered for the worse by official acquiescence and open support for Saudi-funded groups that promote intolerance, misogyny and sectarianism. Read more [...]

Blasphemy case highlights devastating impact of Saudi ultra-conservatism on Pakistani society

Wahhabi Pakistan James Dorsey examines the corrosive impact of Saudi Arabia’s Wahhabi ideology on the Pakistani society and state, and argues that for both Pakistan and Saudi Arabia the outcome is a quagmire from which they will struggle to extricate themselves. Read more [...]

Dalit women and village justice in rural India

Dalit women Graham Peebles details examples of the injustice suffered by Dalit – “Untouchable – women in India, where corruption and an endemic failure to implement the law result in untold prejudice and discrimination against millions. Read more [...]

Materialism, market fundamentalism and the global suicide epidemic

Suicide rope Graham Peebles argues that the materialistic values which promote individual success, greed and selfishness, and the market fundamentalism which so ardently promotes these values, lie behind the worldwide epidemic of suicide. Read more [...]

The tragedy of being a girl in India

Plight of girls in India Graham Peebles examines the plight of girls in India, the victims of dysfunctional cultural practices that had been manipulated during the colonial era and, though outlawed, still result in infanticide and murder. Read more [...]

India’s space madness amid astronomical poverty 

India's space mission Graham Peebles questions the justice and wisdom of India’s ruling elite, which spends USD1 billion annually on its space programme while India has the world’s highest number of people practising open defecation. Read more [...]

Watch: Why farmers are killing themselves in India

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Narendra Modi, India’s new prime minister

Narendra Modi Graham Peebles asks if newly elected nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in tune with the time and possess the vision and imagination needed to create a healthy society in India. Read more [...]

Corporate-state corruption in India

Truth about India corruption Graham Peebles examines the scale of corporate and state corruption in India, which is enriching the few super rich, impoverishing the vast majority and turning the country into a failed state. Read more [...]

Filthy, deadly mayhem in India

Pollution in Delhi Graham Peebles highlights the debilitating effects of pollution in India, arguing that it is time to end the official corruption and complacency that is turning India into the world’s biggest sewer. Read more [...]