India

November 23, 2011

Kashmir: South Asia’s Palestine?

View in iTunes Watch the even here.  By Marise Jeyarajah The club hosted an animated discussion last night on the controversial issues surrounding the future of Kashmir. Chaired by author and broadcaster Victoria Schofield. Kashmiri born Mirza Waheed, BBC Urdu journalist and author of The Collaborator, opened the event by giving his account of the ‘turning point’ events […]


November 22, 2011 7:00 PM

Kashmir: South Asia’s Palestine?

The former Princely State of Jammu and Kashmir, is seen by many as South Asia’s Palestinian counterpart. Bordered by Pakistan, India, China and Afghanistan, each country has laid claim to the territory that lies in the foothills of the Himalayas. It has been caught between continuous contestation of borders and autonomy since the partition of British India.

Join us at the Frontline Club with an expert panel to discuss where Kashmir stands in its fight for freedom and the options that lay before it.


October 13, 2011

ForesightNews world briefing: upcoming events 17 – 23 October

A weekly round up of world events from Monday, 16 to Sunday, 23 October from ForesightNews By Nicole Hunt   The UN Human Rights Committee session opens on Monday in Geneva, with the situation in Iran on the agenda for the first two days. Meanwhile, Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator […]


September 8, 2011

ForesightNews world briefing: upcoming events 12-18 September

A weekly round up of world events from Monday, 12 September to Sunday, 18 September from ForesightNews By Nicole Hunt The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors meets in Vienna on Monday, with Iran likely to be high on the agenda following last week’s report expressing increased concerns over ‘undisclosed nuclear related activities’ […]


August 4, 2011

ForesightNews world briefing: upcoming events 8-14 August

A weekly round up of world events from Monday, 8 August to Sunday, 14 August from ForesightNews Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav is back in court in Jerusalem on Monday, appealing his April conviction and seven year sentence for indecent assault and sexual harassment of two female employees. In Dharamsala, Lobsang Sangay is sworn in as the […]


July 21, 2011

ForesightNews world briefing: upcoming events 25-31 July

A weekly round up of world events from Monday, 25 July to Sunday, 31 July from ForesightNews The week starts off with two high-profile court hearings on Monday. Former Egyptian Interior Minister Habib al Adly is scheduled to go on trial in Cairo on charges of ordering the deaths of protesters, but the hearing has been […]


January 30, 2010

Indo-Pakistan Cricket Spat

Everyone can recall the torture of being picked last for teams at school. The stock response is to blush profusely, shuffle along in the wake of the captain that doesn’t want you and never turn up to gym class again. In the relentless tit-for-tat relationship between India and Pakistan, team selection takes on a different […]


August 15, 2009

26/11 terrorist turns BBC journalist, inadvertently

The Mumbai terror attack on 26/11/08 shocked the world, and India. Months later, I noticed a malfunction on Google News which attributed three BBC News articles to the only 26/11 terrorist alive — Mohammed Qasab. After working on the story for three days, it finally appeared in The Times of India on August 15, which […]


July 23, 2009

Kolkata Eclipsed: A city of two tales

 A telescope scanning the Kolkata skyline early on Wednesday (Photo: Devjyot Ghoshal)   The dichotomy that rests within a modernizing city with an ancient heart came out of the shadows early on Wednesday as thousands strove to catch a glimpse of India’s final total solar eclipse for another century to come. Science and superstition held […]


May 15, 2009

India Elections: The final countdown

Polling in India’s general elections — the world’s largest democratic exercise — finished on May 13. Tomorrow, on May 16, the country’s Election Commission will begin counting about 357 million votes. As of now, quite obviously, no one really knows who will come to power, but that’s not stopping anyone from predicting. India’s media houses, […]


May 12, 2009

India Elections: A small car, sex-workers and the vote

  I have wanted to write about Sonagacchi since I moved back to Kolkata for one reason: in a country where morality is all pervasive, here exists an isolated world, centuries old, which has lived and grown with India’s democracy. In the beginning, Sonagacchi — literally ‘The Golden Tree’ in Bengali — was where the […]


May 10, 2009

Video SLRs redefine photojournalism

There’s a lot written about the future of journalism, of photojournalism, of video journalism. Too much, perhaps. Even as write this, yet another link with almost that exact title popped into my Twitter feed, via the ever-quote-happy Arianna Huffington. With all the theorising about how we will work in the post-print era (and who will […]


April 27, 2009

Tulips, tourists and Taliban

The tourism sector, one of the corner stones of the economy of the Indian Administered Kashmir, seems to be in jeopardy. Tourist arrival rates have taken a nose dive ever since concocted media reports of the presence of ‘Taliban’ in the region. These reports dealt such a blow that local tour operators say that the […]


April 16, 2009

TS Satyan: A life less hurried

  "I have begun to despise politicians and their ways. At my age, I don’t want to photograph any of them unless Barack Obama visits India." As India goes to the polls at the start of its rather overwhelming general election, the words of TS Satyan, a revered photojournalist who has spent his life chronicling […]


April 1, 2009

Indian sculptors bring life to Kashmir stone

It was after two decades that sculptors from India landed in Indian held Kashmir to take part in a camp organized by the government run Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art Culture and Languages (JKAACL) which looks after Cultural and Art related activities in the troubled region. Even though Kashmir has produced some sculptors of […]


February 20, 2009

Not down, not out, not yet

What with reports of newspapers being in survival mode, websites like Paper Cuts twisting the blade, Twitter channels like The Media is Dying dancing on the grave and research that reads like an obituary, any sane journalist must be thinking of shutting up shop, going home and seriously mulling their next move – out of […]


December 29, 2008

Kashmir Elections: Another round of cattle-trading over!

As the elections in Indian Kashmir (Jammu & Kashmir state) come to an end, the poll results have triggered another round of cattle-trading in a region known for its vibrant, and often violent, electoral history. The polls haven’t been much of a revelation, except for the fact that the secessionist parties seem to have been delivered a […]


December 16, 2008

Live event: Mumbai – India’s 9/11

View in iTunes Tonight we discuss the recent attacks in Mumbai at the Frontline Club – Tue, 26 Dec at 7pm UK time. We’ll be broadcasting the event on the Frontline Club live channel which you can see above, What will these attacks mean for the ongoing “war on terror” and will India now be […]


December 1, 2008

I wish I had a gun and not a camera

Sebastian D’Souza, picture editor at The Mumbai Mirror talks to The Independent about how he first heard the shooting and ran out of his office, opposite Chhatrapati Shivaji train station, to photograph the suspected terrorists during the attacks in Mumbai last week, “I ran into the first carriage of one of the trains on the […]


November 28, 2008

AFP reporter injured in Mumbai

An AFP reporter is among four people injured in crossfire outside the Taj Hotel in Mumbai today. A commando operation is currently underway to secure the hotel following the attacks of the past 24 hours. AFP reports that the journalist, a camerawoman, was not seriously hurt, Four grenades were launched into a part of the […]


October 23, 2008

The places we live

Jonas Bendiksen publishes the latest Magnum in Motion project today. Called The places we live, the project focusses on people who live in four slums across the world; from Caracas to the large Kibera slum in Nairobi, the Dharavi slum in the suburbs of Mumbai and the Indonesian capital Jakarta. He talks about the project […]


October 1, 2008

Soumya Vishwanathan shot dead in Delhi

Soumya Vishwanathan, a TV journalist with the Delhi-based Headlines Today, died after being shot in the head in her car after returning from a late night shift last night, Police said they got a call from an autorickshaw driver about the incident at 3:41 am. “Her Maruti Zen had hit the divider of the road. […]