December 29, 2012

India Has a Woman Problem

Rashmee Lall, Foreign Policy

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India has been torn by protests over a brutal gang rape, but the problem is much deeper than a handful of criminals.

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December 26, 2012
India Having a Newtown Moment Over Rape
Russ Wellen, Focal Points
"Seven days of demonstrations peaked Sunday, as thousands of people joined women’s and students’ groups," the New York Times reported, after "a 23-year-old medical student who boarded what she thought was a public... more ››
December 27, 2012
How India Is Turning Into China
Pankaj Mishra, The New Republic
CHINA IS shakily authoritarian while India is a stable democracy—indeed, the world’s largest. So goes the cliché, and it is true, up to a point. But there is a growing resemblance between the two countries. A... more ››
December 26, 2012
The Beast in Delhi's Belly
Esmerelda Wallbridge, Sydney Morning Herald
NOT far from where I live, in a hospital in the south of Delhi, a 23-year-old woman clings to life, after a trip home from the cinema became a living nightmare. Brutally raped and beaten on a bus by a gang of six men, her naked... more ››
December 26, 2012
The Temptation of Anarchy in India
Harish Khare, The Hindu
There is a heady feeling in the air that we have a licence to defy and disrupt, and force our rulers to make concessions on our terms. more ››
Shoddy policing coupled with delays in conviction can't but embolden criminals. So, apart from more law courts, let's have more police and judges on the job. As urgent is institutional reform to ensure their independence from... more ››