Prashanth Gopalan is a Toronto-based writer who writes about literature, history, politics, society and South Asian affairs to build tribes of connected thinkers around exciting ideas.
Madison Square Garden is where you go if you want to capture America's attention, especially if you're an Indian politician looking to engage an American audience. The arena's cultural significance would not have been lost to the Indian American Community Foundation, the group that organized Sunday's event.
An article published in the Globe and Mail last week lulled readers into thinking that India is struggling to contain a growing Hindu fascist movement, carelessly employing reductionism and omission to present a distorted view of a country that is gaining economic and cultural importance for Canada.
02/27/2014 05:36 EST
Only days ago, news leaked that Penguin Books India had quietly settled a 2011 lawsuit filed against it by a conservative Indian education reform group, which required the publisher to withdraw and destroy all available copies of the Indian edition of University of Chicago professor Wendy Doniger's book The Hindus: An Alternative History.
02/14/2014 05:16 EST
India's newest underdog party can either stay put and develop a sophisticated political ideology, or contest national elections this year. Either way, it needs to make a decision soon. With the sweari...
01/03/2014 05:34 EST
With the meteoric rise to prominence of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP, "Common Man Party") with its sizeable gains in the Delhi Assembly elections of December 4, the opening of a viable third-front in the Indian political landscape has become a very real possibility, both at the state and national levels.
12/24/2013 12:24 EST