‘I Cannot Be Intimidated. I Cannot Be Bought.’ The Women Leading India’s Farmers’ Protests

Amandeep Kaur, 41, from Talwandi, Punjab, is employed as a community health worker and as a farmer to support her two daughters. Her husband died by suicide five years ago; because she did not know her rights, she didn’t receive government compensation given to families of farmers who die by suicide. The new laws, she…

Twitter ‘stood up’ to Trump but was ‘bullied’ in India, says a journalist who was caught up in the platform’s standoff with Modi

Farmers throw flower petals while blocking a railway track to stop train services at Modi Nagar railway station as part of protests against farm laws, in Modinagar, Uttar Pradesh, India, February 18,REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis Twitter is in a predicament in India. It is caught between the demands of an increasingly authoritarian government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra…

Experts feared India’s farming protests would be COVID superspreader events. Poverty, misinformation and a younger population may explain why cases plummeted instead.

Indian Youth Congress (IYC) workers shout slogans during a protest against the new agricultural laws, the rise of unemployment and price rise of goods and services, in New Delhi on India, on February 9Imtiyaz Khan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images A working paper by the US National Bureau of Economic Research, that used data from last year’s Black…

I Was a Victim of Sexual Harassment in India, Today I Rejoice

NEW DELHI—I didn’t even know I was holding my breath until my phone screen flashed the message “Priya Ramani is acquitted.” And then my Twitter timeline exploded with happiness, tears and hope—from women I know, women I don’t know. But we were bound by an elation that felt deeply personal in a country where women…

Yes, the weather is getting worse — but we’re not suffering equally. Here’s what we can do

Stocksy, Alamy You’ve probably heard of the income gap — that vast wage difference between the haves and have-nots. Well, there’s also a climate gap.  Here’s an example: In August 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, and much of Houston, one of America’s most racially diverse cities, was submerged underwater. In the months that…

India Unleashes World’s Fastest Rollout But It’s Taking a ‘Crazy’ Risk on Homegrown Vaccine

NEW DELHI—As of 6 p.m. on Jan. 20, the fifth day of its COVID-19 vaccine rollout, India had inoculated a total of 786, 842 people. Over the next few weeks, it aims to inoculate 30 million health and other frontline workers, and by mid-August it plans to have vaccinated another 300 million people with the help of two vaccines—Covishield by…