View from India (Column) Taking on the torch-bearers of patriarchy In India, a growing number of women are going against the stream and rejecting gendered expectations, writes Nilanjana Bhowmick. The oxygen gap Nilanjana Bhowmick on oxygen inequity and the price paid by her country’s citizens. A state of chaos Nilanjana Bhowmick on the colossal failure of governance that has led to needless deaths on a massive scale. No country for her Women experiencing abuse from their partners need more than a helpline, writes Nilanjana Bhowmick. Saving the Sundarbans Nilanjana Bhowmick on the double whammy of natural disaster and Covid-19 that has brought a vulnerable ecosystem to the brink. Adding pain to the pandemic Nilanjana Bhowmick on the recent legislation steamrolled through parliament that has disadvantaged working people and gripped India’s farmers in protest. View from India Schoolchildren are falling through the digital divide, writes Nilanjana Bhowmick. Why Indian outrage over Black Lives Matter rings hollow Anti-blackness is still a galvanizing force in India, writes Nilanjana Bhowmick. Abandoning the rural poor The deadly neglect of India’s rural communities must end, writes Nilanjana Bhowmick. Can the world handle another Rohingya crisis? India is looking at the world’s largest statelessness crisis. Nilanjana Bhowmick asks, have we learned nothing from the ongoing dispossession of Rohingya Muslims? Varanasi’s secular dream Nilanjana Bhowmick observes tolerance in India’s most holy city. Invisible green warriors Nilanjana Bhowmick heralds India’s most overshadowed environmentalists: waste-pickers Not Modi’s India any more Ongoing countrywide protests are rooted in a battle for India’s secular values, argues Nilanjana Bhowmick. A numbers game Enrolment does not equal education, argues Nilanjana Bhowmick. What’s next for Indians living under Modi? Narendra Modi’s second mandate is a ‘sword hanging above the heads’ of India’s minorities. Nilanjana Bhowmick explains why. Will downtrodden farmers decide Modi’s fate? Agricultural workers in India are facing a monumental crisis. They backed Modi in the last election. The question is whether they will do so again. Nilanjana Bhowmick reports. Will cows and temples still deliver a mandate for Modi? Nilanjana Bhowmick weighs up Modi’s chances in the coming elections in India. India: men and #MeToo Why are Indian men feeling unsafe? Nilanjana Bhowmick reacts to the ‘unease’ expressed by Indian men in today’s #MeToo era. In Modi’s India, dissent is dangerous Nilanjana Bhowmick reports on Modi’s crackdown on dissent – from activist arrests to vigilante lynchings. View from India: When viral hashtags promote religious extremism Nilanjana Bhowmick takes apart the latest viral hashtag campaign for the religious takeover of secular India Rape as communal violence in India Violence against women is being used as a weapon of communal hatred, suggesting India should enact the Communal Violence bill, Nilanjana Bhowmick argues When cash turns to ash: a look at India’s demonetization drive Some 50 days into India’s efforts to funnel out black money, something seems not to have gone to plan, writes Nilanjana Bhomwick.