Samuel Sequeira

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This is how democracies die | Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt

Defending our constitution requires more than outrage<p>Blatant dictatorship – in the form of fascism, communism, or military rule – has disappeared across much of the world. Military coups and other violent seizures of power are rare. Most countries hold regular elections. Democracies still die, but …

Sri Lanka

Can Labour win back its heartlands? Not by turning blue | Jeremy Gilbert

The party’s loss of support in post-industrial areas dates back to Blair and can no longer be ignored. A fourth way is needed, and Corbyn might have cracked it<p>It’s only now we are beginning to realise how much the world changed in 2016. The UK voted for Brexit, the US elected Trump, Marine Le Pen …

5 Must-Reads on the Ever-Present Issue of Anti-Semitism

James Carroll<p>Written by an ex-Jesuit priest, this is considered by many to be the definitive work on Christian anti-Semitism. From charges of deicide to institutionalized anti-Jewish sentiment in the Church to the Inquisition, this books delineates systemic demonization and expulsions of Jews. …

Jeremy Corbyn is on the right track – we have a pay ratio at Reprieve, and it works | Clive Stafford Smith

Ignore the howls of outrage. Wage inequality has become an urgent issue, and it must be put behind us as a historical phase<p>Jeremy Corbyn proposes a maximum income, and the howls immediately begin. That is sad. While he and I may not agree on the details, seeking greater equality is not radical; it …

You’ll Only Understand Trump and Brexit If You Understand the Failure of Globalization | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

Trump<p>Trump made rejection of globalization a centerpiece of his campaign. In his July 21st acceptance speech as the Republican nominee, he …

India

The official NDTV News app brings you the latest stories, videos and photos from NDTV newsrooms. Stay connected with the latest news from India and …

Why fear has gripped biryani roadside stalls in Haryana’s Mewat district

Hiding, moving, and at times even throwing away the biryani, has become a daily ritual for the six remaining food-stall owners on this …

Why vegetarian states love the BJP but non-vegetarian states prefer their own parties

Vegetarianism is a trait usually shared by the upper castes, who are the traditional vote banks of the Bharatiya Janata Party.<p>The stereotype of India …

India

This Neuroscience Hack Can Make You Unstoppable

Because your brain recreates your memories, you can train it to automatically create memories that propel you forward.<p>Successful people always find ways to manage their emotions and thoughts. Steve Jobs, for example, used mindfulness meditation to remain centered and focused. Many CEOs have …

Ahmadi Embarrassment

Their exclusion was built into Pak constitution by a leader unsure of his secularism<p>Written by |<p>Pakistan was created in the name of Islam because all …

Opinion: From Bengaluru To Abroad, Indians' Anti-Black Racism

The Indian Census has not included "race" as a category since the early in 1950s. Race might be a "biological fiction" according to geneticists, but …

Why the BJP decided to finally dump Eknath Khadse (but is also backing him)

The series of allegations against the Maharashtra minister were grave and indefensible.<p>Eknath Khadse, Maharashtra cabinet minister holding 10 …

JNU diary: A South African of South Asian origin dissects racism on campus

While many JNU students had an impressive knowledge of their own colonial histories, their knowledge of African social and political histories was …

South Africa

The day I declared my best friend an infidel just so I could get a passport

The Constitution of Pakistan forces you to join the state-sponsored discrimination of the Ahmadiyya community. I tried to resist but couldn't.<p>If you …

Religion

Indian obsession with fairness is the daily evidence of a deep-seated racism

Social injustice in India is always clouded by personal prejudice.<p>Written by |<p>On television, a fair woman walking down the street runs for cover as …

3 IIT Students Detained In Italy, India Objects Strongly

<b>New Delhi:</b> Three IIT students on a trip to Italy were wrongfully detained on Thursday by the police in Ventimiglia town in country's northern part …

A flat world gets bumpy with globalisation in retreat

World leaders blame open borders for economic woes, trying protectionist controls rather than reducing inequality.<p>The world economy has slowed …

Meet the Muslims who consider themselves descendants of Arjuna

But now, the syncretic religious practices of many communities are giving way to orthodoxy.<p>Like other capital cities of the world, Delhi is a city …

Why did the bombers target Belgium?

Poor integration, political instability and growing evidence of extremism mean the Brussels attacks come as little surprise<p>Belgium seems an unlikely location for a hub of European extremist violence. But there are good reasons for the concentration of radical activity in the small state. Many of …

Why do people join Isis? Foreign fighters almost never recruited at mosque, expert says

The vast majority of people who join Isis are recruited by family and friends and radicalisation hardly ever occurs in a mosque environment, a …

Why are so many prisoners from ethnic minorities? I intend to find out | David Lammy

My independent review aims to examine suggestions of systematic racial bias in the British justice system<p>Where America leads, Britain usually follows. Art and culture, film and fashion, language and political ideas all have a habit of crossing the Atlantic. But in one important area of British life …

Opinion

I don't remember what time it was when I returned from the march by journalists on Tuesday and fell asleep.<p>Crossing several time zones and nations, I …

Opinion: Dear Modi Government, This Is Not Sedition

The arrest of Kanhaiya Kumar, the elected President of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Students' Union, on charges of sedition, and the …

Bah! Humbug! Why tourists should steer clear of Goa's overrated Carnival

Don't expect to see women dressed in feathers at Goa's version of the pre-Lent festival.<p>Earlier this week, residents of Panaji, Goa’s capital, awoke …

Women's News (India)

Lessons from a would-be suicide bomber in Pakistan on how to defeat terrorism

Listening to the thinking process and justification of potential terrorists is critical to finding a path to defeat terrorism.<p>A picture given to me …

Beef search on train: I thought we were alive, why file a complaint and invite harassment, says victim Naseema Bano

When right-wing activists stormed the general compartment of the Kushinagar Express on Wednesday to check the luggage of passengers on suspicion they …

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My name is Khan: American professor blocked from video game because of his Muslim name

The company has since apologised and claimed it was based on an official government database.<p>When Muhammad Zakir Khan, an professor at Broward …

As Mein Kampf returns to Germany, the world is again awash with hatred | Paul Mason

If its first week is anything to go by, 2016 could be an even more turbulent year than the last. Is there an antidote to barbarity and economic decline?

Key data on migrant benefit claimants being hidden, Tom Watson says

HMRC,EU referendum,State benefits,Foreign policy,Politics,Tom Watson,Labour,Conservatives,Benefits,Tax credits,Family finances,European Union,Money,Society,UK news<p>Labour deputy leader says EU referendum debate impossible without statistics that HMRC are refusing to disclose<p>The deputy leader of the …

EU Referendum