Sumair Jhangiani

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Is patriotism compulsory?

October 2014 was a watershed month in decoding the psychology of forced patriotism in India. In that period alone, three cinemagoers were heckled for …

India

Is India's 100 smart cities project a recipe for social apartheid?

The emergence of hi-tech prototype cities is raising concerns that India’s new urban enclaves will override local laws and use surveillance to keep out the poor<p>In architectural renderings, Gujarat International Financial Tec-City resembles a thicket of glassy blue skyscrapers soaring above the …

Urbanism

Will the cow be India’s national animal soon?

<b>New Delhi:</b> Demands to declare the cow as the national animal in place of the endangered tiger have grown, with over 100,000 individuals and groups …

Food and politics: Beef ban push deprives poor people of nutrition

Every morning just before dawn, hundreds of trucks loaded with buffaloes trundle into New Delhi's sprawling slaughterhouse complex where young men …

A Demand For Net Neutrality Roils India, Campaign Reaches Crescendo

In an unparalleled, passionate campaign, India’s internet users have sent nearly 400,000 emails in the past three days asking the country’s telecom regulator to safeguard internet neutrality. The number of emails is expected to double in the coming days.<p>The regulator, Telecom Authority of India …

India