The search for Afghani history within India takes us into the streets of Lajpat Nagar, Delhi, where Afghani refugees, assisted by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, run restaurants that serve up a delicate Afghani cuisine.
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Gateway House's Executive Director, Manjeet Kripalani, gives us a view from the ground in the last phase of state assembly elections in India's eastern state of West Bengal. The battle for Lalgarh is fierce, as the Communist Party competes with the Congress in a dense forest with a tribal majority.
Gateway House's Executive Director, Manjeet Kripalani, gives us a view from the ground in the last phase of state assembly elections in India's eastern state of West Bengal. Purulia, a district full of rich minerals but poor residents, is hoping for "Parivartan" or Change to transform the area.
Gateway House's Executive Director, Manjeet Kripalani, gives us a view from the ground in the last phase of state assembly elections in India's eastern state of West Bengal. The elections are crucial for an incumbent Communist alliance that has ruled for the last 3 decades and is trying to recapture its citadel.
Although notoriously well-known for conflict today, Afghanistan’s history with India is outlined by language, architecture and politics. Many Afghans reside behind entrepreneurial establishments and universities in Northern India, giving us a glimpse of that historical connection between the two countries.
After the attacks of 26/11, economic growth and tourist spots take top priority for security while street ventures and the mass transit centers like Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus -one of the targets of the attacks- are left unattended by the state.
Japan has always been the quickest to extend relief to any country facing a humanitarian crisis. In the wake of its cataclysmic earthquake and subsequent tsunami, the former Indian Ambassador to Japan hopes that India can extend the same measure of compassion to a country that is celebrated for its resurgence.
Unlike the 1979 Iranian revolution, the unrest that is sweeping the Arab today are as much a response to repression as it is to decades of economic hardship, poverty and unemployment.
What if India does go on to become a permanent member of UNSC, serving as an independent entity rather than being guided by the Big Five existing members? What would India achieve?
The Afghan students at Pune University discuss their personal histories as well as their perceptions on what Afghanistan as a country means to them.