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Kashmiri villagers shout slogans during a funeral of civilians, in Beerwah, north of Srinagar, August 2016. Danish Ismail/Reuters

A new resistance in Kashmir

`Militancy' in Kashmir has taken on significantly changed dimensions, described best not by the armed struggle of a few, but by the unarmed, highly discursive resistance over new spaces of protest.
Dev Patel as Saroo Brierley in Lion (2016). Long Way Home Productions

Lion is a well-made melodrama with a rather disturbing message

Lion, which has screened to critical acclaim around the world, seems to think it's a political film. In reality it's an effective melodrama that uncritically embraces a colonial fantasy of white saviours.
Jayalalithaa Jayaram, who passed away in December 2016, was a film actress and populist chief minister of India’s southern Tamil Nadu state. Babu/Reuters

From South India to Trump’s election: the happy marriage of stardom and politics

Performance politics has made Donald Trump the new president of the United States. But this is far from new to south India, where the mixing of cinema and politics has a long history.
The Modi government is getting rid of RS500 and RS1,000 notes to try and combat the black market and corruption. STR/EPA

Business Briefing: Former chief World Bank economist on inequality and doing away with big money

Business Briefing: Former chief World Bank economist on inequality and doing away with big money The Conversation22.3 MB (download)
A former chief economist to the World Bank and economic adviser to the Indian government says doing away with big currency notes is a noble idea but an ineffective tool.
The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa at the BRICS summit in Goa, India. Brazil’s position is shaky. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Brazil is breaking with its south-south focus. What it means for BRICS

Brazil's place within the BRICS bloc is becoming questionable. Since the new President Michel Temer took over, Brazil's foreign policy has shifted away from BRICS ideals to favour western interests.

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