Old India and new, viewed through the prism of the writer’s hometown.
Paleram Chauhan, a 52-year-old Indian farmer, was shot dead during the summer of 2013. The reason: his opposition to a gang of criminals stealing his village’s sand to sell on the black market.
A man in a small town in India builds local power by owning the only computer in his village.
The lives of the Indians who were swallowed in the Bhopal gas cloud, thirty years later.
How Hafeez Contractor is creating an alternate India in the sky, where professionsals are “insulated from the chaos that has long hamstrung their homeland.”
The fall of PCCare247, an Indian company in the business of selling fixes to problems that didn’t exist.
How P. Rajagopal, the founder of one of the world’s largest vegetarian restaurant chains, got away with murder.
How a man of little education and little means invented a simple machine that changed the lives of women in rural India.
An essay on BR Ambedkar, Mahatma Gandhi and the battle against caste in India.
“An Indian farmer has committed suicide every half hour since 2001.”