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Asian Development Bank
ADB is an international development finance institution whose mission is to help its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people.
Embassy Row
Embassy Row, published by Sources as part of the Parliamentary Names & Numbers directory, lists all embassies and high commissions to Canada, and all Canadian embassies, high commissions and consulates abroad. Each e...
The Hermitage
The State Hermitage occupies six magnificent buildings situated along the embankment of the River Neva, right in the heart of St. Petersburg. The leading role in this unique architectural ensemble is played by the Winter Palace, t...
League of Arab States
A regional organization of Arab states in Southwest Asia, and North and Northeast Africa. The Arab League currently has 22 members and four observers. The main goal of the league is to "draw closer the relations between member Sta...
Partners in Population and Development
Partners in Population and Development (PPD) is the only organization in the world fully dedicated to the promotion of South-South partnerships.
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) was established when its Charter was formally adopted on December 8, 1985 by the Heads of State or Government of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and...
Tokyo National Museum
Established 1872, the Tokyo National Museum (To-kyo- Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan) is the oldest and largest museum in Japan. The museum collects, houses and preserves a comprehensive collection of art works and archaeological objects o...
United Nations
The United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system. Day in and day out, the UN and its f...
Wikileaks
Wikileaks has developed an uncensorable Wikipedia for untraceable mass document leaking and analysis. Our primary interest is in exposing oppressive regimes in Asia, the former Soviet bloc, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, ...
World Digital Library
The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world. The principal objectives of the WDL are to: ...

News Releases

Another journalist burnt to death in India
2015-06-22
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Indian Journalists Union (IJU) strongly condemn the brutal murder of a journalist in Madhya Pradesh on June 19. The killing is t...
Editor of Tamil weekly held for past 11 days on criminal defamation charge
2009-11-06
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns journalist A.S. Mani#s detention in the southeastern state of Tamil Nadu on a criminal defamation charge.
IFJ Backs Indian Calls for "Peace and Tolerance" in Media Reports of Religious Dispute
2010-09-30
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today called for journalists to play their part in keeping the peace in India where there are fears of community violence in a long-running religious ...
India: End Funding Restraints on Organizations
2013-11-06
Human Rights Watch
The Indian government should vigorously investigate allegations that officials are using the law on foreign contributions to repress groups critical of the government. The government should amend the ...
India in the World: In conversation with author Pankaj Mishra
2009-10-29
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Essayist, journalist and novelist Pankaj Mishra will be in Ottawa on November 2 as part of The India Lectures organized by Canadaâ##s International Development Research Centre (IDRC). This final insta...
Journalist missing after investigative report
2015-08-09
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Indian Journalists Union (IJU) express serious concern following the disappearance of Indian journalist Chayan Sarkar in West Be...
No visa for German journalist who wants to base himself in New Delhi
2009-09-03
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders urges the Indian government to issue a press visa to Hasnain Kazim, a German journalist of Indian origin, so that he can base himself in India as the German weekly Der Spiege...
Press Freedom Under Fire in South Asia, 2008-09
2009-05-02
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) & South Asia Media Solidarity
The seventh annual report on press freedom in South Asia documents alarming trends in working conditions for journalists.
Reporters Without Borders condemns the hunt for French journalists’ confidential sources
2014-11-04
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is outraged by Indian authorities' brutal search, aimed at members of the Karen community in the Andaman Islands, for those who helped two French documentarians gain access t...
Shock and Outrage at Murder of Senior Journalist in Mumbai
2011-06-15
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is shocked and outraged at the daylight murder of Jyotirmoy Dey, senior journalist and special investigations editor with the afternoon daily Midday, ...
TV journalists attacked by Indian railway police
2015-06-30
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the National Union of Journalists – India (NUJI) in strongly criticizing the attack on journalists from a local television chann...
Violence, arrests and censorship in all four corners of India
2010-07-23
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns a wave of violence and censorship against the media in various parts of India in the past few weeks.

Sources Select Resources

Adivasi Movements in India: An Interview with Poet Waharu Sonavane
Patankar, Prachi
Article
2012
Toward Freedom
Waharu is a Bhil Adivasi, long-time poet and activist. Since the 1970s, he has been organizing for Adivasi self-sufficiency among his community near his hometown in western India.
Another journalist burnt to death in India
Sources News Release
Article
2015
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Indian Journalists Union (IJU) strongly condemn the brutal murder of a journalist in Madhya Pradesh on June 19. The killing is t...
Born into Brothels
Calcutta's Red Light Kids
Briski, Zana; Kauffman, Ross
Film
2004
The chronicling of two documentary filmmakers and their time in Sonagchi, Calcutta and the relationships they developed with children of prostitutes who work the city's notorious red light district.
Britain took more out of India than it put in -- Could China do the same to Britain?
Jack, Ian
Article
2014
The Guardian
Large parts of India's economy were destroyed by British technology in the 1800s, and by deals that favoured British shareholders. Today, it's China that holds that kind of power.
China and India 'water grab' dams put ecology of Himalayas in danger
Vidal, John
Article
2013
Guardian Weekly
More than 400 hydroelectric schemes are planned in the mountain region, which could be a disaster for the environment.
Chipko movement
Connexipedia Article
Article
Movement dedicated to the conservation, restoration and ecologically-sound use of India's natural resources. Known for practising Gandhian methods of satyagraha and non-violent resistance, such as hug...
Connexions Library: Central and South Asia Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on central and southern Asia.
Corporate India Versus Indigenous People
Violent in the Name of Development
Peebles, Graham
Article
2013
Counter Punch
The state has more or less abandoned rural people (70% of the population) and turned the countryside over to corporate India. Mineral extraction, dam building, infrastructure projects, water appropria...
Critique of Nonviolent Politics
From Mahatma Gandhi to the Anti-Nuclear Movement
Ryan, Howard
Book
1984
Ryan accepts that sometimes nonviolence can be effective, but says that sometimes it is not: "a principled insistence on nonviolence can in some circumstances be dangerous to progressive social moveme...
Daughters of India Violated and Abused
A Woman's Lot
Peebles, Graham
Article
2013
CounterPunch
Widespread sexual abuse rapes the land and inflicts harm upon the women of India who are isolated from the emerging "New India".
Filthy, deadly mayhem in India
Peebles, Graham
Article
2014
Redress Online
Along with the choking fumes and piles of putrid waste, sound systems and a constant bombardment of honking horns from cars, lorries and screaming buses assault residents and the unprepared in towns a...
From villages to New Delhi to Geneva: Indian farmers protest against the WTO
Khadse, Ashlesha
Article
2009
Europe Solidaire Sans Frontieres
The "liberalization" and 'corporatization' of agriculture under the World Trade Organisation would put at risk the livelihoods of more than 2/3 of India's 1 billion people.
Gandhi, Mohandas
Connexipedia Article
Article
The pre-eminent political and spritual leader of India during the Indian independence movement. (1869-1948).
GM cotton really is helping to drive Indian farmers to suicide
Sirinathsinghji, Dr Eva
Article
2015
The Ecologist
A new study finds that Indian farmers in rain-fed areas are being driven to suicide from the increased cost of growing Bt GMO cotton varieties that confer no benefits to them. The extra expenses arise...
How To Make India Safer For Women
Flower, Merlin
Article
2013
CounterCurrents
What’s to be done to make India, a country where women are veneered in the temple and beaten at home, safer for women?
I have never felt disadvantaged being a woman reporter
Sarin, Ritu
Article
2014
ICIJ
Ritu Sarin is the investigations editor of the Indian Express group, and is the winner of several awards including the Ramnath Goenka Award and the Prem Bhatia award for excellence in journalism. ICIJ...
IFJ Backs Indian Calls for "Peace and Tolerance" in Media Reports of Religious Dispute
Sources News Release
Article
2010
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today called for journalists to play their part in keeping the peace in India where there are fears of community violence in a long-running religious ...
In the footsteps of Gandhi: an interview with Vandana Shiva
London, Scott
Article
2016
The Ecologist
Vandana Shiva is more than just a leading scientist, author and campaigner on green issues and anti-globalisation. She is also among the most prominent of Mahatma Ghandi's intellectual heirs. In this ...
India: End Funding Restraints on Organizations
Sources News Release
Article
2013
Human Rights Watch
The Indian government should vigorously investigate allegations that officials are using the law on foreign contributions to repress groups critical of the government. The government should amend the ...
India: Growing Inequality and Destructive Development
Misery for the Many, Benefits for the Few
Peebles, Graham
Article
2013
CounterPunch
Under the careful guidance of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund the Indian government has for the last twenty years or so, embraced market liberalization and the global market; garlan...
India - Now Nuclear and Environmental Dissent is a Crime
Sundaram, Kumar
Article
2014
Ecologist
In modern India any form of dissent from the neoliberal corporate model of development is being criminalised. Opponents of nuclear power, coal mines, GMOs, giant dams, are all under attack as enemies ...
India, Where Corporate Socialism is a Growth Industry
$608 Billion in Write-Offs
Sainath, P.
Article
2014
Counterpunch
It was business as usual in 2013-14. Business with a capital B. This year’s budget document says we gave away another $88.6 billion to the corporate needy and the under-nourished rich in that year.
Indian agribusiness sets sights on land in east Africa
Vidal, John
Article
2011
The Guardian
Indian investors plan to spend $2.5bn on acquiring vast tracts of cheap farming land in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda.
Indian independence movement
Connexipedia Article
Article
Encompasses a wide spectrum of political organizations, philosophies, and movements which had the common aim of ending British colonial authority in South Asia.
India's Indigenous Peoples organise to protect forests, waters and commons
Achanta, Pushpa
Article
2015
Ecologist
India's neoliberal government is attempting the mass seizure of indigenous lands, commons and forests in order to hand them over for corporate exploitation with mines, dams and plantations. But tribal...
India's killer heatwave - a deadly warning of the world we face, without climate action
Hanna, Liz
Article
2015
The Ecologist
As delegates prepare for the Bonn climate talks, India is being struck by extreme heat with a long-delayed monsoon season and a death toll of thousands. If this is an indicator of the warming world to...
India's Rice Warrior Battles to Build Living Seed Bank as Climate Chaos Looms
Vidal, John
Article
2014
The Guardian
Rice conservationist Debal Deb grapples with 'mindless Indian elite' to reintroduce genetically diverse, drought-tolerant varieties
Kavita Krishnan: 'Women's Liberation, Everyone's Liberation'
Krishnan, Kavita
Article
2014
Green Left Weekly
Kavita Krishnan, a socialist organizer and a well-known international spokesperson for the movement against sexual violence in India, speaks on sexual violence, everyday sexism, protest, solidarity, a...
Knicker protest targets Hindu militants
Ramesh, Randeep
Article
2009
The Guardian
The socially conservative Hindu Sri Ram Sena (Lord Ram's Army) a group of vigilantes has attacked women in pubs and unwed couples, in an effort to protect what they call "Indian Culture". Indian women...
A Marxist History of the World part 24: Hindus, Buddhists, and the Gupta Empire
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2010
Counterfire
More than half a millennium separated the fall of India’s Mauryan Empire in the late 3rd century BCE (before the common era) from the rise of the Gupta Empire in the early 4th century CE (common era)....
A Marxist History of the World part 94: End of Empire?
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
In spite of the imperialist powers' attempts to cling on to their colonies, formal empire was finished by the late 1970s. But this was not the end of imperialism.
The mass graves of Kashmir
India's dirty war unmasked
Scott-Clark, Cathy
Article
2012
The Guardian
For 22 years this contested region has endured a regime of torture and disappeared civilians. Now a local laywer is discovering their unmarked graves and challenging India's abuses.
Modi in Canada
What Canadians Should Know About Harper's New Guest
Bunsha, Dionne
Article
2015
CounterPunch
When Stephen Harper hosts Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his visit to Canada this week, they will be greeted with both adoring fans and with protests. Modi, an extremist Hindu nationalist, has...
No visa for German journalist who wants to base himself in New Delhi
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders urges the Indian government to issue a press visa to Hasnain Kazim, a German journalist of Indian origin, so that he can base himself in India as the German weekly Der Spiege...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 21, 2015
Climate Change and Social Change
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Connexions
This issue of Other Voices spotlights climate change, the escalating crisis that the upcoming Paris climate conference is supposed to address. But climate change is not a single problem: it is a produ...
Pay-to-Print
"News" Stories for Cash Scandal Rocks India
Sainath, P.
Article
2009
CounterPunch
On "paid news".
Police State India
Robert Clive and the Forbidden
Vltchek, Andre
Article
2012
CounterPunch
Describing security-mania in India.
Press Freedom Under Fire in South Asia, 2008-09
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) & South Asia Media Solidarity
The seventh annual report on press freedom in South Asia documents alarming trends in working conditions for journalists.
Reporters Without Borders condemns the hunt for French journalists’ confidential sources
Sources News Release
Article
2014
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is outraged by Indian authorities' brutal search, aimed at members of the Karen community in the Andaman Islands, for those who helped two French documentarians gain access t...
Review of Vivek Chibber's Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital
Carr, David Matthew
Article
2014
libcom.org
A book review of Vivek Chibber's Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital. Vivek Chibber challenges the post-Marxist framework of the Subaltern Studies group.
Royal Indian Navy Mutiny
Connexipedia Article
Article
A strike and mutiny by Indian sailors of the Royal Indian Navy on board ship and shore establishments at Bombay (Mumbai) harbour in 1946.
Rural India — a living journal, a breathing archive
The everyday lives of everyday people
Sainath, P
Article
2015
Pari
Project on rural India consisting of an archive which depicts its diverse and complex countryside.
Satyagraha
Connexipedia Article
Article
A campaign of nonviolent protest against the British in colonial India in 1930.
Slavery in India
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
The history of slavery in India is complicated by the presence of factors which relate to the definition, ideological and religious perceptions, difficulties in obtaining and interpreting written sour...
Solar heat - transforming rural enterprises around the tropics
Wheldon, Anne
Article
2015
Ecologist
Solar energy is not just about electricity. It's also about heat - and three innovative projects highlighted by the Ashden Awards are showing how solar heat can dramatically reduce the carbon footprin...
The tragedy of being a girl in India
Peebles, Graham
Article
2015
Redress Information & Analysis
India is the "most dangerous country in the world in which to be a girl". This is stated in a controversial United Nations finding based on a range of distressing social statistics rooted in gender an...
UK press targets middle India
Associated's Mail Today is one of many British titles targeting the growing market
Robinson, James
Article
2008
Guardian Weekly
International publishing groups have recently rushed to publish and market Indian versions of their publications. They are taking advantage of the booming market the growing middle class demographic h...
Uranium Corporation of India Limited: Wasting Away Tribal Lands
Article
2009
CorpWatch
Radiation and health experts across the world charge that toxic materials and radioactivity released by the mining and processing operations are causing widespread infertility, birth defects and cance...
The Very Future of Third World Agriculture Is at Stake
Sharma, Devinder
Article
2013
Inter Press Service
Food security is simply a smokescreen to provide a cover-up for the global efforts being made to dismantle the very foundations of Third World agriculture. Putting more income into the hands of Third ...
Violence, arrests and censorship in all four corners of India
Sources News Release
Article
2010
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns a wave of violence and censorship against the media in various parts of India in the past few weeks.
'Water man of India' makes rivers flow again
Krishnan, Pramila
Article
2015
The Ecologist
The revival of traditional rainwater harvesting has restored flow to rivers in India's driest state, Rajasthan - thanks to the tireless efforts of Rajendra Singh, recent winner of a Stockholm water pr...
Why India's first 100% organic state matters
Oberst, Lindsay
Article
2016
The Food Revolution Network
In a mountainous region in eastern India, Sikkim is now a 100% organic state, with no chemical pesticides or fertilizers and no GMOs. This matters because it shows that organic food in an entire regio...
Why is India so bad for women?
Pidd, Helen
Article
2012
The Guardian
Of all the G20 nations, India has been labelled the worst place to be a woman. How is this possible in a country that prides itself on being the world's largest democracy?
The World Bank Group's Uncounted
Yeoman
Article
2015
ICIJ - The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
The World Bank has regularly failed to live up to its own policies for protecting people harmed by projects it finances. Over the last decade, projects funded by the World Bank have physically or econ...

Sources Bookshelf

Betrayal of Trust
The Collapse of Global Public Health
Garrett, Laurie
Book
2000
The story of recent failings of public health systems across the globe.
Everybody Loves a Good Drought
Stories from India's Poorest Districts
Sainath, P.
Book
1996
P. Sainath devoted 2½ years to visiting and recording the realities - delving into the fundamentals, the why of the realities - in India's 10 poorest districts.
The No-Nonsense Guide to Global Media
Steven, Peter
Book
2004
Peter Steven aims to make readers realize the power and influence of dominant media but, at the same time, also understand that they are not "omnipotent" and that there are alternative forms available...
Press for Conversion #47
March 2002
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2002
This issue begins with a series of articles examining the historical context of the conflict between India and Pakistan.

Media

Anglican Journal
National news magazine of the Anglican Church of Canada. Covering issues of importance to Anglicans.

Government Ministries & Agencies

Canadian International Development Agency
Mandate: "Supporting sustainable development, reducing poverty and providing humanitarian assistance in order to promote a more secure, equitable and prosperous world."


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