The ‘Indigenous’ Experiment

“The nation as understood by the nationalist, is a substitute god, nationalism of this sort might be called ethnolatry.” – Hugh Seton-Watson (Nations and States, An Enquiry into the Origins of Nations and the Politics of Nationalism) Ever since I started working with indigenous peoples’ rights activists, I have come to expect a broad range [...]

Generational Poverty among Black Lower Classes in Suriname: Unraveled or Begging for More Questions?

This is the Third post in a Series on Poverty of Blacks in Suriname and the rest of The Caribbean; This post deals with Gender and Black Leadership, and the notion that progress of Blacks is typically impeded by Colonialism, Imperalist Forces and Capitalism. The case of Suriname offers a more nuanced view, demonstrating the [...]

Minorities not at ease with UPA government

Even as elections in the five Indian states is around the corner, including the one in the Uttar Pradesh, where there is largest concentration of Muslim community, there are three bills pushed by the UPA government that are facing flake from the minority community. The are three legislation; Direct Taxes Code Bill 2010, Wakf (Amendment) [...]

Ethnic minority leaders blame Bangladesh authority for betrayal

Former guerilla commander, now leader of the indigenous people has dubbed the Bangladesh authority as “betrayal” of their political autonomy of the ethnic minorities living in the hill forest in south-east region. The insurgent leaders of the Mongoloid ethnic communities signed a peace accord after two decades of bush war, since then the implementation of [...]

Darjeeling – The Fallen Queen (VIDEO)

Though some British East India Company officials stayed in the village of Darjeeling in 1828 and considered the place suitable for a sanatorium for British soldiers, the remote hilly village might not have turned into a hill city of international repute had the Sikkim Chogyal not imprisoned the British East India Company Director Arthur Campbell [...]

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