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Is it dangerous to crack a joke in India?

“We don’t have a sense of humour,” quips stand-up comic Sanjay Rajoura, in the opening scene of I Am Offended, a documentary on humour in India. He’s possibly both right and wrong. Indians have a tangled relationship with humour. They ...

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Is India ready for a third wave?

As we approach the third year of the pandemic, epidemiologist Chandrakant Lahariya writes about what India should learn from its fight against Covid-19. Anyone travelling through India’s northern states would be forgiven for thinking that the pandemic is over. In ...

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Tripura: Anti-Muslim violence flares up in Indian state

Tension prevails in India’s north-eastern state of Tripura following attacks on mosques and properties owned by Muslims. Security has been tightened and restrictions on gatherings have been enforced in the affected areas. The violence followed clashes between Hindu groups and ...

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