Year of India
Radio Open Source is gathering the threads of modern India in this series; the conversation starts off at Brown’s “Year of India,” then goes on the road from Bangalore to Trivandrum and Delhi.
Britain’s “First Afghan War” (1839 – 42) was the prototype of our own imperial blundering. Better we’d adopted the rule: “wherever the US finds itself embroiled in a place with an English cemetery: go home!”
Real India: How India won and England lost the great soul struggle of colonialism -- in the analysis of a beloved Indian thinker, Ashis Nandy.
Real India: The biggest boom in the New India may be the literary explosion -- using digital tech to advance an an old Sanskrit project.
Real India: Psychoanalyst and novelist Sudhir Kakar puts India on the couch. Indian culture is not ours, and not what it says it is, either.
Real India: An esteemed New Delhi magazine editor, Tarun Tejpal, mourns the loss of "the idea of India."
Real India: Mark Tully, the BBC's beloved news voice in New Delhi, says the "New India" is sitting on a tinderbox of poverty.
Real India: Shashi Tharoor is the global Indian who came home to run for office and win a Cabinet post. Then the fun and the infighting began...
Real India: In the capital of the most (maybe the only) successful Communist state of the last half-century, Education Minister M. A. Baby credits a century of history in Kerala.
Real India: An energetic 24-year-old Hindu man and "village guy" explains why he's choosing the Old India after sampling the New.
Real India: Novelist Paul Zacharia shares his "confusion" about the new India.