American’s Killing by Sentinelese: India’s Flawed Andamans Policy

American’s Killing by Sentinelese: India’s Flawed Andamans Policy

The killing of John Allen Chau, a 26-year old American adventurer and self-proclaimed Christian proselytiser, by determinedly isolationalist Sentinelese aboriginals in the Andaman Islands archipelago a few days ago, has cast fresh light on India’s changing and flawed policy towards the vulnerable hunter-gatherer communities of the Andamans. The young man, definitely foolhardy and perhaps even…

Narendra Nayak on the Karnataka Anti-Superstition Bill – “Something is better than nothing”

Narendra Nayak on the Karnataka Anti-Superstition Bill – “Something is better than nothing”

In this interview, produced by Newsclick and the Indian Writers' Forum, D. Raghunandan from the Delhi Science Forum talks to Narendra Nayak, President of the Federation of Indian Rationalist Associations (FIRA), about the recently implemented Anti-Superstition Bill in Karnataka. Even though it is a diluted version of proposed bill which was initially proposed, Narendra Nayak…