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Asian Angle | As old values die, how will India’s new Modi-loving middle class shape the future?

They’re young, suspicious of English speakers, pro-Hindu, disdainful of traditional media, leery of the concepts of equality that once governed Indian political and social thinking – and their numbers are growing.

They’re young, suspicious of English speakers, pro-Hindu, disdainful of traditional media, leery of the concepts of equality that once governed Indian political and social thinking – and their numbers are growing.

As old values die, how will India’s new Modi-loving middle class shape the future?
18 Sep 2018 - 8:30PM
Mix Hakka Noodles, dosa and Michelin, and what do you get?

The taste of the Indian street, where constant innovation turns everyday dishes into the haute cuisine of tomorrow.

The taste of the Indian street, where constant innovation turns everyday dishes into the haute cuisine of tomorrow.

Mix Hakka Noodles, dosa and Michelin, and what do you get?
10 Sep 2018 - 11:30AM
Opinion | Why a 4,500-year-old skull is key to the politics of India’s Hindu-Muslim divide

Archaeological and historical theories surrounding an ancient civilisation in the Indus valley have been hijacked by political agendas.

Archaeological and historical theories surrounding an ancient civilisation in the Indus valley have been hijacked by political agendas.

Why a 4,500-year-old skull is key to the politics of India’s Hindu-Muslim divide
5 Sep 2018 - 1:37PM
India’s lynching app: who is using WhatsApp as a murder weapon?

Social media disseminates ‘fake news’, stoking ethnic and religious hatred for an ill-informed public.

Social media disseminates ‘fake news’, stoking ethnic and religious hatred for an ill-informed public.

India’s lynching app: who is using WhatsApp as a murder weapon?
9 Jul 2018 - 8:36PM
Asian Angle | Love jihad and Twitter hate: a dangerous new India has arrived. Just ask Foreign Minister @SushmaSwaraj

The volley of abuse suffered by India’s Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj in a controversy over a Hindu-Muslim marriage suggests a world where trolls are instruments of political action – and hatred is a mainstream activity.

The volley of abuse suffered by India’s Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj in a controversy over a Hindu-Muslim marriage suggests a world where trolls are instruments of political action – and hatred is a mainstream activity.

Love jihad and Twitter hate: a dangerous new India has arrived. Just ask Foreign Minister @SushmaSwaraj
30 Jun 2018 - 1:01PM
Vibrators to Hindu twitter trolls, Indian film star Swara Bhasker not afraid of shaking things up

Long a target of online lynch groups for her stand against religious bigotry, the Indian actress has got social media astir again with her new film, ‘Veere di Wedding’.

Long a target of online lynch groups for her stand against religious bigotry, the Indian actress has got social media astir again with her new film, ‘Veere di Wedding’.

Vibrators to Hindu twitter trolls, Indian film star Swara Bhasker not afraid of shaking things up
15 Jun 2018 - 6:03PM
Trump Jr outshines Trudeau – that’s how bad India-Canada ties are

While US president’s son kept his mouth shut and stuck to business, Canadian PM turned himself into a joke who is either genuinely foolish or is cynically playing to his Sikh vote-bank in Canada.

While US president’s son kept his mouth shut and stuck to business, Canadian PM turned himself into a joke who is either genuinely foolish or is cynically playing to his Sikh vote-bank in Canada.

Trump Jr outshines Trudeau – that’s how bad India-Canada ties are
27 Feb 2018 - 5:31PM
Quick Take | How to rob a bank in India without rumpling your tuxedo

Well-connected businessmen are able to run away with tens of millions of rupees in loans from state-run banks as institutions are manipulated by fat cats.

Well-connected businessmen are able to run away with tens of millions of rupees in loans from state-run banks as institutions are manipulated by fat cats.

How to rob a bank in India without rumpling your tuxedo
24 Feb 2018 - 1:41PM
Modi stays afloat in Gujarat, but the tide may be turning
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Rage over mythical beauty Padmavati shows ugly side to a new India
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
What a controversy over the Taj Mahal says about a changing India
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Forget Charles Manson: why Indian gurus are a cult above the West
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Tandoori momo: how Tibetan refugees reshaped Indian cuisine
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Why the world needs to sit up and take notice of India’s war on meat
10 Nov 2017 - 10:29PM