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Imagine There’s No Svarga: Rediscovering Cārvāka, India’s 2,700-Year-Old Atheistic Tradition

Imagine There’s No Svarga: Rediscovering Cārvāka, India’s 2,700-Year-Old Atheistic Tradition

The Cārvākas considered only matter—that which could be sensed—to be real.

Kushal Mehra
Kushal Mehra
8 min read
Religion
Next Year in Simla: Thirty years After Its Defeat, the Khalistan Movement Fights on in Cyberspace

Next Year in Simla: Thirty years After Its Defeat, the Khalistan Movement Fights on in Cyberspace

The death threats have definitely gone upscale. Fifteen years ago, they were quite uncouth. As one put it: “time to find out where Milewski lives and put his head on a stick.” ­Over time, though, they’ve become a little more polished. Okay, the little gun needs no translation. But

Terry Milewski
Terry Milewski
18 min read
India
India’s Increasingly Despotic Crackdown on Journalists

India’s Increasingly Despotic Crackdown on Journalists

In the early days of the 2020 COVID lockdown, Siddharth Varadarajan had some surprise visitors at his Delhi home. A group of about eight policemen from the adjoining state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) came to serve the founding editor of the online magazine the Wire a notice to appear in

Debasish Roy Chowdhury and John Keane
Debasish Roy Chowdhury and John Keane
6 min read
India