‘Resistance to the forces of tyranny is not only an option, but the only option’

Priyamvada Gopal is currently a Reader in the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge and Fellow, Churchill College, UK. Her latest book, Insurgent Empire: Anticolonial Resistance and British Dissent, written and documented after years of painstaking research and original theoretical interventions and interpretations, is making waves across the academic circles and campuses in the West, especially in the UK and US. She was recently in New York, discussing the book.

Why Suicide Bombers Blow Up In The Morning?

Sanjay Kapoor New Delhi

 On April 30, first time in five years, the Islamic State (IS) released a video of their Khalifa, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Greyed and portly, Baghdadi was defiant and angry after the loss of their stronghold of Bagouz in Syria. He was trying to shore up the morale of his supporters that he was physically healthy and leading the struggle of the Islamic State even after the loss of Syria and Iraq.

A One-Sided Story

Hardnews is covering the fourth general elections since it started publishing in 2003-2004. It got all the election results right, even the tricky ones like the 2004 general elections where the buzz in Delhi suggested one outcome and the ground reality told a different story. Predicting 2009 and 2014 polls were relatively easy to read, but the 2019 election presents a different challenge all together. The threat of violence from an intrusive Surveillance State is cramping the freedom with which the ordinary voters shared their views on politics and the government.