Nationwide Strike Impacts Indian Ports of Tuticorin, Cochin and Pradip

Published on January 9, 2020 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments January 08: Nationwide strikes significantly impacted multiple ports around India on Wednesday. Ports impacted included Tuticorin Port (also called V.O. Chidambaranar Port) in Tamil Nadu, Cochin Port in Kerala, and Pradip Port in Odisha. The strike was organized to protest the government’s alleged “anti-labour policies”. Operations at Chennai Port reportedly did not get disrupted, as workers there did not…

January 9, 2020

The Battle for India’s Founding Ideals

They wore masks and carried sticks. On the evening of Jan. 5, a mob stormed into India’s Jawaharlal Nehru University, one of the nation’s most prominent centers of learning and an institution long associated with left-wing politics. Both students and faculty were indiscriminately attacked, many were left beaten and bleeding. Ambulances were prevented from entering…

January 7, 2020

15-18 Persons Attempt to Board Bulk Carrier at Visakhapatnam Anchorage, India

Published on December 27, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments December 01 2019, 00:35 UTC: Between 15-18 persons in three skiffs reportedly approached a bulk carrier at Visakhapatnam Anchorage (posn 17:36.9N – 083:21.0E) and attempted to board the vessel using a rope attached to a hook. Alert crew noticed the attempted boarding and notified the port control and Coast Guard. A patrol vessel was dispatched resulting in the persons…

December 27, 2019

Two pieces on Mondoweiss, on Hindutva and Christmas

I had this piece published at Mondoweiss yesterday, which explored the many parallels between the militant form of excusivist ethno-sectarianism known as Hindutva, as practiced by Indian PM Narendra Modi. Then today, they ran this piece on the “Story of Christmas”, which was a re-run of the version I published under a different title at … Continue reading Two pieces on Mondoweiss, on Hindutva and Christmas

December 24, 2019