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Wednesday, Feb 26, 2020
Samar Halarnkar

Samar Halarnkar


Samar Halarnkar is editor of IndiaSpend, a data-drive nonproft focussed on public-interest journalism. He has written two books and has been a reporter and editor for 25 years. He tweets as @samar11

articles by Samar Halarnkar (284 results)
May 15, 2017 15:33
Among democracies run by populists, the United States is unique in its rule of law, popular defiance and the power of its institutions. Even the paranoia of the Trump era brings no threat of censorship, an enduring fear in India. read more
Apr 02, 2017 20:16
As a new India rises, a father urges his daughter to stay true to her country’s fading foundations read more
Feb 22, 2017 17:43
The almost euphoric adulation that Hussain Haidry attracts is a reflection that, as easily as hatred and separation are expressed these days, so too are common bonds and the feeling of being in it together read more
Feb 07, 2017 13:52
What’s at stake when NGOs are banned from foreign funds to implement India’s public services, laws? A doctor’s story read more
Nov 30, 2016 22:23
Pakistan or black money, smartphone-driven anger is shaping India’s politics, prompting swift, visible action read more
Oct 20, 2016 21:42
The justice system is undermined. Minorities are shown their place. India moves inexorably towards a Hindu republic read more
Sep 29, 2016 08:16
Sep 28, 2016 21:04
Vast migration should encourage Indian cities to be more multilingual and overall more inclusive. Instead, the opposite is happening. It is ironic that as our cities grow more diverse, public services are becoming linguistically less diverse than ev... read more
Aug 25, 2016 10:17
The brutalising of Kashmir’s people is also reflected in a brutalisation of the security forces, a particularly disquieting development in a conflict where men in arms now largely represent the Indian State read more
Jul 27, 2016 21:11
To address Kashmir’s fury — and unrest elsewhere — India would do well to embrace more azaadi from New Delhi. read more
Jun 29, 2016 22:34
The latest diktat against women shows education isn’t enough. Indian women must break the rules — and know they are right read more
May 29, 2016 21:34
A new national narrative is unfolding in India, but the Israeli experience warns us why ideas rooted in exclusion tend to fail read more