Does anyone know decent Indian news websites? The strike story is huge, fascinating, and... appears nowhere in Anglophone (or Francophone) news.
@cidney There's a Jacobin article linked to in the first paragraph of the Wikipedia article, which in turn links to a number of Indian publications, including Fronline magazine from The Hindu, Scroll.in, and TheWire.in. I don't have any local perspective on the salience of these publications, though.
@cidney I get a lot of construction cost data from various Indian sites, but I don't have consistent go-to ones. I've used The Hindu, The Indian Express, The Times of India, Hindustan Times/Mint, and The Free Press Journal.
@Alon Yeah. I vaguely know of Indian news outlets, like TheWire.in, but I don't know how to contextualize them. Would it be worth asking on birdsite for me?
@cidney Not really, figuring out media bias in India is complex and random American and European followers wouldn't know. Looking at all of the main papers should be fine, though - the issue is that sometimes a partisan press release in either direction gets reported as straight news by a stenographer.
@Alon My followers aren't exclusively American or European, though.
I get that media bias is complex, but I can figure out that headlines like "Angry Farmers Choke India's Capital in Giant Demonstrations" and "This Is A Revolution, Sir" have different political slants. :p
@Alon Oh, are you saying that the INT cap on birdsite means you can't talk about this there effectively?
@cidney Less INT cap than knowledge cap. My main worry comes from having read some article blowing farmer complaints about high-speed rail land takings out of proportion, because the HSR is a signature project for Modi and Congress is inventing reasons to oppose it.
@Alon Oooh, makes total sense in context.
@cidney I have no local expertise, but I shared an article in The Statesman after reading its description on Wikipedia.
"[The Statesman] is widely regarded as the paper to read for serious news reportage" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Statesman_(India)
@VictorVenema Oooh-- thanks, I'll check it out!
@cidney It's spoken of here in French, https://www.humanite.fr/en-inde-la-plus-grande-greve-de-lhistoire-mondiale-696823
@tcit Oooh, thanks! I just checked Le Monde and didn't see anything about it, didn't research beyond that.
At least one In french: https://www.humanite.fr/en-inde-la-plus-grande-greve-de-lhistoire-mondiale-696823
And a very short texte on national radio RFI :( https://www.rfi.fr/fr/asie-pacifique/20201128-inde-manifestation-des-fermiers-et-grève-générale-contre-la-libéralisation-de-l-économie
This is crazy to have no news about this so huge strike, I found it on Mastodon from somone that give a link to a little politic newspaper