THE NEW YORK TIMES - The first character we meet in Fahad Mustafa and Deepti Kakkar’s film, “Powerless,” is not a person at all – it’s a menacing tangle of wires, looming over the gritty northern Indian city of Kanpur. The documentary, which is showing at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival this week, is a jarring glimpse at India’s rampant energy crisis through one town: Kanpur and its more than 3 million residents, at least 400,000...continue to the full article here.
THE NEW YORK TIMES - Gujarat’s controversial chief minister, Narendra Modi, unfurled his definition of secularism, addressing hundreds of Indian-Americans in New Jersey and Chicago through a live telecast from Ahmedabad on Sunday. “India first,” he bellowed in English, during a speech that he was delivering in Hindi. "We must never let India, her honor, or the dreams of the people be adversely affected – our country is above all religions,”...continue to the full article here.