n.38 October 2011
by Francesca R. Lancini
BEWARE THE SWAMI - Have you ever stood in line waiting to check baggage at acrowded Indian airport only to have a fixer come up and offer to move you to the had of the line in exchange for a “tip”? Corruption is endemic in India, and it’s the poor who tend to suffer most.
Despite gradual liberalization policies, Kurdish language and culture remains mostly ostracized in Turkey. In an effort give the Kurdish national role a non-militant coloring, some new groups and organizations are working hard to establish and nurture language programs.