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On Contact: Rise of right-wing populism in India

On Contact: Rise of right-wing populism in India

On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to Siddharth Varadarajan, editor of the Wire, about the rise of right-wing populism in India and its disturbing parallels to the right-wing rise of populism in the United States. Varadarajan is an Indian-American journalist, who was previously editor of the English language national daily with two million readers, the Hindu, before co-founding the Wire, an independent news outlet which has 3.5 million visits a month. He has reported on the NATO war against Yugoslavia, the Iraq war, the civil war and peace process in Nepal, and the crisis In Kashmir.

Duration: 29 min

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