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About Colin Todhunter

Based: UK & India
Originally from the northwest of England, Colin has spent many years in India, where he has written extensively for the Deccan Herald (the Bangalore-based broadsheet) and the New Indian Express in Chennai.

His articles have also appeared in the Morning Star, Kathmandu Post, Rising Nepal, Gulf News, North East Times (India), State Times (India), Meghalaya Guardian, Indian Express and Southern Times (Africa). Various other publications have carried his work too, including Kisan Ki Awaaz (India's national farmers' magazine).

A former social policy researcher, Colin has been published in the peer-reviewed journals Disability and Society and Social Research Update, and one of his articles appears in the book The A-Z of Social Research (Sage, 2003). He is also the author of Chasing Rainbows in Chennai (2003), an often light-hearted account of his early experiences in India.

Articles Written

Nuclear power, the energy of protest: The future could be renewable

by Colin Todhunter

Thu 27th Sep 2012
With proper commitment and investment in renewable energy and a push towards an alternative model of development, the future need not resemble the past or indeed the increasingly catastrophic present, writes Colin Todhunter. ... [read more]

US War Agenda: Coke or Goldman Sachs, What's Your Poison?

by Colin Todhunter

Tue 25th Sep 2012
Colin Todhunter asks who in their right mind would be prepared to fight and die for Shell, Chevron or Coca Cola?... [read more]

Hooked On Treachery

by Colin Todhunter

Wed 22nd Aug 2012
Edward Bernays is known as the father of modern advertising/propaganda. Colin Todhunter emphasises and how we must and indeed can break free of the addictions and fears being promoted daily.... [read more]
 

Economic Growth or Abnormal Swelling?

by Colin Todhunter

Thu 16th Aug 2012
LPJ's India correspondent Colin Todhunter reports that India may have had eight or nine per cent economic growth until this year, but this doesn't show a true picture... [read more]

Democracy By Candlelight: Living In Fear And Kept In The Dark

by Colin Todhunter

Sun 12th Aug 2012
Giving people the opportunity to vote every four or five years, while in the meantime deceiving, misinforming and lying to them, has no more to do with democracy or freedom than what is happening in Syria right now, writes Colin Todhunter. ... [read more]

Independence In The Pocket Of The US: "Mera Pyara Bharat" ("I Love My India?")

by Colin Todhunter

Fri 3rd Aug 2012
With a population of 1.2bn people, many believe that India is the arena where the future direction of humanity is being played out. However, the future of humanity may not be determined in India, but by events in a much smaller country – Syria, writes Colin Todhunter. ... [read more]
 

Beer, Vomit And Lipstick: Revolting Acts In An Age Of Crisis

by Colin Todhunter

Wed 1st Aug 2012
'Freedom' within the confines of what increasingly resembles an open prison isn't much to celebrate. The actual reality in Britain is economic meltdown and social crisis, writes Colin Todhunter ... [read more]

From Nehru to Mao: India's Tryst with Destiny

by Colin Todhunter

Sun 22nd Jul 2012
In 1947, Nehru spoke about a tryst with destiny. Free from the shackles of British colonialism, India was on course for a bright new future. Fast forward and witness the not so glittering outcome that Nehru didn’t have in mind, writes Colin Todhunter.... [read more]

If The Drugs Don't Work, The Drones Certainly Will: Imperialism In The X-Factor Age

by Colin Todhunter

Fri 13th Jul 2012
Forget TV with informed debate when platitudes, simple emotion and 'common sense' outlooks will do, says Colin Todhunter.... [read more]
 

From MI5 to Islamabad, safe in our hands: death, destruction and spymaster saviours

by Colin Todhunter

Thu 28th Jun 2012
Colin Todhunter explains that the US had its fingers all over much of the Arab Spring since before day one.... [read more]

Passage to Ecuador: Chomsky, Assange, sham justice, sham democracies

by Colin Todhunter

Sun 24th Jun 2012
The mainstream corporate media has been fooling the public for decades. It fails to shine a light on important decisions that are made behind closed doors by unaccountable corporate players, senior politicians and unelected bureaucrats, writes Colin Todhunter.... [read more]

The true 'creatives' - let them eat cake? Or, in India, poor quality rice

by Colin Todhunter

Fri 8th Jun 2012
The LPJ's India correspondent, Colin Todhunter, describes how India's true wealth creators are increasingly sidelined as temples to global capitalism spring up across the country... [read more]
 

Destroying the Social Fabric of India: The Indian Premier League: Sex, Lies and Capitalism

by Colin Todhunter

Tue 22nd May 2012
Colin Todhunter, London Progressive Journal's India correspondent, reports on the worrying fusion of news and entertainment that is part of modern India... [read more]

Dead-end journey

by Colin Todhunter

Wed 16th May 2012
Colin Todhunter, London Progressive Journal's India correspondent, reports from Chennai on how a funeral procession through a poor neighbourhood is a metaphor for where India is heading with current social and economic policies... [read more]

Do not be fooled by India's media love affair with Hillary Clinton

by Colin Todhunter

Thu 10th May 2012
You always know when a high-ranking US politician is in India. Much of the media turns sycophant. It happened when Obama visited in 2010, and it occurred again as Hillary Clinton recently touched down in Kolkata but despite the media spin, India is not engaged in any form of bilateralism with the US, says Colin Todhunter. ... [read more]
 

Looking in the mirror, living in denial: The Arundhati effect

by Colin Todhunter

Mon 16th Apr 2012
Colin Todhunter reveals the motives behind those launching personal attacks on Booker prize winning novelist, activist and social commentator, Arundhati Roy ... [read more]

The Acceptable Face of Violence

by Colin Todhunter

Tue 3rd Apr 2012
The recent claims about India’s poverty having fallen by around seven per cent provided a stark reminder of the violent times we live in, writes Colin Todhunter.... [read more]

The great 'American' nightmare

by Colin Todhunter

Tue 27th Mar 2012
Whilst some have gained much from India's economic boom, many have also lost out from the 'Americanisation of India'. Colin Todhunter discusses.... [read more]
 

Trashy beauty queens and the men who rule the world

by Colin Todhunter

Sat 17th Mar 2012
In 1864, Abraham Lincoln wrote a letter that predicted where the US was heading - the world he warned about is the world we now have as bankers control the money supply having the power to make or break nations. Colin Todhunter explains ... [read more]

Bollywood Novacaine and the Dull Pain of Poverty

by Colin Todhunter

Fri 4th Nov 2011
Colin Todhunter debunks the myth of India as an 'economic miracle' ... [read more]

With Gadhafi Gone, the West Acquires Licence to Loot Africa

by Colin Todhunter

Wed 26th Oct 2011
Colin Todhunter highlights the hypocrisy of Western powers and the compliance of Western media in the invasion of Libya and the murder of thousands of the Libyans.... [read more]