from India Insight:

India at the 2014 Asian Games

September 24, 2014

Gold medallist Mary Kom reacts during the medal ceremony for the women's fly (48-51kg) boxing competition at the Seonhak Gymnasium during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon October 1, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

India sent a contingent of 516 athletes to this year's Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. India finished eighth on the medal table at the 2006 Asiad and improved to sixth in Guangzhou four years ago, bagging 65 medals - their best ever haul.

from Breakingviews:

Who packs the biggest power to surprise in 2014?

By Breakingviews Columnists
December 31, 2013

By Breakingviews columnists

The opinions expressed are the authors' own.

Difficult jobs abound in the global economy, finance and business in the coming year. But so do incredibly low expectations. That means getting it right could mint legacies, and surprise investors in a good way.

from India Insight:

Narendra Modi follows his roadmap to Delhi

February 6, 2013

The Narendra Modi charm offensive showed up in full force in India's capital on Wednesday. Modi, the main opposition party's likely prime ministerial candidate gave a speech on progress and development at one of Delhi's premier colleges, the youthful audience greeted the 62-year-old politician with gusto, news outlets called his speech a "roadmap for India," protesters showed up en masse and Twitter went bananas.

from India Insight:

Why Rahul Gandhi stepped into the spotlight

January 20, 2013

The Congress has for a long time acknowledged Rahul Gandhi as heir apparent and several party members had openly said that he is their leader. Which means his appointment on Saturday as the party’s vice president -- a post just below that of Congress chief and Rahul’s mother Sonia -- was in many ways just a matter of finding him a suitable title.

from India Insight:

Rahul Gandhi takes first step in race to be India’s next PM

By Reuters Staff
January 19, 2013

It's the news some Congress leaders have waited for with bated breath. On Saturday, spokesman Janardhan Dwivedi announced the party’s decision to make Rahul Gandhi its vice-president.

from India Insight:

The race for India’s next prime minister

September 5, 2012

With the Congress-led coalition government more than halfway through its five-year term, the political temperature is heating up in the world's largest democracy. The question on everyone's minds is -- who's going to be the next prime minister?

from Pakistan: Now or Never?:

From Afghanistan, the countdown to 2014

April 7, 2012

The dusty streets of Kabul are choked with traffic, restaurants selling American fast food are bustling and there is a crowd of students and parents outside a girls' school in the centre of town trying to slip through the shuttered gates at the start of the school year.

from MacroScope:

Fed makes low rates vow, but traders afraid of commitment

February 3, 2012

Anyone worried that the U.S. Federal Reserve tied its policy hands with its announcement last month that  it is likely to keep short-term interest rates exceptionally low through late 2014 should take heart in the market reaction to Friday’s jobs report, which blew expectations out of the water.

from Afghan Journal:

Afghanistan : The gnawing fear of transition

April 20, 2011

U.S. Afghanistan ambassador Karl W. Eikenberry (L) meets tyhe local mullah in Kandahar's Khakrez district on Monday. Eikenberry, a former general, is trying to sooth uncertainty in the country about the transition to Afghan security to be completed from 2014 and ahead of his own departure. (PICTURE: Rob Taylor (Reuters))

There is perhaps no word so misunderstood in Afghanistan right now as transition, or one causing as much unease among ordinary Afghans still grappling for a sense of their future.