from India Insight:

Interview: Narendra Modi has marginalized his own party – Jairam Ramesh

By Reuters Staff
November 5, 2013

By Frank Jack Daniel, Jo Winterbottom and Mayank Bhardwaj

Jairam Ramesh, the rural development minister in the Congress-led government, told Reuters on Tuesday that Narendra Modi's career reminded him of the rise of the Third Reich, the strongest comments yet by a minister of his rank on the Bharatiya Janata Party leader.

from India Insight:

The news this weekend: LPG, Kejriwal, toilets, politicians… and Somali pirates

October 6, 2012

It's shaping up as a busy weekend for India's politicians...

The price of LPG -- liquefied petroleum gas cylinders, or cooking gas -- has risen 11.42 rupees per cylinder because dealers are getting higher commissions. TV channels attacked the government because this "shocker" comes right after the imposition of a cap on subsidized cylinder sales was imposed.

from India Insight:

Will necessity help coal trump environment concerns?

September 27, 2011

Coal accounts for 60 percent of India's energy use, runs most power stations and factories and enabled state-run company Coal India to have a blockbuster IPO last year raising a record $3.5 billion.

from Environment Forum:

Copenhagen…DOpenHAgen…DOHA?

October 22, 2009

Some politicians are mentioning "Copenhagen" and "Doha" in the same breath -- a worrying lament less than 2 months to go before a U.N. climate deal is meant to be wrapped up in the Danish capital.