India Insight

Shunning UK aid would show India’s rising confidence

September 15, 2010

Choosing to jump on its own terms than face the ignominy of waiting to be pushed, India may have politely but firmly asked the UK not to send any more aid from next year in a sign of the country’s increasing self-confidence on the global stage.

Hyderabad airshow crash a wake-up call?

March 4, 2010


It was a promise that Lt Cdr Rahul Nair could not keep. Some months ago, Nair had promised to return home soon to sample his mother’s cooking.

Budget 2010: Reactions from the common man

February 26, 2010

Rohan Dua spoke to people on the streets of New Delhi as Pranab Mukherjee tabled the 2010/11 Budget in parliament –

Playing politics over fuel price hike?

By Vipul Tripathi
February 26, 2010

INDIA/For the first time in parliamentary history, the entire opposition led by the BJP walked out during the Finance Minister’s budget speech.

How to rate the budget?

By Vipul Tripathi
February 26, 2010

INDIA-BUDGET/When the finance minister presents the budget, the stock market moves one way or the other.

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Should we have a separate railway budget?

By Vipul Tripathi
February 23, 2010

INDIA-BUDGET/RAILWAYSA railway budget separate from the general budget started in 1924 because the railways then formed more than a third of the budget.