India Insight

Death toll in Uttarakhand monsoon floods crosses 150

June 19, 2013

Thousands stranded in parts of northern India awaited rescuers on Wednesday as floods caused by heavier-than-usual monsoon rains killed at least 150 people in worst-hit Uttarakhand.

Updated: Delhi police helpline: if your stalking case is not urgent, please press 1

May 2, 2013

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Snapshots from Arvind Kejriwal’s hunger strike in Delhi

April 5, 2013

“Ankush, should we pay the electricity bill? The secretary of our apartments has advised us against it.” That was my mother’s question to me as I was leaving for Arvind Kejriwal’s fast venue in Delhi’s northeast corner, Dilshad Garden.

Photo gallery: Spirit of Holi in Delhi’s Sadar Bazaar

March 26, 2013

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Anti-rape bill goes easy on first-time stalkers, but only if innocent

March 20, 2013

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Making a case for tougher anti-stalking laws

March 20, 2013

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Connaught Place: As ugly as it gets in Delhi’s expensive heart

March 13, 2013

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Corruption trumps reforms and economics in Kejriwal’s politics

February 14, 2013

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Delhi Art Gallery’s nude portrait exhibition draws protesters

February 5, 2013

Modern Indian artists have celebrated the body on the canvas for more than a hundred years. Amrita Sher-Gil, known as India’s Frida Kahlo, may have been the earliest Indian artist in modern times to paint nudes, including a self-portrait. The Delhi Art Gallery’s latest show – “The Naked and the Nude” – presents a retrospective journey of the representation of the body in modern Indian art, mostly from the dawn of the 20th century to the present.

Understanding the repo rate, cash reserve ratio and the Reserve Bank of India

January 29, 2013

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday cut the repo rate as well as the cash reserve ratio (CRR) by 25 basis points, or 0.25 percent. Here’s a quick explanation of what that means. It will be obvious to some readers, but many people haven’t studied economics and are unfamiliar with the terms.