India Insight

It’s all in the family: India’s love for dynasties

January 20, 2013

Rahul Gandhi is now vice president of the Congress party. Anyone who has been following Indian politics will know that this was inevitable. Despite royal titles having been abolished, Indians can’t seem to give up on the idea of dynastic rule.

What is Indira Gandhi’s legacy?

October 30, 2009

It is former prime minister Indira Gandhi’s 25th death anniversary on October 31. 

Dynasty in Politics: How much is too much?

September 25, 2009

At a recent family gathering, a cousin of mine expressed her desire to be a doctor. Not surprising, considering her parents are both in the same profession, and run a prominent hospital. It seems only natural that she will take the baton forward.