India Insight

India must ask: where is the honour in killing?

June 25, 2010

Three men were arrested by Delhi police this week for “honour killings” days after the Supreme Court asked eight Indian states to stop these so-called “honour” killings, where family members, typically men, kill daughters and their husbands for apparently bringing dishonour to the family by marrying below their caste.

Of Kashmir’s “staged” killings and south Asian peace process

June 1, 2010

When the prime ministers of India and Pakistan held talks on April 29 and signalled an unexpected thaw in their frigid relations, troops in Indian Kashmir reportedly lured three civilians to work as porters.

A rare news conference by the PM

May 21, 2010

NUCLEAR-SUMMIT/INDIA“The prime minister of India rarely gets to speak, face-to-face, with the people of India,” writes historian Ramachandra Guha.

India’s ‘Watergate’ rocks ruling Congress coalition

April 30, 2010

The Congress-led government, under scrutiny in the wake of allegations of financial irregularities in a multi-billion cricketing tournament, has now come under fire from the opposition over accusations it tapped phones of senior leaders.

Urbanisation: threat to Indian economy?

April 27, 2010

India’s current approach to urban development is insufficient for the task and needs an immediate revamp, according to global consultancy McKinsey & Co. INDIA

Right to education: a leap that falls short?

April 1, 2010

INDIAIs the government short-changing the nation on right to education?

Not all is hunky-dory with the ‘right to education’ law that has come into force.

Separatists make contact with China to ‘discuss’ Kashmir

March 30, 2010

The chief of Kashmir’s moderate separatist alliance recently met a Chinese delegation in Geneva, the first such contact by Kashmiri separatists with Chinese officials since a simmering discontent against Indian rule broke out in 1989.

Hyderabad airshow crash a wake-up call?

March 4, 2010

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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.

How to rate the budget?

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?

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.