India Insight

India’s Telangana fight explores new frontiers in political attack ads

August 4, 2013

(Note to readers: contains slightly graphic language and an aggressively provocative image.)

Will the Congress bite the bullet on Telangana?

January 6, 2011

File photo of activists of Telangana Joint Action Committee shouting slogans as they form a human chain during a protest in front of the Charminar in Hyderabad February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder/Files

Almost a year after violent protests over demands for a Telangana state carved out of Andhra Pradesh, the Indian government has to grapple with the issue once again.

Telangana today, Gorkhaland tomorrow?

December 10, 2009

Protests in Hyderabad

The United Progressive Alliance at the centre has set in motion the process of carving out a separate Telangana state from Andhra Pradesh, a move that is likely to give impetus to other statehood demands.

India’s dream of ‘world-class’ airports and why I can’t afford it

October 23, 2008

After a two-hour flight sitting a few feet away from four boisterous children who made enough noise to put a marching band to shame, emerging at Hyderabad’s swanky new airport for my first visit to the city proved very soothing for my frayed nerves.

Searching for a brighter future for India

June 17, 2008

Sometimes journalists are accused of only writing about bad news, so I wanted to share with you a wonderful day I had last Friday travelling to Hyderabad.