India Insight

Independents speak softly, carry a big placard

April 21, 2009

It’s 7.30 am, but the small band of supporters of Meera Sanyal, the ABN-Amro banker contesting the election as an independent in south Mumbai, is bright-eyed and raring to go, holding placards and shouting “Vote for Meera Sanyal”.

Professionals in politics?

March 25, 2009

What’s common to a banker, a dancer and a former U.N. under-secretary general?