India Insight

from The Human Impact:

Rage in India a spotlight on Sri Lanka’s war victims

September 6, 2012

Almost four years since Sri Lanka's war ended, rage over the lack of rehabilitation for thousands of survivors of the bloody 25-year-long civil conflict has surfaced - not on the war-torn Indian Ocean island itself, but in neighbouring India.

The race for India’s next prime minister

September 5, 2012

With the Congress-led coalition government more than halfway through its five-year term, the political temperature is heating up in the world’s largest democracy. The question on everyone’s minds is — who’s going to be the next prime minister?

from Breakingviews:

India begins the post-Mukherjee clear-up

August 9, 2012

By Jeff Glekin

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Anooja Debnath:

In India, what goes up must keep going up

August 2, 2012

With a faltering economy, political gridlock, high interest rates, delayed monsoons and an epic power outage that has plunged half its 1.2 billion population into darkness, optimism is a sparse commodity in India.

from Photographers' Blog:

Solar power nightlight

August 1, 2012

By Adnan Abidi

Near my house in Delhi at Deenu bhai’s tea stall, I noticed a very young visitor; 7-year-old Sohail. He was Deenu bhai's relative visiting him from Aligarh for the summer breaks. Before leaving for work, I enjoyed a cup of tea at Deenu bhai’s, and as usual, I was sipping a steaming hot cup of tea with a snack when I saw Sohail with a drawing book.

from The Human Impact:

Prostitution: their bodies, their rights

August 1, 2012

It is seen as a job no woman would want to do. A job no woman would willingly do.

from Breakingviews:

India’s power vacuum needs to be filled

August 1, 2012

By Jeff Glekin

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from The Human Impact:

Acid attacks: the faceless women you can’t forget

July 31, 2012

Since I met her over a week ago, I have been unable to forget.

Every morning as I put on my lipstick and black eyeliner in front of the mirror, I am reminded of her face. Or lack of it.

Defying Hitler and jostling for Goering’s autograph

June 19, 2012
    The Dutch broke his stick hoping to find a hidden magnet The Japanese suspected his stick was coated with glue Cricket legend Don Bradman gushed — “He scores goals like runs in cricket” Adolf Hitler was so impressed with him that he offered him German citizenship and a post in the army

If an athlete’s greatness is measured by the number of apocryphal stories about him or her, hockey wizard Dhyan Chand is in a league of his own.

Air India: should we shut it down?

June 5, 2012

Imagine yourself as the chief of an airline company. Here’s how things look there at a glance: