India Insight

Anti-Islam film sparks second day of protests in Chennai

September 15, 2012

Chennai is dealing with a second day of protests against the United States over a film that Muslims say insults the Prophet Mohammad, following an attack on the U.S. consulate on Friday that prompted 86 arrests.

India and the art of the 24-hour economic reform

September 14, 2012

It’s not every day that India makes such a dramatic move as raising diesel prices, or allowing foreign direct investment in its debt-walloped passenger airlines. It’s certainly not every day that it caps this 24-hour period by allowing foreign investment in retail businesses.

Bold move on diesel, but hold the rollback

September 14, 2012

Sometimes the government does what it promises. India raised diesel prices by 5 rupees per litre on Thursday in a move guaranteed to alienate the common man, but please foreign investors, oil marketing companies and ratings agencies.

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.