India Insight

Gridlocked in the rush to grow

August 30, 2010

Newspapers have delighted in reporting a 100km traffic jam outside Beijing could last until mid-September. Road construction is the immediate cause for the gridlock, which stretches as far as Inner Mongolia, Chinese officials have said.

Filling the gap one brick, one hospital bed at a time

August 19, 2010

Two stories this week stand out as examples of how entrepreneurs in India are doing what the government and the private sector have largely failed to do.

Should NRIs get voting rights?

January 10, 2010

USA-INDIA/Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seems to have set the ball rolling for granting voting rights to Non Resident Indians.

Attacks on Indians in Australia: racist or recessionist?

June 19, 2009

A spate of attacks on Indian students in Melbourne and Sydney has seen the Indian media accuse Australia of being a racist nation.

Barack Obama — it seems he’s India’s choice too

November 5, 2008

It’s not hard to see why Indians would be interested in an election thousands of miles away. Many see Barack Obama’s victory in the presidential poll as a sign that America has finally transcended the question of race and changed the course of history.