India Insight

Rajiv Chowk: that’s Rajiv Gandhi, not Goswami, Wikipedia

July 2, 2014

Rajiv Gandhi was the former prime minister of India. Rajiv Goswami was a Delhi student who set himself on fire in 1990 to protest job reservations for India’s so-called backward classes. Gandhi has a place named for him in the middle of New Delhi: Rajiv Chowk.

What is Indira Gandhi’s legacy?

October 30, 2009

It is former prime minister Indira Gandhi’s 25th death anniversary on October 31. 

How should we ‘celebrate’ the Kargil war?

July 26, 2009

Sunday was the tenth anniversary of the conflict between India and Pakistan in Kargil.

Women wield power in election wrangling

May 15, 2009

With the wrangling for allies in earnest ahead of election results due Saturday, women leaders hold an inordinate amount of power in deciding who will form the new Indian government.

Will the Gandhi magic work again?

May 13, 2009

The countdown has begun in India. As political pundits peer into their tea leaves before the results of another marathon election, the question on everybody’s lips is: will the Gandhi magic work again?