India Insight

Amid parliamentary impasse, MPs cheer more perks

By Reuters Staff
December 2, 2011

By Annie Banerji

On the way to New Delhi’s international airport, three armed men lean out of the windows of a jeep, furiously waving at the steady stream of traffic to pull over.

How to get more women into parliament?

June 11, 2009

As part of its 100-day action plan, the Congress-led UPA government is pushing for the Women’s Reservation Bill, which seeks to reserve 33 per cent seats in parliament for women.

The no-vote option: Will Indians ever exercise it?

April 17, 2009

Democracy is all about choice and there have been calls to introduce a “none of the above” option in electronic voting machines so that guardians of the election process in the world’s largest democracy can reject candidates who don’t pass muster.