India Insight

South Asia’s failing states

July 2, 2009

Foreign Policy magazine has just released its 2009 list of failing states or those at risk of failure and South Asia makes for sobering reading.

Quake-prone Kathmandu awaits the next big one

May 12, 2009

Walking through the maze of narrow, crowded lanes of Kathmandu’s old city is, at the best of times, a harrowing experience.

India in a “ring of fire”

May 11, 2009

As a growing power which aims to rewrite global economic and geopolitical realities, India’s first order of business is to secure its strategic periphery without provoking a backlash from its neighbours.

Amid chaos, Nepal’s king bows out gracefully

June 16, 2008

In the end, it was hard not to feel a little bit sorry for Nepal’s deposed King Gyanendra.

Another Himalayan kingdom tumbles, but will Nepal miss its monarchy?

May 28, 2008

Another Himalayan kingdom is falling, a chapter closing on an ancient historical tradition. But will the modern system of democracy do a better job?