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.

India will be an important art centre in five years – India Art Fair director

January 29, 2014

If Christie’s debut auction in Mumbai last month is any indication, buyers are flocking towards Indian art as investors shake off the remnants of an economic downturn.

Starbucks in India: Taste trumps price as fans rush in

April 4, 2013

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Delhi rape: what it says about us Indians

By Parul Gupta
December 25, 2012

 Demonstrators run and throw stones towards the police during a protest in front of India Gate in New Delhi December 23, 2012. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author, and not necessarily those of Thomson Reuters)

Delhi gang rape: protests for women’s rights attract politicking instead

December 23, 2012

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Delhi gang rape: a case for the death penalty

December 21, 2012

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Delhi gang rape case: ‘she deserved it’ is not a good argument

December 20, 2012

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Gang rape puts spotlight on India’s rape capital

December 18, 2012

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Why Delhi autowallahs take you for a ride

December 5, 2012

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Photo gallery: Preparing for Durga Puja in Noida

October 14, 2012

There is a workshop near my home in Noida, east of Delhi, where sculptors mould clay into idols of Hindu gods and goddess all through the year for festivals. These occasions mean brisk business for the craftsmen, who work in a makeshift hut covered by tin sheets. The idols sell for 500 to 700 rupees, depending on the size.