India Insight

It’s all in the family: India’s love for dynasties

January 20, 2013

Rahul Gandhi is now vice president of the Congress party. Anyone who has been following Indian politics will know that this was inevitable. Despite royal titles having been abolished, Indians can’t seem to give up on the idea of dynastic rule.

Rahul Gandhi takes first step in race to be India’s next PM

By Reuters Staff
January 19, 2013

It’s the news some Congress leaders have waited for with bated breath. On Saturday, spokesman Janardhan Dwivedi announced the party’s decision to make Rahul Gandhi its vice-president.

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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Narendra Modi, the BJP and the prime minister’s chair

December 10, 2012

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Window closing on Prime Minister Singh’s planned visit to Pakistan

November 29, 2012

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Women shouldn’t have mobile phones, politicians should: politician

October 23, 2012

Witness the latest public relations trap for a loose-lipped Indian politician, courtesy of the Deccan Chronicle:

The race for India’s next prime minister

September 5, 2012

With the Congress-led coalition government more than halfway through its five-year term, the political temperature is heating up in the world’s largest democracy. The question on everyone’s minds is — who’s going to be the next prime minister?

Why Team Anna’s political plunge deserves India’s vote

August 6, 2012

Members of Team Anna, the group whose anti-corruption mission last year became one of India’s biggest social movements, will form a political party to try to fix the system from the inside.