India Insight

Thirty-three percent of world’s poorest live in India

April 18, 2013

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from Photographers' Blog:

Privileged witness to the start of life

March 6, 2012

By Vivek Prakash

It's an experience I will never forget. I have no children of my own, but when the day does come, maybe I'll be just a little bit more prepared for it.

from Photographers' Blog:

A village of eternal bachelors

October 12, 2011

By Vivek Prakash

With the world's population set to hit 7 billion on October 31, photographers in India have been on the move to tell stories that talk about what those numbers really mean in a country as large as India - with 1.2 billion people and counting, this is supposed to be the world's largest democracy.

Gridlocked in the rush to grow

August 30, 2010

Newspapers have delighted in reporting a 100km traffic jam outside Beijing could last until mid-September. Road construction is the immediate cause for the gridlock, which stretches as far as Inner Mongolia, Chinese officials have said.

Right to education: a leap that falls short?

April 1, 2010

INDIAIs the government short-changing the nation on right to education?

Not all is hunky-dory with the ‘right to education’ law that has come into force.

Bangalore: Teething troubles on path to globalisation

November 12, 2009

It has been a rather uneasy transition for Bangalore from “pensioner’s paradise” or “garden city” to the information technology capital of India.

from Global Investing:

Another nail in the Malthusian coffin?

September 22, 2009

All the talk of addressing the global imbalances throws a spotlight on contrasting demographic trends in the world's two most populous nations -- China and India.