India Insight

Congress’ 2007 leadership whispers underscore 2011 election dangers

April 4, 2011

Rumblings within the ruling Congress party that suggested the “jettison” of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh after the party’s electoral failures in state elections in 2007, cited in a secret diplomatic cable published on Monday, are a timely reminder of the dangerous implications of failure for Congress in elections this month.

An establishment stirred, but not shaken? The “G-14″ rails against corruption in India

January 18, 2011

Sajja Murli Chaudhary, 45, an employee of a telecom operator takes part in a silent protest against the telecom corruption scandal in New Delhi December 9, 2010. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma/Files
An open letter from a group of 14 eminent citizens, quickly labelled the “G-14″ and blaming corruption as one of the biggest threats to India’s growth story, may be a case of a glass half empty, half full.

Days of darkness during Diwali?

October 27, 2008

Diwali, the festival of lights, is here but do we see a pall of gloom with the BSE Sensex crashing more than 50 percent since January 2008?