India Insight

Will ban on pre-paid mobile connections further alienate Kashmiris?

November 3, 2009

Rebel violence in Indian Kashmir has fallen to its lowest level since an insurgency began nearly two decades ago.

Is the media going overboard in its coverage of the Ambani feud?

October 14, 2009

The war of words between the billionaire Ambani brothers took an unexpected turn when younger sibling Anil offered an olive branch to elder brother Mukesh in a bid to resolve a feud over the split of the Reliance business empire in 2005.

The Unique Identity number — putting all eggs in one basket?

July 8, 2009

There was a television ad some time back where a village leader played by Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan cutely decrees that feuding villagers would be known by their mobile numbers rather than names denoting caste or community.

Pakistan cricket plunges into crisis

March 3, 2009

It’s just not cricket.

Ducking for cover as bullets replaced bouncers… players evacuated in a military helicopter that lands right next to a 22-yard pitch… the same strip at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium that saw Thilan Samaraweera score a double century the previous evening.

Army vs police: who should maintain law-and-order?

February 25, 2009

The peacetime activities of an armed force have a bearing on its wartime capabilities and its relations with the civil society.

The nightmare on television screens is real

By Reuters Staff
November 28, 2008

Just returned from the Oberoi where hundreds are still inside – Indians, foreigners, cooks and cleaners. London in 2005, Mumbai trains 2006.