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Is Narendra Modi Losing his Chance to Reform India?

Doug Bandow | Posted 12.14.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

The Modi dream is fading. An Economist report found him widely described as an "authoritarian" and a "megalomaniac" even by supporters. More important, by all accounts, he does not believe in a liberal free market. Rather, like so many Republican politicians who routinely applaud free enterprise, he is more pro-business than pro-market.

India's Lost Opportunity For Reform: Narendra Modi Falters

Doug Bandow | Posted 08.26.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

India has extraordinary potential. Modi recently acknowledged that "there are huge global expectations for India." But for decades the Indian government has squandered its future.

Washington Must Recognize India as Another Great Power to Be

Doug Bandow | Posted 12.25.2014 | Politics
Doug Bandow

No doubt the Obama administration feels overwhelmed. Who has time for India? But make time President Obama must. India matters today. It will matter much more tomorrow, especially if Prime Minister Modi commits his political capital to eliminate barriers to entrepreneurship, investment and growth.

The Enigmatic Legacy of Manmohan Singh

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 08.18.2014 | World
Ronak D. Desai

A closer examination of Singh's record reveals a combination of both profound failure and accomplishment. Far from being settled, Singh's legacy is likely to remain the subject of vigorous debate for years to come.

Is India Tiring of Democracy?

Sunil Adam | Posted 07.30.2014 | World
Sunil Adam

Not only has Modi secured a mandate to be "strong and decisive," but what appeals to the Hindu majority that elected him is his ability to ride roughshod over the processes of government, apparently in the interest of "good governance."

Is the Churning in the Indian Media for Real?

Rana Ayyub | Posted 07.04.2014 | World
Rana Ayyub

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, one of the finest writers and journalists, passed away recently. The Nobel laureate, considered one of the finest littérateurs ever, gave the world of journalism some of his finest thoughts.

Rise of Modi and the End of Brahmin Supremacy

Sunil Adam | Posted 05.30.2014 | World
Sunil Adam

Does the decline and the impending collapse of the Congress Party fortunes, which coincide with Narendra Modi's gate-crashing on to the national stage...

Indian National Congress Receives a Flogging From the Bharatiya Janata Party

Kokulan Mahendiran | Posted 02.16.2014 | World
Kokulan Mahendiran

Following record-breaking electoral participation, the results of four state assembly elections were announced on Sunday. The resounding 4-0 victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party served as an ominous flogging of the Indian National Congress.

Dr. Singh Goes to Washington: Why US-India Relations Still Matter

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 11.27.2013 | World
Ronak D. Desai

The potential for what the United States and India can achieve together remains significant, even in light of the obstacles afflicting bilateral ties at the moment. The two countries are witnessing a convergence of interests in an increasing number of critical and diverse arenas.

Why Won't the Indians Accept Rahul Gandhi as Their Own Obama?

Sreedhar Pillai | Posted 03.26.2013 | World
Sreedhar Pillai

His insightful mind and commitment to his country could be glimpsed from the pathos of his acceptance speech which the Indian media has ascribed as the "Obama moment" of the party.

India's Thriving Economy Slows Down

Posted 07.31.2011 | Business

NEW DELHI (Rajesh Kumar Singh) - India's economy grew at its slowest annual pace in five quarters in January to March, as rising interest rates crimpe...

World's #9 Most Powerful Person Now Accused of Corruption -- Will She Fall?

Cleo Paskal | Posted 06.25.2011 | World
Cleo Paskal

While corruption cases in India have caught up some pretty big fish, if charges are laid against Sonia Gandhi, it won't just be part of a wave, it will be a sea change.

WikiLeaks Cables Cause Uproar In India Over Nuke Deal With U.S. | Betwa Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Indian politicians are in a stew over cables released by WikiLeaks suggesting that Indian lawmakers were paid millions of dollars to vote in favor of ...

India's Top Journalist Defends Herself on TV -- Did It Work?

Betwa Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Betwa Sharma

In the wake of accusations of political lobbying and inappropriate behavior for a reporter, Barkha Dutt, often described as India's Christiane Amanpour, defended herself before a panel of journalists in a first-of-a-kind grilling on Indian television.

Shunned, Will He Bolt?

Sunil Sharan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sunil Sharan

What was supposed to be a breakthrough meeting between the foreign ministers of India and Pakistan last month degenerated into a public rebuke of Indi...

Indian Politicians Begin Austerity Drive As Nation Faces Worst Drought In 40 Years

Rani Singh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rani Singh

The Congress party and United Progressive Alliance President, Sonia Gandhi has commenced an austerity drive amongst her cohort of politicians.

Catharsis in Waiting

Pinaki Bhattacharya | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Pinaki Bhattacharya

A judicial commission set up to examine the evidence of the mosque destruction and fix responsibilities has finally presented its report to the Indian government.

Waiting for the Skies to Open Up

Pinaki Bhattacharya | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Pinaki Bhattacharya

Scorched people sought respite in the seasonal rains that cools down the earth and provides an economic stimulus, without which much of India's growth would remain stunted.

Meira Kumar: India's First Woman Speaker?

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Following the Congress Party's success in India's elections this year, Cabinet member Meira Kumar has been offered the job of Speaker of Parliament. ...

Missing the Mark on Indo-Pak

Arvin Bahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Arvin Bahl

The problem in South Asia is not Indian intransigence, as the New York Times editorial board seems to think, but the policies espoused by Pakistan's military establishment.

Why India Cannot Be Run as a Corporation

Pinaki Bhattacharya | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Pinaki Bhattacharya

The disparate voices that constitute the vast mosaic of Indian polity provide necessary dynamism to a situation that can often seem impossible to an outsider.

Manmohan Singh Sworn In For Second Prime Minister Term

Times of India | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday took oath along with 19 Cabinet colleagues to begin his second five-year term at the head of a multi-party gov...

India Shining? Not Quite.

Parvez Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Parvez Sharma

The world's largest middle class remained largely apathetic with the poorest of the poor voting with greater gusto.

Crisis Response: Uphold Status Quo

Pinaki Bhattacharya | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Pinaki Bhattacharya

Afraid of any radical attempts at political or social engineering when the global economic crisis looms large, the electorate has chosen the well trodden middle path.

Congress Party's Dominance Shows Swing Towards Continuity And Stability

Rani Singh | Huffington Post Contributor Rani Singh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Rani Singh is a South Asia analyst and has covered four Indian elections. She is a frequent commentator for US and UK television networks and has repo...