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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.

Find The Real India: Dance In The Streets Of Gujarat

Jonathan Tourtellot | Posted 08.13.2015 | Travel
Jonathan Tourtellot

From a destination-quality point of view, Gujarat strikes me as pure India, still unadulterated by international tourism. The people are friendly, the streets filthy, the culture deep and complex, the traffic crazy, the dances fun, prices affordable, and the weather hot.

Girl Who Fought the Lion

Kanan Dhru | Posted 07.10.2015 | Women
Kanan Dhru

Our society has become so adept at creating Chitras -- filling their minds with fears and insecurities making them under confident, so afraid about what might life have in store for them lest they take the less trodden path. Any semblance of courage left to break out is snubbed so strong that it forgets its own existence.

Obfuscating the Crime in Pakistan

Hassan Raza | Posted 05.30.2015 | Religion
Hassan Raza

In an unfortunate incident that took place in Balochistan province of Pakistan on Friday night, dozens of heavily armed gunmen, wearing the uniforms o...

A Tale of Two Modis

Samir Saran | Posted 06.30.2015 | World
Samir Saran

NEW DELHI -- The government's honeymoon is perhaps already over and realistically it has another six to 12 months to start putting flesh on the bare-bone schemes and ideas announced this past year. If these do not eventuate, one may well witness emptier stadiums abroad and hear shriller voices at home. Ultimately, for PM Modi to sell the Incredible India story, he will need to make India credible.

New Report Once Again Shows Danger of MDB Financing for Large Fossil Fuel Projects

Nicole Ghio | Posted 06.21.2015 | Green
Nicole Ghio

Following decades of detrimental overseas coal project financing by MDB, there has been meaningful progress made to secure new policies at MDBs to limit this type of financing. But despite this progress, there are some entrenched interests that refuse to get with the times.

Five Tips for International Gifting

Terry Kelhawk | Posted 02.18.2015 | Impact
Terry Kelhawk

Over decades of international gift-giving I've gathered a few pointers which might put more ho than humbug into your holidays if internationals are on your list. My motto is, "Be generous, but appropriate." Here's how...

Nehru, the Forgotten Hero

Anil Dharker | Posted 02.07.2015 | World
Anil Dharker

One person who seems to have been demoted from his perch atop political gods is Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first Prime Minister.

Cyclone Nilofar: Another Whirlwind of an Event to Head to Karachi's Beach?

Mariam Khan | Posted 12.30.2014 | World
Mariam Khan

As Cyclone Nilofar, a category 4 super cyclone heads towards the north-eastern coast of the Arabian Sea, Karachiites with their adventure-thrill loving practices, make way towards the extremely popular Karachi beach-front, commonly known as Sea View.

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.

Why Narendra Modi's Critics Are Wrong

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 12.01.2014 | World
Sanjay Sanghoee

Without economic prosperity and the lifting of the lower and middle classes, no amount of social justice will enable India to compete in the global marketplace; or its citizens, including minorities, to thrive and advance. Narendra Modi, having come from a humble background, understands this fact well.

Just Do It, Mr. Modi

Gunjan Bagla | Posted 11.28.2014 | Business
Gunjan Bagla

In the four months since taking over as Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi has moved forward on at least five initiatives that would have been unlikely under any previous leader.

Modi's Baggage: Obama Meets India's New Prime Minister

John Sifton | Posted 11.29.2014 | Politics
John Sifton

There will be photo ops, gifts, and recitations about the leader of the world's largest democracy sitting with the leader of the world's oldest. But substantive matters are also to be discussed: Business. Weapons deals. Counterterrorism. Human rights and regional security issues will also be on the table.

Mother India Cannot Survive Without Grandmother Nature

K. Ullas Karanth | Posted 09.22.2014 | Green
K. Ullas Karanth

Hopefully, Mr. Modi will recognize that the fragile nature he holds in temporary custody is a product of millions of years of evolutionary Karma. Grandmother Nature gave birth to Mother India, which he has sworn to serve.

Is Modi Going to Be India's Ronald Reagan?

Gunjan Bagla | Posted 07.28.2014 | World
Gunjan Bagla

Could this be the beginning of a new India? A lot can go wrong in months to come, but the first steps of a Modi administration are nothing short of remarkable.

Opportunities Abound for American Companies in India Election Aftermath

Gunjan Bagla | Posted 07.23.2014 | Business
Gunjan Bagla

India, where business is conducted in English, has more in common with the United States than any other major economy in Asia. The potential for mutual benefit for these two free market democracies is unprecedented.

Somewhere Between Morning and Mourning in New Delhi

Stanley Weiss | Posted 06.28.2014 | World
Stanley Weiss

One thing is certain: by this time next month, India will have a new prime minister. What happens from there is anybody's guess.

India: The World's Largest Democracy Goes to the Polls

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

As we approach the election, there are two noteworthy points regarding Muslim voters: One, Muslims do not vote as a monolithic bloc and two, they have tended to vote strategically in consecutive elections.

Uttarayan, the International Kite Festival

Global Yodel | Posted 03.16.2014 | Travel
Global Yodel

If you find yourself in the northwest of India in January, do yourself a favor and wander toward Ahmedabad in Gujarat; you'll know you're getting close when you start to see a flurry of kites filling the sky.

The Importance of De-Hyphenating India

Cleo Paskal | Posted 03.01.2014 | World
Cleo Paskal

If healthily engaged, India could help in understanding the concerns of sections of the world that are often underrepresented, and be a valuable partner in growth as geoeconomics shift.

Impunity & Immunity in India: Diplomats, Public Perceptions, and Human Rights Violations

Simran Jeet Singh | Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion
Simran Jeet Singh

While Indian media outlets and politicians engage in debates about the alleged mistreatment of Devyani Khobragade, they have entirely overlooked a remarkable story of a man in the state of Punjab who is taking a stand against injustice.

Nelson Mandela's Death and the Anniversary of an Indian Massacre

Sandip Roy | Posted 02.05.2014 | World
Sandip Roy

Waking up to a world without Nelson Mandela is not unimaginable. We have come perilously close to it over and over again. The idea of Nelson Mandela was strong. But the reality of Nelson Mandela had been on life support for a long time. Now only the idea remains.

India's Future, Narendra Modi, Muslims and Moving Forward

Mike Ghouse | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

We are all in this together, and see things differently. We need to allow diversity of thought for a comprehensive understanding of the issue from a justice point of view, as well as long term cohesion in the society.

WATCH: This Corner Of The World Just Had Its First Gay Pride Parade

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.07.2013 | Gay Voices

In a milestone moment for the Indian state of Gujarat, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents filled the streets for the area's first-ever g...

The Power of Indian Public Opinion

Uzra Khan | Posted 11.23.2013 | World
Uzra Khan

Friday 13, 2013 was a big day in Indian news; possibly one of the biggest of the year so far. The men responsible for last year's gang rape were issued the death sentence, and the controversial Modi was officially crowned candidate for Prime Minister.