While international aid for economic development often fails, business has the potential to bring millions of people out of poverty. For no enterprise is this more true than the unsung $300 billion industry known as Business Process Outsourcing.
In October 2006, a timid young woman in a bright blue sari named Kumkum Chettry, got up before a parliament committee in India, and described being kicked, punched, abused and raped repeatedly.
In justifying its decision to revoke the environmental clearance for a huge 1,050 MW coal plant the Indian National Green Tribunal (NGT) described its original approval as 'smacking of non-application of mind.' I couldn't agree more.
Strong community leaders are key to the global HIV response and to bringing the epidemic under control, and yet international donors sometimes underestimate the importance of ownership of a program at a local level.
Gone are the days of kings and queens ruling the populace from on high (in most of the world, anyway). But while many monarchs have fallen, their pala...
The media should be ashamed of itself for not taking issue with Congress or the gun lobby and taking them to task. I wish it had conducted equally ceaseless coverage of Sandy Hook to keep the issue alive in the news, but it appears the media doesn't put equally intrinsic value on those twenty innocent children's lives.
There is no dearth of those in India who will roll their eyes heavenwards on a moment's notice and quote you Mohandas Gandhi's words: "An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind," and wallow in the borrowed glow.
If "Bollywood" could be given a birthday, it might well be May 3, 1913. It was on this day, one hundred years ago, that D.G. "Dadasaheb" Phalke presented before an audience at the Coronation Theater in Bombay his movie Raja Harischandra.
In India there is a growing demand to recruit hackers to break into the smartphones of the political competition. But beware if you have the same idea here in the U.S. This is an arena where there is a lot of risk.
The financial institutions' focus on generating economic growth without ensuring the concomitant increase in jobs, and the inequality this generates, is partly to blame for the waning public support for global economic integration.
In terms of destination, the pilgrimage to Kailash is probably the greatest that one can make. Kailash is a tremendous spiritual library, and it has been for at least the last few thousand years.
India's case is proof that the intellectual property regime, when properly applied, can work for the poor as well as the rich. The decision by the country's Supreme Court has created a giant legal footprint for others to follow.
By now, you have probably read about or even finished Sheryl Sandberg's book Lean In. In it, she talks about the barriers that women face in the workp...
Conflict over Iran's nuclear program is driven by two different approaches to interpreting the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). These approaches, in turn, are rooted in different conceptions of world order.
Prince Manvendra talks about what it was like to come out in India -- and about everything that has followed: the wrath of the people, their eventual acceptance, Oprah's invitation and his organization Lakshya Trust, which has been changing lives and attitudes in India since then.
The most rewarding aspect of my trip was the feeling of gratitude: Gratitude for my in-laws, that I was able to experience such a beautiful and diverse country in a new way, for the moments that teach you not to take anything for granted, and for my "home" away from home.