What's wrong with this picture? I was recently in India, visiting family, and went into a drug store to pick up some toiletries that I probably d...
Take all of your driving rules that you've grown up with and forget them because India is no place for rules. However, after spending two weeks in the drivers seat in India, I did notice a few trends I could begin to rely on.
Some commentators' logic essentially boils down to two false perspectives -- that U.S. cuts in its power sector emissions don't matter in the context of global efforts to address climate change and that the rest of the world, particularly China and India, isn't doing anything to curb their pollution. Both assumptions are wrong.
The crushing victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party and India's newly elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brought much hope to exasperated Indians and foreigners alike. With promises to revive a nation that 1.2 billion people call home, the so-called "Modi wave" has surged across India. Over the past few months, Indian equities have risen close to 20 percent. The rupee, which lost 13 percent against the dollar in 2013, has been one of the best performing.
How Modi uses his mandate leaves the fate of India's future energy mix precariously perched between 19th century fossil fuels and modern clean energy technology.
Sometimes a picture is not worth a thousand words.
Modi campaigned as a leader who can deliver. He should take the initiative to press the police and the criminal justice system to be more responsive to cases of sexual violence.
n what is billed as India's very first street art festival the south Delhi neighborhood of Shahpur Jat hosted a collection of international and local artists this spring to paint murals while a public who is not quite acquainted with public art asked many questions.
A growing number of people identify themselves as "foodies," passionate about all things culinary, ready to improve their expertise, and always willing to discuss their last discovery. This kind of approach to food and eating is no longer exclusive to post-industrial societies like the U.S.
"What appears is not and what does not, is." This ancient saying aptly describes the Indian political scenario. The Congress-led United Progressive Al...
Varanasi, India is home to world class weavers and a huge textile industry. I was lucky enough to get to visit these craftsman and observe as they handled the enormous looms with grace and dexterity.
My name is Kuro. Like many new graduates, I had no idea what to do with my life after college. I felt lost, so I packed a backpack and set off alone to try and find myself on the other side of the world.
As the son of two Indian immigrants who are all too familiar with the dearth of opportunity that plagues the nation of India, I watched Million Dollar Arm with an insight that the average American viewer may not have.
A new benchmark called the Empowerment Line, developed by the McKinsey Global Institute, aims to create a new and more holistic policy framework for poverty reduction. It calculates the cost for an Indian household to attain the basics and then compares these benchmarks to actual consumption data to measure needs that are going unmet. The results debunk a number of misconceptions about the nature of poverty in India.
While some countries are struggling to gain access to electricity, others are trying desperately to turn off the lights. Increasingly, we live in a world of "haves" and "have-nots" with regard to natural resources.
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."