As a bonus, all those secluded ravines and valleys in the foothills of the Himalayas are great places for hiding corpses. On a recent trip there I didn't see any bodies, but if Swati Kaushal has her way the place will be littered with victims.
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It is impossible to ignore the deep psychological need of most Indians, indeed most Asians, to follow a charismatic leader -- institutional or not -- imbued with real or imaginary spiritual qualities.
2nd April, 2011
Today I witnessed the Indian team lift the cricket world cup for the first time in my life. I have never felt so proud.
At the Daily Beast's "Women in the World" conference last weekend the theme repeated and over was that "women's rights may exist on the books and in the law, but not on the street."
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