India's coal bubble is perilously close to bursting. This week the Indian court system handed down three landmark energy rulings. While an ultimat...
The past decade has witnessed a transformation in U.S.-India defense and security cooperation. The United States conducts more military exercises with India than any other country in the world.
If western sanctions serve to increase ties between Russia and India, as well as Russia and China, it may be that the sanctions have backfired and strengthen rather than hurt Russia's standing in the world.
There is no crisis between India and Pakistan that has not been tried on for size. The latest one, though, comes at a time that could have been pivotal for a sustainable thaw between the neuralgic neighbors.
The future of learning should be such that it gives greater flexibility to the learner, confidence that the self can learn anything, basic idea clarity on complex thoughts and processes and awareness about the world at large and tolerance.
Since independence, Pakistanis have been told that their country is a "citadel of Islam," that its destiny is to be an Islamic state and its army is "the sword of Islam." Advocates of modern, secular values, even pluralism, are denigrated as "enemies of the ideology of Pakistan." Pakistan's establishment, led by its military, also seeks parity with India, not only in the legal sense of sovereign equality between nations but in military and political terms. This ideological milieu has helped religious-political groups exercise greater influence on national discourse than is justified and led to the outgrowth of jihadi groups, one more extreme than the other.
For Hindus in America, Modi's leadership will mark a promising opportunity to bring faith, culture, nation, and world together. There is a great deal of hope riding on what he does, not only for India, but also for symbolizing a Hinduism that is modern, strong, and still true to its universalism.
Reestablishment of a diplomatic back channel is an outcome of the recent parlays between Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi and Pakistani prime minister, Nawaz Sharif. But what has the back channel achieved?
I am hopeful that India will rise from being the U.S.'s 11th-largest trading partner to among the top seven in the next decade. This requires both governments to work diligently to reduce real and hidden trade barriers and let companies and entrepreneurs from each country interact and benefit from their counterparts.
The upcoming visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Nepal is set to deepen relations between the two nations. India's role is crucial for Nepal as it enters a new era of democracy, change and development, while harnessing Nepal's resources can help solve India's pressing energy needs.
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.
It has yet to be determined whether Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to invite Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to his swearing-in ceremony will translate into substantive improvement in Pakistan-India relations. This will be dictated primarily by two factors: the mutual interests and actions of both actors and the state of security within Pakistan.
Having attended many Board meetings of the World Bank Group as part of the Executive Offices, I was struck by similarities and also some major differences.
This is a historic opportunity for India to take the lead in shaping the global sustainability agenda. Backed by a strong electoral mandate, the new Indian government has been actively rooting for clean technology and energy efficiency in its endeavor to pursue a low-carbon growth model.
Let's look at changes that are meaningful to companies outside India, basically in the area of encouraging investments by overseas entities, removing bottlenecks and deploying capital into the markets.
"We are seeing the gravity of world economy shifting towards Asia," Hamid Ansari declared in Beijing last week. "Could the 21st century be an Asian century?" Only time -- and concerted effort from both sides -- will tell.