Average living standards improved while the government managed to halve the rates of poverty, hunger and lack of clean drinking water. Despite this success, one major failure sticks out: sanitation.
While bombers and aircraft carriers need to do their stuff, the problem of terrorist-related violence will not be solved by force alone. President Hollande must also engage with his alienated Muslim community with the same determination he has shown in attacking ISIS and win them over.
Turkey and India are both democracies and significant American allies. Both India and Turkey are secular countries ruled by strong-willed leaders rooted in religion-based politics, Islam for Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Hinduism for India's Narendra Modi.
In these tense times when debates on religion address little else but concerns about its abuse, the speakers at the Third Dharma-Dhamma Conference in ...
The election loss in the heartland state came after a period of intense debate over tolerance and India's national identity. Attacks on minorities and rationalists, combined with communalist rhetoric and religion-based policies aggravated India's long simmering 'culture-wars.'
The 2014 parliamentary elections in India that brought the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) back to power, after ten years in the wilderness, reflected the desire of a young Indian electorate that wanted robust foreign policy (and economic reform).
It is not the age that makes Zuckerberg and Modi incompatible friends. It is in fact their divergent world vision that will ultimately clash and hamper a great friendship between the two in the long run.
India definitely has a lot to be proud of, but to be such an advanced country overall yet still lag behind in meeting basic infrastructural needs like sewage and waste treatment is unacceptable.
This month has particularly witnessed a dramatic surge in xenophobia in India where Hindu extremist activists forced to cancel a concert of Ghulam Ali, a seventy-four year old legendary Urdu singer from Pakistan who is equally popular in India, in Mumbai.
The dynamic Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi and Google's new CEO Sundar Pichai took the stage to address the engaged and excited audience.
It is hardly two weeks since Modi's visit, but India has already made international headlines for religious violence that led to a man to be lynched to death by a mob.
The message from New Delhi seems to be that the economic blockade on Nepal will be completely lifted only when the demands of the protesting Madheshis and Tharus, especially on province demarcations, are met. This is the reason it is sending essential supplies into Nepal in fits and starts.
Mr. Modi's reform agenda has not yet extended to India's historically protectionist trade policies. Unlike many other developing countries, particularly in Asia, India remains largely outside the web of global and regional trade compacts.
As far as we may seemingly be from a functioning government with two legitimate parties debating how to best serve Americans, the GOP had to hit rock bottom before its climb back to relevance. With the resignation of Boehner, I think we just did.
Is Modi's visit "Madison Square Garden Part 2?" Not really. It is unlikely that San Jose will surpass Madison Square Garden in the numbers game, but in the digital game, it just may well.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the United States this week will continue the growing positive and proactive engagement between these "natural allies," a label first raised by President Barack Obama in 2009.