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Eye of the Tiger: Modi's India

Joe Singh | Posted 07.22.2014 | World
Joe Singh

Whether or not Modi succeeds remains to be seen. His BJP has a majority of its own, having won the election without resorting to creating a coalition, but the economic reality is complex, and the jury is out on whether Modi can build the total consensus that a national leader needs.

Voting Begins in World's Most Colorful Elections in India

Gunjan Bagla | Posted 06.07.2014 | World
Gunjan Bagla

Keen India watchers know that the 2014 elections are likely to be India's most influential in three decades.

India: The World's Largest Democracy Goes to the Polls

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

As we approach the election, there are two noteworthy points regarding Muslim voters: One, Muslims do not vote as a monolithic bloc and two, they have tended to vote strategically in consecutive elections.

World's Largest Democracy Prepares for Biggest Ever Elections

Gunjan Bagla | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
Gunjan Bagla

Good news often gets engulfed by bad news, and this is a good news story about democracy working right. Starting on April 7, the world's largest democracy will elect its 16th Parliament.

India: Religion vs. Elections

Connor Ryan | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
Connor Ryan

Starting April 16, the people of India will determine the government of the country for the next five years. The elections will end on May 13 and the previous government will cease to exist on May 31.

India's Gandhi Accuses Opponent Of 'Abetting' Religious Riots

Reuters | Posted 03.29.2014 | Religion

NEW DELHI, Jan 27 (Reuters) - India's Rahul Gandhi attacked the chief opponent of his embattled Congress party on Monday by accusing his regional go...

Young, Restless and Indian

Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi | Posted 03.05.2014 | World
Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi

Sometimes the forces in a country, be it corruption in the political classes or bad grammar in the national press, provoke a revolution. And sometimes, when it appears the revolution will exhaust itself before ever beginning, the computer servers in India for "getmeoutofhere.com" will crash.

Is Narenda Modi a Lot of Bull?

Peter Navarro | Posted 02.15.2014 | Business
Peter Navarro

Narendra Modi. Is he India's Ronald Reagan, who will light a fire under one of the most underperforming economies in the world? That's a critical question financial analysts and corporate executives around the world are now asking.

How Rahul Gandhi, Amul Baby of India Has Become the David Of Indian Politics

Sreedhar Pillai | Posted 11.30.2013 | World
Sreedhar Pillai

All of a sudden, the story of David and Goliath has once again been enacted in Delhi, which 1.3 billion Indians proudly call the seat of their democra...

Why India's Next Prime Minister Will Be a Woman

Sunil Sharan | Posted 09.16.2013 | World
Sunil Sharan

Disillusionment with the ruling Congress is widespread. Its leadership too seems resigned to not regaining power. All it wants to do is thwart Modi from winning.

In Defense of Manmohan Singh

Sunil Sharan | Posted 07.28.2013 | World
Sunil Sharan

India has become disillusioned with its robotic prime minister, Manmohan Singh. Sure, he walks and talks like R2-D2, but with nine years under his belt, he is now the country's third-longest serving premier, behind only the iconic Nehru and his daughter, Indira.

Beehive Janata Party

Sunil Sharan | Posted 06.10.2013 | World
Sunil Sharan

Indian Congress party vice president, Rahul Gandhi, recently called his country a "beehive," provoking the ire of Narendra Modi, coming man of the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). In his intemperance, Modi appears to have overlooked how his own party had become a beehive.

Two Indians Who Just Won't Quit

Sunil Sharan | Posted 06.04.2013 | World
Sunil Sharan

An unprecedented bar, a century of international centuries (a century is 100 runs) was set for him. He started groaning under the pressure, and took a year to achieve the landmark, to India's collective sigh. Was this the grand finale?

How India Failed Kashmir

Sunil Sharan | Posted 05.12.2013 | World
Sunil Sharan

Learn statecraft, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh admonished his own home minister after he did not forewarn the family of a Kashmiri held responsible for an attack on India's Parliament, about his hanging.

Why Jayalalithaa Is India's Next Prime Minister

Sunil Sharan | Posted 02.28.2013 | World
Sunil Sharan

Jayalalithaa's English is excellent, which should be sufficient to make her PM. She needs to brush up on her Hindi though so that she can endear herself to the 400 million Indians who speak the language. That in itself will provide her more longevity of tenure than anything else.

The Great Indian Coal Bailout

Justin Guay | Posted 04.13.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

Those paying attention to the Indian coal sector know that it's in a state of crisis. Coal supplies for the number of planned plants are largely an illusion, plants that have been built are going bankrupt, and financiers publicly call it a 'distressed sector.'

Why Won't the Indians Accept Rahul Gandhi as Their Own Obama?

Sreedhar Pillai | Posted 03.26.2013 | World
Sreedhar Pillai

His insightful mind and commitment to his country could be glimpsed from the pathos of his acceptance speech which the Indian media has ascribed as the "Obama moment" of the party.

Nehru-Gandhi Dynasty Positioned To Reassume Power In India

AP | By PRAKASH BHANDARI | Posted 03.21.2013 | World

JAIPUR, India (AP) — Rahul Gandhi, the heir to India's Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty, said he would work to transform the country by decentralizing...

The Dynastic Rot in South Asia

Saad Khan | Posted 06.10.2012 | World
Saad Khan

While Pakistan has had a love-hate relationship with democracy, India has consistently remained democratic. After 65 years, it looks abysmal to see the largest democracy in the world still unable to shun dynasticism.

India's Recent Elections and the Way Forward

Aparna Pande | Posted 05.12.2012 | World
Aparna Pande

Earlier this week the U.S. Republican party held key primary elections while India had elections in five states. In both countries the result of elections will influence the course of politics and determine foreign policy.



Why Did Election 2012 Make Vladimir Putin Cry in Victory And Rahul Gandhi Smile in Defeat?

Sreedhar Pillai | Posted 05.06.2012 | World
Sreedhar Pillai

Putin's tears, which appeared as he announced his election victory as the new president of Russia, have become the but of several jokes. They have not certainly softened the cobble stones of the red square though they must have made his long gone mentor Lenin turn in his nearby mausoleum.

India Feels the BRIC-bats

Urmila Venugopalan | Posted 04.01.2012 | World
Urmila Venugopalan

The venality, equivocation and change-aversion of India's leaders could jeopardize the country's long-term economic prospects and prevent it from realizing its ambition to become a 21st century global power.

Shunned, Will He Bolt?

Sunil Sharan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sunil Sharan

What was supposed to be a breakthrough meeting between the foreign ministers of India and Pakistan last month degenerated into a public rebuke of Indi...

The US-India Business Council Comes of Age

Sunil Chacko | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sunil Chacko

The overflow crowd at the US-India Business Council's "Synergies Summit" emphasized how positively different the Council has become from even a dozen years ago.

Why India Cannot Be Run as a Corporation

Pinaki Bhattacharya | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Pinaki Bhattacharya

The disparate voices that constitute the vast mosaic of Indian polity provide necessary dynamism to a situation that can often seem impossible to an outsider.