Politics

Reaping The Trade Whirlwind

For the better part of the past century, the United States and the West have pontificated on the virtues of global trade.

Taboo: The East India Company And The True Horrors of Empire

The East India Company (EIC) was certainly both economically and politically powerful in early 19th-century Britain.

Back From Exile

Pakistan’s cricket push lures advertisers

High Crimes And Misdemeanors

The Department of Homeland Security has established a new office, called Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE), tasked with publishing a weekly list of crimes committed by aliens.

Man Angling to Become The US Envoy to India Shares Trump’s Love of The Limelight

Kumar, intent on being more than a rumor, has been quietly waging a behind-the-scenes campaign to be America’s envoy to New Delhi, although, publicly, he says he would “have to think about it” if asked..

Reviving The Non Aligned Movement

The commonplace criticism of NAM is that since its genesis in the acrimonious bi-polarity of the cold war it has lost its relevance in the post-cold war scenario.

Seeing Trump Through South Indian Eyes

From South India to Trump’s election: the happy marriage of stardom and politics.

Reimagining Democracy

The time has come to reimagine democracy, predicated on the first principles of individual rights and individual autonomy.

Target H1B Visas

Trump has described H-1Bs as a “cheap labor program” subject to “widespread, rampant” abuse.

Sales at Trump Tower Mumbai Have Chilled

Real estate and politics are often intertwined in India, and the Lodha family is well-placed at the intersection of the two endeavors.

A Botched Experiment

Clearly the government had neither planned nor thought through the full implications and impact of this massive economic experiment.

The Ongoing Effect of Empire in Britain

Considerable attention has been directed to the plight of EU immigrants living in the UK following the Brexit vote.

Trump Refugee in India Scores The 2016 Election

In 1958, the author Aldous Huxley gave an interview on U.S. television in which he sagely forewarned the inevitability of a media-savvy personality

Demonetization in India: Who Will Pay The Price?

There are also questions over whether the “masterstroke” is masterful enough.

Overturning Fighting Faiths

The palpable anger that angers Donald Trump’s followers will outlast him. Both political parties risk alienation and irrelevancy if they are unable to sever the shackles of dogma and orthodoxy that have outlived their lifespan.

Riding the Political Rapids

The public mood is bitter and resentful, as is evidenced by the growing public opposition to trade deals.

Indian American Political Tango

Trust Indians to add a touch of exaggerated theatrics to the U.S. presidential elections.

Congressional Moonshot

2016 is distinctive in the number of Indian Americans who have a serious shot at entering the U.S. Congress.

Behind The Glitter

What goes on behind those power luncheons and orchestrated dinners hosted by Indian PM and dignitaries? A glimpse into this heavily guarded world of ‘soft politics’

India’s Smart Cities

The objective of India’s smart cities program is “to promote cities that provide core infrastructure and give a decent quality of life to its citizens, a clean and sustainable environment and application of ‘smart’ solutions.

Bottom Up: I Paid a Bribe

It is individual citizens who frequently feel the direct effects of corruption, so why not put the individual at the center of efforts to weed out corrupt practices?

Year The Earth Stood Still

In important respects, the relationship among China, India and Pakistan is more threatening today than it was then, because all three now have nuclear weapons.

Will the Bihar Loss Derail India’s Economic Reforms

It is not as though the BJP has become bogged down in this house cleaning to forget about its economic reforms initiative.

Britain, India And The Koh-i-Noor

Don’t expect the jewel to be prised out of the crown.

Modi’s Small Steps May Add Up

The country has jumped 16 places in the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Competitiveness Report 2015-16.

The Political Kingmaker Nobody Knows

The tiny bottles of 5-hour Energy that made Manoj Bhargava a billionaire are just about everywhere. But the Princeton dropout and former Hindu monk is

The Dispiriting Choice

The lethal combination of big money and growing voter apathy are seriously imperiling the core foundations of American democracy.

Indian Budget Yesterday and Tomorrow

At the customary post-Budget press conference address by Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, he was asked why his Budget lacked a single big-bang idea.

A Round for Free Speech

It is clear that Section 66A arbitrarily, excessively and disproportionately invades the right of free speech and upsets the balance between such right and the reasonable restrictions that may be imposed on such right.

Return of The Muffler Man

If Congress lost India using negative propagandist tactics against Modi in the general elections last year, the BJP did a ditto against Kejriwal last month — and lost Delhi.

UN Victors Council

“It is ironical that calls for democracy and the rule of law are being made in a (Security) Council that itself embodies the undemocratic stranglehold of the privileges of a few, forged by a wartime alliance that no longer exists.”

Modi's American Sweetheart

Becoming partners in policy and play, the leaders of the world’s largest and oldest democracies displayed a rare chemistry.

Immoral Morality

In this world, the rule of law — and the morality undergirding it — is defined not by grace or righteousness, but strength. This is the morality of power, not of truth. And it is strutting the world stage now.

Modi Ignites Language Wars in Lutyens' Delhi

With the rise and rise of Narendra Modi, India’s first truly post-Independence prime minister, who also happens to be its least “classically educated” one, Lutyens’ Delhi is confronting a brand new reality.

Can The Make In India Promise Work

The campaign, which focuses on the manufacturing sector, is not going to be easy to deliver, despite the enthusiasm that accompanied the launch of the effort’s new logo and website.

NaMoste America

The five-day spectacle saw desi hearts bloat up with pride, injecting a new sense of crossover nationalism among overseas Indians for their, at times imaginary, homeland, India.

Political Twists And Turns

In less than six years since driving the U.S., and indeed the global economy, into a ditch, Republicans are likely to reclaim both the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate in the upcoming Mid Term elections.

Socially Apart

Both the public and private sectors have underestimated the human imperative to behave socially.

Restoring Kolkata’s Writers’ Buildings

The facelift of the red colonial edifice, built around 1780, is part of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s “London dreams,”.

MPs Sachin Ducks Rekha Flops

The controversy over Sachin and Rekha has brought into relief the question, do we really need celebrity MPs?

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