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Fasting into oblivion?
As Arvind Kejriwal ended his ‘fast unto death’ last week, I couldn’t help but wonder at the rise and fall of the man. He started out with a lot of promise, gathered a lot of middle class and upper middle class support with the dream he was selling- a dream […]Read Blog ›
By On April 12, 2013
Modi’s rejig plan for the Foreign Ministry
It is difficult to switch on the television set and not find something or the other about Narendra Modi on the news channels these days. As the question rings in the air, of whether the current government of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be able to hold itself together till […]Read Blog ›
By On April 12, 2013
[Photo Blog] CPM protest against POSCO
Supporters of CPM Forward Block, RSP, AISF, AIYF, AITUC, AIKS, NFIW, PWA and other organisations protested against forced land acquisition in Odisha for construction of POSCO Steel Plant. While addressing S Sudhakar Reddy, General Secretary, CPI, said that the American-Korean Posco steel plant has been given more than 4000 acres […]Read Blog ›
By On April 12, 2013
[Photo Blog] India International Jewellery Week
Photographs from the the first season of the IIJW 2013 in New Delhi. By Vijay Pandey  Read Blog ›
By On April 12, 2013
On 14 June, Iran will vote for its new President. Current President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad finishes his second and final term in a state of political turmoil. Elections without stakes? The Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei who is the constitutional head of Islamic Republic of Iran, declared that the 2013 elections would […]Read Blog ›
By On April 12, 2013
[Photo Blog] For a fair shot at life
People affected with HIV and other health activists  during a protest to oppose a free trade agreement between India and European Union (EU), in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Health activists feel that the treaty, if enacted, will spell doom for thousands of HIV infected people who survive […]Read Blog ›
By On April 11, 2013
[Photo Blog] Haryana Ki Beti
10 April, New Delhi: Women from Haryana during a sit-in protest against rising crimes against women in the state Photographs by Arun SehrawatRead Blog ›
By On April 10, 2013
[Photo Blog] Science On Wheels
Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit, Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal and MoS (Independent Charge) for Environment and Forests Jayanthi Natarajan flagged off the Science Express – Biodiversity Special Train at a function in New Delhi on 9 April. Photographs by Dijeshwar SinghRead Blog ›
By On April 9, 2013
Why the West is wary of the BRICS
The fifth BRICS Summit in Durban, South Africa, which concluded on 27 March, indeed drew a lot of interest. But there was also a lot of criticism, especially from the West, as this informal association of five emerging countries clearly threatens western supremacy both on the economical and political fronts. […]Read Blog ›
By On April 9, 2013
DOMA with Indian Curry!
India has always been fascinated with US for reasons more than one. Many of us harbor these “foreign” dreams, born desi with dreams of building nests in a foreign land next to the Statue of Liberty. NRI dulhas and dulhans are most sought after. Before the call-center boom, we almost […]Read Blog ›
By On April 8, 2013
The shepherd principle: Leadership and Rahul Gandhi
It is a sign of our times that a pre-announced speech made by Rahul Gandhi, Vice President of the Indian National Congress, became as keenly awaited. From the moment he began his talk; many thronged their small screens to hear his vision or road map of a modern, evolving India. […]Read Blog ›
By On April 8, 2013
Is the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) worth keeping in today’s world?
Just a few hours back, North Korea’s state media unit announced that the country had gained all the required permissions from its establishment to mount a nuclear strike on the United States, mentioning Hawaii and Guam as potential targets that Pyongyang may hit. In response to such rhetoric, which US […]Read Blog ›
By On April 5, 2013