In recent years, India’s economy has been remarkably dynamic and the country is emerging as a global power. Unfortunately, a corrupt and inefficient colonial-era bureaucracy could put a brake on India’s breakthrough.
Tibetans prefer democracy to autocracy, Buddhism to communism and the Dalai Lama to Emperor Xi. That is why China seeks to take over Tawang, home to Asia’s oldest monastery and a place where, as per the Tibetan tradition, the next Dalai Lama could be reborn.
The author, whose origins are Indian, marvels at the confusion produced by a civilization that refuses to clarify its thoughts about the world’s largest continent. She offers some guidelines and suggestions that may help to remedy the problem in English.
India and Pakistan have disputed the ethnically diverse Himalayan region of Kashmir since 1947. India revoked Article 370 in 2019, stripping Kashmir of its special status and autonomy. It also increased its military presence in the region, raising major questions.
The multiple and persistent problems in India around the procurement of cereals and pulses could be solved by studying the success of procurement methods and procedures in the milk production sector, and in particular, the Amul Model.
Salvatore Babones argues that Western think tanks rank Indian democracy poorly because of cultural bias and subjective opinion, not objective truth.
Fate conspires against a CIA man’s plan to hike (trek in Indian English) in the Himalayas. A whirlwind of unplanned events, overzealous minders and swamis make sure that mountains remain faraway.
During his recent India visit, the UN chief asked India “to protect and promote the rights of all individuals, including members of minority communities.” India is doing that and more. It is a force for global good and deserves not preaching but respect.
In this edition of The Interview, documentary filmmaker, Deepika Narayan Bhardwaj talks about some women using the laws designed to protect them from sexual abuse to harass and blackmail men. She calls for reforms that protect men against such misuse.
A fourth year medical student after a visit to an emergency ward examines his craving for productivity during a clinical rotation in this ward.
Muslims and Buddhists have come together to demand full autonomy and regular statehood from New Delhi. They have been resolving their religious differences and working together, setting a great template for the rest of India.
Both India and Pakistan demonize the other, starting from children’s history books. Instead, they could emulate efforts like the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of South Africa, tell stories of atrocities on both sides of the border, listen to them and engage with each other for peace.
The Indian dharmic and karmic traditions prize debate, cross-examination, self-reflection and introspection. With no central authority figure, they lack popes or ayatollahs, leading to a relatively more tolerant society over many centuries. These traditions have renewed relevance in this new age of...