India at the Crossroads

August 15, 2013

Once christened as the "jewel in the crown," India has since failed to live up to its potential. India is a country that has a plethora of descriptions: "The world’s largest democracy," "Land of spirituality," and "Land of tigers and elephants" are...

India: A Nation in Search of its Soul

August 15, 2013

With high inequality and corruption that is rife, India is a volcano about to explode. When India became independent, it had a clear idea of its destiny. Gandhi had set India on a course that was democratic, egalitarian and plural. In keeping with India’s syncretism, people speaking a...

The Indian Army’s Role in Nation Building

August 14, 2013

India's army has seen its role as the nation’s “ultimate weapon” diminish. The Indian nation should have been able to look back at the country’s journey from 1947 and justifiably feel proud of the progress it has made so far. Unfortunately, the overwhelming mood in...

Young India: The Dichotomy in Politics

August 14, 2013

Old men dream of coming back to power, but it is young India who will decide the future. On August 11, when Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) campaign committee chief as well as the party's prime ministerial aspirant, sounded the poll bugle for the 2014 Indian general elections...

India and the Long, Slow Walk Toward Destiny

August 13, 2013

By 2030, India will be the world's rising economic powerhouse. “We are citizens of a great country, on the verge of bold advance, and we have to live up to that high standard” —  Jawaharlal Nehru, on the eve of Indian independence. India exemplifies Adam Smith’s...