India

India’s Modi, Shah, Jaitley Lose Some Bounce

Narendra Modi’s BJP government is looking defensive and rattled, even jittery. For the first time since it swept to power in 2014 it has lost some the bombast and razzmatazz with which Modi has trumpeted countl...

India and China in a Water War

With more than 32 million people hit by floods in four Indian states so far this year, New Delhi is growing increasingly frustrated over China’s refusal to share current river data despite bilateral agreements ...

Indian Court Bans Book About Flamboyant Guru-Tycoon

A New Delhi court has blocked publication of a book based on the life of Baba Ramdev, a flamboyant guru-turned-tycoon who straddles a US$1.7 billion global business empire peddling everything from consumer prod...

India’s Tax Gamble

On July 1, India will toss its labyrinthine tax regime out the window and replace it with a more streamlined nationwide Goods & Services Tax (GST) that is hailed by many as the country’s most pathbreaking t...

Prosper or perish: Time for Sustainable Development

With US President Donald Trump's walkout of the Paris Deal, the agreement that aims to keep planetary warming by 2030 below the 2°C rise ceiling, the debate about sustainable development has gained increased tr...

Christie’s Trims South Asian Sails, Does Well in London

Christie’s yesterday scored at its annual early summer auction in London of South Asian modern art with sales totaling £5.9 million (US$7.66 million) with more than 90 percent of 69 lots finding buyers. That...

India Shies Away from the OBOR Party

Chinese President Xi Jinping's highly-choreographed One Belt One Road Summit in Beijing last weekend, touted as China’s “grand coming out globalization party,” saw attendance from presidents, prime ministers an...