China India standoff raises memories of 1962 war

For the past three weeks it has sometimes seemed, from India media reports and aggressive statements coming out of Beijing, that there is a distinct possibility of a Himalayan border war breaking out between th...

Trump, Modi bond and boost US-India partnership

Donald Trump and Narendra Modi had a remarkably successful afternoon and evening at the White House yesterday, bonding and even hugging in an easy way, and avoiding potential clashes on issues such as visas and...

Modi on a roll as he meets Donald Trump for the first time

Narendra Modi is on a roll. The Indian prime minister arrived in Washington last night for his first meeting with Donald Trump, which takes place on June 26. after lining up two politically significant and headline-catching political and economic successes in ...

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 has helped rebuild Christie’s regional reputation...

Modi’s Three-Year Report Card

The third anniversary of Narendra Modi being sworn in as prime minister was celebrated on May 26 with all the bombast that has come to characterize a nationalist administration built around the image of one man...

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...

Return of the License Raj?

Indian nationalists are attempting to push their country towards China-style mercantilism in hobbling US consumer giants Amazon and Uber from making inroads against local brands Flipkart and Ola, demanding that the government protect local companies against wh...