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India’s Murderous Turn From Democracy

India’s Murderous Turn From Democracy

On September 5, the journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh was found slain outside her home in the southern Indian city of Bengaluru, gunned down in cold blood by an unidentified shooter. Lankesh was
China’s planning a 1,000km tunnel to divert water away from one of India’s largest rivers

China’s planning a 1,000km tunnel to divert water away from one of India’s largest rivers

China is working on an incredibly ambitious water diversion project involving the Brahmaputra, one of India’s largest rivers, which may become another point of tension…
Four charts and a table: more proof of India’s job crisis

Four charts and a table: more proof of India’s job crisis

It’s been a tough year for India’s jobs market. Between January and April alone, some 1.5 million jobs were lost, according to the Centre for…
India has finally become a better place to do business

India has finally become a better place to do business

There’s some good news coming in for the Narendra Modi government: India has managed to pull off quite an impressive show by moving to the…

Dina Wadia: Jinnah’s daughter, and a symbol of India and Pakistan’s tumultuous history

Dina Wadia, the 98-year-old daughter of Pakistan’s founding father Muhammad Ali Jinnah, is no more. Rarely seen or heard in public, Wadia has remained an…
India’s central bank is shutting the door on bitcoin and other crypto-currencies

India’s central bank is shutting the door on bitcoin and other crypto-currencies

Crypto-currencies may be one of the most intriguing subjects in the world of finance right now but they have failed to impress India’s central bank.…
Why is it still almost impossible for Indian rape survivors to get justice?

Why is it still almost impossible for Indian rape survivors to get justice?

It’s been nearly five years since the brutal gang rape of a woman on a bus in New Delhi shocked India. In the weeks that…
'Half my lung cancer patients are non-smokers': toxic air crisis chokes Delhi

'Half my lung cancer patients are non-smokers': toxic air crisis chokes Delhi

Pollution not just affecting peoples’ health but also India’s political leadership, with Modi appearing reluctant to head responseAs the air quality fell, first to severe, then to emergency levels
The deadly smog over New Delhi is a perfect example of everything that’s wrong with India

The deadly smog over New Delhi is a perfect example of everything that’s wrong with India

It is shocking but not surprising: for the last few years, smog over large swathes of north India heralds the winter. Everybody knows it will…

What is it like to be a child trafficking victim in India? An online game will put you in her shoes

Every year, thousands of young Indians are torn away from their families and forced into slavery—and hardly anyone stops to think of their struggles. Despite…
Why Suzuki and Toyota’s new partnership is a huge deal for India’s electric vehicle dream

Why Suzuki and Toyota’s new partnership is a huge deal for India’s electric vehicle dream

An ambitious new partnership between two Japanese carmakers could be the biggest disruption to hit India’s electric vehicles (EV) market. On Nov. 17, Suzuki and…
With the right moves, India’s renewables push could lift thousands of rural workers out of poverty

With the right moves, India’s renewables push could lift thousands of rural workers out of poverty

India’s major renewable energy push could be as much about poverty reduction and job creation as it is about energy security and climate change. The…
Hyderabad prepares for Ivanka Trump tour with rainbows and lookalikes

Hyderabad prepares for Ivanka Trump tour with rainbows and lookalikes

Donald Trump daughter’s arrival in south Indian city sparks loop of Ivanka clips on news and imitation mannequinsIf she happens to glance from the window of her motorcade as it courses through
‘Women First, Prosperity for All’: Ivanka Trump Focuses on Female Empowerment in India

‘Women First, Prosperity for All’: Ivanka Trump Focuses on Female Empowerment in India

First Daughter Ivanka Trump, who serves as senior White House adviser to President Donald Trump, praised international efforts to improve and expand the role of women in parts of the developing world
India’s female entrepreneurs agree with Ivanka Trump: the struggle is real

India’s female entrepreneurs agree with Ivanka Trump: the struggle is real

The struggles that women entrepreneurs go through are pretty much the same across the world. So when Ivanka Trump, a senior advisor to the US…
Obama to Meet Chinese, Indian Leaders on Asia Tour

Obama to Meet Chinese, Indian Leaders on Asia Tour

On Tuesday, former President Barack Obama embarked on a five-day trip to China, India, and France, where he will meet with Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi before
Ivanka Trump, in India, Calls for More Women in STEM

Ivanka Trump, in India, Calls for More Women in STEM

The daughter of and adviser to President Trump talks entrepreneurship and the wage gap at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad.
Why India Rolled Out the Red Carpet for Global Entrepreneurs, and What I Learned From Them

Why India Rolled Out the Red Carpet for Global Entrepreneurs, and What I Learned From Them

President Trump's tax plan, smart cities, and agri-tech were also big topics at this year's Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad.
India's prime minister is the second most-tweeted world leader after Trump

India's prime minister is the second most-tweeted world leader after Trump

Narendra Modi is killing it on Twitter. Not only does the Indian prime minister have 37.5 million followers, he's also the most tweeted about world leader in the world — after Trump of course.Modi is

Is India’s cashless economy bouncing back or sinking deeper?

It’s been over a year since Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the ban of India’s two most common bank notes, an economic gamble that left Indians in a state of financial panic. This move to