rss_icon

    INDIA AND WORLD

    Cyber Geopolitics: India pushes for democratic internet governance

    internet-governance

    With the growing salience of internet in its economy and national security spawning new narratives of national resurgence, India has made a robust pitch for democratising internet governance and to keep cyberspace open, dynamic and secure amid competing models and vested interests. New Delhi has stressed that “rather than being managed by a few, with the full involvement of governments, the private sector, civil society and international organizations.”

    Electoral battle rages on in India: But where are real issues?

    elections-bjp

    The issues that stare at much of the electorate in India renders the debate between secularism and communalism irrelevant. Not that secularism is not important.
    Indeed, a vast and diverse country like India can survive only through harmonious peaceful coexistence and an appreciation of this very diversity and pluralism. But the real issues that people would like politicians to debate on is why, sixty six years after independence so little has changed for so many, and where they have, why this change has been marginally inclusive

    Modi versus Togadia: No place in India for politics of hate

    modi-togadia

    The politics of hate and divisiveness has no place in a civilised time-tested secular polity as India. But the daemons of communalism are always itching to rare their ugly heads.

    Diplomacy

    India, Japan bond amid poll fever, raise their sights

    japan-sujatha

    Amid the raging election fever in the world’s most populous democracy and fraying Beijing-Tokyo ties, India’s top diplomat is in Japan to lay the groundwork⋅⋅⋅
    READ MORE

    Where is Ukraine headed?

    ukraine-obama

    There was hardly any good reason to expect any significant agreement to work together for de-escalation of the mounting tension by the four participants –⋅⋅⋅
    READ MORE

    India names first envoy to ASEAN

    asean-2

    Marking an upswing in India’s relations with Southeast Asia, India has named Mr Suresh K. Reddy as the country’s first ambassador to the separate Indian⋅⋅⋅
    READ MORE

    Politics

    War against corruption: Modi vows to cleanse the system

    corruption-visual1

    Mid-way through the nine-phase parliamentary elections in India, Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has declared a war on corruption and vowed⋅⋅⋅
    READ MORE

    TRS may spoil Congress’s political game plan in Telengana

    andhra-trs1

    The Telangana districts of the erstwhile Hyderabad State have had a troubled history from the days of Nizam’s rule. The kisan agitation against the landlords,⋅⋅⋅
    READ MORE

    Agony & anguish of Narendra Modi: ‘Shaken to the core’ after Gujarat riots

    modi-new

    Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate of India’s chief opposition BJP, has a talent for springing surprises. Demonised by many for his alleged complicity in⋅⋅⋅
    READ MORE

    The Quote Hanger

    Cinema in India is like brushing your teeth in the morning. You can't escape it. - Shahrukh Khan

    Dispatches/Updates

    India names first envoy to ASEAN

    Marking an upswing in India’s relations with Southeast Asia, India has named Mr Suresh K. Reddy as the country’s first ambassador to the separate Indian⋅⋅⋅
    READ MORE

    Delhi gets first female chief justice

    Breaking yet another glass ceiling, Justice Gorla Rohini has become the first woman chief justice of the Delhi high court. In a male-dominated judicial system⋅⋅⋅
    READ MORE

    Nigeria Africa’s largest economy

    Nigeria’s economy is on a roll. West Africa’s largest economy has clocked an average growth of 6.45 percent, which is 2.39 percent higher than the⋅⋅⋅
    READ MORE

    Syria announces elections, opposition cynical

    Amid a festering civil war in the West Asian country, the Syrian government has announced that it will conduct a presidential election on June 3.⋅⋅⋅
    READ MORE

    In Conversation

    Target India: Never say no to New York

    DSC01663

    Popular American TV show Sex and the City, which ran for several seasons, is, by far, the best advertisement ever that New York City ever⋅⋅⋅
    READ MORE

    Akhil Bakshi: A born tramp heads on One World voyage

    akhil-bakshi

    Akhil Bakshi suffers from a curious affliction: the perpetual itch to explore new places and connect distant lands and cultures. He is a perennial voyager⋅⋅⋅
    READ MORE

    At home in India, leaving America and living with Hemingway

    katakis

    An internationally acclaimed photographer, whose black and white images occupy pride of place in elite galleries in the UK, Michael Katakis was on a whirlwind⋅⋅⋅
    READ MORE

    Culture

    Internet governance debates gain steam within India

    internet

    The conversation about internet governance has started making headlines in India over the past few months. Much of this can be traced back to the⋅⋅⋅
    READ MORE

    Frontier Gandhi’s Legacy

    gandhi-frontier-movie

    Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, or Frontier Gandhi, has always posed an equal challenge to both cynics and optimists. The cynics find it hard to dismiss⋅⋅⋅
    READ MORE

    A diplomat remembers Mandela…: ‘Gandhi of Our Time’

    mandela-new

    Madiba, as South Africa’s national icon and liberator was fondly called, has said his final goodbye to this world where he scripted a new anthem⋅⋅⋅
    READ MORE

    Why Write?

    Henry Miller’s 11 commandments on writing

    henry-miller2

    In the early 1930s, Henry Miller penned down what he called 11 commandments on writing while working on Tropic of Cancer, the novel that will⋅⋅⋅
    READ MORE

    Why I Write

    orwell

    From a very early age, perhaps the age of five or six, I knew that when I grew up I should be a writer. Between⋅⋅⋅
    READ MORE

    Writing is a concentrated form of thinking.

    timoreilly-r87e-100x120

    Writing is a concentrated form of thinking. I don’t know what I think about certain subjects, even today, until I sit down and try to⋅⋅⋅
    READ MORE

    Africa Rising

    Abe’s African Safari: Will it pay off?

    japan-africa1

    At the beginning of the year, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a trip to Africa, visiting Ethiopia, Ivory Coast and Mozambique. This was the⋅⋅⋅
    READ MORE

    Africa and the International Criminal Court

    africa-icc

    The opposition of many African governments to the International Criminal Court (ICC) is not new. Since 2008, when former ICC prosecutor Moreno Ocampo launched charges⋅⋅⋅
    READ MORE

    Rising terrorism: An emerging threat to rising Africa

    terror-africa

    The story of a rising Africa, and specially its economic resurgence, is one that can’t be easily passed over. Between 2011-2015, the International Monetary Fund⋅⋅⋅
    READ MORE

    Books Reviews

    Recreating ethos of the Tagore women

    jorasanko-1

    It is a book that immerses the reader in its rich descriptions of a life that ceased to be more than a century ago. It⋅⋅⋅
    READ MORE

    Book and poetry

    Of day-dreaming, living in home of poetry, benevolence in India

    simon

    Poet and novelist Simon Armitage lives in West Yorkshire, but his true home is that numinous place called poetry. He likes to think of himself⋅⋅⋅
    READ MORE

    Sunetra Gupta: Juggling science and writing, playing music with words

    sunetra

    For years Dr Sunetra Gupta has been working on mathematical models to make sense of the evolutionary ecology of infectious disease systems at the University⋅⋅⋅
    READ MORE

    The Nowhere Man II: The Unnameable, Say what you want to say, Truth or Mime

    nowhere-man

    The Unnameable The sea sings a sad song, Waves whisper intimacies Abyss is the Beloved. He desires no belonging, Only a deep-down sadness parted lips,⋅⋅⋅
    READ MORE

    Travel

    Border-crossing: Supper in Sweden, Dinner in Denmark

    Arial photo of the bridge with ferry passing under

    For those of us living in India, crossing over casually is a distant dream. Even though India and Pakistan were one over six decades ago,⋅⋅⋅
    READ MORE

    The Arts

    A breath of fresh air: Emerging artists set to transform India’s art market

    artist3

    They are bold, innovative, experimental and hungry to be heard and seen. Emerging artists are clearly the new toast in the art world even as⋅⋅⋅
    READ MORE

    BUSINESS WITH INDIA • CORPORATE INDIA

    ‘India to be world’s 3rd largest economy by 2028’

    india-economy1

    Amid none-too-bright bright forecasts for the Indian economy in the near term, this projection should bring some cheer to those betting on the India growth⋅⋅⋅
    READ MORE

    CHINA CONNECT

    Afghan muddle: China seeks closer cooperation with India

    china-afghan4

    BEIJING: Against the backdrop of the impending drawdown of foreign combat troops from Afghanistan, China has sought closer cooperation with India in combating terrorism and⋅⋅⋅
    READ MORE

    DAILY FIX

    First terror strike to hit Buddhist site: What’s the message?

    bodhi

    The holy Bodhi tree, under which Lord Buddha is believed to have attained enlightenment centuries ago, has emerged unscathed, but a string of horrendous blasts⋅⋅⋅
    READ MORE

    "From Pamuk to Vikas Swarup, from Rilke to Roland Barthes and from Coomaraswamy to Agha Shahid Ali, indiawrites.org wants to reconnect us to that tradition which is under severe assault from the global writer and global reader. That it does not disdain literary news and events -- the Frankfurt Festival, Booker award, literary diplomat -- is also equally welcome." MORE...


    © Copyright 2012 IndiaWrites.org. All rights reserved except for book/publication extracts. Write to us for details.