Danielle Rajendram is a Lowy Institute research associate. Her work focuses on Indian foreign and domestic policy, India-China relations and Asian security.
- This week Prime Minister Singh traveled to China. Here’s Sanjaya Baru on the bilateral relationship: 'no Indian political leader can afford to so complain about China, since China is still viewed by the general Indian public as more of an equal than a mightier unequal. Therein lies the challenge for India's political leadership in managing the transition phase in the medium term, when China remains more powerful but cannot be treated as such.'
- The most recent edition of the Washington Quarterly includes a feature on ‘India’s rising tensions’.
- Are private sector partnerships the answer to India’s crumbling public monuments?
- Siddharth Varadarajan, Editor of The Hindu, publicly announced his sudden resignation this week on Twitter. Here’s an interview he did with Tehelka soon after he stepped down.
- Lowy Institute International Security Program Director Rory Medcalf will speak on Australia-India strategic ties at the Regional Pravasi Bhartiya Divas, a major Indian diaspora conference, in Sydney on 11 November. Register before 31 October to attend.
- Why India has a shortage of judges.
- Tridivesh Singh argues that Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi are both foreign policy enigmas.
- How does the electoral cycle affect reform in India?
- William Antholis explores the increasing importance of state governments in India and China and argues that the US must re-calibrate its diplomacy to take this into account. Here’s a quick overview of his main arguments: