- The results are in from India’s recent state elections. Ashutosh Varshney asks whether it’s all over for the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, Sagarika Ghose argues that the Aam Aadmi Party’s success in Delhi has injected a spark of idealism into Indian democracy, and Siddharth Varadarajan looks at what the results might mean for general elections in 2014.
- How the Iranian nuclear agreement will benefit India.
- This week, India’s Supreme Court ruled to uphold a law which criminalises homosexual acts. PB Mehta argues that 'the court's decision is morally regressive, constitutionally dubious, legally arbitrary and smacks of the kind of hypocrisy that gives the rule of law, and the institutions that uphold it, a bad name.'
- Why investors shouldn’t get too excited about the prospect of a Modi win in India’s 2014 general election (Thanks Brendan).
- What the recent riots in Singapore’s Little India might tell us about the plight of migrant workers in the city-state.
- This New York Times article on the Tehelka case has prompted vocal debate on twitter.
- The economics of nuclear power generation, and why the Indian government’s focus on nuclear power might be misguided.
- Samanth Subramanian writes on his complex relationship with his grandfather:
Have there ever been generation gaps as yawning as the one between a grandfather born in the 1910s and a grandson born in the 1980s? We were separated by India’s most momentous decades. When he was a baby, the prospect of independence from the British was still only a glimmer on the horizon; by the time he first held me in his arms, he had already witnessed two world wars, the rousing energy of the Indian freedom movement, wars with China and Pakistan, and men on the moon.