Danielle Rajendram is a Research Associate in the Lowy Institute's International Security Program whose work focuses on India and China-India relations.
- James Hardy argues that 'it is not clear that corruption has more of a negative effect on India's military capabilities than its tangle of bureaucratic inefficiency and institutional petrifaction'.
- Why land reform in India will be crucial. (Thanks Amal.)
- This new Carnegie report looks at the progress made by the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act since its inception in 2005.
- Tensions are rising between China and India over Chinese plans to build dams in Tibet.
- On a more positive note, Wei Wei, the Chinese Ambassador to India, on China-India relations. (Thanks Justin.)
- C Raja Mohan argues that India must deepen its dialogue with Washington and London on the future of Afghanistan.
- It looks as though the BRICS bank might go ahead. (H/t Philippa Brant.)
- A feminist reading of the Ramayana and other Hindu epics, which proves that princesses can be role models for girls.
- How bad is corruption and criminality among elected officials in India? According to the BBC, almost a third of India's elected politicians are under investigation for criminal charges: