In April the Republic of India, the world’s largest democracy, will go to the polls. The electorate is over 800 million and 66% percent turnout was the case in the last general election of 2014, which brought Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya…

At least 50 Indian stars and entertainment executives were targeted, and several of them hacked, by Qatar as part of an extensive operation that appears to have the aim of infiltrating and influencing Indian society by way of the country’s…

If Shakespeare were with us today, he might erroneously question, “What’s in a brand?” The answer is plenty. A brand evokes emotion and bonds consumers with companies. It also conveys images. In the case of Walmart, it suggests low cost,…

Suddenly, the prime minister of India, Narendra Modi appears vulnerable — with a national election looming by May of 2019. This India observer admits to being a stunned mullet. Less than five years ago, Modi was elected with an absolute…

Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled to visit New Delhi on October 5. His visit follows India’s announcement on September 27 that it will procure the S-400 air defense system from Russia in a $5.4 billion contract. The integrated system is…

If Shakespeare were with us today, he might erroneously question, “What’s in a brand?” The answer is plenty. A brand evokes emotion and bonds consumers with companies. It also conveys images. In the case of Walmart, it suggests low cost,…

“It will always be a mystery why a few bombastic speeches have been enough to wash the bloodstains off Churchill’s racist hands.” This was how Shashi Tharoor, a successful and popular Indian politician, concluded his recent op-ed for the Washington…

By various accounts, India is performing reasonably well. GDP growth, at times a national obsession, was running at 7.2% for the quarter ended in December. Some projections call for continuation at up to 7.5% during fiscal 2019 ending next March….

Hillary Clinton reliving her presidential election sounds like Miss Havisham talking about her wedding day. They both, one senses, harbored great expectations that became great resentments. The letdown of the loss, of an office and of a husband, unleashed psychological…

The world’s intelligentsia and corporate and political leaders are meeting this week at Davos, hosted by the World Economic Forum — high in the Rhaetian Alps of Switzerland where 15 inches of snow are forecast for the next seven days….

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