Saarc Visit

Nepal pushes for Modi-Sharif meeting

As SAARC leaders gather in Kathmandu, the Nepal government is working hard, not only on last minute arrangements for the SAARC agenda, but also to try and push for Prime Minister Modi and Pakistan PM... »

"Hope Delhi will take Vajpayee line on Kashmir"

With the National Conference and the Congress discredited and marginalised in the State, the People’s Democratic Party is heading into a crucial election and remains the only challenge to the B... »
Former Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai. Photo: R.V. Moorthy

Former Afghan president Karzai: Pakistan demanded we reduce India's presence

On his first visit to India since he demitted office, former Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai has attacked Pakistan for continuing to offer safe haven to Taliban and terror groups, and for deman... »
Bhutan Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay.

If we didn’t have differences, we wouldn’t need SAARC: Tshering Tobgay

Both Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif are world leaders, and when they meet, I am optimistic good things are possible, says Bhutan Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay in an interview with Suhasini Haidar. »
US President Barack Obama honours Indian-American Pratima Dharm, for her contribution for Hindus in the US Military, at a function in the White House, Washington D.C.

‘Gita my basis for counselling Hindus in U.S. military’

Indian-American Pratima Dharm speaks of her deep links with India, and shares her thoughts on Hindus in the U.S. military and the kind of leader she hopes Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be. »
Yasutoshi Nishimura, Japanese Minister of State, Cabinet Office. Photo: Sushil Kumar Verma
November 10, 2014

Infrastructure​ biggest bottleneck for investment​: Japan Minister Nishimura

At your speech in New Delhi, you spoke about the investment climate in India, and raised your concerns. What do you think should be the priority for the Modi government to improve the c... »
Urjit R. Patel
New Delhi, October 31, 2014

RBI on Fed taper: India will need domestic funding for infra

Earlier this month, Reserve Bank’s Deputy Governor Urjit Patel spoke about the impact the US Federal Reserve’s Taper would have on India to The Hindu. The interview was conducted before... »
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg addressing the inaugural session of the first summit (October 9-10), in New Delhi on October 09, 2014. The young billionaire will also meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and key members of Modi's Cabinet. Photo: Rajeev Bhatt
October 9, 2014

Benefits of bringing connectivity to India are going to be profound: Zuckerberg

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s quest for the next billion Internet users has brought him to India for the first time. But given the lack of Internet connectivity and challenges related to a... »
Deb Roy in a January, 2014 photo. Photo: Joi Ito via Wikimedia commons
November 10, 2014

‘Imagine a future where everyone could express himself…’

Deb Roy founded and leads the Laboratory for Social Machines at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), which studies human interaction online to create more responsive governmen... »
U.S. Ambassador to India, Kathleen Stephens. Photo: K. V. Srinivasan
Chennai, October 21, 2014

‘India’s visa concerns will be addressed’

During a visit to Chennai, Ambassador Kathleen Stephens, the charge d’affaires at the U.S Embassy in New Delhi, answered questions on the way forward after the Modi-Obama summit in Washi... »
Economist Esther Duflo.
Photo: Rajeev Bhatt
October 1, 2014

‘Political courage needed to admit government can’t deliver promises’

In 2003, French-American economist Esther Duflo co-founded the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (JPAL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with Abhijit Banerjee and Sendhil Mul... »