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  1. Law makes it illegal not to care for parents

    Posted Dec 10th 2007, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... Amrit Dhillon in New Delhi The essence of love is that it cannot be forced. Yet India is trying to turn a moral obligation into a legal necessity, through a law that compels people to look after their elderly parents. The law, passed last week, prescribes three months in jail for anyone who neglects their parents. Minister of Social Affairs Meira Kumar said India's family ...

  2. Subcontinental drift

    Posted May 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sujit Saraf's Hobbesian vision of modern India needs no moral moorings, he tells Manreet Sodhi-Someshwar On a typical day, Sujit Saraf calculates the trajectory of a Sun-synchronous ... of India to promote his sprawling 750-page novel The Peacock Throne, Saraf is at a relative's place, and very much at home. 'Home is India,' he says. 'The US is the country ...

  3. Extradition may shed light on arms-drop mystery

    Posted Jun 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'Mastermind' to stand trial over 1995 incident, writes S. N. M. Abdi Will the extradition of one of India's most wanted men finally crack the unsolved Purulia, India ... and New Delhi and agreed to hand over Kim Peter Davy alias Niels Christian Nielsen, to stand trial in India. Described variously as a Dane, a New Zealander, an Englishman or an American, Davy ...

  4. Breaking down terrorist perceptions from within

    Posted Jan 15th 2007, 12:00am by Sunanda Kisor Datta-Ray

    ... A leading Muslim organisation in India is making a determined bid to break down the perception that Muslims are unpatriotic or sympathise with terrorists. 'Our aim is to explain ... A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, is Muslim. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh belongs to the minority Sikh community. India's most powerful politician, ruling Congress party president Sonia Gandhi ...

  5. India's liberalisation by stealth breeds ignorance

    Posted Sep 10th 2007, 12:00am by Sunanda Kisor Datta-Ray

    ... Resistance to the American chain Wal-Mart can be put down to anti-foreigner phobia. But the fire has now been turned on Reliance, one of India's biggest companies. It has an ambitious US$5.6 ... by 2011. While New Delhi allows individual foreign brands to sell in India through their own shops, the general retail trade is restricted to Indian entrepreneurs. Tesco, Carrefour and other ...

  6. Education left behind in India's leap forward

    Posted Apr 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Sunanda Kisor Datta-Ray

    ... Sunanda Kisor Datta-Ray India is going places. But reports of western universities courting Indian students do not mean only that middle class has a substantial disposable income. A more ... Nothing wrong with that, but India's educational agenda has more pressing priorities. A showpiece to facilitate intellectual guanxi will distract attention from the desperate need ...

  7. e-pal

    Posted Aug 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Name: Nandan Gokhale Age: 16 City/country: Pune/India Name of school: Fergusson College I am a happy-go-lucky guy who really loves to laugh. I am very curious and always try to find out more about everything: different countries, cultures, food, history and so on. I come from Pune, a city in western India near Mumbai. Pune is the eighth largest city in India, with a population ...

  8. Danger zones

    Posted Nov 18th 2007, 12:00am by Alister McMillan

    ... India in 1977. Then in her mid-30s, she and her children were walking in the place they called home while her husband, a scholar of religion and Sanskrit, worked on the subcontinent for a year. ... a seamstress, a high school and university English teacher, a librarian at Harvard University and a scholar of medieval literature. While looking after her children in India, she wrote the short story ...

  9. The future is clear

    Posted Jul 19th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... The Lifeline Express has provided a young boy with a new life, writes Elaine Yau With its rippling fields, craggy mountains and imposing plateaus, Tibet attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world every year. But for the more than 300 ...

  10. Dongfang to set up in India

    Posted Oct 26th 2007, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... serve India - its largest overseas market - and Southeast Asia. The 23,240 square metre centre will engage mainly in the selling of spare parts, equipment and tools for power generation ... the company's international competitiveness ... and help increase its market share in India,' it said. Company secretary Gong Dan said the centre, its first overseas, would also serve its Pakistani ...




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