Global Health Strategies, an NGO that works with the Gates Foundation and other groups, recently released a report on the so-called BRICS countries and global public health. Their main point was that the BRICS countries had an increasingly and largely invisible role in world health, especially among the poorest of the poor. Read more

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Indian agriculture minister, Sharad Pawar, earlier this month declared the Indian government had no plans to buy farmland abroad or even help private firms do so. Read more

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Flying back from a desultory summit meeting in Moscow last year, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was asked by the media about the state of the economy. He mumbled a few things but noted that investment was riding at 36 per cent of the GDP and so he was confident. Read more

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The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, an international agreement that would bind all nations to never again carry out a nuclear test, has passed from the lexicon of India’s foreign policy debate – even though it was once one of the dirty words of New Delhi’s nattering class. Read more

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