Aakash 2 was recently displayed at the United Nations as an example of Indian frugal innovation. Back home, it became slightly mired in claims that it was actually a “made in China” product. Read more

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Aung San Suu Kyi made a triumphant return to India, the land of a chunk of her childhood and at one point an intellectual source for the Burmese nationalist movement that her father spearheaded. Read more

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Every television panel I have been on to discuss the Chinese Communist Party Congress has asked the same thing: what are the chances of reform in China? The answer is pretty little. There will be some shifts in the economy. But nothing in the political realm. Here’s why I think it won’t. Read more

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One of the striking numbers in the recent US presidential election are the popular vote figures. John McCain was seen as an underdog candidate right from the start of the 2008 election, yet he pulled in 59.9 million votes. Read more

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No one should be surprised Arvind Kejriwal and crew claim to have found dirty deeds done quite expensively in the natural gas sector in India. This is not because Kejriwal has proven anything. Though his anti-corruption campaign is a necessary shakeup to a complacent elite, when it comes to economics, this self-styled socialist sounds like a cross between Mamata Banerjee and Sitaram Yechury. Read more

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