India http://kalw.org en Modi and Nehru http://kalw.org/post/modi-and-nehru <p>This week Narendra Damodardas Modi became the 15th Prime Minister of India.<br />Ironically this week also marked the 50th death anniversary of Jawarharlal Nehru – the first prime minister of India. Modi defeated Nehru’s great-grandson and became the first Indian prime minister to have been born after Independence. That’s an important moment for India.</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 13:45:00 +0000 Sandip Roy 44382 at http://kalw.org Modi and Nehru Sandip Roy: A Stop in Mewat http://kalw.org/post/sandip-roy-stop-mewat <p></p><p>The village of Mewat a couple of hours outside Delhi looks very unexceptional.&nbsp; I’d never even heard of it till I passed through it on the Indian election campaign trail. It’s sunbaked. The land stony and dry. Trucks rumble past on the highway Buffalos doze. There’s no reason to stop in Mewat. Except in 1947 a very famous Indian did stop here. And changed history.</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 13:45:00 +0000 Sandip Roy 43986 at http://kalw.org Sandip Roy: A Stop in Mewat Your Call: Afghanistan and India: Beyond elections http://kalw.org/post/your-call-afghanistan-and-india-beyond-elections <p><span id="yui_3_7_2_1_1400222312318_2330" style="color: windowtext; line-height: 22.66px; font-family: Verdana; font-size: 14pt;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span id="yui_3_7_2_1_1400222312318_2330" style="color: windowtext; line-height: 22.66px; font-family: Verdana; font-size: 14pt;"> Fri, 16 May 2014 07:17:50 +0000 Malihe Razazan 43845 at http://kalw.org Your Call: Afghanistan and India: Beyond elections Disco Dance of Indian Democracy http://kalw.org/post/disco-dance-indian-democracy <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Bold', 'Lucida Grande', Helvetica, Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333015441895px; line-height: 15.833333015441895px;">The Times of India newspaper called this Indian election a "Dance of Democracy." But for Sandip Roy it's more of a 'Disco' Dance of Democracy.</span></p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 21:18:46 +0000 Sandip Roy 43140 at http://kalw.org Disco Dance of Indian Democracy Rahul's storm http://kalw.org/post/rahuls-storm <p></p><p>Rahul Gandhi, the Indian National Congress leader, just can't seem to catch a break this election season. At this recent rally, it seemed as if even the Gods are against him.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:45:00 +0000 Sandip Roy 41702 at http://kalw.org Rahul's storm