Kaushik Basu wants a word with you.
March 31, 2011 Paying bribes should be legal — but accepting them should be illegal, an Indian economist argues. That would give people who are forced to pay bribes an incentive to blow the whistle on corrupt officials.
March 30, 2011 Though deeply disappointed that Pakistan's cricket team lost to India today in their semifinal World Cup match, some fans were also struck by the potential meaning of the match between the two archrivals.
Golden Temple, Amritsar, India.
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October 20, 2010 Obama's aides fear photos and videos of him in a head cover would make him look Muslim. A baseball cap would be unacceptable and a fedora probably wouldn't work either. Perhaps the president should try one of those American flag head wraps.
Indian security personnel patrol a street ahead of a potentially explosive court verdict on whether Hindus or Muslims should control a disputed holy site in Ayodhya, India,
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September 30, 2010 Indian court splits holy site between Hindus and Muslims. The site in Ayodhya, India sparked violence in 1992 when Hindu militants razed a mosque sparking clashes that killed thousands.
August 30, 2010 BlackBerry maker RIM agreed to give India a way to snoop inside its encrypted messages. India says it needs this ability to fight terrorism. Meanwhile, Google and Skype are next.
August 23, 2010 The Indian government has recruited scholars and yogis in a quest to keep yoga in the public domain.
August 20, 2010 Does Pakistan Really Rank Extremist Threat Higher Than India?
August 18, 2010 A big outsourcing company that does lots of work in India is looking to staff up in the U.S., where call center workers can now be hired on the cheap
August 2, 2010 The UAE government has announced it will start blocking BlackBerry data service in October because it apparently can't break the devices' encryption. The UAE says BlackBerrys represent a security risk to the "social, judicial and national security" since they use encryption software that makes it impossible for security officials to snoop on messages.
July 22, 2010 Goose-stepping display at Wagah crossing a symbol of mutual animosity.
June 30, 2010 Both countries need fossil fuels to sustain economic growth. And they're competing for oil contracts in developing countries around the world.
June 4, 2010 India is a nation of a handful of billionaires — and 400 million people without electricity.
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April 27, 2010 There's an astonishing amount of bureaucracy in India. On today's Planet Money, David Kestenbaum tries to figure out why. Along with a few possible answers — legacy of colonialism, pretext for bribery, machinery of democracy — Kestenbaum brings ...
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April 23, 2010 David Kestenbaum talks about bribery and payoffs in India. There's the $3.30 a cab driver has to pay a cop to keep from getting a ticket. The $13 you can pay a "broker" to help you get a driver's license — no hassle!
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November 25, 2008 If your parents came to America to provide you with a better life, what happens if you return in search of your own better life? To paraphrase: Why are they here if you are there?
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