On Monday, the Indian Supreme Court ended a seven year legal fight with drug company Novartis when it denied a patent for the company’s blockbuster Leukemia drug, Glivec. Health activists hailed the decision as a godsend that will ensure India … read more
Vienna – Efforts to rid the world of dangerous medicines have been given a boost by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime. Representatives of nations, police, manufacturers, academics, and pressure groups gathered last week at UNODC headquarters to … read more
In Friday’s Wall Street Journal Asia, I join an ongoing debate on whether India is in the midst of its version of America’s “gilded age.” The notion first acquired prominence last year when former McKinsey consultant Jayant Sinha and Brown … read more
In my WSJ column this week, I write about the birth of India’s first political party formed explicitly to cleanse the country’s public life of graft. And today, the new party’s founder, 44-year-old activist Arvind Kejriwal, is back in the … read more
As economic growth slows to below 6% and yet another corruption scandal gridlocks governance, are Indians losing faith in their politicians? read more
There are many reasons to oppose India’s attempt to shackle the Internet. It deflects attention from the deeper issue. read more
As the London Olympics draw to a close, punditry on what the medals table says about the world is flowing thick and fast. At the Financial Times, Matthew Engel argues, with a touch of hyperbole, that if China tops the … read more
India needs to find ways to help Muslims as fellow citizens rather than as representatives of a faith. read more
I can’t claim we timed this, but a day after the May 24 AEI session, “The First Carbon Trade War,” India vowed to ban European airlines from its airspace if the EU didn’t back down on its decision to penalize … read more
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