UK Eases Visa Rules; India Will Benefit

In the last few months, India too has seen an increased British interest to encourage Indians towards the UK. In the second week of November, British prime minister David Cameron, following his visit to India, in a welcome sign decided to scrap the controversial visa bond scheme. Dec 11, 2013

Besides Re-election, Can Minority Government Help Break BJP-AAP Impasse?

India's political capital Delhi has been facing an impasse for the last three days with Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) failing to reach a decision over the formation of the state government. There now remains a question on whether a re-election will be held or if a minority party will be given a chance. Dec 11, 2013

2014 Elections not About Modi or Rahul, but About Aam Aadmi

In times when a wafer-thin majority can make all the difference, it will be the Lilliputian such as AAP that will give hope to democracy. But the decline of Indian democracy actually started in 1952, with Indian National Congress (INC) coming to power as a political party. Dec 10, 2013

Thailand’s PM Yingluck Sheds Tears, Requests People not to give up Democracy

After sustained protests in the politically unstable Bangkok, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra pleaded Thai citizens to participate in the upcoming election and implored the anti-government protesters to give up their violence. However, her emotional entreaties fell on deaf ears, with demonstrators poised to topple her. Dec 10, 2013

Congress Breaks Losing Streak; Wins Mizoram

The party has won 26 seats so far and is leading in five seats in the 40-member state assembly. This is for the fifth time the Congress has come to power here and the win is a consolation for the party that has been decimated in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi. Dec 9, 2013

Little India Riot: Incident Raises Fear of Backlash

Little India is located in central Singapore and is quite popular among the expatriates and migrant workers from South Asian countries, such as India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, as a weekend hangout place. Dec 9, 2013