On India http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/21414/all en On India http://www.globalpost.com/internal/blog-config/india <!--paging_filter--><p> India, explained</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-section-about-block"> <div class="field-label">About This Section block contents:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><div id="blog_block"> <div id="blog_block_title"> ABOUT THIS BLOG</div> <div id="blog_description"> <p> The subcontinent, decoded every day, from politics to business to Bollywood. On India is a reported blog from New Delhi, written by GlobalPost senior correspondent for India Jason Overdorf.</p> </div> <div id="blog_correspondents"> <div id="bc_header"> <h2 id="gp3_bloggers"> Correspondents</h2> </div> <div id="gp3_the_bloggers"> <div class="a_blogger"> <div id="gp3_the_bloggers"> <div class="a_blogger"> <div id="gp3_the_bloggers"> <div class="a_blogger"> <!--<div class="blogger_image"><img src="/sites/all/themes/globalpost_3/images/blog_bio_1.gif" /></div>--><!--<div class="blogger_image"><img src="/sites/all/themes/globalpost_3/images/blog_bio_1.gif" /></div>--><div class="blogger_bio"> <h3 class="blogger_name"> <a href="/bio/jason-overdorf">Jason Overdorf</a></h3> <p> GlobalPost senior correspondent in New Delhi, India. <a href="/bio/jason-overdorf">read more</a></p> </div> <!--<div class="blogger_image"><img src="/sites/all/themes/globalpost_3/images/blog_bio_1.gif" /></div>--><!--<div class="blogger_image"><img src="/sites/all/themes/globalpost_3/images/blog_bio_1.gif" /></div>--><div class="blogger_bio"> <h3 class="blogger_name"> &nbsp;</h3> </div> </div> </div> <!--/the_bloggers--><!--/the_bloggers--></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-images"><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-sectionheaderimage"> <div class="field-label">Header Banner Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/banners/india_header_670x170.jpg" type="image/jpeg; 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used to verify the claims of alleged rape victims should be abolished, a high-powered government committee recommended.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-rice-bowl/india-2-finger-rape-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia-Pacific Culture & Lifestyle India Health On India The Rice Bowl GlobalPost Blogs Mon, 30 Jan 2012 06:52:00 +0000 Jason Overdorf 5689417 at http://www.globalpost.com India sinks on Yale Environment Index as air pollution worsens http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-rice-bowl/india-yale-environment-index <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> India's performance worse in air pollution, better on water and sanitation </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jason Overdorf </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> India fell to <a href="http://epi.yale.edu/epi2012/countryprofiles">125 out of 132 </a>countries in the Yale Environmental Performance Index (EPI), despite making incremental improvements in many areas.&nbsp; When I wrote about the<a href="http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2008/06/28/putrid-rivers-of-sludge.html"> EPI for Newsweek in 2008</a>, India was ranked 120.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-rice-bowl/india-yale-environment-index" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Green Asia-Pacific Emerging Markets China India Health On India The Rice Bowl GlobalPost Blogs Mon, 30 Jan 2012 08:33:00 +0000 Jason Overdorf 5689426 at http://www.globalpost.com India's government more unpopular than ever, says poll http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-rice-bowl/india-government-unpopular-poll <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Manmohan Singh's Congress would sink to its lowest ebb if elections were held today, survey suggests </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jason Overdorf </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> India&#39;s United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government is more unpopular than ever, according to a new opinion poll conducted by India Today magazine.</p> <p> The Mood of the Nation poll suggests that if an election were held today, the alliance-leading Congress Party of Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would only garner a measly 110 parliamentary seats -- the lowest total ever for India&#39;s oldest political party.&nbsp; That&#39;s a serious plunge from the 206 seats won in 2009.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-rice-bowl/india-government-unpopular-poll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Elections Asia-Pacific Emerging Markets Politics India On India The Rice Bowl GlobalPost Blogs Mon, 30 Jan 2012 10:09:00 +0000 Jason Overdorf 5689431 at http://www.globalpost.com Indian man killed for taking too long in public toilet http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-rice-bowl/indian-killed-toilet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bizarre death resulted from a kick in the crotch </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jason Overdorf </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> A 26-year-old Mumbai slum dweller was killed Saturday in a spat over a public toilet,<a href="http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/Mumbai/26-year-old-man-killed-for-taking-too-long-in-public-toilet/Article1-803940.aspx"> the Hindustan Times reports</a>.</p> <p> According to the police, 42--year-old Santosh Kargutkar took issue with the long time that Simon Ningeri spent on the throne, and after heated words led to a fist fight, kicked Ningeri in the crotch. Nobody seems to know what happened after that, but Ningeri was dead on arrival at a local hospital.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-rice-bowl/indian-killed-toilet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia-Pacific Culture & Lifestyle India Offbeat BRIC Yard Health On India The Rice Bowl GlobalPost Blogs Mon, 30 Jan 2012 10:59:00 +0000 Jason Overdorf 5689438 at http://www.globalpost.com Nathuram Godse killed Gandhi for a fast that held India to ransom http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-rice-bowl/godse-killed-gandhi-hazare <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A strange lesson from history for contemporary politics </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jason Overdorf </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Nathuram Godse murdered Mohandas K. &quot;Mahatma&quot; Gandhi on this day in 1948.&nbsp; But the murderer&#39;s despicable decision might resonate especially clearly this year. India continues to wrestle with the anti-corruption movement led by social activist Anna Hazare -- who has aped Gandhi&#39;s &quot;fast unto death&quot; to blackmail the government.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-rice-bowl/godse-killed-gandhi-hazare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> World Leaders Asia-Pacific Politics Culture & Lifestyle India On India The Rice Bowl GlobalPost Blogs Mon, 30 Jan 2012 11:21:00 +0000 Jason Overdorf 5689441 at http://www.globalpost.com India land grab: Forced evictions in Orissa - VIDEO http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/india/india-land-grab-orissa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tribal villagers ousted to make room for toxic waste dump </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jason Overdorf </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> India&#39;s great land grab continues, with police forcibly evicting tribal villagers in Orissa from land sold to UK-based Vedanta Resources to use as a toxic waste dump, <a href="https://www.amnesty.org/en/news/video-indian-police-forcibly-evict-indigenous-people-toxic-dump-protest-2012-01-30">Amnesty International reports</a>.</p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/pdCbRhPMAYM?feature=player_embedded" width="640"></iframe></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/india/india-land-grab-orissa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Conflict Zones Green Asia-Pacific Emerging Markets Wildlife News India BRIC Yard On India The Rice Bowl GlobalPost Blogs Tue, 31 Jan 2012 06:15:05 +0000 Jason Overdorf 5689590 at http://www.globalpost.com Prosecute Border Security Force torturers, India urged - VIDEO http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/india/border-security-force-torture <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Human Rights Watch calls for India to prosecute BSF soldiers caught on tape torturing a Bangladeshi smuggler </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jason Overdorf </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> India must prosecute Border Security Force personnel caught on tape torturing a Bangladeshi cattle smuggler, Human Rights Watch urged Tuesday.</p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/pjzMQLZpz54?feature=player_embedded" width="640"></iframe></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/india/border-security-force-torture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conflict Zones Asia-Pacific Diplomacy War Politics India BRIC Yard On India The Rice Bowl GlobalPost Blogs Tue, 31 Jan 2012 06:37:38 +0000 Jason Overdorf 5689591 at http://www.globalpost.com Maoists' vasectomy record beats India's http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/india/maoists-vasectomy-india <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Maoist rebels say they were forced to undergo vasectomy operations before marriage </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jason Overdorf </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> India&#39;s Maoist rebels have a better track record in convincing men to get vasectomies than the government, news coming out of Chhattisgarh suggests.</p> <p> Half a dozen surrendered Maoists from the epicenter of the simmering rebellion said their leaders agreed to let them marry -- but only if they first got themselves snipped,<a href="http://ibnlive.in.com/news/cgarh-naxals-can-marry-but-cant-have-kids/225901-3.html"> according to CNN/IBN</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/india/maoists-vasectomy-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conflict Zones Asia-Pacific War India Offbeat BRIC Yard Health On India The Rice Bowl GlobalPost Blogs Tue, 31 Jan 2012 10:55:14 +0000 Jason Overdorf 5689607 at http://www.globalpost.com India: France's Dassault wins $10.4 billion fighter contract http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/india/india-france-dassault <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Makers of Eurofighter say competition isn't over for medium multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jason Overdorf </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> France&#39;s Dassault Aviation on Tuesday pipped the European consortium that makes the Eurofighter to win a $10.4 billion contract to supply the Indian Air Force&#39;s medium multi-role combat aircraft. But analysts say the battle isn&#39;t over and the makers of the Eurofighter are likely to launch a lower bid for the project, according to <a href="http://india.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/31/battle-not-over-for-fighter-jet-deal/">the New York Times</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/india/india-france-dassault" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Business Asia-Pacific France Military Europe Germany India Italy Russia BRIC Yard United Kingdom United States On India The Rice Bowl GlobalPost Blogs Wed, 01 Feb 2012 05:55:11 +0000 Jason Overdorf 5689807 at http://www.globalpost.com India Inside? More than half of US patent applications have Indian brains behind them http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/india/india-inside-us-patent <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 50-66 percent of US industrial innovations originate in Indian R&amp;D outsourcing centers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jason Overdorf </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> India Inside is more than a slogan: More than half of U.S. patent applications have Indian brains behind them, according to a new study from the Indian Institute of Managment in Ahmedabad (IIM-A).&nbsp; Or at least for companies that have outsourced R&amp;D to India.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/india/india-inside-us-patent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Asia-Pacific Emerging Markets India Innovation BRIC Yard United States On India The Rice Bowl GlobalPost Blogs Wed, 01 Feb 2012 10:33:24 +0000 Jason Overdorf 5689825 at http://www.globalpost.com India's Iran dilemma: Political cost of oil http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/india/india-iran-dilemma-oil <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Washington would do well to consider a long-term scenario in which India is its most powerful ally in Asia and Iran has its nuclear weapons anyway </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jason Overdorf </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Indian companies&#39; reliance on Iranian oil has New Delhi in a tough spot. But Washington would do well to consider a long-term scenario in which India is its most powerful ally in Asia and Iran has its nuclear weapons anyway.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/india/india-iran-dilemma-oil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Americas Business Conflict Zones Asia-Pacific Diplomacy Emerging Markets War Energy Politics China Middle East India BRIC Yard Pakistan United States On India The Rice Bowl GlobalPost Blogs Wed, 01 Feb 2012 11:47:09 +0000 Jason Overdorf 5689836 at http://www.globalpost.com India: Factory output, exports show signs of life http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/india/india-factory-output <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Good manufacturing numbers driving rupee out of crisis zone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jason Overdorf </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> An uptick in India&#39;s factory output suggests that the economy may be bouncing back from the year-end doldrums that drove down the benchmark Sensex. And Indian vacationers will be as pleased as the country&#39;s economic planners to note that the strong signals have had a salutary effect on the value of the rupee.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/india/india-factory-output" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Debt Crisis Asia-Pacific Emerging Markets Global Economy India BRIC Yard On India The Rice Bowl GlobalPost Blogs Thu, 02 Feb 2012 06:28:47 +0000 Jason Overdorf 5689994 at http://www.globalpost.com India 2G spectrum case: Supreme Court revokes 122 telecom licenses http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/india/india-2g-spectrum-revokes-licenses <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Decision could sour investment climate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jason Overdorf </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> India&#39;s Supreme Court on Thursday revoked 122 telecommunications licences associated with the so-called 2G spectrum scam, in a judgement that will send a shiver down the spine of foreign investors.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/india/india-2g-spectrum-revokes-licenses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Asia-Pacific Emerging Markets India Technology BRIC Yard On India The Rice Bowl GlobalPost Blogs Thu, 02 Feb 2012 07:29:26 +0000 Jason Overdorf 5689996 at http://www.globalpost.com Delhi to de-worm 4 million school children http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/india/delhi-worms-children <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> One in six Delhi children is infested with worms </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jason Overdorf </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The state of Delhi is set to de-worm a whopping 4 million children on Feb. 21, in a bid to fight a pervasive health problem that causes&nbsp;childhood malnutrition, anaemia, retarded mental development, slowed physical growth and reduced academic performance, <a href="http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/NewDelhi/40-lakh-children-to-be-de-wormed/Article1-804871.aspx">according to the Hindustan Times</a>.</p> <p> Frankly, I don&#39;t know whether to be horrified or relieved.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/india/delhi-worms-children" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia-Pacific India BRIC Yard Health On India The Rice Bowl GlobalPost Blogs Thu, 02 Feb 2012 09:46:27 +0000 Jason Overdorf 5690009 at http://www.globalpost.com