M.F. Husain went into self-imposed exile after threats by Hindus offended by his work. The modernist painter's work prompted hundreds of lawsuits.
New Delhi police forcibly dispersed followers of guru Baba Ramdev, who called for a mass hunger strike against government corruption.
The visit by Secretary of Defense Gates to Singapore highlights Asia's lack of a strong forum for regional security talks. Asian countries are also wary of being squeezed between the US and a rising China.
A Christian Science perspective: Finding a connection with the rest of the world may demand a push out of the comfort zone.
But affluence – like a separate bedroom for the kids and a good education – could change the culture.
By 2022, those living in poverty will be a minority for the first time, as the global middle class – particularly from BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) nations – surges. Does new affluence signal shifting global power?
As the developing world becomes more middle class, will traditional frugality trump the pollution that goes along with more consumption?
By 2030, the global middle class is widely projected to at least double in size to as many as 5 billion – a surge unseen since the Industrial Revolution.The affluence of the new middle class in India is changing lifestyles; here an after-work dance class fills a gym in Delhi with middle class workers.
As Boeing vies for a contract to build 126 new fighter jets for India, an estimated 35,000 new US jobs are at stake. But America’s foreign policy may tilt India toward European firms instead.