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'Jim Yardley New York Times' - 10 News Result(s)

  • Foreign media on Baba Ramdev's proposed fast

    Foreign media on Baba Ramdev's proposed fast

    For more than 40 years, reformers and other agitators have tried in vain to cleanse India of corruption. They have staged demonstrations, candlelight vigils and protest marches for naught. In Parliament, efforts to create an independent anti-corruption agency began in 1968. It still does not exist. Given this legacy of failure, an unexpected develo...

  • A highway that spurned farmers now embraces them

    A highway that spurned farmers now embraces them

    When the state of Uttar Pradesh announced plans to confiscate farmland for a toll road to the Taj Mahal, a grimly predictable plotline ensued. Protesting farmers, angry over low compensation, blocked road work. Frustration boiled into fatal clashes with the police. Then opposition politicians arrived to pillory the state government and pose for pho...

  • Obama visit: No hyphens in India

    Obama visit: No hyphens in India

    At a panel discussion last week on relations between India and the United States, Strobe Talbott, the former American diplomat, told an audience of Indian business leaders that he had learned a valuable lesson about India: Do not hyphenate it. As in Indo-Pak. (Or, in a close cousin of a hyphen, as in Chindia.) The audience smiled at his epiphany: I...

  • Obama invokes Gandhi, whose ideal eludes modern India

    Obama invokes Gandhi, whose ideal eludes modern India

    Not long after Barack Obama was elected president, the United States Embassy in India printed a postcard showing him sitting in his old Senate office beneath framed photographs of his political heroes: the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Abraham Lincoln and the great Indian apostle of peace, democracy and nonviolent protest, Mohandas K. Gandhi.The...

  • Mukesh Ambani's housewarming in November

    Mukesh Ambani's housewarming in November

    The newest and most exclusive residential tower for this city's superrich is a cantilevered sheath of steel and glass soaring 27 floors into the sky. The parking garage fills six levels. Three helipads are on the roof. There are terraces upon terraces, airborne swimming pools and hanging gardens in a Blade Runner-meets-Babylon edifice overlooking I...

  • West Bengal's Left fights to stay relevant

    West Bengal's Left fights to stay relevant

    Lenin's statue still rises near the center of the city, and portraits of Stalin and Marx still hang inside the biggest union hall.Anyone doubting the local political dominance -- and cold war humor -- of India's Communists need only visit the street in front of the United States Consulate: It was long ago renamed for Ho Chi Minh.In the past 33 year...

  • India, seeking Kashmir peace, feels the anger of residents

    India, seeking Kashmir peace, feels the anger of residents

    The Indian members of Parliament left their shoes on the floor beneath a wall covered in photographs of slain Kashmiris. The five men sat cross-legged on the floor of the headquarters of the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front, staring into a throng of television cameras as they delivered a carefully scripted message of reconciliation."We have come to g...

  • India tries using cash bonuses to slow birthrates

    India tries using cash bonuses to slow birthrates

    Sunita Laxman Jadhav is a door-to-door saleswoman who sells waiting. She sweeps along muddy village lanes in her nurse's white sari, calling on newly married couples with an unblushing proposition: Wait two years before getting pregnant, and the government will thank you.It also will pay you."I want to tell you about our honeymoon package," began M...

  • Defusing India's population time bomb

    Defusing India's population time bomb

    Sunita Laxman Jadhav is a door-to-door saleswoman who sells waiting. She sweeps along muddy village lanes in her nurse's white sari, calling on newly married couples with an unblushing proposition: Wait two years before getting pregnant, and the government will thank you.Mothers and grandmothers brought babies for immunizations at a hospital in Sat...

  • Farmers with fancy planes, trains and automobiles

    Land acquisition has created nouveau riche farmers. Some farmers have invested in their children's educations. But others are broke after spending sprees for cars, holiday trips.

'Jim Yardley New York Times' - 10 News Result(s)

  • Foreign media on Baba Ramdev's proposed fast

    Foreign media on Baba Ramdev's proposed fast

    For more than 40 years, reformers and other agitators have tried in vain to cleanse India of corruption. They have staged demonstrations, candlelight vigils and protest marches for naught. In Parliament, efforts to create an independent anti-corruption agency began in 1968. It still does not exist. Given this legacy of failure, an unexpected develo...

  • A highway that spurned farmers now embraces them

    A highway that spurned farmers now embraces them

    When the state of Uttar Pradesh announced plans to confiscate farmland for a toll road to the Taj Mahal, a grimly predictable plotline ensued. Protesting farmers, angry over low compensation, blocked road work. Frustration boiled into fatal clashes with the police. Then opposition politicians arrived to pillory the state government and pose for pho...

  • Obama visit: No hyphens in India

    Obama visit: No hyphens in India

    At a panel discussion last week on relations between India and the United States, Strobe Talbott, the former American diplomat, told an audience of Indian business leaders that he had learned a valuable lesson about India: Do not hyphenate it. As in Indo-Pak. (Or, in a close cousin of a hyphen, as in Chindia.) The audience smiled at his epiphany: I...

  • Obama invokes Gandhi, whose ideal eludes modern India

    Obama invokes Gandhi, whose ideal eludes modern India

    Not long after Barack Obama was elected president, the United States Embassy in India printed a postcard showing him sitting in his old Senate office beneath framed photographs of his political heroes: the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Abraham Lincoln and the great Indian apostle of peace, democracy and nonviolent protest, Mohandas K. Gandhi.The...

  • Mukesh Ambani's housewarming in November

    Mukesh Ambani's housewarming in November

    The newest and most exclusive residential tower for this city's superrich is a cantilevered sheath of steel and glass soaring 27 floors into the sky. The parking garage fills six levels. Three helipads are on the roof. There are terraces upon terraces, airborne swimming pools and hanging gardens in a Blade Runner-meets-Babylon edifice overlooking I...

  • West Bengal's Left fights to stay relevant

    West Bengal's Left fights to stay relevant

    Lenin's statue still rises near the center of the city, and portraits of Stalin and Marx still hang inside the biggest union hall.Anyone doubting the local political dominance -- and cold war humor -- of India's Communists need only visit the street in front of the United States Consulate: It was long ago renamed for Ho Chi Minh.In the past 33 year...

  • India, seeking Kashmir peace, feels the anger of residents

    India, seeking Kashmir peace, feels the anger of residents

    The Indian members of Parliament left their shoes on the floor beneath a wall covered in photographs of slain Kashmiris. The five men sat cross-legged on the floor of the headquarters of the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front, staring into a throng of television cameras as they delivered a carefully scripted message of reconciliation."We have come to g...

  • India tries using cash bonuses to slow birthrates

    India tries using cash bonuses to slow birthrates

    Sunita Laxman Jadhav is a door-to-door saleswoman who sells waiting. She sweeps along muddy village lanes in her nurse's white sari, calling on newly married couples with an unblushing proposition: Wait two years before getting pregnant, and the government will thank you.It also will pay you."I want to tell you about our honeymoon package," began M...

  • Defusing India's population time bomb

    Defusing India's population time bomb

    Sunita Laxman Jadhav is a door-to-door saleswoman who sells waiting. She sweeps along muddy village lanes in her nurse's white sari, calling on newly married couples with an unblushing proposition: Wait two years before getting pregnant, and the government will thank you.Mothers and grandmothers brought babies for immunizations at a hospital in Sat...

  • Farmers with fancy planes, trains and automobiles

    Land acquisition has created nouveau riche farmers. Some farmers have invested in their children's educations. But others are broke after spending sprees for cars, holiday trips.

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