In The News

Ian Fisher August 1, 2002
In the name of fighting terrorism, the Government of Pakistan has imposed new regulations that would keep track of cybercafe users. The new rules require cybercafes to register with the government and to ask every customer for proof of identity so as to track terrorists and deny them access to public computers. However, like the rest of the world, porn sites, email accounts and chat sites are...
Keith Bradsher June 23, 2002
Local and domestic interests are often at odds with broad issues of global concern. However, a recent New York Times dispatch from Pakistan shows how competing global policies can also create conflict in the local sphere, resulting in global ramifications. By pursuing trade 'fast-track' authority, the Bush administration has adopted a course of action that could directly impinge upon...
Saritha Rai May 5, 2002
Diminished social disapproval of alcohol consumption among India's middle class, coupled with a national economy increasingly open to foreign investment, is attracting big foreign distillers to India. For decades, India vigilantly regulated foreign investment, choosing instead to bolster and develop its local industries. With increased pressure from the World Trade Organization (WTO) to...
Raja Simhan T.E. January 17, 2002
The information technology industry is recruiting fewer management and engineering graduates in India. Many engineering graduates have chosen to look only for jobs in more secure sectors, listing their first choice for a company as one that is “stable.” The reason for the lower recruitment rates in IT is due to the volatility of the industry. Even as offers were made in the previous year,...
Celia W. Dugger January 2, 2002
According to New York Times writer Celia W. Dugger, ''confrontations between India and Pakistan over Kashmir, the beautiful Himalayan land, have unfolded like movie sequels with the same discouraging plot line. But recently, the sheer force of events seems to have fast-forwarded the story line between these old enemies and suddenly a different, more hopeful ending seems possible, if...
Anon. December 6, 2001
“India is among twenty-four ‘more globalised developing countries’ listed by the World Bank which says globalisation has enabled the country to obtain tangible benefits in economic growth and trade.” Nevertheless, not all areas in India have attracted foreign investment. Although India liberalized trade and investment in the early 1990s, many policies are controlled by individual states, which...
Nayan Chanda December 5, 2001