Day: March 5, 2016

Guru Inc.: India’s holy men enter the world of big business

The flashy Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh — whose devotees call him a “messenger of god” and “saint” but not a businessman — lent his name to a line of organic products, expanding beyond the music videos and movies he makes and stars in. (Courtesy of Ajay Dhamija) “Our […]

Pakistan: An execution, Not a Policy Turnaround

02/29/2016  Aparna PandeDirector, India Initiative, Hudson Institute The execution in Pakistan of Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri — the bodyguard who in 2011, under influence of religious zealots, killed secular Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer — has strategically coincided with the US-Pakistan strategic dialogue taking place in Washington DC. Given Pakistan’s history […]