‘Time’s Special Issue on India

‘Time’ has come out with a special issue on India ‘ 60 years of Independence’ India Charges Ahead: It faces challenges the size of an elephant, but the world’s largest democracy is living up to the dreams of 1947

Indian Summer
By SIMON ROBINSON
Many of the years since independence were ones of promise undelivered. But India is beginning to live up to its dreams — perhaps encouraging neighbors to emulate its success

A Family’s Journey
By SIMON ROBINSON/NEW DELHI
Three generations of the Malhotra clan have shared their country’s tears, happiness and triumphs

Beyond Faith
By ARYN BAKER
On the subcontinent, Islam is more than a creed. It possesses the power to unite a nation — yet divide a people

Soldier of Fortune
By SIMON ROBINSON/NEW DELHI
To strike it rich in India’s changing economy, follow the trail of ex-cavalry officer K.P. Singh, who used insight, guts and luck to build a real estate empire — and reaped a $20 billion bonanza

The India Advantage
By ISHAAN THAROOR
Democracy is loud and messy, but its resilience in India shows that it is neither alien to Asia nor an obstacle to prosperity

Essay: Business as Usual
By WILLIAM DALRYMPLE
India’s rise isn’t a miraculous novelty, it’s a return to traditional global trade patterns

Rising Star
By MICHAEL ELLIOTT, EDITOR, TIME INTERNATIONAL
To write about the 60th anniversary of India’s independence from Britain is to notice something different in the air. Doubt is out; confidence is catching on

Chidanand Rajghatta for ‘The Times of India’ reports from Washington:

India and the US are all set to begin exceptional civilian nuclear cooperation – overturning three decades of mistrust, heartburn and antipathy – under the terms of a landmark agreement released simultaneously in the two capitals on Friday,

Unique and far-reaching in its scope and latitude, the socalled 123 Agreement, kept under wraps since its finalisation last week, carves out a special place for New Delhi in the international nuclear architecture. The agreement virtually recognises India as a de facto nuclear weapons power, implicitly bringing it into the tent of five permanent nuclear powers. There are explicit assurances of non-interference in India’s weapons programme arising from Indian commitment to firewall its military and civilian nuclear programmes.

Why did US go out of the way to accepts all the India wanted in the Agreement? Will India loose anything in bargain? Is it a realistic US appreciation of democratic India and its age-old value based diplomacy?

‘Time’ magazine’s special issue is to recognize the place of India in global village.

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