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India joins the space race

Feb 25, 2013
India launched seven satellites into space. It's just the latest mission for India's space agency, which has its eyes on Mars at the moment.
Posted In: India, space, space exploration, satellite radio

In India, gun control is tight -- but the black market thrives

Feb 18, 2013
India is the world's second largest market for guns after the U.S. Gun control in India is tight, but the black market in arms flourishes. Some 85 percent of guns owned are illegally owned.
Posted In: India, guns

How fracking affects a bean grown in India

Dec 6, 2012
Guar gum, made from beans grown mostly in India, is key to fracking. Its price has gone on a wild ride, sending oilfield companies scrambling.
Posted In: guar gum, fracking, India

Adorable goods orders: Tracking the dog economy

Nov 13, 2012
The Euromonitor International tracks the percentage change in the number of dogs in a given country in the past five years and correlates that to the rate of economic development.
Posted In: dogs, India

Bernanke, Geithner visit India to boost economic ties

Oct 9, 2012
U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke are visiting India today to encourage the Indian market to open up to U.S. firms.
Posted In: India, Ben Bernanke, Timothy Geithner

Starbucks to arrive in India next month

Sep 28, 2012
What's the Hindi word for Frappuccino? India is set to get its first Starbucks next month in a posh neighborhood in Mumbai.
Posted In: India, starbucks, coffee

Strike in India over big retail reforms

Sep 20, 2012
There is a huge strike going on this morning in India, as people protest against the government's decision to allow mega retailers like Walmart and Tesco into the country.
Posted In: India, strike, Retail

Indian court case crucial for cancer sufferers

Sep 12, 2012
This week, India's Supreme Court hears arguments in a case that will affect how many poor people can afford cancer drugs. Novartis is defending a patent on its cancer medication, Gleevec.
Posted In: India, cancer

McDonald's opens all-vegetarian restaurants in India

Sep 6, 2012
The fast food giant makes a bold move in a country where about 50 percent of the people are vegetarian.
Posted In: India, McDonald's, fast food

India's economy slows down

Aug 31, 2012
We got word from India this morning that the economy there is dragging. It grew at a rate of just 5.5 percent last quarter, which was the slowest pace in three years.
Posted In: India

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