Miracle Crop: India's Quest to End World Hunger

Miracle Crop: India's Quest to End World Hunger

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 16, 2014

Over one third of humanity is undernourished. Now a group of scientists are experimenting with specially-bred crops, and hoping to launch a new Green Revolution -- but controversy is brewing. By Philip Bethge more... Comment ]

Troubled Times: Developing Economies Hit a BRICS Wall

Troubled Times: Developing Economies Hit a BRICS Wall

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 07, 2014

Until recently, investors viewed China, Brazil and India as a sure thing. Lately, though, their economies have shown signs of weakness and money has begun flowing back to the West. Worries are mounting the BRICS dream is fading. By Erich Follath and Martin Hesse more... Comment ]

India Falls Behind: Corruption Plagues Rising Economy

India Falls Behind: Corruption Plagues Rising Economy

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 28, 2013

Two decades after the start of its economic miracle, India is falling behind its rival China. Corruption is rampant, and investors are pulling out of the country. Will parliamentary elections next year offer a fresh start? By Wieland Wagner more... Comment ]

Himalayan Hotbed: Tensions Spike in Divided Kashmir

Himalayan Hotbed: Tensions Spike in Divided Kashmir

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 29, 2013

Violence is on the rise in Kashmir. Indian and Pakistani units are clashing in border skirmishes, and government soldiers are ruthlessly suppressing separatists. The real victims are the civilians caught in the middle. By Wieland Wagner more... Comment ]

Emerging Challenges: What's In Store for the New Global Powers

Emerging Challenges: What's In Store for the New Global Powers

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 16, 2013

China, India and Brazil are taking the global economy by storm, becoming more politically confident on their way. But even as they form a front against the West, they will have to tackle slower growth and major domestic problems that their newly prosperous citizens are no longer willing to tolerate. An Essay by Erich Follath more... Comment ]

Reflections: Life as a Pakistani-German Journalist in Islamabad

Reflections: Life as a Pakistani-German Journalist in Islamabad

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 16, 2013

A SPIEGEL journalist of Pakistani-German descent recently left Islamabad after four years of reporting there. In an essay, he describes life between two cultures and the conflicts his background often created for him as a foreign correspondent in Pakistan. By Hasnain Kazim more... Comment ]

Daughters for Sale: India's Child Slavery Scourge

Daughters for Sale: India's Child Slavery Scourge

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 20, 2013

Millions of Indian children work as slaves in factories, brothels or in the homes of families. Out of poverty and desperation, parents sell their daughters, and human traffickers wait at train stations for runaways and scour for orphans in monsoon-ravaged villages. By Anne Backhaus more... Video | Comment ]

Economist Jayati Ghosh: India's Woes Foretell 'Chaos and Violence'

Economist Jayati Ghosh: India's Woes Foretell 'Chaos and Violence'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 28, 2013

Indian economist Jayati Ghosh believes her country's current financial problems are of its own making. She also warns of widespread chaos and an increase in violence if India's economic imbalances are not tackled head on. more... Comment ]

Capital Flight: Currencies Plunge Rapidly in Asian Economies

Capital Flight: Currencies Plunge Rapidly in Asian Economies

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 27, 2013

As the credit glut in the US nears an end, the currencies of developing countries like India, Thailand and Indonesia are plummeting. Now there are fears that a redux of the 1997 market crash is on the horizon. By Wieland Wagner more... Comment ]

'The Fearless One': Rape Trial Galvanizes India

'The Fearless One': Rape Trial Galvanizes India

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 20, 2013

The horrific gang rape that killed Indian physical therapy student Jyoti Singh Pandey last December created an international uproar. Now, the trial is approaching a verdict amid heightened emotions and accusations that one of the defendants was murdered. By Wieland Wagner more... Comment ]