Nishant Dahiya

Nishant Dahiya appears in the following:

Dark, Disturbing And Playful, 'Seventh Day' Takes On Modern China

Monday, January 19, 2015

In a previous collection of short stories, Boy in The Twilight, Yu Hua describes a simpleton (some might call him dim-witted) who cannot even remember his own name: His parents are dead, he has no wife and child — nor even the prospect of any — and at one point, ...


'Recasting' India's Economic Policy For The Free Market

Saturday, November 22, 2014

It takes almost a month to get permission to start a business in India — a feature of the country's four-decade experiment with centralized, state-controlled economic planning.

India began moving away from its old policies and opening up to outside investment in the early '90s — but that movement towards ...


Answering The Old Question: Who Lost China?

Saturday, November 08, 2014

1945 was a momentous year in world history — particularly so in Asia, where Allied forces, having vanquished Germany, turned their attention to Japan. And in many ways, the main theater of action was China.

China at that time was divided between Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalists and the Communists under Mao ...


Pursuing The Mafia Into All 'Four Corners' Of Palermo

Friday, October 24, 2014

Drive on highway E90 out of the Sicilian town of Palermo towards the airport and you pass a tall, orange memorial on the highway dedicated to the anti-mafia judge Giovanni Falcone; he was killed by a massive bomb blast when traveling on that highway in 1992.

Falcone and his fellow ...


'I Am China' Asks: How Far Should An Artist Go?

Sunday, September 07, 2014

In an authoritarian state, is all art necessarily political? And if so, what is the artist's responsibility? How far should he or she push? How does an individual operate in a society that values collectivism above all? And is this intersection of art and politics worth the turmoil, chaos, and ...


'Rogue Elephant' Asks: Is Democracy Right For India?

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Over the course of the past month, some 600 million Indians went to the polls to elect a new government — the largest exercise in democracy in the world.

The results surprised few: Discontented voters tossed out the ruling Congress Party and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Congress, which has controlled ...