The coalition government of Manmohan Singh is determined to transform India. Karina Robinson reports from New Delhi on the progress so far.

The measured interventions in the Lower House of India’s Parliament had come to an end. The wood-panelled chamber of the Lok Sabha slid into orchestrated chaos as the opposition benches emptied and its gesticulating members surrounded the speaker, enthroned in his chair.

Dressed in saris, white dhotis, turbans and Western-style trousers and shirts, the parliamentarians raised their voices about a crisis in the Jharkhand state Parliament.

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