NewScientist.com has a special in its current issue on India: The new knowledge superpower.
It deals with a host of topics from IT, space and nuclear technology, genetically modified crops, education, mobile phones and networks, as well as genetically modified crops and low cost vaccines and pharmaceuticals. The online compendium includes prior articles on electronic voting machines, gujarat riots, the reversal of the brain drain and tiger conservation, among others. some of the articles come under premium content, available only to subscribers.
i would suggest stopping by at your neighbourhood barnes and noble, and checking out the print edition.