January 9, 2024

Assembly Elections 2023 | Semi-finals over? Who will win the Finals?

Key Takeaways The article, while analysing the major trends of the elections in 5 states from the prognostic angle of the 2024 LS polls, unfolds:  The results of the elections to 5 states are out; the Lotus has blossomed in […]
November 25, 2023

2023 Assembly Elections in 5 States – A Semi-final to Finals or Not?

Over 16 crore electors eligible to vote for their representatives for 679 assembly constituencies, covering 83 Lok Sabha seats across 5 states, are exercising their franchise in November 2023. These Assembly elections are a real test case on the comparative […]
November 15, 2023

Assembly Elections – 2023 | Rajasthan – Royal Battles Ahead

Key Highlights Rajasthan, the ‘Land of the Rajas’ with splendid palaces, temples and forts, Pushkar Fair and Ajmer Sharif, leaves a unique architectural splendour and culture of royalty. But, against its great glory and cultural legacy, the state, for decades, […]
November 13, 2023

Assembly Elections – 2023 | Telangana – Regional Politics and Issues of Credibility or Governance

HIGHLIGHTS – Political Landscape in Telangana– Telangana, formed in 2014, is dominated by the Bharath Rashtra Samithi (BRS), formerly known as the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS).– BRS has seen significant growth in past elections, especially capturing votes from major subaltern […]
November 9, 2023

Assembly Elections – 2023 |  Chhattisgarh – Backwardness and Development: The Key Issues

Chhattisgarh, which is celebrating its 23rd anniversary, is slated for a two phased poll on November 7 and 17, 2023. Over 2 crore voters would be exercising their franchise to elect 90 members to the State Legislative Assembly. 39 seats […]
November 6, 2023

Assembly Elections – 2023 | Madhya Pradesh – A Crucial Battle in Hindi Heartland

The elections to the 230 member Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly, slated for November 17, 2023, assume national importance as the state represents a replica of the Hindi heartland with unique socio-political-cultural indicators. While the BJP, which has been in power […]
November 2, 2023

Assembly Elections – 2023 | Mizoram – Ethnicity and Sub-nationalism: The Key Issues

Over 8.5 lakh voters are going to the election-booths on November 7, 2023, to elect 40 members of the Mizoram Legislative Assembly. The main contenders are the ruling Mizo National Front (MNF), the Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM), the Congress and […]
October 14, 2023

The Surprise Attack by Hamas – Israel’s 9/11 Moment?

The intrusion of hundreds of Hamas fighters into the Israeli side of the Israel-Gaza border areas of Southern Israel on October 7, 2023, and attacking defence bases and settlements, killing and kidnapping Israeli soldiers and civilians, have raised serious questions […]
August 25, 2023

The News Click Saga – The Global Propaganda Game Of China

The New York Times has recently brought out a sensational investigative story on global Chinese propaganda and the interlinkages of a network of activists’-groups, non-profit organisations, and shell companies in such operations. At the heart of this network is an […]
August 16, 2023

China – A Close Look on Industrial Espionage – Intellectual Property Rights

By copying or stealing new technologies through espionage or violation of the IPR norms, Chinese firms have been able to spend more on production by undercutting the prices of global competitors which need to develop such technologies through protracted research […]
July 21, 2023

Chinese Intelligence : A Thousand Grains of Sand

“The Chinese intelligence network has now reached greater heights of expansion and professionalism under the leadership of Xi Jinping.” Sun Tzu, the most influential Chinese military writer of the 6 th century BC says that success in the realm of […]
November 10, 2022

20th Congress of Chinese Communist Party-– new geo-strategic implications.

January 1, 2021

Political Crisis in Nepal and its Geopolitical Implications

The article discusses the current political crisis in Nepal and how the geopolitical and strategic factors and the dominating influence of China in Nepal will affect India. It also highlights Nepal’s role in India’s internal security architecture and the need […]
October 27, 2020

Foreign Contributions: Myth, Realities and Challenges

Analysing the various aspects of the FCRA Act, its procedures, enforcement mechanisms and challenges faced by the enforcement agencies, the article underlines the need for effective enforcement of the Act in letter and spirit so that foreign contributions are not […]
June 19, 2020

Galwan Valley Clash—A CloseLook

K V Thomas When the whole world has been virtually locked down in the COVID-19 pandemic threat, the armies of China and India were locked in a battle of nerves, in the snowy wilderness of Eastern Ladakh blessed with high […]