October 25, 2022

India and the Blue Economy: Synergies in the neighbourhood

Seychelles recently hosted the BlueInvest Africa conference (September 7-9, 2022), where European and African companies met to exchange ideas, business strategies and investments related to Blue Economy. BlueInvest Africa is one of the few international settings which gathers innovators and […]
October 25, 2022

Govt must start a broadbased anti-smoking policy

The strategy adopted when it comes to addressing the tobacco menace is either quit or die. There are more than 100 million people in India who use tobacco regularly. India has the world’s most diverse range of tobacco options, which […]
October 25, 2022

Cost-of-living crisis Destabilising the Political Bastions

The war is always a human tragedy and in today’s globalised world, its ripple effects transverse far beyond its borders. The recent Russian invasion of Ukraine is no exception which has exacerbated the global cost-of-living crisis generated by rising food […]
October 14, 2022

Globalization of Inflation or Monetary Policy: What Explains the Price Rise in India

“Inflation is taxation without legislation”.  Milton Friedman Rising prices or inflation, is an undesirable and unwarranted phenomena. India’s inflationary discourse before and since the onset of the pandemic has been volatile. Shocks from all sides, albeit domestic, demand & supply, […]
October 13, 2022

Smoother Implementation of Laws will Increase Women’s Workforce Participation

The Oxfam’s India Discrimination Report 2022, released in September, criticise gender discrimination as the major reason for low female work force participation in India. Laws in many countries reflect and perpetuate gender norms, and often act as an impediment for […]
October 7, 2022

How can the Modi Government Revive Agricultural Reforms?

No one is a stranger to the swift method by which agricultural reforms of 2020 were brought out by the Modi government. These Farm Laws were aimed at the growth of the livelihood of 9-10 crore agricultural households that depend […]
September 29, 2022

ICSSR-funded Social Science Research lacks Perspective

Independent India’s founding fathers and mothers had envisioned that any social science research institution’s efforts and its outcomes should reflect the ground realities and struggles of the people, translating into public policy debates to improve living standards across strata. The […]
September 28, 2022

“Coup” in China?

Beginning last weekend, all of us who have looked at China at some point in time would have received dozens of WhatsApp messages and telephone calls asking whether there was any truth in the social media messages that claimed President […]
September 21, 2022

National Logistic Policy is a right step towards a well-integrated, efficient Freight System

India has a growing logistics sector representing 5% of India’s Gross Domestic Product and employing 2.2 crore people. India has the second largest road network in the world through which 68% of the freight movement happens along with a well-functioning […]
September 21, 2022

Is South Pacific the new theatre of China-US Rivalry?

The predominance of nation-states in the 21st century is the continuation of a trend set by   ‘archaic globalisation’, dating back thousands of years. Shipping routes and natural resources which were primary reasons back then, continue to hold high importance […]
September 15, 2022

Floods will continue to inundate India’s unplanned city development

The recent floods in Bengaluru was a result of an unplanned infrastructure, developed by flouting the laws in city governance, and by disregarding the building capacity to tackle the challenges of urbanisation. In recent years, the paucity in programming and the lack […]
September 6, 2022

Challenges in Geospatial Information Management

As a democratic nation, India has persistently looked at means to comprehend social and economic challenges with the aim of building an equitable society. This democratic character has steered India to consider geospatial tools as an important development to track […]
September 5, 2022

Future Trajectories of the Indo-Pacific

The very definition of the Indo-Pacific is equally puzzling and one that is still very much in its infancy. Looking at the possible tangents in which discussion surrounding what constitutes the Indo-Pacific geographically and what are the core issues to […]
September 5, 2022

Future Prospects of India-Africa Energy Ties

by Latika Adlakha The West was left aghast when India decided to abstain from picking a side during the Russia – Ukraine war. Owing to the drop in Russian oil prices during the war, India ramped up its imports of […]
August 30, 2022

Intelligent Cooling for Intelligent Systems: Addressing Datacentre Outage

Datacentres field enormous quantities of data each day, unceasingly engaged in the transfer, storage, and processing of personal, commercial, scientific and governmental data. The emoticon that pops up on a WhatsApp message, that image of Cristiano Ronaldo accessed by his […]