August 16, 2023

Building India’s First Seaweed Marketplace: The Algae Store

Seaweed (macroalgae) refers to marine algae found in oceans and seas, exhibiting diverse physical and physiological characteristics while holding significant ecological importance. Seaweeds have wide-ranging applications in industries such as agriculture, cosmetics, food, pharmaceuticals, energy and packaging. In India, there […]
August 8, 2023

Twin Crises Affecting Israel

For the past several months, Israel has been beset by massive protests by thousands of Israeli citizens against the judicial reforms initiated by the right-religious coalition government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The present government is the most right-wing government […]
August 4, 2023

Unlocking the Potential: The Role of Teachers in Integrating EdTech for Enhanced Learning Experiences

In recent years, Education Technology (EdTech) has witnessed remarkable growth. With the Indian EdTech market contributing 6% to the global EdTech market, it is projected to reach a value of $10 billion by 2025, at a compound annual growth rate […]
August 4, 2023

Stop-gap Measures to be Prioritised for Female Labour Reforms

The Central Government’s formulation of the four Labour Codes in 2020 received much fanfare and was touted to herald major reforms in Indian labour laws. Three long years have passed, and it is yet to be implemented. A section of […]
August 4, 2023

Employment of Women in Bartending: State-wise Analysis of Legal Barriers

Women across the world still have difficulty finding employment and obtaining equal access to the global workforce. Legal barriers to the employment of women have been one of the biggest reasons why women are less likely to enter the labour […]
July 21, 2023

Seeking Truth from Facts : China’s Success At Shangri-La Dialogue?

“CHINA’S SUCCESS AT SHANGRI-LA DIALOGUE?” According to some reports, the large Chinese delegation led by its new Defence Minister Gen. Li Shangfu seemed pleased as they headed back home after the three-day Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, as their mission was […]
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 […]
July 21, 2023

AU’s Membership in the G20: Is it Time for Africa?

The inclusion of the African Union (AU) as a member of the G20 has been a subject of discussion and has received strong support from many G20 members. Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently wrote to the G20 leaders, calling for […]
July 21, 2023

Unresolved Vypin Bus Issue Continues to Plague Islanders

The issue of inadequate bus connectivity between Vypin and Kochi city has plagued the residents of Vypin for more than 18 years now. With the recent draft scheme notification dated  May 17, 2023, by the Kerala State Transport Department to […]
July 21, 2023

The world needs local policies to address the global refugee crisis

Disrupted lives deserve the relief of policies aimed at refugee well-being, welcoming host communities and local integration. Low and middle-income countries (LMCs) host 85% of all refugees The recent Greek coast shipwreck tragedy was another reminder that the lives of […]
July 20, 2023

India – SCO: Leveraging Soft Power for Enhancing Regional Ties with Central Asia

India’s Connect Central Asia (CAA) policy of 2012 is a broad-based framework involving political, economic, security and cultural connections. Reviving the cultural and civilizational linkages within the region will be a driving force to destabilise the existing peace and security […]
July 14, 2023

India-US Critical Technology Cooperation: The Hurdles and Way Forward

PM Narendra Modi’s state visit to the US in June 2023 has added further momentum to the critical technology cooperation between India and the US as the significant defence contracts, particularly the agreement for the production of jet engines in […]
July 5, 2023

Iran – Saudi Reconciliation: Implications for India

The relationship between Saudi Arabia and Iran has never been more prudent. The well-known rivalry between both countries dates back to the pre-revolutionary era of Iran. Iran, a Shia state, and Saudi Arabia, a Sunni-Wahhabi state, have competing claims to […]
June 30, 2023

Exploring Solutions for the Slow Implementation of Street Vending Laws in Kerala

In India, street vendors play an indispensable role in our daily lives, providing us with essential goods and food items. We appreciate their affordability and accessibility, as they bring convenience and a touch of local flavour to our cities. However, […]
June 23, 2023

Fostering Bilateral Ties: India’s Soft Power Diplomacy Shines During PM Modi’s US Visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarked on his state visit to the United States from June 21 to 24, 2023, responding to an invitation extended by President Joe Biden. This state visit is distinguished by its ceremonial and symbolic significance and […]