Articles

February 2, 2021

Complexities of China-Australia Relations

For China-Australia relations, year 2020 was the year when things went from bad to worse and the prevailing situation suggests 2021 may not be much brighter either. The article highlights various developments in the region having an impact on China-Australia […]
February 1, 2021

Budget 2021 | Feel-good factor that would nudge consumption is missing

The Budget does not have any big-bang announcements and the message that goes out is that one should be conservative in spending in the immediate future as well. Tabled in the backdrop of a crisis-struck economy, the Union Budget 2021-22 attempted to nurse […]
February 1, 2021

Budget 2021 | Reviving ailing economy through infrastructure sector?

Nirmala Sitharaman’s investment push for the sector will yield results only with timely and effective implementation. The efficiency and effectiveness of these investments will be closely watched Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the first ‘paperless’ Budget a few hours ago. The […]
January 22, 2021

The Confused Finance Minister and His Miraculous Budget: Why Should It Bother You and Me?

By D Dhanuraj with Ananthitha Anandan You cannot expect anything short of a ‘magical populist budget’ from a two-term ‘Finance Minister’, especially when presenting his last budget supposedly. Therefore, it was not entirely surprising when Dr Thomas Issac presented Kerala […]
January 16, 2021

Kerala Budget 2021-22: Promises and Perils

Nissy Solomon & Praseeda Mukundan Kerala Budget 2021-22, presented by Finance Minister Dr Thomas Isaac, comes in the backdrop of an ailing economy. All the hopes were pinned on the Budget to set the economy on the right course, especially […]
January 8, 2021

Update laws to keep India’s health system future-ready

As the economy and healthcare systems try to emerge from the crisis, there is a need to reconsider how to build a system that is ready and responsive in order to prevent and protect the public from emerging threats Nissy […]
January 6, 2021

Revival of Quad and India’s Outreach

Varshini Sridhar and Gazi Hassan With fighter jets operating in full swing over the Northern Arabian Sea, the world is watching with excitement, doubt and apprehensions. It is the second time in a month that four democracies led by India […]
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 […]
December 31, 2020

Resurgence of Protectionism in India: Why it is a Worrying Signal?

India’s shift towards protectionism is increasingly evident with tariffs being deployed as a policy instrument to boost domestic manufacturing capabilities. However, scant attention has been given to the policy’s viability. The article examines the claim of rising protectionism in India […]
December 26, 2020

Beyond Chalk and Talk: The tech boom in Indian education and the challenges to meet

NISSY SOLOMON & AKANKSHA BORAWAKE The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of technology in the education sector. India is the second largest market for e-learning in the world after the US. The EdTech industry was expanding even before the […]
December 23, 2020

A New Face, A New Hope, A New Era – Bihar Welcomes Tejashwi Yadav

The 2020 Assembly elections of Bihar was nothing short of a rollercoaster journey, as the Nation witnessed the first State going to polls in the midst of a prevailing global pandemic. This article focuses on addressing the rise of Tejashwi […]
December 19, 2020

Modi’s Saffron Party Steers the ‘Double Engine Sarkar’ to Victory in Bihar

In what was seen as a nail-biter of an election in Bihar, several narratives received spotlight, several legacies altered and most importantly, the rarity and significance of Assembly elections in India being reinstated. This article addresses the National Democratic Alliance’s […]
December 18, 2020

Innovative Technology Enabling Effective Solid Waste Management in Tamil Nadu

The article discusses how an innovative incineration technology has been used in processing tonnes of solid waste in the State of Tamil Nadu to zero waste without pollution and creating byproducts with tangible economic values. It also points out at […]
December 10, 2020

ASEAN Chairmanship: From Vietnam to Brunei Darussalam

In the midst of COVID-19 pandemic and unprecedented challenges, Vietnam handed over Chairmanship of the ASEAN for 2020 to Brunei Darussalam. The South China Sea contestations will remain a high priority for leaders in Brunei.  The year 2020 has perhaps […]
December 5, 2020

Is Metro the solution to the public transport issues of Kochi city?

An in-depth analysis of the financial situation of Kochi Metro is called for, where on one side huge losses have accrued while on the other extensions are being planned. Amidst the pandemic, phase 1 of Kochi Metro became fully operational […]