June 22, 2023

Evaluate Shakti scheme on its outcome, not intention

A clear objective needs to be set, and the scheme must be monitored to study whether it is achieving its intended impact. The Shakti scheme, implemented by the Siddaramaiah-led Karnataka government, has garnered attention due to its provision of free […]
June 22, 2023

The Modi Effect on India-US Defence Partnership

The dawn of the 21st century in India-US relations was marked by a series of significant events, with the inception of the historic visit by then-President Clinton to the Indian parliament in March 2000 acknowledging the emergence of India as […]
June 21, 2023

Manipur Imbroglio

Manipur, the strategically located state in the Northeast that has been considered the gateway to Southeast Asia with India’s renewed engagement with ASEAN through its Act East Policy, has been in the midst of chaos and confusion since May 3rd, […]
June 15, 2023

Climateflation and our future – The story of India’s food security and economic worry

Climateflation simply means inflation caused by global warming which impacts the climate and weather, both the words that are synonymous with agriculture. These three words and its impact, is crucial when discussing the survival of the planet and humans in […]
June 14, 2023

India and the South Pacific in climate cooperation

The official visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Papua New Guinea (PNG) in May 2023 assumes noteworthy importance due to the Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) Summit, being convened after a seven-year hiatus. The primary impetus behind this […]
June 8, 2023

Bangladesh and India’s Perspectives on Indo Pacific Converge

There is clear evidence that the Indo-Pacific is resonating among smaller countries too. They are deliberating how this new formulation fits into their national interests given that it is widely seen through the prism of Quad or the Quadrilateral Security […]
June 8, 2023

The Case for Libertarian Redistribution

Contrary to popular belief, many libertarians and classical liberals support the idea of wealth and income redistribution. F.A. Hayek, a renowned libertarian thinker, believed in the importance of providing a certain minimum income for every individual. He expressed this view […]
June 8, 2023

India Emerges as an Exporter of Blue Economy

The Trade and Environment Review 2023 “Building a Sustainable and Resilient Ocean Economy beyond 2030” published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) notes that the year 2022 was a “super year” for the oceans and was […]
May 16, 2023

A Green Growth for India: Special Focus on Mangrove Protection 

Green growth was featured as a key priority in the Union Budget 2023-24 with a focused allocation for augmenting mangrove vegetation as important carbon reservoirs. Along with other initiatives such as Green credit programme, PM-PRANAM, Gobardhan Scheme and Amrit Darohar, […]
May 16, 2023

Extended Metro Lines –  An Unsustainable Approach in Tier 2 Cities?

With the metro fever spreading from city to city, there has been a shift from providing efficient intermodal connectivity through the public transport system to investing in projects that can be seen as a ‘symbol’ of development in the city.  […]
May 10, 2023

India’s Value For The US Goes Beyond Its Capacity To Wage War

Post-pandemic America, engaged in a virtual conflict with Russia and in confrontation with China, has become increasingly conditional and transactional in international relations. It has begun to evaluate relations of allies and friends in the context of their usefulness in […]
April 27, 2023

Modi’s visit | BJP is customising itself for Kerala

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Kerala is seen as a strategic attempt to expand the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s presence in the state, which has been historically a hard carapace to crack for the national party. Modi’s two-day visit […]
April 24, 2023

The Joshimath Plight: A Call for Conserving the Dwindling Third Pole

The towering mountains of the Hindu Kush – Himalayas that formed 50 million years ago, host legacies from the birth of Buddha and the invasion of Alexander the Great. They also represent the geographical identity of South Asia housing some […]
April 18, 2023

Spearheading Digital Futures for Sustainable Development: The G20 Agenda

Inclusive growth relies heavily on the degree of digital penetration, making digital futures and sustainable development deeply interconnected. Development in the digital sphere is crucial to attaining SDG targets through resilient Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI) in which India is a […]
April 13, 2023

Embedding EdTech in Higher Education Institutions

The pandemic posed several challenges to the education sector. Despite these, the whole education sector carried on unscathed, thanks to educational technologies and digital facilities. Educational technologies offer myriad benefits to all stakeholders and enhance the overall capacity of higher […]