Articles

August 25, 2023

Support to E-buses will not be sufficient to address India’s public transport woes

India’s public transport system lacks efficiency, finance, and professionalism. Even the discourse around buying electric buses is not well-informed or debated. It demands structural changes in the way the business is conducted. Recently the Union government announced 10,000 electric buses […]
August 25, 2023

The SCO Energy Club as the New Energy Agenda Setters of Central Asia

In the 21st century, energy is an important tool that shapes geopolitics and controls the geoeconomics of countries. Central Asia has emerged in recent years as an alternate energy source for countries like China and India as their growing populations […]
August 22, 2023

Rethinking the Classification System to boost the Homestay Business in Kerala

As defined by Kerala’s tourism department, homestay means “A family business carried out by the owner of the house providing accommodation alone or food and accommodation facilities to tourists visiting Kerala”. The state’s homestays can be divided into two categories: […]
August 21, 2023

Navigating Ambiguity: The Dichotomy Between Development and Transport Plans in Urban Mobility Services

With the world’s second-largest road network, Indian roads carry 85% of passenger traffic and 60% of freight traffic and are thus the lifeline of the nation’s development. However, the overreliance on private vehicles has resulted in traffic congestion, road safety […]
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 […]
August 16, 2023

Why is 2026 the best time to get Women’s reservations done?

The freeze on constituency boundaries for both the Indian parliament and the respective state assemblies is set to end in 2026. This means that a census-based delimitation is scheduled to be done in the upcoming years. Given the exponential rise […]
August 16, 2023

Reanalysing the Student Concession in Kerala

The development model of Kerala emphasises a welfare state, however, there is a lack of adequate documentation recognising the participation of private players in the welfare and development of the State. The public transport sector of Kerala has turned a […]
August 16, 2023

Women’s Empowerment in the Bartending Industry in Kerala: A Call for Action

In the bustling world of bartending, where creativity and hospitality intertwine, there exists a realm of untapped potential for women in Kerala, India. However, the path to women’s empowerment in this sector is marred by invisible barriers and overlooked opportunities. […]
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 […]