12 Years After Mumbai, the Fight Against Terrorism Continues

Nov 25, 2020

The 12th anniversary of the November 26, 2008, Pakistan-sponsored terror attacks in Mumbai is an apt occasion to evaluate not only India’s struggle against terrorism but also how other major countries have dealt with this menace. Nine gunmen traveled from Karachi to Mumbai by boat to unleash...

Land Reform Can Transform India’s Economy
Nov 24, 2020

Land Reform Can Transform India’s Economy

India’s Police: An Instrument of Injustice
Nov 19, 2020

India’s Police: An Instrument of Injustice

India-US Relationship Is Now Official
Nov 13, 2020

India-US Relationship Is Now Official

India’s New Education Policy: Not Paying Attention

India's New Education Policy: Not Paying Attention

Nov 11, 2020

It was instructive that probably the most consequential event in the life of the Indian Republic merited nothing more than three pro-forma single-sentence references to “epidemics and pandemics” in the recently-adopted National Education Policy 2020. The policy must have been discussed and...

India’s New Education Policy Is Hodgepodge

India’s New Education Policy Is Hodgepodge

Oct 20, 2020

The union cabinet of the government of India recently announced its 2020 National Education Policy (NEP). This is the first education policy developed by a non-Congress party government since independence. Coming 34 years after the last formulation of a fully-fledged education policy, Indians...

The Indian Government Is Not Letting a Pandemic Go to Waste

The Indian Government Is Not Letting a Pandemic Go to Waste

Oct 19, 2020

Indian culture venerates tools of trade. Indeed, a special day in the festival calendar is dedicated to worshiping them. In this context, tractors and farm implements are considered almost sacred. Burning a tractor is one of the most symbolic forms of protest. Members of the main opposition party...

Indigenous Communities Can Counter Naxals and Protect Forests in India

Indigenous Communities Can Counter Naxals and Protect Forests in India

Oct 15, 2020

On the night of July 11, Naxalites blew up 12 buildings in the forest department’s field office-cum-quarters in the Berkela forest area of Pashchimi Singhbhum district in Jharkhand, India. Naxalites are Maoists who have fought a bloody insurgency against the Indian state in some rural and forest...

A Year On, the Clean India Mission Falls Short

A Year On, the Clean India Mission Falls Short

Oct 08, 2020

Research amidst the COVID-19 pandemic has shown that the virus is transmitted through wastewater. This makes it crucial to revisit the goals of India’s ambitious Swachh Bharat Mission (Clean India Mission, or SBM) that came to a close almost exactly a year ago. While there were substantial...

China-India Clash Wakes Up Tibet’s Ghost of Independence

China-India Clash Wakes Up Tibet’s Ghost of Independence

Oct 07, 2020

Wildfires have been burning in California, Brazil and Siberia. Brexit is causing unending headaches in both Europe and the UK. The American election campaign has kicked off in high gear. Deaths from COVID-19 have crossed one million. US President Donald Trump’s taxes were the talk of the town,...

India’s New Agricultural Policy After Decades of Farmer Suffering

India’s New Agricultural Policy After Decades of Farmer Suffering

Oct 05, 2020

In India, June 5 was a turning point in the history of the country’s agriculture. The government passed three ordinances to unshackle farmers from the restrictive marketing regime that has managed the marketing of agriculture produce for decades. This sweeping stroke promises to bring the entire...

Kashmir’s History and Future Meet in Literature

Kashmir’s History and Future Meet in Literature

Sep 24, 2020

For as long as one can remember, the stunningly beautiful valley of Kashmir has been a tinder box of clashing ideologies and religious beliefs. In the not too distant past, it was known as the land of Rishis, holy seers who combined the profound philosophies of Hinduism, Buddhism and Sufism to...

India Must Modernize Its Inefficient Defense Production System

India Must Modernize Its Inefficient Defense Production System

Sep 22, 2020

In a complex world, countries have to clearly identify and evaluate external threats on a continuous basis. These are no longer only military, insurgent and terror, but also scientific, technological and economic. 360° Context: The State of the Indian Republic READ MORE In the...

The State of the Indian Republic

The State of the Indian Republic

Sep 22, 2020

On August 15, India celebrated 73 years of independence. By some metrics, the country has been a fantastic success. Multi-ethnic states such as Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union collapsed in the early 1990s. In contrast, India is still united despite its bewildering diversity in terms of religion,...

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