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
Oct 19, 2020

The Indian Government Is Not Letting a Pandemic Go to Waste

Indigenous Communities Can Counter Naxals and Protect Forests in India
Oct 15, 2020

Indigenous Communities Can Counter Naxals and Protect Forests in India

A Year On, the Clean India Mission Falls Short
Oct 08, 2020

A Year On, the Clean India Mission Falls Short

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...

A Young American’s Impressions of India

A Young American's Impressions of India

Oct 01, 2020

The brief time between UC Berkeley and full-time employment as a software engineer would be the only moment to nourish a sense of moral curiosity that had been bruised and underfed in university. Commitment to a structure and its rules and a dedication from coding illiteracy to a CS degree from UC...

No Place for Naivety in Afghan Peace Talks

No Place for Naivety in Afghan Peace Talks

Oct 01, 2020

In recent years, there has been widespread talk in the media about how much the Taliban has changed. First, it has been argued that the Taliban’s ideological view has been adjusted, which created the impression that the armed group no longer has a problem with human rights or gender equality....

India’s Need of the Hour: Organic Fruit Production

India’s Need of the Hour: Organic Fruit Production

Sep 30, 2020

While sipping a hot cup of tea and browsing the latest news on my cellphone on the morning of July 20, the headline “Himachal to be fruit bowl soon, Rs 100-cr project planned” caught my attention. To put this in an international context, this project amounts to approximately $13.6 million....

India’s Higher Education Must Be More Holistic

India’s Higher Education Must Be More Holistic

Sep 28, 2020

In 2020, exams for the 10th grade conducted by India’s Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) led to impressive results. Of the 1.8 million students who took the exam, 10% scored over 90% and 2.23% scored over 95%. In 2019, a similar number wrote the exam with 13% scoring above 90% and...

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,...

Why Is India’s Opposition Congress Party in Crisis?

Why Is India’s Opposition Congress Party in Crisis?

Sep 17, 2020

Allan Octavian Hume, a sidelined official of the British Raj, founded the Indian National Congress (INC) in 1885. Born in Kent, UK, Hume was the quintessential gora sahib (white master) who had gone native. He took the initiative to create a modern political platform in a newly colonized and...

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