Is India’s Vaccine Diplomacy a Good Idea?

Apr 02, 2021

In terms of numbers, India ranks the third worst after the US and Brazil when it comes to COVID-19 infections. At the time of publishing, the country has recorded over 12.3 million confirmed cases and more than 163,000 deaths. The BBC reports that India is facing a “severe, intensive” second...

Is Travel Now a Game of Russian Roulette?
Mar 29, 2021

Is Travel Now a Game of Russian Roulette?

The Other Side of the Indian Farmers’ Protests
Mar 25, 2021

The Other Side of the Indian Farmers’ Protests

Bangladesh Celebrates 50 Years of Independence
Mar 25, 2021

Bangladesh Celebrates 50 Years of Independence

Narendra Modi’s War With Social Media

Narendra Modi’s War With Social Media

Mar 10, 2021

The Wall Street Journal reports on the Indian government’s intention to clamp down on social platforms that have played a role in the recent farmers’ protests. According to Wall Street Journal sources, Narendra Modi’s government has threatened to jail employees of Facebook, WhatsApp and...

India Is on a Solar Mission

India Is on a Solar Mission

Feb 23, 2021

Globally, the short-term changes in pollution levels associated with COVID-19 lockdown measures highlighted the importance of investment in renewable energy sources more than ever. India's National Solar Mission was set as one of the policy initiatives under the National Action Plan on Climate...

Why Are India’s Farmers Protesting?

Why Are India’s Farmers Protesting?

Feb 17, 2021

Indian farmers have lately made international headlines. Popstar Rihanna, actor Susan Sarandon and activist Greta Thunberg have taken up their cause. Ozy, a glitzy Silicon Valley publication posed a provocative question: “Will the World Step In?” The story playing out in international media...

Can India and Nepal Find a Path to Peaceful Coexistence?

Can India and Nepal Find a Path to Peaceful Coexistence?

Jan 26, 2021

When Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla arrived in Kathmandu in late November, he did something that would have seemed impossible just a few months earlier. After landing at Tribhuvan International Airport, instead of continuing to inflame rhetoric over the bitter territorial dispute...

Sovereign Wealth Funds Bet Big on India

Sovereign Wealth Funds Bet Big on India

Jan 26, 2021

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, bad news has dogged India on the economic front. By the end of the 2020-21 financial year, which begins on April 1 and ends on March 31, the country’s GDP is estimated to shrink by 7.7%, the biggest contraction since 1952. In the first quarter of the 2020-21...

A History of Indian Conservatism

A History of Indian Conservatism

Dec 23, 2020

At the time of independence from British rule in 1947, India's first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, adopted a mode of governance that came to be known as Nehruvian socialism. State control of industrial production and government interference in all spheres of life came to define this era and,...

Was It Wise for India to Reject the RCEP?

Was It Wise for India to Reject the RCEP?

Dec 21, 2020

Last month, 15 Asia-Pacific countries formed the world's largest trading bloc. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is China’s response to the US jettisoning the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) under President Donald Trump. The deal excludes both India and the US. Though the...

India’s League of Internationalists

India’s League of Internationalists

Dec 16, 2020

Shivshankar Menon, India’s famous former national security adviser, has stirred much controversy recently. His recent article for Foreign Affairs, titled “League of Nationalists,” argues that India’s illiberal drift and new transactional foreign policy has weakened relations with the US....

It’s Time to Introduce a Universal Basic Income for India’s Farmers

It's Time to Introduce a Universal Basic Income for India’s Farmers

Dec 15, 2020

In September, India passed three bills that immediately led to protests by farmers demanding to repeal the legislation. The new laws seek to remove the government’s minimum support price for produce that shielded India’s farmers from free-market forces for decades. In allowing the farmers to...

Agriculture Is India’s Ray of Hope in Time of Crisis

Agriculture Is India’s Ray of Hope in Time of Crisis

Dec 03, 2020

As India completes 73 years of independence, agriculture has emerged as a mainstay of the economy. Despite the COVID-19 crisis, Indian agriculture is poised to grow by an estimated 3% in 2020-21. Shaktikanta Das, the governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), has acknowledged that agriculture...

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