Indian Agriculture Still Faces Problems

May 21, 2021

As a second wave of COVID-19 infections sweeps through India, the farmers’ protests are no longer in the news. Yet the underlying issues facing Indian agriculture have not gone away.

The Crucial Role of Media in Nepal

March 08, 2021

Indian Farmer Protests Explained

February 17, 2021

The New Gendered Realities in South Korea

December 23, 2019

Hong Kong and China: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Reassessing China’s Social Credit System

August 02, 2019

Wired takes a new look at China’s social credit system that has been nearly unanimously maligned in the West as a totalitarian tool that should frighten any freedom-loving citizen of a Western democracy out of his or her wits. The Chinese claim it is an efficient management tool. Wired clearly...

What’s Really Behind China’s Falling GDP?

July 20, 2019

The headlines grabbed attention: “China’s economy grows at slowest rate in nearly 30 years,” noted the Financial Times in a typical example. China’s GDP growth in the second quarter had slowed to 6.2%, the smallest gain since 1992, back when the country’s economy was first shifting into...

Purity and Pollution: From Shoes and Sex to Food and Caste

June 25, 2019

The notion of purity and pollution underpins personal habits, social mores, public health challenges and India’s resilient caste system. This is the last of a three-part series.  This final piece of a three-part series examines the Indian psyche and how it effects society and everyday lives....

Without Fundamental Reforms to the Education System, Indians Will Not Innovate

The education system, with terrible teaching that programs Indians to focus on tests, must change and put a focus on learning instead. In 2018, Apple’s co-founder, Steve Wozniak, visited India and made some fascinating observations on the country. He was humble enough to admit he knew little...

How Do Indians Clean Their Bottoms?

May 29, 2019

The seemingly simple act of cleaning bottoms reveals invaluable insights about the Indian psyche’s fixation with purity and pollution. This is the first of a three-part series. Understanding how Indians clean their bottoms demands a deeper examination of Indian culture. It requires an analysis...

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