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India Looks to Finland for an Effective Educational Model

India Looks to Finland for an Effective Educational Model

For some time, the world of education has become aware of the exceptional success of Finland’s boldly innovative education system. The ideas that guided the Finnish government were not new or original. They have been debated, applied, experimented and validated by educational reformers in...

A Confused Atheist’s Pilgrimage of Indian Holy Sites

A Confused Atheist’s Pilgrimage of Indian Holy Sites

My wife and I are not religious. Monica was raised as a Gujarati Hindu while I grew up in an orthodox Parsi family in Ahmedabad, India. Formal religion — hers or mine — plays no role in our day-to-day lives. Both of us studied in the same convent elementary school and then in a Jesuit college,...

Confessions of a Modern Indian

Confessions of a Modern Indian

I realized recently that having my peers scoff at my ideals on a daily basis has made it easier for me to introspect and change myself. Since I don’t fit in anyway, there isn’t any dominant social standard I need to adhere to. If I realize that something about my ideology is wrong, I can...

The Politics Behind the Hijab Ban

The Politics Behind the Hijab Ban

Political discourse in India is currently focused on the denial of some Muslim female students to their constitutional right of choosing to wear a hijab in classrooms at pre-university colleges — the equivalent to high schools. India Disappoints Its Friends and Admirers READ...

India Disappoints Its Friends and Admirers

India Disappoints Its Friends and Admirers

India’s abstention in a recent vote at the UN Security Council over Russian threats to Ukraine raises serious questions over India being a key ally of the West in the years to come. Indian leaders failed to stand up for Ukrainian sovereignty because of India’s close relations with Russia, a...

Making Sense of Indian Unicorns

Making Sense of Indian Unicorns

FO° Live makes sense of India’s unicorns — not mythical creatures but very real companies valued at $1 billion or more. India is now home to over 80 unicorn startups.

How Sustainable Is India’s Prosperity?

How Sustainable Is India’s Prosperity?

The New York Times enthusiastically reports on the good news coming from India. Matt Phillips and Emily Schmall are impressed by the recent upward movement in India’s stock market. Their article reads like a prospectus for investment in India targeting the financial and business class that are...

An Indian Journey From School to Homeschooling

An Indian Journey From School to Homeschooling

Even as a 13-year-old, I had strong views on education. I had the opportunity to study in two countries with entirely different education systems. I began my education in India and studied for five years in Ahmedabad. My father then moved to the United Kingdom and I studied in a London-based...

India’s Highway Construction Is in the Fast Lane

India’s Highway Construction Is in the Fast Lane

When experts look back at the early 2000s, they will observe that India embarked on a construction spree to develop its transport infrastructure. The country is emulating what the United States and Europe did in the previous century and what China and East Asia have done more recently....

The Indian Shrimp Industry Needs Support to Survive COVID-19

The Indian Shrimp Industry Needs Support to Survive COVID-19

Around the world, the news agenda is dominated by the coronavirus and the policy responses to it. Naturally, most of the attention is paid to things like how many people are dying and when the various lockdowns can be lifted. However, in every industry, there is a story to be told about the impact...

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

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

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....

India and Pakistan Have a Choice to Make

India and Pakistan Have a Choice to Make

India and Pakistan can either make peace or continue in an endless cycle of violence.  On February 14, a suicide bomber killed more than 40 paramilitary police in Indian-administered Kashmir. Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), a militant group based in Pakistan, claimed responsibility for the attack....

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