“Because India Comes First” with Ram Madhav

March 18, 2021

FO° Talks hosts Ram Madhav, the former general secretary of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and ideas man at the side of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Indian Farmer Protests Explained

February 17, 2021

Nepal’s Foreign Relations

November 04, 2020

The Challenge With Jinnah’s Vision for Pakistan

August 28, 2020

Dr. Ishtiaq Ahmed joins FO Talks by Fair Observer to present his controversial thoughts on Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan.

India and China: A Time for Diplomacy, Not Confrontation

August 07, 2020

Chinese and Indian forces have pulled back from their confrontation in the Himalayas, but the tensions that set off the deadly encounter this past June — the first on the China-India border since 1975 — are not going away. Indeed, a poisonous combination of local disputes, regional antagonisms...

Sri Lanka’s Persecuted Muslims Are Turning Radical

May 23, 2019

After decades of persecution by the Sinhalese and Tamils, Sri Lanka’s Muslims are abandoning local syncretic Islam and turning to a more radical version. The Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility for the Easter Sunday attacks across Sri Lanka. This raises many questions about the...

Why Does Happiness Elude India?

May 08, 2019

India needs to introspect as to why it has fared so miserably when it comes to being happy. The UN's 2019 World Happiness Report released in March shows that India is on a declining trend when it comes to happiness. The county ranked 117 in 2015, 118 in 2016, 122 in 2017, 133 in 2018 and is now...

What Slows Urban Mobility in India?

May 05, 2019

Like many countries, India’s largest cities are congested. But congestion pricing won’t work here because mobility is affected by other factors besides vehicle traffic. Urban economic development indicators such as higher income levels and higher motorization rates are generally associated...

How Will Sanctions on Iran Affect India?

May 04, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Sumitha Kutty, an associate research fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore. Iran and India have traditionally maintained cordial relations, counting on each other as major security partners. Bonds between...

The Elephant in the Room Behind India’s Rise

May 01, 2019

For India to maintain its position as a global leader, more concerted efforts at local and federal levels will be necessary to bring women to parity with men. In the past decade, India has stepped into its new role as a rising economic monolith, providing a counterbalance to China and recasting...

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