Articles by: Anmol Soin

Interview: Chechnya and LGBTQ concerns

Interview: Chechnya and LGBTQ concerns

May 4, 2017 at 5:42 PM

Allow me to re-introduce you to Nicklaus Thomas-Symonds. Nick (as we called him) was one of my tutors during my time at Oxford. A leading barrister, academic and writer, Nick was already quite prominent within academic and political circles in Britain. He was elected as the Labour MP for Torfaen in May 2015 andRead More

Cannabis in India: Old laws to take a hit

Cannabis in India: Old laws to take a hit

December 29, 2016 at 2:38 PM

India has an odd relationship with cannabis. We’ve glorified it in our culture but made discussion of the plant taboo in the modern day. Recent political and social events make it evident that the legislation around cannabis and “hard narcotics” is likely to become increasingly relevant in context to the roleRead More

Nicklaus Thomas-Symonds on BREXIT

Nicklaus Thomas-Symonds on BREXIT

May 30, 2016 at 5:09 AM

Allow me to introduce you to Nicklaus Thomas-Symonds. Nick( as we called him) was one of my tutors during my time at Oxford. A prominent barrister, academic and writer, Nick was already quite prominent within academic and political circles in Britain. He was elected as the Labour MP for Torfaen in May 2015Read More

Finding Refuge: Stories from Serbia

Finding Refuge: Stories from Serbia

November 15, 2015 at 10:58 AM

“Like so many others who needed to protect their loved ones, he runs from his homeland and hopes to find salvation in the west. Hopes that eventually it would all be okay.”

Afghanistan: The Awkward Friend of Two Enemies?

Afghanistan: The Awkward Friend of Two Enemies?

May 17, 2015 at 3:38 PM

Ghani and Modi have had a lot to talk about. One would presume that hours could pass by quickly when the leaders of India and Afganishtan sit and talk. Trade and investment based conversations not withstanding, ISIS and their activity on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border is reportedly, a major concern forRead More

Reapers And The Grim Truth: Farmer Suicides

Reapers And The Grim Truth: Farmer Suicides

April 24, 2015 at 8:35 AM

Till 2013, the Land Acquisition Act 1894 was in operation. Operating under the idea of Salus populi suprema lex , it was designed by the British to allow them to take land for governmental purposes. In 1998 and 2007, two attempts to modify this act were initiated.

The Hundred Year African War : The New Scramble for Africa

The Hundred Year African War : The New Scramble for Africa

January 20, 2015 at 11:26 AM

Peace has eluded Africa for several reasons. ‘The Hundred Year African War’ is how the author wishes to summarize it. The Scramble for Africa: what originally seems like just catchy terminology remains one of the defining moments in the planet’s collective political history. Coined originally by the Times in 1884, theRead More

Money for everyone, everywhere?

Money for everyone, everywhere?

May 8, 2014 at 12:14 PM

There are several lessons to be learned internationally . What remains vital however, is the fact that India needs to look into the utility the population derives from the banks and their services and not just the availability of the same.

Source:Hill Post

India and China : A Growing Imbalance

April 8, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Besides sharing important strategic and geopolitical interests, as two of the fastest growing economies of the world, India and China have created significant economic ties. China is India’s largest trading partner and this arrangement, in a nutshell, involves the procurement of manufactured goods and implements from China and the export of raw materials to the Chinese industry. While the bilateral trade relations remain essential to the Indian success story, there exists a massive imbalance in the trade patterns.