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Climate Change: Looking ahead

Climate Change: Looking ahead

June 11, 2017 at 6:11 PM

On many occasions, I have faced the need to comprehensively define energy policy or climate policy for people whose interests are aroused by the news stories/articles on energy, climate change, environment etc. that come up daily. In a bid to offer a simple definition (but my professors will usually pauseRead More

Housing in India with RERA (Real Estate Act)

Housing in India with RERA (Real Estate Act)

May 1, 2017 at 10:37 AM

In most busy Indian towns and cities, half-completed buildings  (which remain to be in that state for a long period of time) are a ubiquitous sight constantly catching the attention of most people. It is not surprising that what you saw yesterday, what you see today and what you willRead More

Kashmir- Indian State forsaking its army?

Kashmir- Indian State forsaking its army?

April 18, 2017 at 5:12 AM

The Siamese twins, the army and the state have never been separated since they were born some eight thousand years ago. Army is a hireling of the state. Similar groups of armed men, if self employed are called rebels or bandits. For the army, the state is the client. ThatRead More

Revelations and Reassessment: South Asia

Revelations and Reassessment: South Asia

May 14, 2015 at 10:15 AM

We are standing at a precipice where South Asian politics is undergoing a long-awaited political change, from Sri Lanka to India to Pakistan, to the constitution of Nepal et cetera

Indian Coalition Politics 101

Indian Coalition Politics 101

November 10, 2014 at 2:04 PM

Coalition Politics in India for the uninitiated    The Indian parliament in a state of uproar. Source: WeSpeakNews In the 2004 Lok Sabha Elections, the then National Democratic Alliance(NDA) headed by Bhartiya Janta Party garnered 35.3% votes with 185 seats. Subsequently, the formation of United Progressive Alliance(UPA) was a turningRead More

Map describing the capital flight from developing countries.
Source: offshorenet.com

The New Development Bank: about shielding or tackling corruption?

September 4, 2014 at 9:44 AM

Western countries have often denounced the systemic corruption in the BRICS. In the hour of the creation of the New Development Bank we can wonder how the phenomenon of corruption is apprehended in those countries and also to what extend the analysis and denunciation of corruption is made “by westernRead More

Brazil and the BRICS: A New Way Forward

Brazil and the BRICS: A New Way Forward

September 4, 2014 at 4:11 AM

Why the development of the BRICS into a functioning international organization offers Brazil a unique opportunity to revitalize its foreign policy             On July 14, the heads of states of the BRICS countries gathered in Fortaleza, Brazil for their sixth summit. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa share theRead More

The BRICS and Latin America

The BRICS and Latin America

August 7, 2014 at 4:27 AM

 What does the future hold for the BRICS and Latin America? Is this the ushering of a new phase of South-South cooperation?

Peace Education and the Subcontinent.

Peace Education and the Subcontinent.

August 7, 2014 at 4:14 AM

The Subcontinent has seen it’s fair share of hostility, failed measures and political upheaval. Can Peace Education help India and Pakistan?    When it comes to the traditional rivals, India and Pakistan, nothing can be taken for granted. Amidst hostile statements expressed during Narendra Modi’s election campaign, until Pakistani PrimeRead More

NDA's alliances in Tamil Nadu and Sri-Lanka

NDA's alliances in Tamil Nadu and Sri-Lanka

July 10, 2014 at 2:34 PM

It remains to be seen if the BJP, if elected, will draw from the previous Vajpayee-led government’s stance on foreign policy issues like Sri Lanka. Now may be a good time for the BJP to declare its agenda on such issues, considering that it could win them more voters, at least in Tamil Nadu, which has a sizeable 39 Lok Sabha seats.