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Indian startups and Chinese venture capital: The strategic dimension
Economics and Finance | Cyber and Technology Sep 11, 2019

Indian startups and Chinese venture capital: The strategic dimension

How does it play out in the larger technology war involving the US and China?

Flight of foreign portfolio investments: Perilous to government plans
Economics and Finance | International Trade and Investment Sep 10, 2019

Flight of foreign portfolio investments: Perilous to government plans

Despite recent waivers, continuing the withdrawal of FPIs from the Indian economy highlights the perils of an uninsulated capital market in India.

Acting East: Indian defence co-operation in Asia
Neighbourhood | Defence and Security | Indian Defence Sep 05, 2019

Acting East: Indian defence co-operation in Asia

India must remember that it is only by exporting to Asia that it can transform its ‘Act East’ policy from being a tokenistic one into an influential one.

Downturn demystified: Decoding the slowdown in the Indian economy
Indian Economy | Economics and Finance | Economic Reforms Sep 04, 2019

Downturn demystified: Decoding the slowdown in the Indian economy

Even though the government seems to be addressing concerns ailing the economy, the slowdown seems to be deeper than what the numbers suggest.

Reimagining Sustainable Development Education for teens
Development | Climate Change | Cyber and Technology Aug 30, 2019

Reimagining Sustainable Development Education for teens

Engaging youth in the SDG debate will require more than classroom education — it’s time we saw greater online innovation.

False promises of an electric vehicle utopia
Development | Energy | Transportation | Energy Efficiency Aug 30, 2019

False promises of an electric vehicle utopia

Pollution-free, decongested and zero emissions. This is what electric vehicles offer Delhi, but its current policy does not achieve this.

The future of women leaders in Afghanistan
Neighbourhood | Gender Aug 16, 2019

The future of women leaders in Afghanistan

It is only when the institutional structures change in Afghanistan, that the status of women leaders can shift from symbols to real people.

Understanding the different shades of populism around the world
International Affairs Aug 14, 2019

Understanding the different shades of populism around the world

The 21st century sees the rise of populist politics. It should be investigated in its myriad manifestations taking root across the world.

Few promises, countless doubts: Mumbai – Pune hyperloop
Urbanisation in India | Urbanisation | Transportation Aug 06, 2019

Few promises, countless doubts: Mumbai – Pune hyperloop

As India’s economy urbanises, urban mobility is becoming ever more important. Does Hyperloop provide a solution?

Artificial Intelligence in military operations: Where does India stand?
Defence and Security | Indian Defence | Cyber and Technology Aug 02, 2019

Artificial Intelligence in military operations: Where does India stand?

Policymakers must have a sound understanding of the objectives that AI seeks to achieve in the strategic context of India to disseminate artificial intelligence in defence. What kind of AI do we want?

Broadening the notion of ‘peace’ in conflict ridden Kashmir
Healthcare Jul 30, 2019

Broadening the notion of ‘peace’ in conflict ridden Kashmir

With over 415,000 Kashmiri civilians meeting the diagnostic criteria for a major depressive disorder, interventions aimed at improving mental health in the Valley must be understood as a major policy objective for all concerned.

The implications of India’s medical tourism industry
Healthcare Jul 30, 2019

The implications of India’s medical tourism industry

As India becomes a top medical tourism destination, the government must prioritise quality and affordable healthcare — not just for medical tourists, but for all.

Addressing the issue of fire safety in metropolitan cities of India
Urbanisation in India | Urbanisation Jul 30, 2019

Addressing the issue of fire safety in metropolitan cities of India

In times of growing urbanisation, the importance of fire safety in urban spaces must be seen. If not, we will be walking unprepared into a deadly inferno.

Utkrisht Development Impact Bond: A solution for financing maternal health
Healthcare Jul 26, 2019

Utkrisht Development Impact Bond: A solution for financing maternal health

Given the fiscal constraints confronting government agencies — the DIB opens up an alternative, valuable window of opportunity.

Family planning as a human right: The way forward
Healthcare | Sustainable Development Jul 19, 2019

Family planning as a human right: The way forward

Family planning programmes should be holistic in understanding socio-cultural constraints and responding to diverse needs across different regions of India — and with a cultural understanding of what women want and need.

The rising India on the rise in China’s diplomacy
International Affairs | Great Power Dynamics Jul 18, 2019

The rising India on the rise in China’s diplomacy

‘Neighbourhood diplomacy’ has been prioritised for a long time by China, manifesting in the famous framework that big powers are the key; the periphery is the priority; developing countries are the foundation; multilateral platforms are the stage.

Politics of oil amidst the Venezuela crisis
International Affairs Jul 17, 2019

Politics of oil amidst the Venezuela crisis

The defect in Venezuelan economy led to its dependence on oil.

AI policy analysis: AIDP of China vs. India’s NITI Aayog AI policy paper
Cyber and Technology | Connectivity Jul 10, 2019

AI policy analysis: AIDP of China vs. India’s NITI Aayog AI policy paper

Tighter collaboration between private, government, nonprofits and educational institutes will be the key to India’s development of new-age technology.

Using ICT to improve learning outcomes in India’s schools
Education Jul 10, 2019

Using ICT to improve learning outcomes in India’s schools

The effective usage of ICT and the implementation of personalised education programmes can ensure significant changes in the learning processes in schools and lead to a better education system.

Libya in Turmoil: Khalifa Haftar and foreign powers
International Affairs Jul 09, 2019

Libya in Turmoil: Khalifa Haftar and foreign powers

The threat of Islamist groups has apparently bolstered Haftar’s push against the UN recognised Government of National Accord.

The Niti Aayog Health Index: Beyond absolute numbers
Healthcare | Sustainable Development Jul 05, 2019

The Niti Aayog Health Index: Beyond absolute numbers

The Health Index released by the NITI Aayog provides a comprehensive state-wise assessment of the health situation in the country. But, it is imperative for India to look beyond absolute numbers to achieve its long term health goals.

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Laura Mahrenbach

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