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Addressing Mumbai’s traffic woes
Transportation Jan 17, 2023

Addressing Mumbai’s traffic woes

Mumbai can learn from Tokyo's tech interventions to ease road traffic 

Women: Education, employment, empowerment
Development | Gender | Sustainable Development | Education Jan 03, 2023

Women: Education, employment, empowerment

As the gap between women’s education and women’s employment continues to widen, the question arises if women are truly being empowered

The growing threat of lone-wolf terrorism
Dec 20, 2022

The growing threat of lone-wolf terrorism

GOI would have to develop a new counter-radicalisation programme and state-supervised counselling initiatives to curb lone-wolf terrorism

Warning bells in the Maldivian economy
Neighbourhood | Economics and Finance Dec 17, 2022

Warning bells in the Maldivian economy

It is only by reducing its unnecessary expenditure, reforming underperforming SOEs, and diversifying its economy, can Maldives mitigate its economic problems

Iran: Ambiguity around disbanding the morality police
International Affairs | Law and Justice Dec 16, 2022

Iran: Ambiguity around disbanding the morality police

Iran’s next steps in the midst of the protests will be very telling of its position and will shape the future of the movement

The Small Island Developing States in IOR: Challenges and opportunities
Development | Indian Ocean | Developing and Emerging Economies Dec 15, 2022

The Small Island Developing States in IOR: Challenges and opportunities

The SIDs need to ensure that they are not viewed as pawns in the geopolitical competition but as important stakeholders in the region.

Chinese incursions in the South Pacific
International Affairs | China Foreign Policy | Maritime Infrastructure Dec 13, 2022

Chinese incursions in the South Pacific

Warning sirens are sounding as China increases its footprint in the South Pacific ...

Colombo Security Conclave (CSC): Non-traditional security and roadblocks
International Affairs | Maritime Security Dec 09, 2022

Colombo Security Conclave (CSC): Non-traditional security and roadblocks

Domestic politics and China’s influence will play a major role in hampering the growth of CSC

MCD Elections 2022: Promises galore
Domestic Politics and Governance | State Level Politics Dec 02, 2022

MCD Elections 2022: Promises galore

While the three main contending parties have proposed diverse solutions to address the problems of Delhi, the residents seem low on enthusiasm

Ending AIDS: An intersectional approach needed to ‘equalise’
Healthcare Dec 02, 2022

Ending AIDS: An intersectional approach needed to ‘equalise’

The eradication of AIDS by 2030 appears a formidable challenge as social barriers stand in the way of equitable access to healthcare

Questioning the legality of unilateral economic sanctions
International Affairs Nov 23, 2022

Questioning the legality of unilateral economic sanctions

Since the imposition of unilateral economic sanctions does not abide by international law, its use should be reconsidered

Understanding the digital divide in financial inclusion 
Economics and Finance | Inclusion Nov 15, 2022

Understanding the digital divide in financial inclusion 

India needs to address the impediments to financial inclusion to ensure the upliftment of the downtrodden

Can cyber sovereignty rein in cyber anarchy?
Cyber and Technology | Privacy and Surveillance Nov 15, 2022

Can cyber sovereignty rein in cyber anarchy?

As the world inches towards establishing cyber norms, questions around cyber sovereignty emerge

Blackouts in South Asia: Revisiting Power Policy Debates in Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka
Neighbourhood | Energy Nov 09, 2022

Blackouts in South Asia: Revisiting Power Policy Debates in Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka

The growing power crisis in Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka compels these nations to rethink their future energy landscape and policies ...

India: Aiming for Sustainable Global Value Chains and a net-zero transition
Climate Change Oct 19, 2022

India: Aiming for Sustainable Global Value Chains and a net-zero transition

Indian businesses will play a crucial role in championing climate change action while simultaneously integrating it into sustainable GVCs

The Women’s Movement in Iran
International Affairs | Gender Oct 14, 2022

The Women’s Movement in Iran

The current regime views the hijab as a characteristic of the national identity of Iran. Will the current protests bring any change?

Delhi’s Mohalla clinics: The first line of defence
Healthcare Sep 29, 2022

Delhi’s Mohalla clinics: The first line of defence

Despite facing several challenges, Delhi’s mohalla clinics have been instrumental in providing healthcare services to the poor and underserved.

G20 countries: How migrants can aid economic growth
International Affairs | Great Power Dynamics Sep 27, 2022

G20 countries: How migrants can aid economic growth

Migrants can be a pivotal solution to alleviate the impact of declining labour forces and can contribute to long-term gains for G20 countries.

A four-pronged approach to tackle air pollution
Climate Change Sep 22, 2022

A four-pronged approach to tackle air pollution

A multi-stakeholder approach that includes actors such as the government, private sector, and community needs to be adopted to improve the air quality in India.

Haiti: In the throes of a crisis
International Affairs Sep 12, 2022

Haiti: In the throes of a crisis

Haiti is currently facing one of its worst crises in history. The need of the hour is practical intervention from the international community.

Lacunae in law: LGBTQ+ community’s right to adoption
Law and Justice Sep 09, 2022

Lacunae in law: LGBTQ+ community’s right to adoption

By following in Denmark's footsteps, India can set a precedent for South Asian countries with regard to same-sex adoption.

PMJAY: Tamil Nadu’s hybrid model
Urbanisation in India Sep 08, 2022

PMJAY: Tamil Nadu’s hybrid model

The PMJAY scheme exceeded expectations in Tamil Nadu. However, despite the impressive gains, certain healthcare challenges still remain.

Under the Taliban regime: The fate of Afghan women and girls
Neighbourhood Sep 06, 2022

Under the Taliban regime: The fate of Afghan women and girls

One year into Taliban rule, Afghan women and girls struggle for basic human rights.

NATO’s eastern expansion: Was the Russo-Ukrainian War avoidable?
International Affairs Sep 02, 2022

NATO’s eastern expansion: Was the Russo-Ukrainian War avoidable?

The Russo-Ukrainian War could have been avoided if Russian security concerns that were spelt out by previous conflicts were addressed.

Climate change and women: A crisis within a crisis
Climate Change Sep 02, 2022

Climate change and women: A crisis within a crisis

In addressing the urgent crisis of climate change, it is crucial to acknowledge the gender dimension of its impacts, and for that to be reflected in the policy frameworks.

Europe’s changing energy landscape
International Affairs | Energy Sep 01, 2022

Europe’s changing energy landscape

Europe has been overly dependent on Russia for its energy needs. The REPowerEU strategy is likely to change that.

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