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Media Freedom and Article 19
Apr 09, 2013

Media Freedom and Article 19

The media in India enjoys a great deal of freedom and when it is threatened, the response is vociferous. Nevertheless, there is the need to maintain a balance between free expression and other community and individual rights; this responsibility should not be borne by the judiciary alone, but by all those who enjoy these rights.

Mental Health and Technology: The Case of Africa
Aug 14, 2023

Mental Health and Technology: The Case of Africa

The growing concern for mental health has only heightened in the past two years, amidst the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic. This brief tells the story of Africa where, in many communities, the subject of mental health can often be a taboo. It discusses the role of the internet in helping individuals manage their mental health issues, while at the same time, posing its own challenges, especially those related to extensive use of social media.

Modern democracy: Data, surveillance creep and more authoritarian regimes?
Oct 10, 2020

Modern democracy: Data, surveillance creep and more authoritarian regimes?

There continues to be speculation and worry about what will happen next and about when the pandemic will end and what the world will look like after.

Modi has a big hand in Obama’s success on the India front
Jan 21, 2017

Modi has a big hand in Obama’s success on the India front

Silencing both critics and skeptics, Modi had categorically stated that “relations between the two countries cannot be determined or be even remotely influenced by incidents related to individuals.”

Modi in Mauritius: Renewing a Special Relationship
Mar 10, 2015

Modi in Mauritius: Renewing a Special Relationship

On the eve of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit, M. Ganapathi, former High Commissioner of India to Mauritius, analyses India-Mauritius ties and suggests areas of cooperation to further strengthen the relationship.

Modi's critical moment: What can India learn from Brazil?
Dec 09, 2014

Modi's critical moment: What can India learn from Brazil?

Under Modi, India must find the right balance between a strong national leadership, popular expectations for change and an optimistic vision of progress. Change can certainly be achieved, but Indians need more than just the will of a strong leader.

Monitoring India’s Development Partnerships: Recommendations for a Framework of Indicators
Aug 17, 2023

Monitoring India’s Development Partnerships: Recommendations for a Framework of Indicators

Development partnerships between countries are crucial in addressing policy challenges in the developing world. Cooperation between countries in the Global South, in particular—such as those that India engages in, under its Development Partnership Administration (DPA)—is heightening conversations around the demands of sustainability. Yet, India continues to lack an appropriate framework by which to assess its development partnerships

Monsoons to test Modi Govt's crisis management
Jun 08, 2015

Monsoons to test Modi Govt's crisis management

As usual there is speculation about the normalcy of the monsoons. A deficient monsoon this year will certainly aggravate the stress of farmers who suffered losses due to the unseasonal rains in the last winter season. It will also dent the high growth profile that India is currently enjoying. Such a situation will test Modi's ability to manage crisis.

National budget 2021-2022 and urban local bodies
Mar 05, 2021

National budget 2021-2022 and urban local bodies

The budget has made some enhanced provisions for the physical and social infrastructure of cities. These will directly contribute to the expansion and

Need for foreign investment
May 15, 2015

Need for foreign investment

India is in need of both FIIs and FDIs, to grow at the targeted 7.5 to 8 per cent growth. They go to countries with high growth potential and laws that are flexible and allow greater investor freedom. India is constrained by certain important considerations related to the rights of the people and protection of the poor.

Need for reforming poll-management
Apr 23, 2014

Need for reforming poll-management

Once the general elections are over in India, it may be time to look inward at the existing processes and revise certain provisions to make them more meaningful and sustainable. If timely cure is not injected, it could damage the firmament of our democratic scheme.

Needless controversy over Modi's US visa
Aug 01, 2013

Needless controversy over Modi's US visa

International politics rather than law or policy will also play a key role in a future Modi visit to the US. There is certainly an element of the hyperbole in Obama's declaration that the American relationship with India is "a defining partnership of the century ahead". But it contains more than a grain of truth.

Nepal at a political stand-still?
Jun 19, 2010

Nepal at a political stand-still?

Nepal, one of the youngest republics in the world, is in the midst of a political chaos and uncertainty these days. The chaotic uncertainty is primarily due to the lack of political will to build a consensus on some of the contentious issues plaguing the nation.

Nepal election: नेपाल में संपन्न हुए चुनावों से मिले संकेत?
Jul 28, 2023

Nepal election: नेपाल में संपन्न हुए चुनावों से मिले संकेत?

नेपाल में चुनाव के दौरान ज़्यादातर लोगों ने ये उम्मीद जत�

Nepal: Finding a way forward
Jan 25, 2016

Nepal: Finding a way forward

Nepal is no stranger to Constitution drafting, having gone through six such rounds since 1948, with the seventh culminating in September 2015. is recent exercise, however, was unique as it was conducted, for the rst time, without the oversight of the monarchy. Certain populations of Nepali society had specic stakes in a new Constitution. For many of Nepal's marginalised communities such as the Madhes is, for example, the new Constitution oe

Nepal: Remote possibility for June 21 CA polls
Apr 05, 2013

Nepal: Remote possibility for June 21 CA polls

It is almost certain now that the proposed Constituent Assembly (CA) election in Nepal, slated for June 21, is a remote possibility, given the lack of cooperation from the opposition forces to the Interim Election Council headed by Chief Justice Khil Raj Rehmi and the delay caused in finalising election-related processes.

New Japanese Prime Minister’s push towards a free and open Indo-Pacific
Nov 02, 2020

New Japanese Prime Minister’s push towards a free and open Indo-Pacific

Like Abe, Suga believes that the concept of Free and Open Indo-Pacific would foster peace, transparency and inclusiveness in the vast region by recogn

New PM's emphasis on agriculture, education and power
Jun 17, 2014

New PM's emphasis on agriculture, education and power

While the Modi government is settling down with a positive and constructive agenda, certain negative forces are raising their heads which tend to take away the shine from the Modi government. In Maharashtra, the Hindu Rashtra Sena has been active in promoting communal propaganda.

NSAB CHAIRMAN MOOTS PIPELINE THROUGH CHINA
Nov 26, 2007

NSAB CHAIRMAN MOOTS PIPELINE THROUGH CHINA

NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 29: The Chairman of the National Security Advisory Board and President of the Centre for International Affairs of Observer Research Foundation, Mr. Maharajakrishna Rosgotra here today called for concerted efforts to find alternative sources of energy, especially solar energy.

Nuclear Developments in Iran: Comprehending the Indian View
Apr 21, 2015

Nuclear Developments in Iran: Comprehending the Indian View

This paper examines Indian policies and decisions on Iran's nuclear programme and reveals a number of critical factors which have influenced New Delhi on this matter in varying degrees.

Off track BRTS: Is Intelligent Traffic Monitoring an answer?
Oct 09, 2019

Off track BRTS: Is Intelligent Traffic Monitoring an answer?

BRTS recently received its first major setback in India, with the city of Pune abandoning its BRTS project by allowing private vehicles to enter the B

Omicron: Separating the facts from the hype
Jan 11, 2022

Omicron: Separating the facts from the hype

How severe would the third wave of COVID-19 that is fuelled by the Omicron variant be?

On Ecology and Environment as Drivers of Human Disease and Pandemics
May 24, 2023

On Ecology and Environment as Drivers of Human Disease and Pandemics

The COVID-19 pandemic has once again highlighted the increasing frequency of spillover of infectious disease from wild animals into humans. The SARS coronavirus type 2 (SARS-CoV-2) almost certainly “jumped” into humans from bats, evolved towards efficient human-to-human transmission, and caused a global pandemic. Ecological changes such as deforestation, increasing greenhouse gas emissions, and climate change are important drivers of disease

Optimising Urban Agriculture: A Pathway to Food Security in India
Aug 17, 2023

Optimising Urban Agriculture: A Pathway to Food Security in India

As global and urban populations continue to grow, and climate change threatens food security, it is imperative that cities—often the largest food consumers—contribute to its production through urban agriculture. Urban agriculture comprises food and non-food products grown for self-consumption or sale. Entrepreneurs, non-governmental organisations, and citizens worldwide are adopting new technologies to optimise production amid space c

P75(I) कार्यक्रम: पाणबुडी निर्मितीचा भारताचा खडतर प्रवास
Oct 30, 2023

P75(I) कार्यक्रम: पाणबुडी निर्मितीचा भारताचा खडतर प्रवास

पाणबुडी निर्मितीसाठी भारताने सर्व अडथळ्यांवर मात करणे आवश्यक आहे. देशहिताच्या दृष्टिकोनातून P75(I) या कार्यक्रमात संस्थात्मक पातळीवर पुरेसे प्रयत्न करणे आवश्यक आहे.

Pak Army's Second Kargil
Apr 13, 2004

Pak Army's Second Kargil

Waziristan last month ostensibly to hunt down al Qaida and Talibanelements has been a visible failure which could dramatically alterthe already existing fault lines in the force divided betweenloyalty to Musharraf, nation and religion.South Waziristan is one of the seven areas -Khyber, Kurram,Orakzai, Mohmand, Bajaur, North and South Waziristan - which wereclubbed together as the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA)by the British who wanted

Pakistan Army Chief: शहबाज़ सरकार ने आसिम मुनीर को क्‍यों नियुक्त किया सेना प्रमुख?
Jul 28, 2023

Pakistan Army Chief: शहबाज़ सरकार ने आसिम मुनीर को क्‍यों नियुक्त किया सेना प्रमुख?

Pakistan Army Chief आइए जानते हैं कि आखिर ले. अजहर अब्‍बास कौन है. सेना प्रमुख के लिए उनकी दावेदारी क्‍यों मजबूत मानी जा रही थी. क्‍या पाकिस्‍तान सरकार ने सेना प्रमुख की नियुक्ति में निय

Pakistan: शरीफ़ भाइयों ने चुना नया ‘सेनाध्यक्ष’ और ‘दुश्मन’!
Jul 28, 2023

Pakistan: शरीफ़ भाइयों ने चुना नया ‘सेनाध्यक्ष’ और ‘दुश्मन’!

क्या नए सेनाध्यक्ष (army chief) की नियुक्ति से पाकिस्तानी फौज और

Pakistan’s economic challenges amidst political drama
Feb 10, 2024

Pakistan’s economic challenges amidst political drama

No matter the winner, Pakistan’s economy will make it difficult for the incoming government to meet election promises

Pathways to Gentrification in India: The Case of Patan
Jan 31, 2023

Pathways to Gentrification in India: The Case of Patan

The concept of ‘gentrification’ has been studied extensively in urban agglomerations, specifically in tier-I and tier-II cities. ‘Gentrification’ is largely understood as the displacement of people belonging to certain classes in an area due to the influx of investment and affluent classes into that area. In India, settlements are based on religious and social vectors of caste, rather than economic vectors of class. With settlemen

Percentage-sharing Key to Cauvery dispute
May 17, 2004

Percentage-sharing Key to Cauvery dispute

By directing the Centre to take up stalled works on the ¿Sutlej-Yamuna Link Canal Project¿ (SYL) involving Punjab and Haryana recently, the Supreme Court may have re-established the supremacy of the higher judiciary in matters pertaining to inter-State river water disputes, among others. In doing so, Justices Ruma Pal and P Venkatarama Reddi may have also reversed the belief in certain quarters that a political solution may be the best way out

Peru’s ‘impeachment trap’
Dec 22, 2022

Peru’s ‘impeachment trap’

Peru has shuffled through six presidents in five years. If Peruvians are to escape this ‘impeachment trap,’ they must enact certain reforms.

PMJAY कार्यक्रम: तमिलनाडु का हाइब्रिड मॉडल
Sep 14, 2022

PMJAY कार्यक्रम: तमिलनाडु का हाइब्रिड मॉडल

‘पीएमजय’ योजना ने तमिलनाडु में उम्मीदों को बढ़ाया है. हा�

PMJAY: Tamil Nadu’s hybrid model
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.

Policy Imperatives for India’s Integration into Electronics GVCs
Aug 16, 2023

Policy Imperatives for India’s Integration into Electronics GVCs

Recent years have highlighted the global headwinds against China's increasingly aggressive moves in the Indo-Pacific region. Vulnerabilities associated with an overdependence on the country for several critical goods, including electronics, have exacerbated prevailing anti-China sentiments. This has provided the impetus for diversifying electronics supply chains, an opportunity India is well positioned to leverage. This brief assesses Ind

Post-Fahd Saudi Arabia: Al Qaeda Waiting in the Wings
May 31, 2005

Post-Fahd Saudi Arabia: Al Qaeda Waiting in the Wings

Attention has to be focussed on Saudi Arabia as it enters a period of transition and uncertainty in the wake of reports about a deterioration in the health of King Fahd, who has been admitted in hospital. In the absence of authentic reports on his health, rumours are rife that his end may be near.

Poverty, Criminality, Extremism: The Interrelated Sources of Insecurity in Maldives
Aug 16, 2023

Poverty, Criminality, Extremism: The Interrelated Sources of Insecurity in Maldives

Maldives, or the Maldive islands in the north-central Indian Ocean, is widely regarded as a paradise by holiday-seekers from across the world. Yet, its own people are beset by severe issues of insecurity. This brief investigates the various threats to security in the island nation, primary of which is the massive income inequality. It outlines a political and religious history of the nation, and explores their influence in the current sta

Preparing Indian Cities for a Shift to E-Mobility
Apr 12, 2021

Preparing Indian Cities for a Shift to E-Mobility

India is driving a transition to e-mobility in a bid to meet its commitments to the Paris climate agreement. Meeting the e-mobility targets will have multiple benefits, including cleaner air, improved health, and a reduced oil import bill. India’s cities will play a key role in achieving the e-mobility transition through planning and the implementation of local policies, but they must first overcome certain challenges. Assistance from the centr

President, parliament, and impeachment: A persistent struggle in the Maldives’ politics
Feb 02, 2024

President, parliament, and impeachment: A persistent struggle in the Maldives’ politics

It seems that the ongoing struggle between the Parliament and the President will continue, paving the way for more uncertainty and instability in Mald

Promoting Child Safety Online in the Time of COVID-19: The Indian and Australian Responses
Aug 14, 2023

Promoting Child Safety Online in the Time of COVID-19: The Indian and Australian Responses

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, there has been a surge in cases of online child sexual abuse and exploitation (OCSAE) in many parts of the world. This brief discusses the cases of India and Australia. It examines their efforts to combat the increased incidence of OCSAE resulting from greater use of the internet as movement was restricted in response to the pandemic. The brief focuses on India and Australia as bo

Promoting Efficiency in Power Generation in India: The Role of Imported-Coal-Based Plants
Aug 16, 2023

Promoting Efficiency in Power Generation in India: The Role of Imported-Coal-Based Plants

India is experiencing a surge in power demand owing to an expanding economy. Even as the country has embraced the idea of transitioning to clean renewable energy, its current demand for electricity can only be met by addressing the concerns surrounding coal-fired power plants. The goal of going green might be a medium- to long-term strategy that should be diligently pursued to avoid future crises. In the short term, however, focus should

Promoting Principles-Based Use of Technology in Humanitarian Assistance
Aug 16, 2023

Promoting Principles-Based Use of Technology in Humanitarian Assistance

The application of emerging technologies in humanitarian assistance has increased in recent years, and they have proven effective in delivering life-saving interventions to populations in need. In a fast-changing technological landscape, the use of such tools is only expected to increase further. At the same time, however, the use of technologies brings certain challenges, such as misuse of data and the spread of misinformation. This brie

Protests in China: चीन में कठोर प्रतिबंधों के ख़िलाफ प्रदर्शन के क्‍या हैं मायने?
Jul 28, 2023

Protests in China: चीन में कठोर प्रतिबंधों के ख़िलाफ प्रदर्शन के क्‍या हैं मायने?

Protests in China ऐसे में सवाल उठता है कि आखिर इस विरोध का असर चीन की �

Pulses: Sustaining the Earth and nourishing communities
Feb 10, 2024

Pulses: Sustaining the Earth and nourishing communities

The World Pulse Day provides an opportunity for various stakeholders to come together and celebrate the significance of pulses in achieving certain SD

Pulwama suicide attack and the battle of mind space
Feb 25, 2019

Pulwama suicide attack and the battle of mind space

Kinetics help in neutralising certain type of threats. They do not help in the real problem — the battle of mind space.

Qatar’s Stakes in an Evolving West Asia
Aug 17, 2023

Qatar’s Stakes in an Evolving West Asia

In November 2022, Qatar will become the first state in West Asia and the Arab world to host the coveted FIFA football World Cup. Doha’s winning the hosting rights has brought the country—home to only 2.9 million people, more than eight out of every ten of whom are foreign workers—out of the shadow of its large, and more powerful regional neighbours such as Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This brief views thi