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Repurposing innovations: Learning from Bangladesh’s rapid response to the pandemic
Oct 09, 2020

Repurposing innovations: Learning from Bangladesh’s rapid response to the pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic was a new threat that demanded fast decision-making, innovations, flexibility, and a new way of “doing” government.

Resetting Indo-Nepal relations
Aug 05, 2014

Resetting Indo-Nepal relations

The new Indian approach to Nepal, and to the South Asian region, form a core of the Modi government's foreign and security policy. The goal is to bind them closer to India through a web of economic relationships. To implement this vision, Modi also needs to untangle political issues that have bedevilled relations between India and them.

Resettle Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley
Apr 15, 2015

Resettle Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley

In the Kashmir Valley, violence has receded. But the situation is not normal, as evidenced by recent incidents of attacks. Normality will not come till the Union government addresses the sentiment that is exploited routinely by the Hurriyat. Normality will also be judged by the return of the exiled Pandit community to the Valley.

Residential LPG in India–Access and usage pattern during pre-lockdown, lockdown, and post-lockdown
Dec 19, 2022

Residential LPG in India–Access and usage pattern during pre-lockdown, lockdown, and post-lockdown

The free refill benefits during 2018-2020 led to a boost in the consumption of LPG in India

Resisting Chinese encroachment
Jul 02, 2020

Resisting Chinese encroachment

India must not contribute to the digital and economic rise of the same power that harms it

Restructure the forces before buying hardware
Mar 03, 2015

Restructure the forces before buying hardware

Before the Government plunges into the physical modernisation of the armed forces, it needs to put in place the much needed modernisation of the way we think about, plan and manage our national security system. Buying or making shiny new hardware for the sake of looking modern neither enhances our security, nor helps our economy.

Rethinking Health: India and the World
Jan 26, 2022

Rethinking Health: India and the World

India’s success in meeting the SDGs ensure the success of the global community, making an “India Model” the blueprint for large parts of the wor

Rethinking the Kabul engagement
Apr 07, 2011

Rethinking the Kabul engagement

India now has an easier relationship with Kabul and Washington. An India-Pakistan-Afghanistan trialogue this year to try and dispel some of the suspicions Pakistan has over India's ambitions in Afghanistan may be the way forward.

Rethinking US counter-terrorism policy
May 28, 2013

Rethinking US counter-terrorism policy

President Obama recently outlined a re-oriented counter terrorism strategy that aimed at trimming down the predominance that counter-terrorism had occupied in US policymaking. The speech also made public Obama's intention to scale down the drone campaign, subject it to tighter scrutiny and oversight.

Retooling for a new Asia
Jan 23, 2014

Retooling for a new Asia

Two broad principles outlined by Jawaharlal Nehru must guide Delhi's current approach to the Asian power rivalry. One is to seek good relations with both China and Japan; and other is Nehru's insistence that postwar Japan should not be isolated or punished because of its imperial past.

Return of 'hartal' politics  in Bangladesh
Jun 14, 2011

Return of 'hartal' politics in Bangladesh

The June 5 hartal, or shut down, brought back fears of the return of hartal politics which had been a bane of Bangladesh politics in the recent. Such shut downs often followed or preceded bouts of violence across the country, bringing the economy, and every thing else, to a grinding halt.

Return of a new non-alignment?
Jun 25, 2020

Return of a new non-alignment?

The middle powers are taking the middle path to dealing with the US and China, which may lead to significant challenges if New Delhi chooses to build

Return of Internally Displaced Persons challenging task:  Sri Lanka
Nov 02, 2010

Return of Internally Displaced Persons challenging task: Sri Lanka

The full-fledged effort to resettle began last September which got stuck mainly because of the suspicions raised by the security forces regarding the presence of the LTTE sympathisers among the IDPs

Return of Richard Holbrooke
Jul 26, 2010

Return of Richard Holbrooke

The Donors conference this week attended by 60 Foreign Ministers and other leaders, including UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon was, among other things, a demonstration by NATO and US led forces that they have the military muscle to host such a meet in Kabul.

Returning to Abraham’s fold: Tolerance in the Gulf
Sep 02, 2020

Returning to Abraham’s fold: Tolerance in the Gulf

Tolerance, both as a term and as a concept, is a commodity that has made strong headway over the past few years in the Gulf — a region more than oft

Reverse migration: An opportunity for the government
Apr 04, 2020

Reverse migration: An opportunity for the government

To give gainful employment to those migrants who do not want to go back to the cities as it happened during demonetisation is a big challenge for the

Reverse migration: An opportunity for the government
Apr 04, 2020

Reverse migration: An opportunity for the government

To give gainful employment to those migrants who do not want to go back to the cities as it happened during demonetisation is a big challenge for the

Review of the Economy
Sep 28, 2004

Review of the Economy

There have been few significant changes in the basic parameters of the Indian economy in the last three months and in general, the economy is still on a relatively high annual growth path of around 7 per cent. The impact of drought that affected some parts of India during the last monsoons is yet to be severely felt on industry because it always

Reviewing Reforms, the US Way
Oct 26, 2004

Reviewing Reforms, the US Way

The current focus on ¿domestic issues¿ in the US presidential poll campaign may have a lesson or two for India, where economic reforms, and introducing a ¿human face¿ to the process have been drawing as much attention. In a way, Senator John Kerry, the Democratic challenger to Republican President George Bush,

Revisiting AFSPA - Don't blame it for Kashmir problems
Sep 20, 2010

Revisiting AFSPA - Don't blame it for Kashmir problems

In Jammu and Kashmir, AFSPA has enabled us to create conditions wherein we could hold free and fair elections and allow the state to be run by its elected representatives. And what if such military operations had not been possible or successful?

Revisiting Damascus
Jul 24, 2012

Revisiting Damascus

India's old formulaic discourse is no longer capable of dealing with the multiple tragedies and manifold transformations playing out in the Middle East. India will have to approach the Middle East on the basis of its own internal dynamics rather than preconceived ideas and preferences.

Revisiting Orientalism: Pandemic, politics, and the perceptions industry
May 24, 2020

Revisiting Orientalism: Pandemic, politics, and the perceptions industry

Western media coverage of India’s handling of Covid-19 is yet another example of the West attempting to diminish the East.

Revisiting the 'R' in 'BRICS'
Jan 24, 2013

Revisiting the 'R' in 'BRICS'

Even as Russia explores new vistas of growth and opportunity via the OECD, she must not loose sight of her leadership and moral responsibility at BRICS, of which she is not just a founding member but the foremost proponent.

Revitalising Evidence-Based Multisectoral Investments in Early Childhood Development for Sustained and Inclusive Economic Growth in India
May 04, 2023

Revitalising Evidence-Based Multisectoral Investments in Early Childhood Development for Sustained and Inclusive Economic Growth in India

The early years, particularly the first 1,000 days, are a critical period in a child’s development, with lifelong impacts. Evidence shows that one of the most effective strategies for economic growth is investing in the developmental growth of at-risk young children. However, early childhood development (ECD) programmes are severely challenged by the sheer scale of need in the face of early childhood care and education losses due to COVID-19 me

Revival of India-US ICT Working Group: Significance for India
Mar 16, 2015

Revival of India-US ICT Working Group: Significance for India

India will have to diligently craft its strategy when engaging with the U.S. on ICT matters. Any such strategy will have to be in sync with its economic interests (the outsourcing sector as well as the other domestic sectors) and national security interests.

Reviving Assam silk industry: Few suggestions
Apr 03, 2013

Reviving Assam silk industry: Few suggestions

The government should establish a price regulation mechanism for the Assam silk weavers so that the small traders are not exploited. This can be done by setting up a Silk Auction Board on the lines of the Tea Auction Board. This will also make Assam silk a large global brand like the tea industry and transform it into a modern industry ensuing competition at the global level.

Reviving Dabhol
Jul 08, 2004

Reviving Dabhol

Enron Corp's Dabhol Power Station project, worth over-$3 billion, has, arguably, been India's most talked about project since the beginning of the "economic reforms" in the early 1990s. The 2,184 MW power project was acclaimed as the flagship project of the LPG regime that was ushered-in in 1991,

Reviving India-Egypt defence cooperation
Mar 20, 2013

Reviving India-Egypt defence cooperation

Although both India and Egypt are distracted by domestic political concerns, establishing a strong institutional links between the two military establishments will benefit both countries.

Reviving South-Western Silk Road
Jun 23, 2014

Reviving South-Western Silk Road

The revival of South Western Silk Road would promote connectivity as well as enhance economic ties between India, Nepal and China, according to experts who participated in a discussion at ORF.

Revolt of the free-riding Netizens
Apr 21, 2015

Revolt of the free-riding Netizens

The mantra of Net Neutrality would require the user to pay for new capacity since telcos then become mere managers of "dumb pipes" conveying data as it comes and recovering costs from users. No one, least of all Netizens, can stomach an increase in Net usage charges.

Revolution and Crime: Illegitimate violence
Feb 05, 2005

Revolution and Crime: Illegitimate violence

The Communist Party of India (Maoist), or CPI-Maoist, is the most lethal Naxalite group in the country. On September 21, 2004, the People's War (PW), popularly known as the PWG, and the Maoist Communist Centre of India (MCCI) merged to form the CPI-Maoist.

RIC needs to work for an Asian Trading Region
Nov 04, 2011

RIC needs to work for an Asian Trading Region

It's time economics replaced politics as the key driving force of the Russia-India-China (RIC) trilateral. The Big 3 of Asia has a major opportunity to create and drive an Asian Trading Region.

RIC, BRICS and SCO: The pandemic and its consequences
Jul 29, 2020

RIC, BRICS and SCO: The pandemic and its consequences

RIC, BRICS and SCO will have the unenviable task of managing bilateral divergences, setting the future agenda and retaining relevance for its constitu

Right climate to take forward India-Sri Lanka relations
Feb 18, 2012

Right climate to take forward India-Sri Lanka relations

Given the increasing investment climate in post-war Sri Lanka and the growing Indian economy, the mood and climate are now just right for India-Sri Lanka relations to move forward even more, according to the outgoing Deputy High Commissioner of Sri Lanka.

Right decisions towards healing processes in Kashmir
Nov 21, 2014

Right decisions towards healing processes in Kashmir

Army's decision to acknowledge a mistake in the killing of two young men in Budgam earlier this month, and the sentence to the Rajput regiment personnel, are an important first step. The people know that we cannot turn back time or get back their loved ones, but an acknowledgement of the truth of what happened helps in the healing process.