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Elusive Respite
Sep 20, 2004

Elusive Respite

Nepalese Prime Ministers generally prefer to call on New Delhi for their first foreign visit after assuming office. The urgency for Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba's visit was, however, accentuated by nearly a week-long effective blockade of Kathmandu imposed by the Maoist insurgents.

Embedded finance: Catalysing growth in India in 2023
Feb 01, 2023

Embedded finance: Catalysing growth in India in 2023

The future of embedded finance in India looks promising, and 2023 could be a decisive year for its development

Emerging 'Maoist corridor'
Aug 31, 2005

Emerging 'Maoist corridor'

The presence and influence of the Naxalites are increasing dramatically and rapidly in various parts of the country while we remain engaged in endless debates on how to address the problem.

Emerging challenges in an urbanising India: Governance, security and climate change
Nov 18, 2014

Emerging challenges in an urbanising India: Governance, security and climate change

As part of a three-year research project undertaken by ORF and PRIO to study and analyse urban governance, urban security and environment related trends and concerns in selected regions of India, an international conference was organised on "Emerging Challenges in an Urbanising India: Governance, Security and Climate Change".

Emerging coalition of jihad
Apr 10, 2006

Emerging coalition of jihad

With Al Qaeda far from being vanquished, and Pakistan and Bangladesh inevitably turning into jihadi outposts in the emerging pan-Islamist network in Asia, India is more than likely to be caught in the vicious tail-wind of the next wave of terrorism, gathering momentum since 9/11.

Emerging technology, emerging power: India in the age of AI
Aug 14, 2023

Emerging technology, emerging power: India in the age of AI

As president of the Global Partnership on AI this year, India has the chance to lead the international dialogue around general-purpose AI technologies

Empire's new clothes
Dec 07, 2005

Empire's new clothes

A single deft move in the 18th century secured the British empire in India many advantages over the advancing Russians. By sending five English dray horses along with a blue velvet upholstered coach to Maharaja Ranjit Singh in Lahore, upstream from Kutch, the British discovered that the Indus was navigable all the way up.

Employing AI to Improve Healthcare Delivery
May 22, 2023

Employing AI to Improve Healthcare Delivery

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has already made inroads into healthcare. The increasing availability of healthcare data has allowed for the deployment of powerful AI techniques to assist drug development as well as clinical practice. These run the gamut from machine learning (ML) techniques that analyse structured data, to natural language processing (NLP) that can extract meaningful information from unstructured data, such as doctors’ notes. Thi

Empowering MSMEs: The role of AI literacy
Apr 03, 2024

Empowering MSMEs: The role of AI literacy

Businesses and individuals in India must seize the benefits of AI and strategically enhance their competitiveness by staying abreast of advancements i

Empowering village pradhans for good governance
Apr 06, 2013

Empowering village pradhans for good governance

It were thousands of village pradhans who had to be "empowered" as the nodal points most in contact with the people. Legislators and policy makers have to develop institutional mechanisms to liaise with the Pradhans who implement policy at the village level.

Encourage China to become a responsible power, says Japanese security expert
Nov 02, 2010

Encourage China to become a responsible power, says Japanese security expert

Control of China through cooperation could be a more effective policy given the size and closed nature of China's society

End in Sight to Political Crisis in Maldives?
Aug 13, 2010

End in Sight to Political Crisis in Maldives?

With the Opposition-dominated Parliament passing the Judges Bill and the Government coming up with a consensus list of seven Supreme Court Judges that too was passed, there is now hope about an early end to the constitutional deadlock that had engulfed Maldives over the past weeks.

End monopoly in Coal sector by introducing competition, say experts
Feb 23, 2010

End monopoly in Coal sector by introducing competition, say experts

India is the third largest coal producer and the coal industry one of the oldest sectors of commercial involvement

End of an 'era' in criminality
Oct 19, 2004

End of an 'era' in criminality

With the death of brigand Veerappan in a police encounter in Tamil Nadu's Dharmapuri district, a long and arodous era in criminality has come to an end in this part of India - nay, even the world. Not many criminals in the world in these modern times would have scalped 130 human victims, apart from the hundreds of elephants and thousands of sandalwood trees to his credit as Veerappan did.

Endgame has begun for Pakistan's Military Regime
Sep 03, 2004

Endgame has begun for Pakistan's Military Regime

Pakistan is living through turbulent times and, General Musharraf, its self-styled President, is under tremendous pressure. The United States-led anti-terrorism campaign in Afghanistan has shaken Pakistan's polity like no other event in its troubled history.

Energy and non-energy consequences in adjustments in Indian standard time
Mar 22, 2019

Energy and non-energy consequences in adjustments in Indian standard time

A talk by Prof Dilip Ahuja and Prof D P Sen Gupta

Energy for All: How can India pursue its goal of providing energy to all sustainably?
May 20, 2015

Energy for All: How can India pursue its goal of providing energy to all sustainably?

To meet its poverty eradication, human and economic development targets, India will require much greater availability of energy. Poverty eradication is critical for building resilience to potential climate impacts.

Energy News Monitor | Volume XIII; Issue 16 | Power news commentary
Oct 03, 2016

Energy News Monitor | Volume XIII; Issue 16 | Power news commentary

Energy: Power Ministry plans to shut coal-fired power plants with capacity of about 8000 MW.

Energy News Monitor | Volume XVI; Issue 10
Aug 19, 2019

Energy News Monitor | Volume XVI; Issue 10

According to the Ministry of Power’s “Vision 2024” document, the power demand in India is expected to grow in the foreseeable future, and the supply will struggle to keep pace with it. This piece traces the recent developments in the energy sector in the form of a detailed commentary.

Energy policy options for post-Fukushima Japan
Apr 18, 2011

Energy policy options for post-Fukushima Japan

How can Japan bring in energy reforms with its weak political structures, a very strong nuclear lobby that can influence policymaking, and rising public discontent? Japan has seen five Prime Ministers in the last five years.

Energy Reforms: An Uneven Road
May 27, 2015

Energy Reforms: An Uneven Road

The Modi government's biggest challenge is battling a legacy of distrust. The dominant political discourse in India remains deeply suspicious of market liberalization.

Energy Security for the AAM ADMI
Sep 17, 2010

Energy Security for the AAM ADMI

Fourteen years ago, in 1996, Dr Vijay Kelkar, one of my distinguished predecessors in the long list of luminaries who have delivered this Lecture, said, "What petroleum was to the 20th century, natural gas will be to the 21st."

Energy trends in 2022: ‘Known’ knowns and the ‘known’ unknowns
Jan 17, 2022

Energy trends in 2022: ‘Known’ knowns and the ‘known’ unknowns

How will the fossil fuel sector respond to the known energy pressures of 2022?

Engage  And  Resist  China
Aug 11, 2010

Engage And Resist China

Formulating a policy towards China that finds the right balance between engagement and resistance is not easy. We are obliged to engage with China as it is fast on the road to becoming the world's number two power.

Engagement with Africa vital for India's global power ambitions
Jun 25, 2013

Engagement with Africa vital for India's global power ambitions

The importance of today's Africa for India is self-evident. India's ambitions of being a global power cannot be achieved without the support of the African continent consisting of 55 countries. Nowhere is the importance of African countries felt more than on the issue of the expansion of the UN Security Council.

Engaging Pakistan through the SAARC
Dec 03, 2014

Engaging Pakistan through the SAARC

SAARC remains the only viable vehicle for South Asian integration, a project vital for India because a viable South Asian economy is a necessary pre-condition for our ability to engage effectively with ASEAN and China. And when we look at SAARC, the key hurdle it must overcome is the India-Pakistan problem.

Engaging with a Resurgent Africa
Nov 27, 2008

Engaging with a Resurgent Africa

An international conference on "Engaging with a resurgent Africa" was organised in New Delhi on 20th and 21st of November. It was organised jointly by Observer Research Foundation and Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung of Germany.

England's Riots - The Language of the Unheard?
Aug 17, 2011

England's Riots - The Language of the Unheard?

London is the most unequal city in the developed world, with its richest 10 percent more than 100 times better off than the poorest ten. London's wealth inequalities are said to be approaching those that "have not been seen since the days of the slave-owning elite."