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Local decisions and the decline of Mumbai
Jun 16, 2020

Local decisions and the decline of Mumbai

If one were to go by recent home-grown choices made in Mumbai, a process has started that would catalyse the road to Mumbai’s decline.

Local elections to decide the future of Nepal
May 10, 2022

Local elections to decide the future of Nepal

As Nepal is on the cusp of elections, would the new local government be able to meet the people’s aspirations for development?

Local political economy biggest non-tariff barrier
Mar 04, 2014

Local political economy biggest non-tariff barrier

To check non-tariff barriers in the south Asian region, India being the largest economy in the region must take the lead, but other partners must extend cooperation and come together on a common platform.

Localising Globalisation in the Bay of Bengal: The Indian Imperative
Mar 15, 2023

Localising Globalisation in the Bay of Bengal: The Indian Imperative

Growing economic protectionism and recurrent geo-economic and geo-political tensions in recent years are testing the resilience of the global economic order. Erstwhile proponents of globalisation such as the United States and the European Union are themselves recoiling from the global value chains that are over-reliant on China. As the localisation of goods and services has become more critical, it calls to question the viability of a globalised

Locating Quad in geopolitical history
Mar 18, 2021

Locating Quad in geopolitical history

Despite last year’s quadrilateral Malabar exercises and the recent announcement of new working groups, Quad cooperation on naval interoperability, critical technologies, and Covid-19 had been manifest previously.

Locating the Madrasa in 21st-Century India
Apr 01, 2021

Locating the Madrasa in 21st-Century India

Madrasas in India offer basic literacy to millions of mostly poor Muslims, generally free of cost; they also serve as safe spaces for the preservation of Islamic culture. In many areas across the country, madrasas are the only option for poor Muslim families to provide their children basic education. This brief evaluates current madrasa education in India and identifies specific weaknesses that hamper its modernisation. It recommends remedial mea

Locating Xinjiang in China’s Eurasian ambitions
Sep 25, 2018

Locating Xinjiang in China’s Eurasian ambitions

The importance of Xinjiang Province in China’s Eurasian connectivity initiative—the Silk Road Economic Belt (SREB)—has received some coverage in the media. However, these news articles offer only a cursory view of China’s primary motive in pursuing the initiative, that is the ethnic unrest in Xinjiang. This paper argues that the conflict in Xinjiang is a main driving force to pursue SREB and that the initiative is congruent with a broader

Lockdown and the urban poor
Apr 07, 2020

Lockdown and the urban poor

The lockdown is a tough examination that the nation must pass. Depending on how people behave and how the virus spreads, governments would decide thei

Locking horns at the border
Jul 21, 2020

Locking horns at the border

Smugglers and security agencies face-off on the India-Bangladesh borders over illegal cattle trade

#Balochistan Conflict: बलूचिस्तान की आग में झुलस जाएगा पाकिस्तान
Jul 30, 2023

#Balochistan Conflict: बलूचिस्तान की आग में झुलस जाएगा पाकिस्तान

पहले बलूच मिलिटेंट टारगेटेड किलिंग करते थे, लेकिन अब सुसाइड बॉम्बिंग हो रही है और मिलिट्री कैंप पर हमले हो रहे हैं.

#Balochistan Conflict: बलूचिस्तान की आग में झुलस जाएगा पाकिस्तान
Feb 10, 2022

#Balochistan Conflict: बलूचिस्तान की आग में झुलस जाएगा पाकिस्तान

पहले बलूच मिलिटेंट टारगेटेड किलिंग करते थे, लेकिन अब सुस�

#ImmobilisedMobility — Where are Indians heading in unlock 1.0?
Jun 25, 2020

#ImmobilisedMobility — Where are Indians heading in unlock 1.0?

In the coming weeks and months, India will see a rise in movement as we start our journey towards the pre-COVID-19 normal. This is when the role of da

50 days of lockdown: Measuring India’s success in arresting COVID-19
May 19, 2020

50 days of lockdown: Measuring India’s success in arresting COVID-19

As India completes 50 days of lockdown, this report presents the findings of a data-driven enquiry into the extent to which the lockdown has achieved its health objectives and arrested the spread of COVID-19. The success is measured on four parameters: flattening the curve, reducing the growth rate of new cases, containing the spread, and improving healthcare capacity. The findings show that while the lockdown has flattened the curve to an extent

A local perspective on Brexit
Dec 05, 2016

A local perspective on Brexit

Brexit result was a shock to the system as much as the recent US election results. Hence the need for a local perspective to understand the ground rea

A Possible Taleban interlocutor
Aug 23, 2010

A Possible Taleban interlocutor

The unspeakable tragedy of the floods in Pakistan, on a scale unknown to man, has dwarfed much else in the region: 100 shot dead in three days of political, ethnic and sectarian violence in Karachi,

Addressing domestic violence: A forgotten agenda while locking India down
Apr 08, 2020

Addressing domestic violence: A forgotten agenda while locking India down

In the attempt to flatten the COVID19 curve, women’s equality and physical and mental health seems to have suffered a collateral damage.

At last, a just allocation to Indian Navy
Apr 20, 2012

At last, a just allocation to Indian Navy

India's Navy has for too long been neglected when money has been allocated. The latest defence budget suggests that may be starting to change, though much of the new allocation will be used to pay off previously acquired expensive naval platforms.

Baloch Shadow Over Wen Jiabao's Visit
Apr 19, 2005

Baloch Shadow Over Wen Jiabao's Visit

The decision by the Pakistani and the Chinese authorities to cancel the programme for the formal inauguration of the newly-constructed Gwadar port by the Chinese Prime Minister Mr Wen Jiabao during his recent visit to Pakistan gave a clear indication of the further deterioration in the situation in Balochistan.

Baloch's silent war
Mar 19, 2015

Baloch's silent war

Several thousand Baloch men and women nationalists are known to have gone missing, and, as usual, the authorities have unleashed sectarian terrorists in Balochistan to discredit the nationalists by injecting their reliable hit men from the ASWJ, the successors to Lashkar-e-Jhangvi. They have repeatedly killed Hazara Shias in Balochistan.

Balochistan : Denials and silences
May 21, 2014

Balochistan : Denials and silences

While there has been considerable commentary in Pakistan about what happened to jounalist Hamid Mir, there is silence about the fast unto death by a young Baloch, Latif Johar who has been seeking the release of Zahid Baloch, Chairman of the Baloch Students' Organisation.

Balochistan Continues to Haunt Musharraf
Dec 29, 2004

Balochistan Continues to Haunt Musharraf

As already pointed out in our earlier articles on this subject, the unrest is, inter alia, due to anger over the suppression of the nationalist aspirations of the Balochs by the Government in Islamabad,

Balochistan: Behind an Iron Curtain
Aug 04, 2010

Balochistan: Behind an Iron Curtain

Awake my Punjab, Pakistan is ebbing away, Baloch poet, philosopher and Left Wing activist lawyer, Habib Jalib wrote, "Our Dreams have faded now, Pakistan is ebbing away, / Sindh, Baluchistan, have been weeping for ages.

Bangladesh: Will the new cabinet overcome the political deadlock?
Nov 25, 2013

Bangladesh: Will the new cabinet overcome the political deadlock?

Politics in Bangladesh got a new twist this week following the formation of a new poll time government. The main purpose behind the formation of this government was to ease up the political crisis regarding the nature of government to supervise the general elections.

Bike-sharing’s new life in China after lockdown
Oct 09, 2020

Bike-sharing’s new life in China after lockdown

Because of the pandemic, shared vehicles are edging into the mainstream, slowly overtaking public transport and private cars as the favoured way of tr

Block fundings to terrorist outfits to break their backbone
Oct 27, 2014

Block fundings to terrorist outfits to break their backbone

Terrorism, like almost every other human activity that involves production and creation of goods and services, needs money. Described by experts like Raymond Baker as Gross Criminal Product, this included illegal capital flight, narcotics trade, smuggling of arms and other goods, human trafficking, counterfeiting and computer crimes.

Blocking online porn: Who should make Constitutional decisions?
Mar 16, 2015

Blocking online porn: Who should make Constitutional decisions?

A constitutional court must not outsource its judgement on freedom of expression online to an industry association even if it convenes others to help make this decision. It must also avoid allowing the executive to take over this role, determining without any transparency what content is blocked.