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Breaking the gridlock
Jul 03, 2012

Breaking the gridlock

Smart Grid technology solutions can not only help India reduce its transmission and distribution losses, but can also help leap to the future by bundling major public utilities over one single grid.

BRICS Summit in Goa: Ahead of 8th conference, the bloc must focus on institution-building
Sep 20, 2016

BRICS Summit in Goa: Ahead of 8th conference, the bloc must focus on institution-building

BRICS as an institution must nurture independent growth trajectories of member nations keeping their individual interest at the forefront.

British Parliament deadlock leaves Brexit in purgatory
Oct 25, 2019

British Parliament deadlock leaves Brexit in purgatory

Boris Johnson has succeeded in breaking the logjam in British Parliament on the deal by presenting a solution which has now much greater traction than ever before. However, that’s just not enough in overseeing Brexit.

Budget allocation for urban development expected to rise by 12 percent
Feb 10, 2024

Budget allocation for urban development expected to rise by 12 percent

The increase in funds allocated for improving the quality of life in urban areas by 12 percent, as pledged in the Interim Budget, is positively receiv

Building blocks of a digital powerhouse: Data centres in India
Mar 30, 2024

Building blocks of a digital powerhouse: Data centres in India

India, with its burgeoning digital landscape, needs to understand the significance of data centres and make substantial investments to harness their p

Can a Pandemic Treaty located in an unreformed World Health Organisation be successful?
Aug 21, 2023

Can a Pandemic Treaty located in an unreformed World Health Organisation be successful?

Bringing structural reforms to WHO is a crucial step to ensure the success of the proposed Pandemic Treaty and the amendments to the International Hea

Can Rohingya issue block the development of BIMSTEC?
Jan 15, 2021

Can Rohingya issue block the development of BIMSTEC?

The continuing Rohingya crisis has shown how little the subregion is equipped to deal with such a movement of displaced people from one member state t

Carbon trading in India: Local actions for the global commons
Jan 10, 2024

Carbon trading in India: Local actions for the global commons

Indian enterprises stand at the threshold of a lucrative venture, tapping into the thriving global carbon trading markets. These entities also play a

Catch (20)22: Resolving the decade-long deadlock around LAWS
Jan 03, 2023

Catch (20)22: Resolving the decade-long deadlock around LAWS

It is high time that the annual discussion around lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS) delivers a legal or political framework for regulatory purp

Cementing the BRICS as an effective economic bloc
Jul 24, 2014

Cementing the BRICS as an effective economic bloc

The BRICS is growing more relevant and increasingly institutionalised. Economic growth rates continue to outpace the rest of the developing world. According to the UNDP, Brazil, China and India's combined GDP will be greater than the combined GDP of the US, the UK, Canada, France, Germany and Italy by 2020.

China slowly, but clearly, turning the clock back in Sino-Indian relations
Jul 03, 2017

China slowly, but clearly, turning the clock back in Sino-Indian relations

The 220 Km border between Sikkim and Tibet is the only delimited and demarcated part of the 4,000 Km odd Sino-Indian border.

Citizen empowerment in urban local bodies
Oct 19, 2020

Citizen empowerment in urban local bodies

Unlike the ‘area sabha’ of the Nagar Raj Bill, the decisions of the ‘jan sabha’ were to be binding on the wards committee in regard to local w

Climate budgeting: Unlocking the potential of India's fiscal policies for climate action
Apr 26, 2023

Climate budgeting: Unlocking the potential of India's fiscal policies for climate action

The significant gap in fiscally integrating climate change concerns within national spending needs to be addressed

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

Controlling crowds in public areas as India unlocks
Aug 28, 2020

Controlling crowds in public areas as India unlocks

A decentralised cluster planning approach holds the key to social distancing in urban public spaces.

Coronavirus: Localise efforts to tackle water shortage
May 28, 2020

Coronavirus: Localise efforts to tackle water shortage

Changes need to be made at the grassroot level so that water available is optimised for usage

COVID19: Despite lockdown and sealing measures, is India still looking at alarming mortality levels?
Apr 09, 2020

COVID19: Despite lockdown and sealing measures, is India still looking at alarming mortality levels?

It is important that India steps up testing. The testing protocol needs to prioritise the high-risk group of individuals with travel history because t

COVID19: Lessons for a lockdown from Jammu & Kashmir
Mar 31, 2020

COVID19: Lessons for a lockdown from Jammu & Kashmir

Unlike in Kashmir, the population in the rest of the country has not witnessed weeks of curfews every year. The majority may not even know what a curf

Data localisation in emerging markets: The case of Turkey
Oct 07, 2020

Data localisation in emerging markets: The case of Turkey

Data localisation requirements under Turkish law have so far been sector-specific and, hence, limited in scope.

Data localisation is no solution
Aug 03, 2018

Data localisation is no solution

The data protection bill is an opportunity for India to be a partner under the CLOUD Act

Data localisation: The regulatory sledgehammer
Sep 24, 2018

Data localisation: The regulatory sledgehammer

The requirement of retaining one “serving copy” of all personal data collected within India is shrouded in mystery.

Easing the US-India divergence on data localisation
Jul 22, 2019

Easing the US-India divergence on data localisation

Addition of data localisation to the basket of persisting trade issues warrants greater compartmentalisation and consultative approaches to US-India t

Elected Women Representatives in Local Rural Governments in India: Assessing the Impact and Challenges
Jan 31, 2024

Elected Women Representatives in Local Rural Governments in India: Assessing the Impact and Challenges

India’s 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act, which empowered local self-governments (Panchayati Raj Institutions) and reserved one-third of electoral seats in these bodies for women, has elevated women’s participation in rural governance. India is among the foremost countries for women’s participation in local governments, with over 1.45 million women shaping local decision-making. Women leaders are a critical link between local governance, s

Expanding pharmaceutical local production in Africa: An idea whose time has come?
Apr 10, 2019

Expanding pharmaceutical local production in Africa: An idea whose time has come?

There is a groundswell in Africa in support of local pharmaceutical production. Africa's dependency on the rest of the world for medicines may not las

Financially empowering urban local bodies to get India’s cities up and running
Jun 14, 2018

Financially empowering urban local bodies to get India’s cities up and running

The role of the State Finance Commissions between States and local bodies is supposed to mimic the role of Finance Commissions between the Centre and

Fishers: Local issues go global
Nov 17, 2015

Fishers: Local issues go global

A dedicated fishing ministry would be able to deal with fishermen's problems holistically. India can thus begin her correctives at home, and without reference to either the neighbourhood seas or the nations that own them.

From Cox’s Bazar to Bhasan Char: An Assessment of Bangladesh’s Relocation Plan for Rohingya Refugees
May 24, 2023

From Cox’s Bazar to Bhasan Char: An Assessment of Bangladesh’s Relocation Plan for Rohingya Refugees

The Rohingyas are among the world’s most persecuted communities, who, until a mass exodus in 2017, mainly resided in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. In 2017, about 712,179 Rohingyas made their way to Bangladesh, taking the total number of Rohingya refugees in that country to 855,000.[1]The overcrowding caused by this influx at the Cox’s Bazar refugee camps has led the Bangladesh government to consider temporarily relocating the Rohingya refugees t

Go glocal: Sustainable Development Goals
Jul 13, 2021

Go glocal: Sustainable Development Goals

Considering the changes in modern living, glocalization could turn out to be a viable alternative to globalization

How to lift the lockdown when lockdown is the only COVID-19 vaccine available
Apr 28, 2020

How to lift the lockdown when lockdown is the only COVID-19 vaccine available

India still has about one week left before deciding the fate of its nationwide lockdown. Therefore, if there are lessons to be learnt from the countri

Hydropower in India: Balancing global carbon benefits with local environmental costs
Feb 26, 2022

Hydropower in India: Balancing global carbon benefits with local environmental costs

It is hard to deny the benefits acquired from hydropower, however, the local environmental compromises cannot be dismissed.

Impact of gender reservation in Indian Urban Local Bodies
Oct 02, 2021

Impact of gender reservation in Indian Urban Local Bodies

There is a need to move beyond empowerment towards improving the ability of urban women to join and remain in the workforce

In an age of leaks, just lock your data & sell it
Apr 03, 2018

In an age of leaks, just lock your data & sell it

Using your data to analyse behaviour trends is also acceptable, if only aggregated, secondary data is made public.