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What's the current situation in Nepal?
Nov 23, 2009

What's the current situation in Nepal?

Eminent Nepalese journalist Mr. Yubaraj Ghimire visited ORF and shared his insights on the situation in Nepal.

What's the hoopla about Budget?
Feb 28, 2013

What's the hoopla about Budget?

A Budget is an imperative or otherwise a government will drift aimlessly, though that often seems to be the case even with the most minutely specific Budget. Having said that, one must wonder why there is such a fuss each year when the Finance Minister of India is about to present the Budget?

Whatever happened to MH370?
Mar 20, 2014

Whatever happened to MH370?

The MH370 incident has occurred very close to our Tri-service Command at the Andaman and Nicobar Islands which has three radar stations. Regardless of whether or not MH370 actually flew over or close to the Command, it would doubtless be useful to learn lessons from this and that switching off radars at night is a dangerous way to economise.

Whatever the provocation, the Indian armed forces cannot take recourse to illegal acts
Apr 17, 2017

Whatever the provocation, the Indian armed forces cannot take recourse to illegal acts

The state’s monopoly of violence is accepted only if it follows the rule of law; if it doesn’t, it justifies the breaking of its monopoly by individuals, mobs and insurgents.

When 'safety' becomes a ghetto for women
Mar 20, 2013

When 'safety' becomes a ghetto for women

In the urban-rural stereotyping, the phrase 'city girls' epitomises the impact of urban excesses on the apparent modesty and traditional aspect of femininity. City girls are assumed to be loud, to say the least, and of 'morally inappropriate character' on the extreme. Even within cities, this dilemma of how girls in cities ought to behave persists.

When Arabs Followed The Leadership Of A Hindu They Adored
Feb 27, 2012

When Arabs Followed The Leadership Of A Hindu They Adored

The poem, one of numerous written in that period, expresses admiration for the spell Nehru had cast by his deft navigation of foreign policy between the two blocs not for India alone but a whole group.

When calamity shows the way
Oct 13, 2005

When calamity shows the way

In the earthquake tragedy, India and Pakistan have a rare opportunity to forget past differences and bitterness, at least some of it to begin with, and forge a partnership of peace and development. Both the countries should shed past inhibitions and acrimony, and look for fresh opportunities to work together for a common cause: to rebuild Kashmir.

When democracy is not enough
Dec 17, 2018

When democracy is not enough

If we do not stand up and reclaim the space we have conceded to criminals and other low-life who now sit in judgment over us, it will be our children who will pay the price in the coming years

When in doubt don't write, just speak
Jul 04, 2011

When in doubt don't write, just speak

Telecom companies are stuck with falling ARPUs. Indian researchers from two unlikely companies show them new tricks of the trade

When it comes to internet governance, India is still engaging actively with the UN
Aug 11, 2014

When it comes to internet governance, India is still engaging actively with the UN

A final draft resolution at the United Nations, passed in July 2014, has focused on the UN General Assembly's review process of World Summit on the Information Society outcomes implementation.

When Modi made his moves in the US
Oct 16, 2014

When Modi made his moves in the US

There was more to Narendra Modi's visit to the US than the razzmatazz of Madison Square Garden and Central Park. He had gone to the US after three basic foreign policy initiatives, and was making a statement on the world stage beyond the confines of the UNGA.

When Modi met Xi
Oct 15, 2014

When Modi met Xi

India's relations with China and Pakistan are unlikely to see any major strategic change in the years ahead. It is imperative for India to think afresh without losing old friends especially at a time of international flux. A US-Japan-India partnership in the 21st century would need to be worked out.

When Myanmar opens up
Dec 29, 2011

When Myanmar opens up

The Government of Myanmar, in the past few weeks, has played host to a number of high-ranking foreign officials. These include the likes of the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

When Singh meets Kerry
Jun 26, 2013

When Singh meets Kerry

The construction of the India-US strategic partnership in the 2000s was an entirely unexpected political bonus. Making it work now is an absolute necessity for both Delhi and Washington as they struggle to cope with a challenging environment at home and abroad.

When strategy was technical
Feb 24, 2012

When strategy was technical

Antony figured the French were more likely to part with critical technologies needed to enhance India's defence aviation sector than any other country

Where do the two leading Democratic Party nominees stand on issues?
Aug 04, 2015

Where do the two leading Democratic Party nominees stand on issues?

The Democratic election nomination tussle between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders is going through an exciting time as Sanders' far-left economic agenda is increasingly becoming more appealing to the party's base.

Where does the US-China relationship stand?
Jul 22, 2014

Where does the US-China relationship stand?

Will the globalization of the economic relationship trump the geo-politics that is being played out in East and South East Asia? For the US, the dilemma is acute, for it cannot ignore the pleas of its allies in the region nor allow an incremental drift to take place in the relationship.

Where from here, after three PC polls?
Jul 24, 2012

Where from here, after three PC polls?

Now that the mood and methods have set in for three Provincial Council polls, the results would determine if the leadership of President Mahinda Rajapaksa would want to go ahead with the process in five others before holding the first-ever elections.

Where from here, anti-graft drive?
Sep 03, 2011

Where from here, anti-graft drive?

The civil society outfits need to remind themselves that the discredited polity that they have sought to replace have their own uses, roles and responsibilities - which the former cannot shoulder unless they themselves convert to being one.

Where Has the Arab Spring Fled?
Aug 06, 2011

Where Has the Arab Spring Fled?

The gentle Arab spring is a long way behind the region which has entered a phase of unprecedented turbulence, conflict and worse. In Libya, some European leaders are about to eat crow, not the best dish in Ramadan.

Where's the other side of story in Mid East?
Feb 04, 2012

Where's the other side of story in Mid East?

One of the great tragedies of our time is the near total decline in the credibility of the Western media. There are some exceptions but only some.

WHISPER IN A TEMPEST: Reflections on the CAG Report and Allocation of Captive Coal Blocks
Oct 03, 2012

WHISPER IN A TEMPEST: Reflections on the CAG Report and Allocation of Captive Coal Blocks

The Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) on "Allocation of Captive Coal Blocks and Augmentation of Coal Production" for the year ending March 2012 has, among other things,

Who did Hillary Clinton meet during her East Asia tour?
Feb 24, 2009

Who did Hillary Clinton meet during her East Asia tour?

Hillary Clinton's altered agenda reflected the reshuffled priorities of the US in its dealings with China. Unlike in the past, Human Rights and Tibet did not figure prominently during the talks this time.

Who governs the high seas?
Jun 26, 2012

Who governs the high seas?

Kerala is trying in a civilian court two Italian military men for actions they took in defence of their territories. Imagine trying a serving Indian soldier in a civil court for an incident resulting from discharge of duty in naxal-infested areas, the northeast or Kashmir.

Who is going to be the next King in Saudi Arabia?
Sep 11, 2013

Who is going to be the next King in Saudi Arabia?

Royal succession is considered to be the 'prickliest' problem facing the Saudi kingdom. It can bring about a fundamental change in Saudi politics and can have an overarching impact on Saudi society and its national and foreign policies.

Who is Happy with Digvijay Singh?
Jan 13, 2011

Who is Happy with Digvijay Singh?

Is former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and Congress General Secretary, Mr. Digvijay Singh, living dangerously? Or is he on high wire act secure of a safety net below?

Who needs to be subsidised and who needs to be green in Delhi
Jan 07, 2014

Who needs to be subsidised and who needs to be green in Delhi

The Delhi government is in no mood for sparing the discoms and discoms on the other hand do not want to give up their inertia. The AAP promised tariff reduction and slashed the same by 50% after coming to power.

Who Participates in Higher Education in India? Rethinking the Role of Affirmative Action
Oct 04, 2010

Who Participates in Higher Education in India? Rethinking the Role of Affirmative Action

This paper explores how an individual's participation in higher education is dependent on her religious affiliations, socio-economic status and demographic characteristics.

Who says privacy is just about data?
May 18, 2013

Who says privacy is just about data?

Privacy and democracy have always had an uneasy relationship in India. However, now India has a unique opportunity to evolve a progressive and expansive legislation on privacy and protection of personal data. The report of the experts group chaired by Justice Ajit Prakash Shah is a good starting point.

Who sold nukes ?
Feb 03, 2004

Who sold nukes ?

Drumbeats on Pakistan¿s nuclear black-marketing are getting louder. The international community (read Washington) is alarmed and worried at the rapidly accumulating pile of evidence against Pakistan¿s top nuclear scientist, Dr AQ Khan, and a few of his associates for selling nuclear technology and materials to nations that are considered "rogue". (China is not the target yet and hence do not qualify to be a rogue despite overwhelming evidence).

Whoever wins, Bihar wins again
Nov 05, 2015

Whoever wins, Bihar wins again

There is an element of Shakespeare in Bihar politics. It has over the last 40 years seen so many historical developments impacting national politics that the ongoing election will once again throw up a surprise.

Whose Debt is it Anyway?
Aug 03, 2011

Whose Debt is it Anyway?

Although the successful passing of the Budget deal by the US Senate and the signing of it by President Obama has lead to widespread relief in the country, the looming question of how the close to 15 trillion dollars in accumulated debt is ever going to be repaid still remains unanswered.

Why a lower poverty line?
Mar 27, 2012

Why a lower poverty line?

According to the Planning Commission, rural poverty has declined faster than urban poverty regardless. If this is true, it would definitely have got reflected in better housing and sanitation. It would also have meant a decline in malnourished children and maternal death. But the census figures show a different picture.

Why Al Qaeda's new wing is likely to fail in India
Sep 08, 2014

Why Al Qaeda's new wing is likely to fail in India

like the ISI, Lashkar-e-Tayyeba or the Indian Mujahideen, the al Qaeda will not meet much success in India because the Indian Muslims are happy with their lot in a secular, democratic country and even al Zawahiri understands that.

Why China is desperate to make friends with the world
Jun 11, 2015

Why China is desperate to make friends with the world

Beijing knows that it cannot become a global power without friends. As the US has known, there is a limit to what you can do alone. The US with its network of friends, allies and partners is a case in point.

Why Citizens Grievance Redress Bill needs urgent push?
Dec 21, 2011

Why Citizens Grievance Redress Bill needs urgent push?

The Citizens Grievance Redress Bill, despite its impressive provisions, is fraught with certain inadequacies that might not appreciate the grass-root realities of public grievances - like lack of a holistic interpretation of likely grievances.

Why Delhi must not be at sea
Nov 03, 2015

Why Delhi must not be at sea

Can Delhi go beyond diplomatic statements and help China's neighbours to stand up to Beijing? As the Philippines and Vietnam look to diversify their security partnerships and build national capabilities for deterrence against China, Manila and Hanoi would like to see Delhi be a little more forthcoming with its hard power.