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2011: Mixed returns for US
Jan 02, 2012

2011: Mixed returns for US

While the United States suffered some strategic reverses, it has also made a few gains. It is not yet time to write off the United States of America.

2012: Look back in anger!
Jan 21, 2013

2012: Look back in anger!

The best thing we can say about 2012, from the nation's point of view, is that it has ended. We don't know what surprises Dr. Manmohan Singh will spring upon us in 2013? Till then ignorance is bliss.

2013 could be beginning of watershed moment in China's history
Jan 21, 2014

2013 could be beginning of watershed moment in China's history

The distinction between individual aspirations and a national dream is clear to the Chinese government where there are contradictions between the political system and the consumerism-driven economy, according to US university professor Dr. Tansen Sen.

2014 Australia-India Roundtable: OUTCOMES STATEMENT
Feb 03, 2014

2014 Australia-India Roundtable: OUTCOMES STATEMENT

Relations between India and Australia have reached a new maturity, based on deepening connections between their societies, economies, education sectors and policy establishments. This positions these two democracies well to work together to advance their interests in a shared Indo-Pacific region.

2014 Union Budget addresses IT needs
Aug 11, 2014

2014 Union Budget addresses IT needs

The focus on broadband expansion in the Union Budget is timely to take the IT revolution to the next level: social inclusion, e-commerce, media, and distance education for India?s small towns and rural pockets.

2014-15 Budget: A look through graphs
Jul 10, 2014

2014-15 Budget: A look through graphs

Here is a look at the 2014-15 Budget, presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitely, through a series of graphs on allocations to various key sectors from the time of the previous NDA government.

2014: The year of the Lokpal?
Jan 07, 2014

2014: The year of the Lokpal?

What India needs to understand is that legislation or institutions by themselves do not bring about social change. Countries of Europe or the United States, too, had a history of political corruption. But over the years they have cleaned up their act considerably because of popular sentiment, as well as institutions and laws.

2015 NPT Review Conference ends without an Outcome Document
May 26, 2015

2015 NPT Review Conference ends without an Outcome Document

The recently concluded NPT review conference ended without a consensus document. While there is need for the NPT member states to resolve their differences sooner rather than later, the impact of the absence of a final document need not be overstated.

2015: Bringing in 'Achche Din' is not going to be easy
Jan 07, 2015

2015: Bringing in 'Achche Din' is not going to be easy

The year 2015 is likely to be rosy for India. There is no more doomsday scenario awaiting the country on the economic front in the year. There will be problems but India will remain a global giant with its huge, mostly young, population, a big market and vast resources.

2030 पर्यंत स्त्री-पुरुष समानता साध्य करण्याचे उद्दिष्ट कसे गाठायचे?
Mar 14, 2024

2030 पर्यंत स्त्री-पुरुष समानता साध्य करण्याचे उद्दिष्ट कसे गाठायचे?

शाश्वत विकास उद्दिष्ट-५ आणि इतर उद्दिष्टांमधील आंतरसंब�

21वीं सदी के वे अधिकार-क्षेत्र (Domains) जहाँ संघर्ष अपने चरम पर होगा!
Aug 09, 2023

21वीं सदी के वे अधिकार-क्षेत्र (Domains) जहाँ संघर्ष अपने चरम पर होगा!

तक़नीकी परिवर्तन के साथ सामाजिक बदलाव आता है साथ ही आयोज�

3rd Plenum of 18th CCCPC: Tweaking policies without a radical menu
Nov 15, 2013

3rd Plenum of 18th CCCPC: Tweaking policies without a radical menu

The bottom line assessment of the third Plenum of the 18th CCCPC is that the Plenum outcome keeps Chinese economic and political developments on an evolutionary path, rather than a revolutionary one. In other words, it has sought to tweak policies, rather than offer up a radical menu.

4th BRICS Academic Forum to meet in New Delhi
Mar 06, 2012

4th BRICS Academic Forum to meet in New Delhi

The 4th BRICS Academic Forum has urged Summit Leaders meeting later this month in New Delhi to consider studying the establishment of financial institutions such as a Development Bank and an Investment Fund that can assist in the development of BRICS and other developing countries.

5th BRICS Academic Forum Recommendations
Mar 11, 2013

5th BRICS Academic Forum Recommendations

The 5th BRICS Academic Forum, comprising experts and scholars from the research and academic institutions of India, China, Brazil, Russia and South Africa, met on the 11th and 12th of March 2013 in Durban and has come up with a 5-point recommendations.

75 वर्ष का भारत: नैतिकता, अर्थव्यवस्था और मिसाल
Jul 30, 2023

75 वर्ष का भारत: नैतिकता, अर्थव्यवस्था और मिसाल

भारत अपनी ‘आर्थिक संरचना’ को इन नई हक़ीक़तों के हिसाब से �

8 windows to view India’s economic reforms: Past, present and future
Jul 24, 2021

8 windows to view India’s economic reforms: Past, present and future

Even though Socialism as a failed philosophy stares us in the face, India’s Constitution continues to Preamble all Articles through it. Perhaps, tha

8th NPT Review Conference: A damp squib
Jun 02, 2010

8th NPT Review Conference: A damp squib

The Eighth Review Conference( Revcon) of the Non Proliferation Treaty ( NPT) at New York narrowly eked out a victory from the jaws of defeat before its close on May 28, 2010.

A bitterly fought Election exposes the divisions within the Union
Jul 27, 2012

A bitterly fought Election exposes the divisions within the Union

The recent 19th AU Summit was dominated by the drama of the election for the post of the Chairman of the AU Commission. Many analysts feel that the fight for the post has divided the Continent and done a great deal of damage to African Unity.

A blueprint to evaluate digital governance
Apr 18, 2013

A blueprint to evaluate digital governance

Sooner than later, India will have to start evaluating its e-governance projects. And in the near future, the focus will shift to the outcomes of e-governance initiatives.

A bridge across the Palk Strait
Jan 28, 2015

A bridge across the Palk Strait

Earlier during his stint in office nearly 10 years back, Ranil Wickremesinghe had mooted the idea of building a bridge - literally - across the Palk Strait, linking his country to India. Now that he is back as prime minister and as part of a 'cohabitation arrangement' but through political consensus, unlike in the past, the two governments could consider reviving the proposal for mutual and greater benefits.

A Budget to steady the ship
Jul 11, 2014

A Budget to steady the ship

There were no big reforms and no major policy turnarounds in the Union Budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. It was a budget of small and tentative steps to help steady the ship and laid the foundation for big reforms in the months ahead.

A call to leadership
Jan 14, 2013

A call to leadership

The UPA government has allowed the withering away of the Prime Minister's Office as the ultimate source of authority in policy-making. The latest developments on the Indo-Pak LoC demand that the Congress party focus urgently on revamping the defence establishment and reclaiming the PMO's authority to coordinate national security policy.

A case for inclusive wealth assessment of Indian states
Jan 04, 2024

A case for inclusive wealth assessment of Indian states

The Inclusive Wealth (IW) approach provides a more comprehensive analysis of wealth and development, essential for India's diverse and complex socio-e

A Case for the "Devil"?
Apr 14, 2010

A Case for the "Devil"?

Strangely, in Maoist circles there is near nostalgia for Shivraj Patil

A cold handshake
Nov 18, 2013

A cold handshake

As Salman Khurshid pointed out to Sartaj Aziz, Pakistan has to demonstrate its bona fides by putting an end to the large number of incidents on the LoC.

A Commando turns a Statesman?
Apr 19, 2005

A Commando turns a Statesman?

That is the question that should be uppermost in the minds of analysts as they analyse the outcome of Pakistani President Gen.Pervez Musharraf's visit to India from April 16 to 18, 2005, and compare it with his first visit in 2001, which ended in a fiasco at Agra.

A committee to 'administer' a 'market price' for gas
Feb 07, 2013

A committee to 'administer' a 'market price' for gas

Rationing of gas makes the development of a unified gas market impossible. This means the prevalence of a dozen price levels confounding all - buyers and sellers, and investors on both sides. The spin-off leaves India struggling with the most poorly developed gas infrastructure.

A comparison between Lokpal Bills
Dec 01, 2011

A comparison between Lokpal Bills

Even as the debate on the Lokpal Bill hots up with the draft Lokpal Bill of the Government likely to come up before the Parliament during the ongoing session, we present below a shorter comparative analysis of the different Lokpal Bills.

A competent but not breakout Budget
Jul 10, 2014

A competent but not breakout Budget

This was not to be yet another budget speech. It came in the wake of a regime change where the electorate signaled its unhappiness with the direction of the country. Still, the FM came up with a modest Budget. But that is not the promise of the Modi government. The good days promised look far away.

A convenient handmaiden called freedom
Dec 18, 2012

A convenient handmaiden called freedom

The ruckus at WCIT is all about the cosy relationship between governments, big businesses and commerce and not about Internet freedom.

A flawed view
Mar 12, 2004

A flawed view

George Perkovich is of the view that India is not a major power today though it definitely enjoys a substantial measure of autonomy. The essence of his argument can be summarised as follows:

A Food Systems Approach to Food Security and Nutrition
May 16, 2023

A Food Systems Approach to Food Security and Nutrition

The world is currently witnessing an increase in the prevalence of undernourishment as well as a rise in the incidence of overweight, obesity, and non-communicable diseases. Addressing issues of food security and nutrition would not be possible without adopting a food systems perspective—from farm to fork. Indeed, in 2021, countries developed national pathways to transforming food systems to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Developme

A foreign tour with  slightly different goals
Apr 09, 2015

A foreign tour with slightly different goals

Modi's visit to Germany and France will give him an opportunity to discuss key political issues relating to Ukraine and the Middle-East. India is feeling the indirect impact of the Russian estrangement from Europe as this has led to closer strategic ties between Moscow and Beijing.

A French Five-Course Meal
Feb 14, 2013

A French Five-Course Meal

India and France must start looking together at the region and the world. A Franco-Indian vision document could be a vital first step towards developing a cooperative framework for stability and security in the region. And the relationship must be purposeful, nimble and creative.

A future agenda for the planet and people over profits: Degrowth from the margins
Dec 23, 2020

A future agenda for the planet and people over profits: Degrowth from the margins

Our economic model is putting unsustainable pressures on our planetary boundaries. We can’t afford to continue ignoring how economic growth is gener

A Future without Nuclear Weapons
Nov 09, 2011

A Future without Nuclear Weapons

The elimination of nuclear weapons is a pre-condition for peace in the 21st century. This was the key message delivered by the Hon'ble Senator Douglas Roche, renowned campaigner for nuclear disarmament in his address to Indian experts at the ORF campus in New Delhi.

A glimmer of hope in Indo-Pak relations
May 30, 2014

A glimmer of hope in Indo-Pak relations

Narendra Modi is a post-Partition Prime Minister who has no family history linking him directly to the event. This could work to his advantage if he chooses to take a less emotional and more logical approach to the Indo-Pak relationship.

A growth budget all the way
Feb 20, 2013

A growth budget all the way

We really do not understand inflation stickiness in India since 2010. However, the silver lining is that oil prices may not rise any further following the shale gas revolution in the US. The Finance Minister can certainly do something about growth and possibly pray for lower inflation.