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Neglect of under-privileged: Confront politicians
Apr 04, 2014

Neglect of under-privileged: Confront politicians

In today's political scene not many contestants have a background of having worked with the underprivileged people or fighting for the rights of women and children. Many think it is a good opportunity to get into the charmed circle of parliamentarians who have attractive remunerations and huge fringe benefits for five years

From Neglect to Revival: Making Sense of Russia’s Outreach to Bangladesh
Jan 29, 2024

From Neglect to Revival: Making Sense of Russia’s Outreach to Bangladesh

Despite sharing a close historical relationship based on the Soviet Union’s support during the 1971 Liberation War, Bangladesh had for long been out of the scope of Russia’s foreign policy priorities. This is best exemplified by the fact that no Soviet/Russian foreign minister had visited the country until September 2023. However, amid Western sanctions due to its war in Ukraine and tensions with the US, Russia is seeking to reinvigorate ties

Healthcare infrastructure remains neglected: The case of Nanded hospital
Nov 09, 2023

Healthcare infrastructure remains neglected: The case of Nanded hospital

To address the issue of poor healthcare infrastructure, the states need to prioritise this sector by diverting funds, creating more capacity in existi

India-EU cooperation: Relinquishing benign neglect of Central and Eastern Europe
May 19, 2021

India-EU cooperation: Relinquishing benign neglect of Central and Eastern Europe

As India-EU cooperation deepens, it is vital for the two sides to revitalise their ties with the broader Central and Eastern European region 

Indian startups gets a surged Chinese VC investment; space startups remains neglected
Feb 26, 2020

Indian startups gets a surged Chinese VC investment; space startups remains neglected

The absence of any perceptible shift in Chinese VC enthusiasm for Indian space startups requires explanation, given how optimistic Chinese VCs have be

Kargil war: The neglected heroes
Jul 29, 2010

Kargil war: The neglected heroes

Many military veterans have returned the medals awarded to them for gallantry and fighting wars to the President, a sure sign of frustration and feeling of neglect.

Social protection to mitigate poverty: Examining the neglect of India’s informal workers
Aug 21, 2023

Social protection to mitigate poverty: Examining the neglect of India’s informal workers

Social protection is crucial in tackling extreme poverty and ensuring equitable development, thus catalysing the transition to a more stable and robust economy. About 50 percent of India’s economy hinges on its informal workers, who comprise 90 percent of the country’s total workforce. Yet, these informal workers continue to be excluded from current social-protection schemes, leaving them with no social or financial safety net and trapping th

Street children: The neglected pathology
Feb 08, 2022

Street children: The neglected pathology

The phenomenon of street children has a long history and yet has not received the policy attention it deserves

Access to vaccines in Massachusetts: Divisions along race and socioeconomic lines
Jul 15, 2021

Access to vaccines in Massachusetts: Divisions along race and socioeconomic lines

Vaccine equity in Massachusetts has been called the “best of the worst”; although doing better than other states in terms of equitable distributio

Anaemia and malnutrition: A vicious cycle leading to child growth failure
Dec 06, 2021

Anaemia and malnutrition: A vicious cycle leading to child growth failure

India has a history of neglect in breaking the intergenerational cycle of malnutrition. About one in five women (18.7 per cent) of reproductive age (15-49 years) in India are thin, with a body mass index (BMI) of less than 18.5 kilograms per square metre.

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.

Canada cousins
Apr 14, 2015

Canada cousins

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Canada this week should help rejuvenate an important relationship that has long been neglected in New Delhi. If real political differences alienated India and Canada during the Cold War, it is Delhi that has not been sufficiently attentive to the possibilities with Canada in recent years.

China’s ‘Three Warfares’ Strategy in Action: Implications for the Sino-India Boundary, the Arctic, and Antarctica
Feb 07, 2024

China’s ‘Three Warfares’ Strategy in Action: Implications for the Sino-India Boundary, the Arctic, and Antarctica

China’s ‘three warfares’ strategy (TWS)—understood as public opinion, psychological, and legal warfare—has received considerable attention, but most analyses focus on Beijing’s sovereign claim to Taiwan and its maritime claims in the South China Sea and the East China Sea. This occasional paper evaluates the manifestation of the TWS against India in Ladakh and China’s motivation for adopting the same approach in the Arctic and Antar

Chinese submarines
Jul 01, 2015

Chinese submarines

India paid a high price for failing to anticipate the Sino-Pak nuclear nexus in the 1970s and 1980s. It is erring again by neglecting the potential for a maritime alliance between China and Pakistan that could severely constrain India's freedom of action in the Indian Ocean.

Dangerous reds
Feb 19, 2005

Dangerous reds

Although it would not be entirely false to suggest that Maoists have managed to capture the imagination of a large section of Nepalese society because of the widespread poverty and continued neglect by successive monarchs and political leadership, there are quite a few other, equally valid, reasons why Maoists have had a run of the Nepalese countryside.

Don't count on emotion to boost ties with Dhaka
Jan 13, 2010

Don't count on emotion to boost ties with Dhaka

To explain the causes of the present unsatisfactory situation many in India would argue that a self-absorbed India has neglected its neighbourhood

Gender-Responsive Budgeting: A task ahead for India’s 15th finance commission
Aug 10, 2018

Gender-Responsive Budgeting: A task ahead for India’s 15th finance commission

Gender equality is a fundamental human right. This principle is also found in the SDG 2030 Agenda where its signatories, including India, reaffirmed their commitment to mainstreaming gender development and ensuring equal representation of women in political and economic decision-making. This paper outlines gender-budgeting norms for resource allocations as an essential prerequisite for India to achieve progress towards the SDG-5 on gender equalit

Health is Wealth: Indian Private Sector Investments in African Healthcare
May 22, 2023

Health is Wealth: Indian Private Sector Investments in African Healthcare

The increasing range of cross-boundary health issues has prompted the integration of health into the discipline of diplomacy, and this trend is reflected in India-Africa partnership. India’s development partnerships are, however, predicated on the idea of development effectiveness, which requires active private sector engagement. By focusing on four opportunity sectors — medical tourism, tele-health, frugal innovations, and the pharmaceutica

India and Cyber Power: The Imperative of Offensive Cyber Operations
Nov 03, 2022

India and Cyber Power: The Imperative of Offensive Cyber Operations

Defensive cyber operations are necessary to protect a network. At the same time, Offensive Cyber Operations (OCOs) cannot be neglected in military planning and should get as much attention as defensive cyber missions. Given the massive requirements for investment in cyber military capabilities geared for OCOs, this paper makes a case for the importance of OCOs for India. It outlines a roadmap for New Delhi to achieve effective OCO planning.

India-Bangladesh Relations: Past, Present and Future
May 15, 2008

India-Bangladesh Relations: Past, Present and Future

Farooq Sobhan, President of the Bangladesh Enterprise Institute and former Foreign Secretary of Bangladesh, addressed the ORF Faculty on March 12, 2008. In his speech, he stressed on building a strong relationship between India and Bangladesh by encouraging greater connectivity and investments. Both countries, he felt, should leave behind the baggage of mistrust and neglect and recognise that they can gain much through a closer relationship.

India’s unwanted girls
Feb 14, 2018

India’s unwanted girls

According to the latest Economic Survey, due to sex selective abortions alone, there are an estimated 63 million missing women from India’s population and two million more are missing from every age group every year due to abortions, neglect, disease and malnutrition of girls.

International Women's Day: An exercise in futility?
Jun 26, 2015

International Women's Day: An exercise in futility?

Having grown up in the vicinity of Vrindavan, I've observed that one day to "highlight the cause of widows" is simply inadequate for those who live and breathe stigma, abuse and neglect for the rest of the year.

Is discipline in Force a needless necessity?
Feb 09, 2012

Is discipline in Force a needless necessity?

We cannot overlook the fact that the country's courts continue to be the objects of terrorist attacks while looking at the 'disciplining' of a police constable in public view, for neglecting the checking duty at a New Delhi court.

Japan's new arms exports policy: Move to make Japan 'normal country'?
Apr 11, 2014

Japan's new arms exports policy: Move to make Japan 'normal country'?

One can see two major reasons for PM Shinzo Abe's decision to change the policy on arms exports. First, Abe is keen to remove many of the self-imposed taboos that have stood in the way of Japan becoming a 'normal country'. At a time when the security environment in East Asia has become so tense, Japan cannot afford to neglect the modernisation of its defence industry.

Making Mithi, A River Again
May 20, 2011

Making Mithi, A River Again

An ORF study report on the neglect of the Mumbai river Mithi, and how it can be reclaimed effectively was jointly released by Mr. Suresh Prabhu, former Union Minister of Environment and Forests, and Mr. Rajendra Singh, the Ramon Magsaysay Award winner and a noted water activist.

Making sense of India's outreach to the Nordic states
Apr 20, 2018

Making sense of India's outreach to the Nordic states

Narendra Modi’s trip to Sweden highlights the importance of an often-neglected region for India.

Monkeypox epidemic: Ignoring Africa comes at a price
Jul 18, 2022

Monkeypox epidemic: Ignoring Africa comes at a price

Addressing rather than neglecting the crises in Africa is the only viable option which can help us avoid another epidemic and tackle the ongoing ones.

Myanmar: The Rohingya question in the current coup
Feb 11, 2021

Myanmar: The Rohingya question in the current coup

The change of power will hardly alter the fate of the displaced; more neglect and violence is currently being dreaded.

Silenced histories, razed shrines: The difficult task of rediscovering India and Pakistan’s shared heritage
Aug 21, 2023

Silenced histories, razed shrines: The difficult task of rediscovering India and Pakistan’s shared heritage

The national identity of Pakistan is rooted in the ‘two-nation theory’—the very basis of the creation of the country—which says that the Hindus and Muslims of the subcontinent were two different nations and therefore, the Muslims were entitled to a separate homeland where Islam would be practiced as state religion. Does Pakistan’s quest for identity, however, mean neglecting the non-Islamic culture present in the country? This brief cal

Stakeholders in development assistance in mental health: An analysis of recent funding patterns
Sep 01, 2023

Stakeholders in development assistance in mental health: An analysis of recent funding patterns

The central challenge in DAMH is the misalignment between the goals of recipients and the priorities of donors

The Pandemic at 24 Months: An Assessment
Aug 14, 2023

The Pandemic at 24 Months: An Assessment

Two years since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, an estimated 14-24 million people have died worldwide due to the coronavirus or the chaos of lockdowns and other impacts. To a great extent, much of this current state of the world is due to human health being profoundly misunderstood and neglected in international relations and national politics. This brief discusses two principles that can help understand why this pandemic is not at an

Unabating tension with China spurs India’s border infrastructure efforts
Jul 02, 2021

Unabating tension with China spurs India’s border infrastructure efforts

India has reversed its previous neglect of infrastructure near the border, but it has a long way to go to close the gap with China.

Urban Rental Housing in India: Towards ‘Housing For All’
Dec 08, 2020

Urban Rental Housing in India: Towards ‘Housing For All’

Indian cities have long struggled with the challenge of inadequate housing amidst rapid urbanisation and worsening urban poverty. Government policies have failed to fill the gap, focused as they are on ownership housing alone and neglecting rental housing. The 2015 draft National Urban Rental Housing Policy and 2019 draft Model Tenancy Act aim to rectify this situation. For these policies to be successful, however—and for India to realise its g

मानसिक आरोग्यातील विकासात्मक साह्यातील घटक : निधीपद्धतींचे विश्लेषण
Sep 15, 2023

मानसिक आरोग्यातील विकासात्मक साह्यातील घटक : निधीपद्धतींचे विश्लेषण

‘डीएएमएच’मधील प्रमुख आव्हान हे लाभार्थ्यांचे उद्दिष्ट आणि देणगीदाराचे प्राधान्यक्रम यांच्यातील असमानता हे आहे.

रूस की तरफ से बांग्लादेश की तरफ दोस्ताना पहल करने के पीछे क्या है संकेत?: एक विश्लेषण
Jun 13, 2024

रूस की तरफ से बांग्लादेश की तरफ दोस्ताना पहल करने के पीछे क्या है संकेत?: एक विश्लेषण

सोवियत संघ ने 1971 के मुक्ति संग्राम के दौरान बांग्लादेश का समर्थन किया था. इस लिहाज से देखें तो दोनों देशों के बीच ऐतिहासिक करीबी संबंध थे. इसके बावजूद बांग्लादेश हमेशा रूस क�

পথশিশু: অবহেলাভরা আচরণ
Mar 09, 2022

পথশিশু: অবহেলাভরা আচরণ

পথশিশুদের বিষয়টির একটি দীর্ঘ ইতিহাস আছে, এবং তবুও এখনও ব�

স্বাস্থ্য পরিকাঠামো এখনও অবহেলিত: নানদের হাসপাতালের ঘটনা
Jan 18, 2024

স্বাস্থ্য পরিকাঠামো এখনও অবহেলিত: নানদের হাসপাতালের ঘটনা

দুর্বল স্বাস্থ্যসেবা পরিকাঠামোর সমস্যা মোকাবিলার জন্য