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Where does India stand on intellectual property rights in the digital economy?
Aug 16, 2016

Where does India stand on intellectual property rights in the digital economy?

TPP, RCEP and TISA will entail some amount of IP norm-setting that shifts the balance established in the TRIPS towards rights-holders.

Women’s rights further deteriorate in Afghanistan
Jan 11, 2023

Women’s rights further deteriorate in Afghanistan

The year 2022 has brought a death knell for Afghan women. The international community needs to act now.

Workshop on Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights
Mar 15, 2007

Workshop on Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights

On 15 and 16 March 2007, Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, and the Center on Global Counter-Terrorism Cooperation of the Fourth Freedom Forum, USA, convened a two-day South Asia Regional Workshop, "Security and Liberty," which examined the relationship between human rights and counter-terrorism. This Chairmen's Report highlights some of the themes and recommendations put forward during the workshop.

#Justice Delivery System in India: कैसी है भारत के न्यायिक बुनियादी ढांचे की स्थिति?
Aug 26, 2022

#Justice Delivery System in India: कैसी है भारत के न्यायिक बुनियादी ढांचे की स्थिति?

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#विश्व जनसंख्या दिवस 2022: भारत के जनसांख्यिकीय(population) विकास का फ़ायदा कैसे उठायें!
Jul 16, 2022

#विश्व जनसंख्या दिवस 2022: भारत के जनसांख्यिकीय(population) विकास का फ़ायदा कैसे उठायें!

इस बार के विश्व जनसंख्या दिवस पर भारत को युवाओं के बीच व्य

'AAP experiment' and the staying power
Dec 16, 2013

'AAP experiment' and the staying power

The indecision of the AAP since the announcement of the Delhi poll results has the potential for the national voter to prefer national parties or alliances, rendering regional parties minimal players with maximalist muscle-flexing.

'Act East' for better connectivity
Jun 25, 2015

'Act East' for better connectivity

The motor vehicles agreement between BBIN nations is a welcome development and marks a good beginning. But now what is needed is a sustainable approach to infrastructure development in the region.

'Administration of Justice' and Judicial Administration
Aug 25, 2010

'Administration of Justice' and Judicial Administration

The solution is simple in concept but difficult to implement. Judicial administration will have to be separated from the administration of justice. A separate class of court administrators, reporting to the presiding officer but not having to take orders from him, may have to be formed.

'Agreed Line of Administrative Control' can help take India-China border talks forward: former govt official
Jan 25, 2008

'Agreed Line of Administrative Control' can help take India-China border talks forward: former govt official

An 'Agreed Line of Administrative Control' in the place of the existing Line of Actual Control (LAC) could free India and China from some of current problems at the bilateral border talks, feels Mr R Swaminathan, former Secretary and Director-General (Security), Government of India.

'Anonymity' in cyber world important for protecting dissenting voices
Jan 22, 2014

'Anonymity' in cyber world important for protecting dissenting voices

Experts at a conference on "Internet Governance and India: The Way Forward" have unanimously agreed that "anonymity" in cyber world is important for protection of dissenting voices. They also accepted that internet stands on three basic tenets of openness, freedom, universality.

'Blue Revolution' must follow the 'Green Revolution'
Jun 08, 2012

'Blue Revolution' must follow the 'Green Revolution'

Experts at a discussion on Indus Water unanimously agreed that a 'blue revolution' must follow the 'green revolution' so that the human possibilities for development are not compromised in the basin.

'Brand Maldives' caught in radicalisation?
Jan 16, 2015

'Brand Maldives' caught in radicalisation?

Reported jihadi threats forcing the down-grading of a New Year Eve entertainment programme and those regarding seven more Maldivians joining the civil war in Syria have revived the on-again-off-again national discourse on religious radicalism in Maldives.

'Chinese dream' will haunt the new world
Mar 18, 2013

'Chinese dream' will haunt the new world

By ratcheting up tension, China is causing alarm in other countries that use the busy South China Sea as the shortest and most convenient link between the Pacific and Indian Oceans. The Chinese could well end up the losers as the countries affected could band together to offset Chinese aggressiveness. Worse, it could well trigger off Japanese nationalism and rearmament.

'Dinakaran Case' and the Politics of Alienation
Aug 18, 2010

'Dinakaran Case' and the Politics of Alienation

What was not acceptable to Karnataka have been made acceptable to Sikkim now. Naturally, advocates in Sikkim too would not want to have a judge, allegedly tainted by misdemeanour, to be their Chief Justice.

'Disaffection', criminal acts & democracy
Nov 29, 2011

'Disaffection', criminal acts & democracy

The attack on Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar at a function in New Delhi, where a kirpan-wielding individual popped up to hit him, should be viewed not as a stand-alone case.

'Externalising' the national agenda ?
Oct 04, 2004

'Externalising' the national agenda ?

There is a lot to feel hopeful about the maiden meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistan President Pervez Musharaff in distant New York. If the two nations needed to move ahead with the peace process, set in motion by predecessor Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, Manmohan Singh needed the personal chemistry working with Musharaff. At the end of the day, both said it did work.

'Genocide' and 'equivalent'
Feb 04, 2014

'Genocide' and 'equivalent'

At this rate, the TNA can become 'untouchable' in national politics, as they were earlier. It does not serve the Tamil cause - and certainly not the moderates' cause. It is the hardliners alone, many of whom are outside the country forever that will be happy.

'Green taxes'  for  cleaner  India?
Oct 06, 2016

'Green taxes' for cleaner India?

Is green tax an answer for a cleaner India? The author contemplates if taxation is an answer

'Honeymoon over' for Hasina Government
Feb 11, 2011

'Honeymoon over' for Hasina Government

In Bangladesh, the municipal elections held last month (January 2011) provided an opportunity to assess the trends in the country's politics. The results showed that the ruling Awami League is on a declining graph as far as its popularity is concerned.

'How China sees its role in the world'
Apr 16, 2014

'How China sees its role in the world'

Chinese foreign policy statements may seem sloganistic, ritualistic and without content but one has to realise it need not be articulated in the Euro-American way, says Prof. Geremie Barme of Australian National University College of Asia and Pacific.

'India was our friend'
Sep 29, 2005

'India was our friend'

Tehran has responded in a carefully structured, calibrated fashion to the resolution passed by the IAEA Board of Governors last Saturday regarding Iran's nuclear programme. We may not have heard the last word yet, but are quite close to it.

'Lok Pal' does not mean it has to cover all Indians!
Jun 17, 2011

'Lok Pal' does not mean it has to cover all Indians!

The Government and the political and bureaucratic class should be sensitive to the cause professed by the civil society and acknowledge that absence of accountability and responsibility could lead to anarchy of a more militant kind.

'Memogate' raises questions over civilian government
Dec 15, 2011

'Memogate' raises questions over civilian government

Pakistan's "memogate" controversy has raised questions about the strength of the country's civilian government. This has been admitted even by Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar.

'One year after 26/11'
Nov 28, 2009

'One year after 26/11'

Proceedings of the weekly interaction in the Chennai Chapter of the Observer Research Foundation

'Party-ing' against corruption: too little, too early?
Oct 04, 2012

'Party-ing' against corruption: too little, too early?

The IAC is at the cross-roads now. That it has also been the fate of most such organisations over the past years in various parts of the country should not also be lost sight of. Many have come and gone, but very few have remained as an electorally successful political outfit.

'Tamil Diaspora' tag can cut many ways
Nov 28, 2013

'Tamil Diaspora' tag can cut many ways

The 'multiple identities' of the Tamil-speaking people in the country have suddenly acquired an urgent need for mutual understanding between the State and the citizen. There are contextualised circumstances, which may not provide for a yard-stick to measure 'national interests' or prioritise them.

'Telangana' by default?
Oct 10, 2011

'Telangana' by default?

Today, the Government(s) should not be looking into questions like 'Why Telangana?'. It has lost the luxury of thought process already. Instead, it should be looking at the when and how of it.

'Trilateral Maritime Security Initiative' has potential for future
Jul 29, 2013

'Trilateral Maritime Security Initiative' has potential for future

The trilateral maritime cooperation initiative by India, Maldives and Sri Lanka, and the Outcome Document signed recently by the NSAs of the three countries, has the potential for further improving naval ties in the shared Indian Ocean Neighbourhood.

10 yrs of Indo-US civil nuclear deal: Transformation of bilateral relationship is the real big deal
Jul 20, 2015

10 yrs of Indo-US civil nuclear deal: Transformation of bilateral relationship is the real big deal

The real objective of the historic Indo-US civil nuclear initiative was to end decades of alienation between the world's largest democracies and build a genuine strategic partnership. Delhi and Washington knew that there could be no real partnership without resolving differences on non-proliferation that had so severely poisoned the bilateral relations from the early 1970s.

11--M: FROM MADRID
Mar 14, 2005

11--M: FROM MADRID

9/11 and 11-M (11th March). Two traumatic experiences ---one for the Americans and the other for the Spanish.

130 riots in Uttar Pradesh in the past 18 months, says senior BSP leader
Aug 29, 2013

130 riots in Uttar Pradesh in the past 18 months, says senior BSP leader

Senior leader of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Mr Satish Chandra Misra, has claimed that the Vishwa Hindu Parishad's (VHP) Ayodhya Yatra in Uttar Pradesh, supported by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), is an attempt to communalise the political atmosphere in the State.

1971 war history: Some overlooked issues
Dec 27, 2011

1971 war history: Some overlooked issues

While enough has come out with regard to the 1971 India-Pakistan conflict, it is imperative to ensure that the humane side of 1971 is brought to the fore, though this may not have any bearing on policy making and future geo-political developments.

1971: When Delhi and Moscow came together
Aug 16, 2021

1971: When Delhi and Moscow came together

The 1971 Indo-Soviet Treaty of Peace, Friendship and Cooperation was probably the most seminal foreign policy arrangement entered into by India in the 20th century. It had a profound effect on the politics and geography of South Asia, cementing what many thought was the pre-eminence of India in the region

2-G spectrum: Allotments should be cancelled
May 06, 2011

2-G spectrum: Allotments should be cancelled

Because of the confusioni created by different agencies in calcuating the loss to the national exchequer caused by the 2-G scam, it is imperative that the exact figure and dimensions of the scam should be arrived at by an expert body.

20 years of WTO: What next?
May 19, 2015

20 years of WTO: What next?

The US is currently training various African economies on how to meet common value systems standards, and India along with other economies, needs to press for a more inclusive system where countries "pressurise on how to manage concerns and reach viable solutions."