Policy Watch

Are electric vehicles about to take off in India?

In partnership with: India turns to electric vehicles despite lacking both technology and minerals to produce them, risking the spectre of Chinese domination in the process. In April, Reuters reported that automakers...

India Elections 2019

Elections Through the Looking-Glass

After a few years basking in the limelight for their ostensible investor-friendly dispensation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seem to be losing their glitz and...

Educate the men and empower the women: view from the West

‘We are on the eve of general elections in India and these elections will absorb attention.  But the elections will soon be over- and then? The coming year is likely...

Cauvery

Cauvery water dispute: Economic, Social or Political?

“Water is our common present and future, it is the invaluable heritage of our children” In 2006, reinforcing the urgent need of judicious water usage, President of Mexico, Vincent Fox...

Washington

A Restrained Foreign Policy is Becoming More Popular in Washington

Donald Trump’s pull out of Syria, the Senate’s recent vote to end American support for the Saudi War in Yemen, and Tulsi Gabbard’s announcement that she may run for President...

Rohingya in Delhi

Who are the “boat people”? Where did they come from?

With tears rolling down, a Rohingya Muslim woman in her tattered cotton sari explained her plight of living as a refugee in Delhi. The capital city of India, alone hosts...

Let’s change the way we think about the future of work in India

Almost 11 million Indians lost their jobs during 2018, a report by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) said recently. The future of work is discussed extensively in this...

Didar Singh article global migration

Is it really a Global Compact on Migration?

Back in 2016, 193 members of the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted a non-binding political declaration, the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, pledging to uphold the rights of...

Indian state election results

Indian state election results – an analysis

Today, the state elections results for 146 million people across 679 Legislative Assembly seats in five states were announced. Exit polls had predicted anti-incumbency would catch up with the BJP...

"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."

– Mahatma Gandhi