Store in India

by Ranjeet Rane As the dust settles around the Indian Air Force (IAF) notification against the use of Chinese mobile phones by its officers and personnel, yet another opportunity to discuss and work upon the larger issues of data sovereignty, user data privacy and lawful interception may be lost. The issue at hand goes beyond […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Devolve or die

By Anantha Nageswaran Reflections on the Takshashila-Hudson Conference on ‘India – the way forward’. I have just returned from a daylong intense conference jointly hosted by the Takshashila Institution and the Hudson Institute in Bangalore on August 2. There is an onslaught of ideas, information and even emotions. The brain struggles to keep pace and […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Digital Odisha

By Aditya Dash Accesibility of knowledge is the great equaliser in society. You can read this because you know how to read English. Imagine the internet content available for people who cannot read English? What if you can only read Oriya? The scope for accessing the vast ocean of knowledge on the internet is severely […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

A review of the political situation in Pakistan

By Pranay Kotasthane The following points are meant to portray the picture emerging out of the political protests taking place in Pakistan. One, it is amply clear from Imran Khan’s bizarre demand of temporary resignation of the Prime Minister (for the purpose of judicial enquiry) that he is being played up by the Army in […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Should India accept China’s maritime silk road proposal?

Both India and China should come forward with guidelines and agendas to discuss regarding such maritime cooperation By Piyush Singh At the just concluded 17th Round of Talks between the Special Representatives of India and China in February on the boundary question, Chinese State Councilor Yang Jichei invited India to setup a Maritime Dialogue with China […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Navigating the TPP waters

By Abhirup Bhunia To keep off potential political and commercial isolation, India has to deftly navigate the TPP waters.  Complex elements of modern day trade like protection of Intellectual Property Rights, seamless cross-border investments, labour and environmental standards for production, etc – together identified as “21st century trade issues” in common parlance – are being […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Jihad: the real climate change challenge

Analysts and researchers have long worked on why Jihadi activity has increased in the last many years. Popular fiction links it with the Afghan war and how US decided to back a mujahideen army to win the cold war against USSR. This was coupled with the aftermath of the siege of Mecca in 1979 which […]

Read full story Comments { 3 }

Innovation – A competitive advantage

By Sardul Singh Minhas India needs to make a significant additional commitment to R&D in the public sector as a strategic move to boost the country’s innovative capabilities. We remember the legendary Steve Jobs as a master innovator. Apple was near bankruptcy when he re-joined it in 1997; he propelled it to become the world’s […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Case for a federal foreign policy?

Even in the current pro-federalism debate, one area has been strictly reserved for the central government: foreign policy. However, in a diverse country like India we are selling ourselves short by not taking advantage of our states’ ability to directly engage with the world at large. Obviously, New Delhi is the only competent authority when […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

The Arctic and the impact of non-conventional oil on the OPEC

By Adarsh Mathew Whenever the Arctic does become accessible, the region will throw up a potentially disruptive development in the energy markets with far-reaching implications. OPEC’s traditional stranglehold over the world’s oil resources has eroded over the past few years. Part of it can be attributed to improved technology resulting in engines that are more […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }