May 29, 2020

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The Compound Eye – The National and Public Health Bills, Dubious funding in Science and HCQ

National Health Bill 2009; Public Health Bill, 2017 In the current pandemic climate, we often hear of the archaic Epidemics Act of 1897 as a vehicle for the policy response. But in the past couple of decades, two other bills...

China has definitely crossed India’s Lakshman rekha but it won’t lead to 1962 again

Is this going to be another 1962?’ asked my neighbour, an 80-year-old naval veteran. ‘Not at all,’ was my instinctive reply, not because I had any special insight into the ongoing military situation in Ladakh, but because 1962-type wars now linger only in military imagination and tend to...

Manoj Kewalramani discusses developments in India-Nepal ties on The Quint’s podcast

Manoj Kewalramani, Fellow-China Studies at The Takshashila Institution, was interviewed by The Quint for its podcast, The Big Story, discussing recent developments in the India-Nepal relationship. Listen to the Hindi edition of the podcast here. The English edition is available...

Manoj Kewalramani Quoted in Arab News on India-China border stand-off

Manoj Kewalramani was quoted in an article by Sanjay Kumar in Arab News on 28th May 2020 in an article discussing the standoff between India and China in Ladakh. Manoj was quoted as saying: From a geopolitical perspective both sides need...

On Trump’s Offer to Mediate Between India and China

The Print’s daily roundtable TalkPoint posed a question connected to the US President Donald Trump’s offer to mediate between India and China over the “raging border dispute”: Does Trump help or harm India’s interests when he offers to mediate with China, Pakistan? My...

All Things Policy: Managing Civil-Military Relations?

 With the establishment of the position of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) there also came the new Department of Military Affairs (DMA). In this episode, Pranay Kotasthane talks to Lt General (ret) Prakash Menon about the functions of DMA...

All Things Policy: Lift Off: Space policy reforms and the private sector in India

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman recently announced that the Union government will provide a predictable space policy and regulatory environment for private players. But are the measures announced enough to build capacity in the space sector? Utkarsh Narain talks to Awais...

Why the “Atma Nirbhar” package seems insufficient to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak ?

The Atma Nirbhar Package announced by the Union Government might be insufficient to deal with the economic impacts of the COVID19 pandemic. The package does little to create a demand stimulus and misses out on initiating policies for economic reconstruction.  ...