June 14, 2021

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Manoj Kewalramani discusses his new book ‘Smokeless War’ on StratNews Global

Manoj Kewalramani was interviewed by Surya Gangadharan on StratNews Global’s show Books Corner. The show featured a discussion around Manoj’s upcoming book, Smokeless War: China’s Quest for Geopolitical Dominance. The book is scheduled to release on June 28, 2021. You...

Galwan Anniversary – Blinken-Yang Chat – G7 Meeting – Xuanyan Commentaries – Rectification Campaign – Trade Data – Anti-Sanctions & Data Security Laws – Af-Pak Trilateral – Vaccine Diplomacy

Eye on China is a weekly newsletter that covers developments in China from an Indian interests perspective. I. India-China Ties Let’s begin with trade data; this week we learned from China’s General Administration of Customs that trade between China and...

Hand Me the Paper #12: Looking at the Indian gig economy

To my delight, the newsletter has proven useful to employees at tech companies, digital rights researchers, people who are looking to build a reading habit or looking to learn more about tech policy. If you like the newsletter or find...

Are the bells tolling for privacy?

This article was first published in Deccan Herald. Views are personal. Earlier this June, I paid a visit to my uncle in Kanpur. It was a hot summer day, the kind that makes you crave ice creams and air conditioning....

Takshashila Policy Advisory — Managed Reopening After Lockdown: Recommendations for State Governments

Download the Policy Advisory Executive Summary To prudently resume social and economic activity in accordance with outbreak risks, healthcare capacity, and vaccination progress, we recommend that State governments: Designate Gram Panchayats/Wards or groups of Gram Panchayats/Wards as Public Health Management...

Five trends in India-China ties a year after the Galwan Valley clash

The June 2020 clash between Indian and Chinese soldiers in the Galwan Valley has frequently been termed as a watershed moment in the history of bilateral relations. The incident marked the first loss of life in conflict along the boundary...

What the COVID-19 second wave tells us about Twitter

The Covid-19 pandemic has given us several painful images in the last two years. During the first wave, the image that stayed with us was of migrant workers walking inhuman distances in the wake of an arbitrary national lockdown. During...

All Things Policy: The Challenges of Governing States

 India’s states have often followed very different trajectories. In this episode, Suman Joshi and Sarthak Pradhan discuss the performance of some states, their capacity for governance, and the challenges they face. This episode is based on the book “Despite...