July 27, 2021

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Blending Borders #4

This Newsletter explores ongoing issues and perspectives from India’s neighbouring countries, including – Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, Bhutan, Maldives and Afghanistan. In brief – Vaccine updates, India-Sri Lanka-Maldives hold joint maritime exercises, Child labour in Bangladesh’s leather industry, Indo-Nepal...

Takshashila hosts a #BookLounge session with Manoj Kewalramani

The Takshashila Institution hosted a book discussion on Manoj Kewalramani’s latest book “Smokeless War: China’s Quest for Geopolitical Dominance ” on July 23, 2021. Manoj is the Chairperson of the Indo- Pacific Studies and China Studies Programme at the Takshashila...

Opinion | E-commerce: Don’t let protectionism drive policy

It is hard to imagine how prohibiting high discounts and attractive offers is supposed to protect consumer interests. It is easier, however, to imagine how this move can help the “offline” stores in their competition against the online ones The...

Lt. Gen. Prakash Menon quoted in Money Control on the lessons learnt from the Kargil war

Lt. Gen. Prakash Menon was quoted in Money Control on the lessons learnt from the Kargil war. He was quoted as saying: Just by announcing reforms does not mean that the programmes will be implemented. It needs political backing to...

Anupam Manur appeared on The Hindu Parley Podcast

Will the new e-commerce rules really favour consumers? | The Hindu Parley podcast In June, the Union Consumer Affairs Ministry came out with a list of proposed amendments to the Consumer Protection Act of 2019. These include appointment of a...

Deniability is Pegasus scandal’s strongest suit. And national security is the biggest price

The storm of the recent Pegasus spyware episode raging in the international and domestic media discourses could have varied consequences for diverse constituencies. The revelations, led by Amnesty International, has India keeping company with Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Morocco, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia,...

All Things Policy: Can Genomic Surveillance Tackle COVID Variants?

 As the Delta variant spreads, there is fear of new mutations causing further waves of COVID-19. Genomic surveillance is key to identify and contain the spread of these new variants. In this episode, Shambhavi Naik, Ruturaj Gowaikar and Priyal...