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Financing Upskilling – Pay when you are paid

Millions of people across the world lost their jobs as the COVID pandemic raged across the world. No one was spared. From wall street to the streets of Mumbai, there was panic. Suddenly hundreds of millions were working from home as countries locked down and kept people indoors. “Zoom” became...

The Assisted Reproductive Bill needs a thorough debate of the various medical, legal and ethical concerns it raises before it’s passed

The Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha on September 14th, 2020, and has been listed for debate in the ongoing monsoon session. The Bill aims to regulate the Assisted Reproductive Technology services, prevent misuse, promote ethical practices and, protect women and children from exploitation. Though...

Book review of China and the World

Abhishek Verma, a former intern with Takshashila’s China Studies programme wrote a book review of China and the World (edited by David Shambaugh), in IDSA’s journal, Strategic Analysis. Read the review here.

China’s Interface with the Non-Proliferation Treaty

In an interview with Anna Louis Strong in 1945, Mao Zedong said that ‘the atom bomb is a paper tiger which the US reactionaries use to scare people.’ Since then, China’s approach towards nuclear weapons and arms control has changed dramatically. It is important, especially because of the upcoming 2021 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference.  The NPT...

The urgent need to address anemia in women in India

by Neha Ramesh and Shambhavi Naik Anemia incidence in India has escalated in 2020, necessitating mechanisms to control its extraneous impact on not just children and adult health, but also to generational productivity. Population-based studies on anemia in India are routinely conducted through the large-scale, multi-round National Family Health Survey...

A Wedge Triangle : Russia Japan and China

The new iteration of Russia’s national security strategy and the latest Xi-Putin joint statement offer important clues to wedges that can be exploited in Russia’s relationship with China and Japan. On 2nd July, President Putin approved a new iteration of Russia’s national security strategy. The overwhelming focus on preserving the...

Can Petrol be bought under the GST Regime?

This is the English version of the article that originally appeared in Prajavani on 19 June 2021 Karnataka became the 7th state in India to record petrol prices crossing the psychological barrier of Rs.100 per litre on June 12th. Bidar, Bellary, Koppal, Davanagere, Shivmogga, and Chikmagalur were some of the...

The Galwan Valley One Year On: What’s Changed with China and the PLA?

This month marks the first anniversary of the Galwan Valley clash between China and India, which resulted in the deaths of 20 Indian and at least four PLA soldiers. It also marks the first fatalities on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in over 45 years resulting from China’s attempts...

Politics of the Internet

A distinctive global politics is developing around the Internet. Like global trade and environmental policy, internet governance has become a point of international conflict among states and a target of transnational policy advocates from businesses and civil society. Different countries have different perceptions on various content.  How do we make...

Can intermediary regulation fix the broken social media?

By – Kamesh Shekar The issues of hate speech, disinformation, misinformation and polarisation on one side, and arbitrary exercise of power on public discourse and information on the other side is what I coin as a broken social media problem. The urge to fix social media has been well recognised...
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