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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...

Dynamic Random Access Memory (D-RAM)- Examining the dynamics of an oligopolistic market

By- Ratika Gaur, Praveen Kumar, Sathya R, Nilanjan Das & Samparna Tripathy D-RAM is a memory chip that temporarily stores data when it is being processed. Today, everything from ICT to modern vehicles to energy grids and airplanes relies on access to DRAM chips. Over the past 15 years, the...

Election Manifestoes in Tamil Nadu: Great leap ahead but not enough money

– By Praveen Kumar The state needs to expand its revenue sources to fund ambitious monthly basic income to the households Historically, social welfare schemes are high on the Tamil Nadu governments’ agenda. From pioneering mid-day meals in the 1960s to free colour TVs, laptops, and farm loan waivers, welfare...

Demand-side Measures for Tackling Electoral Disinformation and Misinformation on Social Media

Legislative Assembly Elections in Tamil Nadu are around the corner, and information on various issues related to the State, local political parties and politicians are surging on social media platforms almost every day. While the availability of information is useful, a lack of understanding about the integrity of the information...

Technology and Geopolitics: An Indian Perspective on the Past and Future

Introduction What is technology? The question appears so banal as to barely require answering. But the question bears tremendous significance for an understanding of human history and of the turbulent geopolitics of our world. In scope, it extends from the cuneiform scrawls of Bronze Age Sumerian scribes to the complex...
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