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All Things Policy: Space Incorporated

Indian regulations actively discourage private space companies. In this special episode Dr Ranjana Kaul, an expert on space law and policy, and Narayan Prasad, an entrepreneur, tell us what the country needs to do take its space capabilities into higher...

Explaining the Takshashila National Security Doctrine

Download the doctrine here. In the 21st century, India faces challenges of unprecedented scale and complexity that necessitate new ways of thinking about national security. We propose that yogakshema, an idea pioneered in the Arthashastra , should be the guiding...

A National Security Doctrine For India

Download the doctrine here Yogakshema बलं शक्ति: | सुखं सिद्धि:| Strength is power. And well-being is the goal. (Arthashastra, 6:2-31,32) To create and defend a conducive environment for yogakshema (well-being, prosperity, and happiness) of all Indians. At this stage of India’s...

Skywalks From Hell

Guest post by Ananya Iyer Quickly having transformed from a sleepy town idealized for retirement to a fast-paced megalopolis, Bangalore faces the issues of a city that grew up too fast. Issues related to major planning discrepancies are commonplace, and...

The Lipstick Effect

Guest post by Ananya Iyer There are a few industries that conspicuously follow the counterintuitive path of experiencing growth during an economic recession- discount retailers, casinos, repair, handymen. Among these is an unlikely contender- the cosmetics industry. In times of...

Russia in Venezuela

Far from the spotlight (or at least the Indian spotlight), there is a cold war play happening between the Russia and the United States. The latest battleground is Venezuela where the US and Russia are currently engaged in a war...

It’s money that matters in China-UK’s new found love

By Rahul Sharma Kate Middleton’s snazzy red dress, a hop into a neighbourhood pub for a pint of beer with Prime Minister David Cameron and a jolly ride with Queen Elizabeth in a royal, six-horse carriage would have definitely pleased...

Do you have change?

By Siddarth Gore Moving from cash to a cashless economy What is your greatest fear while travelling in an autorickshaw? Besides the fear of getting thrown out during a wild manoeuvre, most people are constantly looking at the meter and...

Bolstering military abilities in Indian Ocean Region

By Sambit Dash What happens in the high seas in its backyard, concerning India’s national aspirations, is India’s business.   With 70 percent of the world’s petroleum shipment, 50 percent of world’s container traffic, dependence of world’s two most populous nations for...

India’s security relationships in Indian Ocean region

By Sambit Dash A growing India cannot afford to lose out to proactive Chinese maritime policies. With 70 percent of the world’s petroleum shipment, 50 percent of world’s container traffic and dependence on energy routes of world’s two most populous nations, the Indian Ocean...
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