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Countering the two Pakistans

by Pranay Kotasthane (@pranaykotas) Summary of an interview I gave to Channel News Asia. The Indian Army claimed that it conducted surgical strikes on terrorist launch pads in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir to pre-empt another infiltration by terrorists. Before we discuss the...

Nuclear War: Is Our Complacency Misplaced?

By Ganesh Chakravarthi (@crg_takshashila) The Cold War taught us many things. It compelled nations to judge every action against potential worldwide consequences. Most importantly, it taught us that  nuclear arms should never be taken lightly. With the fall of the...

The Importance of the Constituent Assembly in Framing the Indian Constitution

By Madhav Chandavarkar ( @MadChaP88) The Constitution of India is the rule-book for democratic governance in India. It came into force on 26 January 1950 and to date remains one of the biggest milestones in the history of our country....

The G-20 Report Card

 The G-20 proved successful as a exigent mechanism post the 2008 Financial Crisis but hasn’t been able to provide solutions to global issues. The 2016 Summit in September will show if the grouping will become yet another defunct multilateral forum or...

The Olympics is Not about Sportsmanship

It is impossible to keep politics out of sports, particularly at an event whose very foundation rests on national identity. By Hamsini Hariharan (@HamsiniH) Bomb scares, doping allegations, unready rooms, sexual harassment and the clinking of gold medals have turned...

India’s Nepal policy after Prachanda’s elevation to Prime Minister

India’s policy towards Nepal should be viewed as a friend and trusting neighbour rather than a bully By Guru Aiyar (@guruaiyar) Mr Pushpa Kamal Dahal aka Prachanda’s ascent to being the Prime Minister of Nepal on August 3 has come...

Panacea For Cancer

By Shambhavi Naik It’s a beautiful morning, where I proceed to unlock my phone to see the various ‘good morning’ messages on my WhatsApp. Amidst a host of forwards, I spot the latest one which tells me about the ‘amazing’...

Andhra Pradesh: Prosperity through ports

By Revendra (@adj_r_squared) The pre-bifurcation Andhra Pradesh governments focused extensively on the Hyderabad-centric development of IT, pharmacy and manufacturing sectors, and overlooked the potential offered by the vast 940-kilometer coastline. In 2014, the successor state was left with one major port — Visakhapatnam,...

Another diaspora conundrum-Saudi Arabia

Evacuations of expatriate Indians from foreign countries present our policymakers with tough questions and it is time that the Indian government sets out a clear cut policy By Guru Aiyar(@guruaiyar) The recent rescue operations by the Indian government from South...

Online activism viewed through the “exit, voice and loyalty” framework

by Pranay Kotasthane (@pranaykotas) WhatsApp and Facebook action groups, change.org petitions, and online grievance reporting are now commonplace manifestations of citizens demanding better public services, particularly in the urban areas of India. Related questions arise: what are the motivations that...
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