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Eye On China: LAC Talks & Villages – Corruption & Centenary – Signals For Biden – Antitrust – CPEC

Eye on China is a weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom from an Indian interests perspective. I. India-China Ties So, the 9th round of Corps commander-level talks are underway today at Moldo on the Chinese side of...

All Things Policy: What Should India Do With Its Rare Earth Reserves?

Rare earth underpins the Indian economy. But despite being home to the world’s fifth-largest rare earth reserves, India overwhelmingly imports these crucial resources and their derivatives from China, its most significant geopolitical rival. Anirudh Kanisetti joins Manoj Kewalramani to discuss...

Signalling a race against time

This article was first published in Deccan Herald. Views are personal. As a child of the nineties, I have had the privilege of watching the internet evolve over the ages. I remember rushing back from school and throwing away my...

An Elephant in the Room – Recent Case of WhatsApp Fallout Amongst Indian Users

An Elephant in the Room – Recent Case of WhatsApp Fallout Amongst Indian Users   By Kamesh Shekar Users in India recently received an update notification from WhatsApp on changing terms and privacy policy.This notification caused a spurt of turbulence and...

All Things Policy: How Not to Secure Women’s Liberty

The Madhya Pradesh government recently proposed that women living away from home must register with police stations to be tracked. This may have serious implications for the mobility and privacy of millions of citizens. Anirudh Kanisetti speaks to Asmita Ghosh,...

All Things Policy: The Vaccine Update: India’s Rollout and Beyond

As India launches the first phase of its COVID-19 vaccination programme, Shambhavi Naik talks to Rohan Seth about domestic and international developments, India’s vaccine diplomacy, and the crucial question of efficacy.

All Things Policy: Launching India’s Space Start-ups into Orbit

As Bengaluru-based start-up Pixxel prepares for the launch of its first satellite into space, we talk to its CEO, Awais Ahmed, about India’s growing commercial space sector, the promise it holds, and the challenges it faces.

Why India will not see a big second wave of Covid-19

There will not be a significant second wave of Covid-19 in India. Last August, using a Cynically Optimistic Back Of The Envelope, or COBOTE, calculation, I estimated that Covid-19 will end its epidemic phase in India by January 2021. Karthik...

All Things Policy: Declassified: The US’ Indo-Pacific Strategy

In an unexpected move last week, the US National Security Advisor declassified the Trump administration’s 2018 U.S. Strategic Framework for the Indo-Pacific. What does this tell us about America’s approach to the region? What does it mean from an Indian...

Anticipating the Unintended #100: Intoxicating Ear drops

PolicyWTF: Prohibition and Morality This section looks at egregious public policies. Policies that make you go: WTF, Did that really happen? — Pranay Kotasthane If one were to write a book chronicling bans on victimless crimes in India, the index entry for Morarji...
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