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The principles that inform a lived life of dignity must dictate choices in the great Indian election of 2019 The schedule for the 2019 general election has been announced, and the political arena has once again been transformed into a gigantic market place. In...

DAILY BLOG | 13 March 2019 |In the pursuit of four freedoms: on elections

The principles that inform a lived life of dignity must dictate choices in the great Indian election of 2019 The schedule for the 2019 general election has been announced, and the political arena has once again been transformed into a gigantic market place. In...

Much more needs to be done to improve faculty diversity on university campuses In the history of reservations in India, Parliament has sometimes had to resort to even constitutional amendments to overturn some court rulings that have the effect of protecting the interests of...

DAILY BLOG | 11 March 2019 |The flawed unit of academic quotas

Much more needs to be done to improve faculty diversity on university campuses In the history of reservations in India, Parliament has sometimes had to resort to even constitutional amendments to overturn some court rulings that have the effect of protecting the interests of...

Do UN strategies to deal with sexual harassment and ensure gender parity offer examples to follow? For more than a century, March 8 has marked International Women’s Day — a global day celebrating the achievements of women and promoting gender equality worldwide. But as...

DAILY BLOG | 08 March 2019 | Women and the workplace

Do UN strategies to deal with sexual harassment and ensure gender parity offer examples to follow? For more than a century, March 8 has marked International Women’s Day — a global day celebrating the achievements of women and promoting gender equality worldwide. But as...

Conservationists should protect the welfare of both wildlife and forest dwellers and stand up to bigger players On February 28, the Supreme Court stayed its order on the eviction of lakhs of Adivasis and other forest dwellers whose claims were rejected under the Scheduled Tribes and...

DAILY BLOG | 7 March 2019 |A fight for the forest

Conservationists should protect the welfare of both wildlife and forest dwellers and stand up to bigger players On February 28, the Supreme Court stayed its order on the eviction of lakhs of Adivasis and other forest dwellers whose claims were rejected under the Scheduled Tribes and...

The former Foreign Secretary on isolating Pakistan diplomatically, the world’s responses to the Pulwama attack, and New Delhi’s Kashmir policy Shyam Saran, the senior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, is a former Foreign Secretary. He served as the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy...

DAILY BLOG | 6 March 2019 |‘India really needs to enhance its counter terrorism capabilities

The former Foreign Secretary on isolating Pakistan diplomatically, the world’s responses to the Pulwama attack, and New Delhi’s Kashmir policy Shyam Saran, the senior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, is a former Foreign Secretary. He served as the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy...

India and Pakistan need to find a way to keep de-escalating tensions without either losing face The possibility of the ongoing India-Pakistan military stand-off spiralling out of control cannot be overstated, given the high stakes involved with regard to national reputations, military redlines and,...

DAILY BLOG | 1 March 2019 |Living on the edge

India and Pakistan need to find a way to keep de-escalating tensions without either losing face The possibility of the ongoing India-Pakistan military stand-off spiralling out of control cannot be overstated, given the high stakes involved with regard to national reputations, military redlines and,...

Investment and policy reform are needed on priority to help farmers cope with climate change Over the last decade, many of Bundelkhand’s villages have faced significant depopulation. Famous of late for farmer protests, the region, which occupies parts of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh,...

DAILY BLOG | 27 February 2019 |Smart farming in a warm world

Investment and policy reform are needed on priority to help farmers cope with climate change Over the last decade, many of Bundelkhand’s villages have faced significant depopulation. Famous of late for farmer protests, the region, which occupies parts of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh,...

Multi-pronged diplomacy is vital to compel Pakistan to end its support for terrorist groups In the wake of the Pulwama attack on February 14, the government has iterated once again its plan for the “diplomatic isolation” of Pakistan. The idea, which was first articulated after the...

DAILY BLOG | 26 February 2019 |Coalition of the concerned

Multi-pronged diplomacy is vital to compel Pakistan to end its support for terrorist groups In the wake of the Pulwama attack on February 14, the government has iterated once again its plan for the “diplomatic isolation” of Pakistan. The idea, which was first articulated after the...

The Supreme Court order on the eviction of forest dwellers raises very disturbing questions The order of the Supreme Court issued on February 13 with respect to the claims of forest-dwelling peoples in India — the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers — is a...

DAILY BLOG | 22 February 2019 | Without land or recourse

The Supreme Court order on the eviction of forest dwellers raises very disturbing questions The order of the Supreme Court issued on February 13 with respect to the claims of forest-dwelling peoples in India — the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers — is a...

India’s trade-related action will encourage informal trade and propel Pakistan to look for markets beyond South Asia India’s decision to withdraw the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to Pakistan means that India will not treat Pakistan on an equal footing in the trade as is expected...

DAILY BLOG | 21 February 2019 |Revoking Pakistan’s MFN status: More symbolic than punitive

India’s trade-related action will encourage informal trade and propel Pakistan to look for markets beyond South Asia India’s decision to withdraw the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to Pakistan means that India will not treat Pakistan on an equal footing in the trade as is expected...