may-pound

Pound on an eight year high: Riding high on positive investor sentiments?

Theresa May's speech, invoking positive investor sentiments, seems to be an important contributor to the recent upsurge in the value of the pound.

/ January 21, 2017
union

The who, what and why of union co-ops

Unions and worker co-operatives have long existed in society. But, in today's changing landscape, how do they hold under scrutiny?

/ January 21, 2017

Et tu, Israel? Understanding Israel’s hypocritical refugee policy

Today, more than 50,000 Africans seek asylum in Israel but the nation's refugee policy refuses to address them and their problems.

/ January 21, 2017

The rise of Sasikala – Tamil Nadu politics in transition?

Appointment of Sasikala as the General Secretary of AIADMK: Another chapter of cult of personality, but are things different this time on?

/ January 21, 2017

When will the suffering in Middle East end?

The position of Security Council is highly ambiguous in Middle East which renders the civilians helpless.

/ January 21, 2017
Airtel's new 'dual carriage' technology

Airtel’s Dual Carriage technology: A response to Reliance Jio?

Will Airtel's recent efforts to lock horns with the mighty Reliance Jio be sufficient for its rejuvenation?

/ January 21, 2017
How fair was demonetisation for the Indian poor?

Can a digital solution help mitigate the demonetisation backlash?

Due to poor implementation, the demonetisation policy failed to achieve its purpose. A reform in digital infrastructure might make it more inclusive.

/ January 20, 2017
countries

Can the climate of a country determine its wealth?

Cold countries are wealthier than warmer ones. But is the weather really responsible? Does this temperature difference really account for this economic imbalance?

/ January 20, 2017
A growing economy, like India, has to be complemented by more investment in research, especially in the pharma sector

The ailing state of pharmaceutical research in India

Even though our country is full of natural medicinal resources, we haven't been able to explore them completely. Where are we going wrong?

/ January 20, 2017
the Edelman Barometer and India

How do we explain the blind trust of Indians on the government?

Edelman's survey quantifies the environment of distrust between the government and its masses. With increasing populism, India's role in this narrative becomes worrying.

/ January 20, 2017
technology revolution

The convergence of humans and technology

Today the world sits at the convergence of different technologies. But does this give us the much needed transparency and security to our digital lives?

/ January 20, 2017
Germany

The accidental leader of the free world

America's commitment to liberal world order might be at its weakest since WWII. But isn't Germany being too defensive by continuing to defend itself?

/ January 20, 2017
Reliance Jio

Why Reliance Jio’s new smartphone might not be a game changer

What is the market like for Reliance Jio's new 4G smartphone in a demonetised India?

/ January 20, 2017
Trump and Pence

Will Donald Trump walk the talk?

As President, Trump has pledged to reset the White House policies on “America First” basis. But will he deliver?

/ January 20, 2017
WhatsApp Encryption Issues

Does WhatsApp encryption ensure the safety of your secrets?

With the emergence of security loopholes in WhatsApp's end-to-end encryption system, the cyber safety debate becomes increasingly prominent.

/ January 19, 2017
Micro-Entrepreneurship

Micro-Entrepreneurship: What is it that people actually need?

How can the digital infrastructure created by ‘India Stack’ can help provide cashless credit to micro-entrepreneurs, in a way that is sustainable for lenders?

/ January 19, 2017
Marginal farmer and agricultural produce

Is agriculture the Achilles heel for Kerala?

State of Kerala is witnessing a downfall in agricultural produce. It has put the marginal farmers' future in a questionable position.

/ January 19, 2017
Reserve Bank of India

No saving grace for the RBI?

RBI should try redeem its reputation and integrity of being an autonomous monetary organisation before it is too late.

/ January 19, 2017
make_america_great_again_policy

‘Shrutis’ and ‘Layas’ of America’s new Trump(et) era

Trump's victory added cheer to the nationalist camps across the world. The narrowly defined nationalist outlook of Trump's policies means that the world is going to undergo a rejig.

/ January 19, 2017
Turkey's political regimes could undergo a major change if its Parliament passes the new constitutional bill.

Turkey’s new constitution: An end to its democracy?

The new constitutional amendments passed in Erdogan's parliament question the future of democratic rule in Turkey and peace in the Middle East owing to larger political and social currents.

/ January 19, 2017

On whistle-blowers and their whistles

It is the protection of state secrets versus the transparency of government. How far can government accountability go?

/ January 19, 2017
Merkel's Leadership

Leadership in the 21st century: From Merkel to Trump

What makes a good leader? Merkel's reign in Germany gives us an answer pertinent to the 21st century leadership.

/ January 19, 2017
ngos

NGO money mismanagement leaves Supreme Court fuming

30 Lakh NGOs are under scrutiny for mismanagement of funds. Is it time for a new set of rules?

/ January 19, 2017
Japan_continues_whaling_operations

Japan continues whaling operations to earn its hearty meal

Japan continues to violate international laws regulating whaling operations to serve the dietary habits of its locals. However, exploitation of the provisions for scientific research is also observed.

/ January 19, 2017
Army BSF

Life of a trooper gets murkier on the border?

The lifestyle of the men of the Indian army has come under rigorous scrutiny in the public eye, but justifications are yet to come by.

/ January 19, 2017

How much do we reveal through the digital veil?

Unburdening ourselves online can feel radical and liberating but how do we know if our digital self is revealing too much?

/ January 19, 2017
Solar grids are imperative to India's rising dependence on renewable energy

Solar power target 2022: Optimistic or unrealistic?

Will the 2020 target of generating optimum solar power prove to be just another brick in the wall? ​

/ January 19, 2017
Chinese debt

How Chinese debt differs from that of the US and Japan

China differs from other economies when it comes to overcoming its debt due to the nature of the debt as well as various economic factors.

/ January 19, 2017
Demonetization attacks terror funding.

Attacking the finances of terrorism with demonetization?

Demonetization continues the war on terrorism by disrupting terror funding, but with little conviction and sketchy information in its arsenal.

/ January 19, 2017
Kenya

India-Kenya ties: What does the future hold?

The Kenyan President's visit to India is an important step towards realizing India's ambitions to foster strategic ties with African countries.

/ January 19, 2017