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Arun Jaitley ready for the budget

Challenges to the Union Budget 2017

The upcoming Union Budget poses some unique challenges for the Finance Minister. Will he choose to ride the wave of populism?

/ January 13, 2017

The First Lady’s last address: Her bequest to the nation

The legacy of Michelle Obama is historical. As the First Lady, her last official words yet again encouraged the people of the United States to embrace diversity with open arms.

/ January 10, 2017

Why Amazon’s Echo needs to be heard

Amazon has been using its product Echo to shake things up in the artificial intelligence space. What does it need to continue the rampage?

/ January 10, 2017
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Apple denied “special status” in India

Denying special status to Apple is a display of the government's intention to prioritize a level playing field in India.

/ January 9, 2017

Dan Coats: Trump’s peculiar choice for intelligence chief

Dan Coats has been confirmed as Trump's choice for the director of national intelligence. How will this affect the future of US intelligence?

/ January 8, 2017
Om Puri: An unconventional actor

Om Puri: Breaking the barriers of conventionality

The sad demise of veteran actor Om Puri came as a shock to the nation. Find out how his unconventional approach revolutionised Indian cinema.

/ January 8, 2017
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The Arab Spring, Brexit and Trump: What’s common?

Can the tumultuous events of the last decade have more in common than what's projected?

/ January 7, 2017

Banning religious and caste appeals during elections: A step towards secularism?

The recent SC ban on the use of religion or caste-based appeals during elections may prove to be a refreshing approach to amend communal politics in India.

/ January 6, 2017
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Sundar Pichai’s Bharat Darshan

Google CEO - Sundar Pichai - paid a visit to his alma mater, IIT Kharagpur. Return of the 'campus rockstar'?

/ January 5, 2017
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Say no to compulsory service charge: Do we really have a choice?

Customers can now refuse to pay service charge at restaurants. Will this truly better the service we receive or is it just an escape route for thrifty consumers?

/ January 5, 2017
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Who prevails in the cashless debate?

With no end in sight for the demonetisation debate, both sides first need to examine their own arguments, before the consumer declares a winner.

/ January 5, 2017
The previous year gave reasons to celebrate as well.

Six reasons why 2016 wasn’t that doomed a year

While we can pen down scores of events that made the previous year unfortunate, here are six reasons why 2016 was not that jinxed a year after all.

/ January 5, 2017
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Make Twitter ‘great’ again: Saving a platform

The once mighty social media platform - Twitter, is under serious threat of being sold out and selling out its users. How and why should we save it?

/ January 4, 2017
Members of the UN Security Council vote on the UN resolution 2334 to stop illegal Israeli settlements on December 23, 2016, at UN headquarters in New York.

Is the UNSC resolution on Israeli settlements a geopolitical nightmare?

The UNSC Resolution on Israeli settlements is the most recent development in the ongoing Israel-Palestine conflict. How will it impact global diplomacy and geopolitics?

/ January 2, 2017
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A totalitarian regime or the South Korean artist:Who will win this round?

An orderly uprising by the artistic minority has again been defeated by political hegemony. Has this become the meaning of ‘Government' for South Korea?

/ January 1, 2017
2016

If 2016 left us angry, will 2017 usher in hope?

2016 was the year of anger characterised by tumultuous uprisings and baffling political events. Although a sombre year, it was not without a deluge of victories!

/ December 31, 2016
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When Modi ends the new year with a ‘BHIM’ bang

The BHIM app launched by Modi, seems to be an answer to the skeptics questioning India's ability to go cashless.

/ December 31, 2016
Protectionism

2016: The year of protectionism

2016 has been a historic year for protectionism. But, will it permanently overturn the free trade consensus of the past few decades?

/ December 31, 2016
Climate

Why humans might get lucky and survive climate change

Climate change is not entirely a manmade phenomenon. The world has seen it before. What are the chances that history is repeating itself?

/ December 30, 2016
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Pakistan’s economic dream run: What does the future look like?

Pakistan's poised for a great economic leap ushered in by the CPEC corridor, improved public services, a young workforce and better investment potential.

/ December 30, 2016
migrants being saved.

Crossing boundaries: The era of the migrants

The 21st century will be a century of migrants. But have the migrants always been a constitutive social figure in our societies?

/ December 29, 2016
Peter Navarro - One of the trade protectionists who favor demonising China

Navarro as US trade chief: A quest to demonize China?

Trade protectionists like Navarro have been chosen as the policy makers for US. Will they be able to change the perception of their outlook towards China?

/ December 28, 2016
The Funeral of Andrei Karlov

Relations between Russia and Turkey after Karlov’s Assasination

Soon after the assassination of Andrei Karlov, both Turkey and Russia moved to smooth bilateral relations. Russia's war seems almost impossible to comprehend in its entirety.

/ December 27, 2016
India's stagnant debt ratings: A cause of worry for Modi

Why Moody’s declined an upgrade for India’s debt ratings?

Although the incumbent government is taking active steps to reform the economy, India's stagnant foreign ratings continue to be a cause of worry.

/ December 26, 2016
TanSat Satellite

The Chinese step towards climate control

China finally gets cracking on its pollution problem by launching a special satellite to track carbon emissions.

/ December 26, 2016
Crashed truck at a Christmas market in Breitscheidplatz, Germany

Germany’s tryst with destiny

Germany stands at a crossroad post the Breitscheidplatz market attack. How will Merkel's actions have long-term ramifications for the country's future?

/ December 25, 2016
Social distance in education

What does social distance tell us about the inefficiency of government schools?

Often, the teachers travel long distances from their gated manors in the city to the squalor of the village, thus birthing a social gap. Will this gap ever narrow down?

/ December 25, 2016
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There is more to Pakistan’s growing market than meets the eye

With the eclipse of American military aid and the arrival of Chinese infrastructural support, a new era of economic development seems to be emerging in Pakistan.

/ December 25, 2016
The world has been presented with its first ever solar road in France.

France launches a state-of-the-art solar road. Groundbreaking or just too expensive?

The world has been presented with its first ever solar road in France. What do we have in store next?

/ December 24, 2016
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Obama’s oil embargo: Revisiting the economy vs environment debate

The recent moves by Obama administration to reorient US environmental policies and protection of biodiversity hot-spots by imposing an oil embargo churns the age old debate of economy vs environment.

/ December 23, 2016