Category: Recent Articles

perfect_society_dreams

The perfect society is ‘up there’ – or is it here on earth?

From Plato to John Rawls, the diversity of political theories that were developed leads us to question if perfect justice is a realizable dream at all.

/ January 22, 2017

Farewell, Barack Obama

Obama leaves office as a remarkably successful president. From creating more jobs to fighting terrorism, the Obama administration has left behind a legacy which will be difficult to parallel.

/ January 22, 2017
A Chinese investor monitors prices at a brokerage in Beijing.

Beijing’s response to the Trump challenge

The recent frictions with the US pose a new set of challenges for Beijing, in the context of stabilizing its national currency renminbi.

/ January 22, 2017
Northern ireland politics

The scandal that shook the Northern Ireland politics

What do the disagreements between Northern Ireland's leading parties mean for the political future of the region?

/ January 22, 2017

Open research: An investment or additional burden?

The society often benefits from an academic research. But what is the benefit to a researcher who carries out research in an open manner?

/ January 22, 2017
The year of conquering negative thinking

New year resolution – Conquer negative thinking

Negative thoughts drain our energy. The more we give in to them, the stronger they become. How to overcome them?

/ January 22, 2017
art-culture-capitalism

Culture costs a fortune, everyone pays the price

Has modern day capitalism corrupted culture and art, so much so that it is virtually inaccessible to the everyday person?

/ January 22, 2017
Italian relationships with the European Union

The future of the EU is shaking. Are we expecting Itaxit after Brexit?

With popular anger rising among Europeans, is the European Union crumbling away?

/ January 22, 2017
UP elections

The state that matters: UP elections 2017

Battle lines have been drawn in Uttar Pradesh, as the regional heavyweights and national stalwarts face off against each other in February 2017.

/ January 22, 2017
Donald Trump

Trump’s ‘Great Game’: Playing Russia Against China?

Trump has decided to put America first. What will be his policy towards Russia and China?

/ January 22, 2017
agreement

OPEC agreement: Barely a dent in oil supply

The OPEC Agreement, aimed to reduce oil production, is resulting in quite the opposite. It's spurring producers to push oil drilling leading to excessive oil production.

/ January 22, 2017
Barack Obama

What’s next for Obama’s economic legacy? 

What kind of changes to policies and institutions does the Trump team aim to bring to the status quo?

/ January 22, 2017
Many brands from diverse fields are backing the music industry to put forward their products.

Drinking the world of music: A ‘Coke’ study

Coca-Cola has created it's brand value by cleverly associating itself with music. Maybe it's not about the music anymore, but who pays for it to be created.

/ January 22, 2017
Jallikattu is a traditional bull-taming sport.

Is the ordinance against Jallikattu ban enough to tame the protestors?

While the Centre has cleared the ordinance against the ban on Jallikattu, what else do the continued peaceful protests seek to achieve?

/ January 21, 2017
The consumption patterns in South Africa are crippling the economy.

How is consumer’s reluctance fading away South Africa’s rise?

South Africa may have witnessed incredible economic growth in the last decade, however, with increasing consumer reluctance, the economy is moving towards stagnation. Will they survive the hit?

/ January 21, 2017
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
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