A New Opportunity

By Sauro Dasgupta Image Courtesy: Rediff As the government withdrew the three farm bills, it signified a greater shift in the Modi government’s public policy shift. It shows that the government can balance the interests of the country with the interests of the party. The Modi government got the farm bills passed in Parliament without … Continue reading A New Opportunity

American Occupation: What worked, what didn’t

By Aswathy Kooanmpilly Photo by Brett Sayles on Pexels.com Twenty years later, the US leaves its latest battlefield. Like its other post Second World War ventures, American involvement in Afghanistan has come to nought. Thus, it becomes important to put the event in context by looking into a brief history of American occupation to understand … Continue reading American Occupation: What worked, what didn’t

China’s 2035 Vision and It’s Implications in East Asia and India

By Anirudh Ramakrishna Phadke While still many parts of the world are accusing China for the COVID-19 pandemic, the dragon has started formulating its next conquest. In late October 2020, Beijing held its fifth plenary session which discussed the draft proposal for the 11th five-year plan & the 2035 grand vision. The planning committee took … Continue reading China’s 2035 Vision and It’s Implications in East Asia and India

Uprising Local Militia and Intensity of Bloodshed in Afghanistan

By Nadir Shah Katawazai Recently, several districts fell under Taliban control, and the intensity of war from both sides is increasing day by day. The government has changed their plan regarding war and has asked people to shoulder the Afghan forces. The Minister of Defence has urged people to stand with Afghan forces to crush … Continue reading Uprising Local Militia and Intensity of Bloodshed in Afghanistan

COVID-19 Vaccination: Light at the End of the Tunnel

By Sauro Dasgupta COVID-19 vaccination presents an opportunity Given that many people unknowingly live with slow-onset non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and cancers, and the vaccination program prioritizes those with co-morbidities, the strategy can be dovetailed into a screening program for such NCDs (Non-Communicable Diseases). Today, India faces its greatest challenge in averting the second … Continue reading COVID-19 Vaccination: Light at the End of the Tunnel

The Misinformation Campaign and the COVID Pandemic

By Sauro Dasgupta In 2020, we were struck with the worst tragedy of the 21st century, a pandemic caused by the outbreak of COVID-19 which claimed the lives of many and the livelihood of others. In an age where the internet has made it, unfortunately, easier to spread any information without fact-checking. It is a … Continue reading The Misinformation Campaign and the COVID Pandemic

Comprehensive Analysis of Union Budget of India 2021 in Maritime Eyes

By Amit Kumar The eyes of 1.36 billion looked forward to our visionary Finance Minister Shrimati Nirmala Sitharaman on February 1, 2021. This Union Budget 2021 was way too peculiar than all the other budget presented to the Lok Sabha ever for not only it was wrapped up digitally in a ‘Made in India’ tablet … Continue reading Comprehensive Analysis of Union Budget of India 2021 in Maritime Eyes

The Great Indian Traveller

By S.R. Phadke Key Highlights Total distance of 28000 kilometersMostly covered by foot24 years spent in travel between 1500 to 1524 ADFive major travels called as the 'Udasis' He is non other than the great GURU- GURU NANAK SAHIB. In our School history books we read about Yuan Tzung, Bhahiyan, Ibn Battuta, Marcopolo, Megasthanis and … Continue reading The Great Indian Traveller

Crossing the Rubicon: The Indian Economy & its Challenges

By Sauro Dasgupta On 10th January 2018, the World Bank released its report on India titled, ‘India: Systematic Country Diagnostic ‘in Washington D.C. It projected the country's growth rate to 7.3 percent in 2018 and 7.5 percent for the next two years. The World Bank’s report forecasted that India would continue to remain the fastest-growing … Continue reading Crossing the Rubicon: The Indian Economy & its Challenges

Recognition of Israel: Historical Track

By Subhash Bhambhu ‘What essential counts for being a country?’ is a confusing question. We are aware of the essentials of a country- Territory, Population, Government, and Sovereignty. Throughout history, countries having essentials (Territory, Population, Government, and Sovereignty) have ended up in the mere quasi-state. But some countries emerged by the recognition from the hegemon … Continue reading Recognition of Israel: Historical Track