Countering China in Latin America and Africa on Trade; a United States Foreign Policy Perspective

THE VIYUG ISSUE BRIEF #3 About this particular issue This Issue Brief #3 aims to provide a pragmatic policy approach to countering China's influence on trade and investment in the west. It also examines how the United States should address China's ever growing threat to regional rights, freedom, trade, security and democracy. Subscribe to The … Continue reading Countering China in Latin America and Africa on Trade; a United States Foreign Policy Perspective

The Cataclysmic Anatomy of Chinatowns- Cuisine, Tourism, Drug Cartels and More

By Anirudh Ramakrishna Phadke Image Credit: Culinary Couples (The Following article is a subscriber content and has the author's original presentation available to download. No part of this piece has been edited to preserve the originality of the presentation.) We all would have wished to visit a Chinatown at-least once in our lifetime by watching … Continue reading The Cataclysmic Anatomy of Chinatowns- Cuisine, Tourism, Drug Cartels and More

COVID-19 in a Nutshell: Microbiological Point of View

By Sauro Dasgupta Abstract Coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) is a highly transmittable and pathogenic viral infection caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which emerged in Wuhan, China, and spread around the world. Genomic analysis revealed that SARS-CoV-2 is phylogenetically related to severe acute respiratory syndrome-like (SARS-like) bat viruses, therefore bats could be … Continue reading COVID-19 in a Nutshell: Microbiological Point of View

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

How far does the East Act policy reach?

By Carlos Cruz Infante In 2019 Latin American countries experienced the most profound social crisis since the reestablishment of the region's democracies in the '90s. Dictatorships prevailed in Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Cuba. In Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico -the three biggest economies of the region- populist leaders conquered the ballot-boxes. Peru suffered its worst political crisis … Continue reading How far does the East Act policy reach?

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

Ship Building Industry in India: A Detailed Perspective of its Immense Capability

By Amit Kumar When we talk of the Shipbuilding Industry being restrictive to India, we find that it is only a mere 1.3% of the global vessel fleet that Indian Shipbuilding contributes to. It would be an injustice to not mention that the Indian Shipbuilding and Ship repairing Industry is existent since time immemorial. It … Continue reading Ship Building Industry in India: A Detailed Perspective of its Immense Capability

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