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India’s global outreach from the regional level

While national discourse often restricts regional leaders to their respective states or regions,  Tridivesh Singh Maini argues that their global vision must be invited onto the world stage by Prime Minister Modi. 

There are a number of developments over the past few days which yet again send a strong message that states are bound to play a substantial role in India’s ties […]

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    “I don’t believe that Hindutva is Hinduism” – Dr Shashi Tharoor

“I don’t believe that Hindutva is Hinduism” – Dr Shashi Tharoor

Dr Shashi Tharoor was recently in the UK to promote his new book  Why I am a Hindu. With a general election coming up in India, the battle between Tharoor’s Congress Party and the current government, the Bharatiya Janata Party, provides an interesting backdrop for the release of Tharoor’s new book. Anishka Gheewala Lohiya had the opportunity to talk to Dr […]

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    Remembering the Bengali contribution during the First World War

Remembering the Bengali contribution during the First World War

The First World War seems to be part of a distant past for most Bengalis, with the new generation of UK’s Bengali diaspora being left out of the nation’s collective memorialisation. A more inclusive remembrance of the First World War is required to address this, writes Ansar Ahmed Ullah, who recalls Bengal’s contribution during World War One.

At present the […]

July 16th, 2018|Featured, History|0 Comments|
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    Considering the ramifications of India’s exclusion from the British “Low-Risk” visa list

Considering the ramifications of India’s exclusion from the British “Low-Risk” visa list

Adrij Chakraborty and Siddharth Sonkar discuss the ramifications of the exclusion of Indian students from the ‘low risk’ visa list. Not only is academic growth  undermined when neutrality towards non-meritorious considerations such as nationality and race is compromised, they conclude, but the UK may also miss out on the contributions of Indian students.

Recently, the government of the United Kingdom decided […]

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    Maternal and newborn health in Pakistan: risks, challenges, and the way forward

Maternal and newborn health in Pakistan: risks, challenges, and the way forward

Pakistan’s health indicators reflect a poor state of mother and child health, writes Dr Nadia Agha, who argues that rural women’s health crises must be addressed to ensure a liveable environment for new mothers and their babies. 

Babies in developed countries particularly those from Japan, Iceland and Singapore have the greatest chances of survival due to strong education, health and welfare […]

The Rise of BJP’s ‘Overseas Friends’

The Indian right’s global political network is dominating the Indian diaspora in the west, writes Mriganka Mukhopadhyay who claims that cultural events are becoming increasingly politicised.  

In May this year, a concert was organised in Amsterdam on the occasion of Rabindranath Tagore’s birth anniversary. The event was organised by a Surinamese family of Indian descent and showcased some brilliant performances by Bengali […]

July 3rd, 2018|Politics|0 Comments|

How do we live? Understanding poverty in post-war Sri Lanka

While poverty in Sri Lanka’s post war economy appears to be reducing, this does not give the whole picture, argues Anupama Ranawana, who claims that there is a wall of silence around the poverty and inequality experienced by many. To address this she writes, the government must not only consider more inclusive means of growth, but also deconstruct and […]

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    Book Review: Waste of a Nation: Garbage and Growth in India by Assa Doron and Robin Jeffrey

Book Review: Waste of a Nation: Garbage and Growth in India by Assa Doron and Robin Jeffrey

In Waste of a Nation: Garbage and Growth in India, authors Assa Doron and Robin Jeffrey offer a compendious account of waste in India, exploring its implication in questions of economic growth, public health and natural resources. The book offers an impressively expansive mosaic, finds Dagna Rams, that will be of particular interest to those seeking a panoramic understanding of this national challenge. 
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    Expansion and deterioration: considering the environmental implications of the multiplier effect for New Delhi

Expansion and deterioration: considering the environmental implications of the multiplier effect for New Delhi

With rising temperatures and scarce potable water, Delhi must address the the under-researched and yet widely experienced phenomenon of climate change at the urban scale in its next master plan, writes Mahak Agrawal.

It is important to highlight the under-researched yet widely experienced phenomenon of climate change at urban scale, especially in light of latest developments with respect to planning exercise […]

The Indus Waters Treaty: an exemplar of cooperation

The Indus Waters Treaty of 1960 shows how international mediation can be instrumental in reaching an agreement between India and Pakistan. With this in mind, India and Pakistan should use the treaty as a model to negotiate, cooperate and resolve other ongoing issues as well, writes Saud Sultan.

With the partition of the Indian Subcontinent in 1947, the Indus basin was […]

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