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Mumbai’s Sassoon Docks, a reflection of changing times

In this photo essay, Rohit Sinha and Aadi Rungta trace the economic importance of Sassoon Docks, one of Mumbai’s oldest and largest wholesale fish market.  The docks are a monument to Mumbai’s mercantile past as well as its thriving fishing economy.

A visit to the docks is almost always overwhelming. The stench of fishes extends for miles; the sight colourful boats and their flags, competing with […]

Commonwealth in the time of Brexit

The idea that the Commonwealth can serve the interests of both India and Britain has not just survived in the face of many ups and downs, but has come back to the fore. The question today, then, is no longer about whether India and Britain should resurrect the Commonwealth, but how writes C. Raja Mohan.

As India hosts Charles, the Prince of Wales this […]

November 16th, 2017|Featured, History, Politics|0 Comments|

Afghanistan: Will we ever find peace?

On August 21st, US President Donald Trump outlined his long awaited strategy for ending conflict in Afghanistan. Sayed Jalal Shajjan questions the civilian cost of this approach, and whether Afghanistan will ever find peace. 

My life, like most people of my generation in Afghanistan, started in a home away from home – mostly in refugee camps inside and outside of […]

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    Rohingya: Ethnic Cleansing and the International Community’s Response

Rohingya: Ethnic Cleansing and the International Community’s Response

On November 7th in association with the LSE South Asia Centre, LSE’s SU Human Rights society and SU South Asia society co-hosted a panel discussion on the Rohingya crisis that has been unfolding in Myanmar. Rebecca Bowers reports.

The strong attendance in LSE’s Saw Swee Hock Centre highlighted the urgency of the humanitarian crisis currently taking place in Myanmar, which […]

November 14th, 2017|Events, Featured|0 Comments|
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    High-Speed Trains in India: implications for domestic aviation

High-Speed Trains in India: implications for domestic aviation

Although High-speed trains have been on the Indian government’s agenda for nearly a decade, there has been little assessment of their impact on domestic airlines, Varun Shridhar writes. 

High-speed trains, competition for flights around the world, have been part of the Indian government’s plans at least since the Railway Budget for 2007-08. Yet they find no mention in the National Civil […]

November 13th, 2017|Featured, Technology|0 Comments|
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    Youth, democracy and dialogue are the keys to the future of Pakistan

Youth, democracy and dialogue are the keys to the future of Pakistan

In its second year, the Future of Pakistan Conference was co-organised by LSESU Pakistan Development Society, LSE South Asia Centre and LSE Pakistan Society at the Shaw Library, LSE. The conference had panel discussions on politics, economy and foreign policy, with Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi delivering the keynote address at LSE. Mahima A. Jain reports.

On 4 November 2017, […]

The Paris Agreement is an opportunity for Sri Lanka

Making a case for the importance of Paris Agreement for developing countries, Anishka De Zylva writes that it offers economic and geopolitical opportunities for Sri Lanka. She explains how Sri Lanka could maximise these opportunities for its development, while demonstrating its own commitment to the accord and regional leadership on climate change.  
The Paris Agreement is an unprecedented global commitment to combating climate change. Sri Lanka is one of 195 states that adopted the Agreement in December 2015, and to date, 169 states have ratified it, including Sri Lanka. President Donald Trump’s announcement that the US will […]

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    One year later, has demonetisation created a new digital divide? 

One year later, has demonetisation created a new digital divide? 

On the first anniversary of demonetisation in India, Silvia Masiero argues that the “cashless” economy entails the risk of a new geography of exclusion, dividing those who own and operate digital means of transaction and those who are structurally unable to access them.

A year after the Indian government demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, which was around 86 percent of […]

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    Understanding the Effectiveness of Union Parishad Standing Committee: A Perspective on Bangladesh

Understanding the Effectiveness of Union Parishad Standing Committee: A Perspective on Bangladesh

As per the Local Government Act 2009, committees act as an important apparatus safeguarding transparency and accountability of the Union Parishad. Regrettably, Union Parishad committees are not perceived and envisioned well by those shouldering the responsibility to take this committee forward. Mohammad Tarikul Islam evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of the committee system of local government in Bangladesh.

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    Financial Inclusion in India: Providing Credit Access Through Technology

Financial Inclusion in India: Providing Credit Access Through Technology

Why is so much of India’s population excluded from access to formal credit and what can be done to address this issue? Rohit Sen argues that advances in data science, technology and the government’s new financial infrastructure will encourage the development of financial inclusion. 

A couple of weeks ago, my maid asked me for a loan. “What do you need the loan […]

November 6th, 2017|Economy, Featured|0 Comments|

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