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    Balancing the Chinese presence in Sri Lanka: India and Japan’s game of the stag hunt

Balancing the Chinese presence in Sri Lanka: India and Japan’s game of the stag hunt

The rivalry existing between China and India is based on a long historical trajectory dating back to the epoch of the silk route. Understanding the context of India’s dominant position in South Asia  is important to ascertain the current changing dynamics and the emerging role of Japan, which can be viewed through the lens of the stag hunt in economics game […]

June 5th, 2018|Development, Economy, Security and Foreign Policy|Comments Off on Balancing the Chinese presence in Sri Lanka: India and Japan’s game of the stag hunt|
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    Commemorating the first LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit: Bangladesh article special

Commemorating the first LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit: Bangladesh article special

As we look back on the first LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh summit, we select our top articles relating to the summit panels on minority and gender rights, civil society and the ‘idea of Bangladesh’, including two from LSE speakers, Professors Naila Kabeer and David Lewis. Covering a plethora of issues ranging from technology to the Rohingya refugee crisis, we hope you enjoy these articles […]

June 4th, 2018|Corruption, Environment, Featured, Gender, Human Rights, Interviews, LSE, Society and Culture, Technology|Comments Off on Commemorating the first LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit: Bangladesh article special|
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    Announcing the first LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit 2018 in London

Announcing the first LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit 2018 in London

The South Asia Centre (LSE) and the Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies (UC Berkeley) will be co-hosting the first-ever LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit at Sheikh Zayed Theatre, LSE on June 5, 2018. The Summit celebrates the resilience of a nation  confronted with an array of challenges.

In recent months, Bangladesh has frequently made headlines for its substantial […]

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    Public Sector Banks in India: Revisiting regulatory and corporate governance in the light of the PNB scam

Public Sector Banks in India: Revisiting regulatory and corporate governance in the light of the PNB scam

The Punjab National Bank scam, India’s largest banking fraud, has shed light on the necessity for an overhaul of regulatory and corporate governance practices in Indian public sector banks. Param Pandya gives an overview of the history of regulation and governance of PSBs and proposes some solutions in the light of the increasing number of scams. 
Banking frauds in India have […]

May 30th, 2018|Economy, Featured, Law|Comments Off on Public Sector Banks in India: Revisiting regulatory and corporate governance in the light of the PNB scam|

From our archives: top articles on Amartya Sen

Ahead of the South Asia Centre events to be held in June 2018, here’s a look at some articles on and interviews with Amartya Sen from South Asia @ LSE archives.
LSE SAC will host Amartya Sen for three events: on June 6 he will be in conversation with Yogendra Yadav, in an event chaired by LSE Director Minouche Shafiq, for “The Urgency […]

May 26th, 2018|Economy, Featured, History, Politics, Religion|Comments Off on From our archives: top articles on Amartya Sen|
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    CPEC: a continuum of opportunities and challenges for Pakistan

CPEC: a continuum of opportunities and challenges for Pakistan

The China-Pakistan-Economic-Corridor (CPEC), brought a promising investment of 46 billion US dollars into the dwindling economy of Pakistan.  How successfully Pakistan utilises this economic opportunity depends on many variables, including the attitude of the Pakistani government itself, writes Amber Arif. 

The China-Pakistan-Economic-Corridor (CPEC), with its official inauguration back in April 2015, brought a promising investment of US$ 46 billion into the dwindling economy […]

May 22nd, 2018|Development, Economy, Featured|Comments Off on CPEC: a continuum of opportunities and challenges for Pakistan|
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    Using blockchain to make land registry more reliable in India

Using blockchain to make land registry more reliable in India

Blockchain allows people to trace in almost real time each transaction in the process of selling a property, write Alexandru Oprunenco and Chami Akmeemana

The word blockchain often conjures up thoughts of cryptocurrencies, of people dabbling in a seemingly dark art, making tens of millions of dollars. Blockchain was first linked to the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, but it is a technology […]

May 18th, 2018|Cities and Urban Studies, Development, Economy, Featured, Rural Areas, Technology|Comments Off on Using blockchain to make land registry more reliable in India|
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    Exploring the many barriers to a girl’s education in Sindh, Pakistan

Exploring the many barriers to a girl’s education in Sindh, Pakistan

 Pakistan ranks 138 (out of 144) in education, and has a female literacy rate of just 43 per cent. As investment in education increases, there is a need to understand the ground realities that deter children’s participation in the education system. Sultana Ali and Abdur Rehman Cheema explore some factors that are road blocks to improving female literacy. 
During our field investigations, we often […]

May 16th, 2018|Development, Economy, Education, Featured, Gender, Sustainable Development Goals|Comments Off on Exploring the many barriers to a girl’s education in Sindh, Pakistan|
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    “There are millions of young Indians who feel frustrated with their lives…. I really want the Indian government to take these frustrations seriously.” – Snigdha Poonam

“There are millions of young Indians who feel frustrated with their lives…. I really want the Indian government to take these frustrations seriously.” – Snigdha Poonam

LSE South Asia Centre recently invited Snigdha Poonam, journalist at Hindustan Times and author of Dreamers: How Young Indians are Changing the World, for a panel discussion entitled ‘Who are the Middle Class in South Asia?’ as part of the South Asia Summit 2018.  In conversation with Anirbaan Banerjee, she talks about aggressive Indian nationalism, the political and economic frustrations of the middle-class young Indian, women’s aspirations and a […]

May 11th, 2018|Development, Economy, Events, Featured, Interviews|Comments Off on “There are millions of young Indians who feel frustrated with their lives…. I really want the Indian government to take these frustrations seriously.” – Snigdha Poonam|
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    The India-China relationship: why links between Indian states and Chinese provinces are essential

The India-China relationship: why links between Indian states and Chinese provinces are essential

China and India need to strengthen the ‘regional forum’ mechanism to broaden the areas in which exchanges take place, rather than individual provinces, writes Tridivesh Singh Maini. Such engagement will broaden the constituency for a better relationship between both countries and foster better people-to-people linkages as well as economic ones, he concludes.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent China visit […]

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