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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]