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Hindu Nationalism and the Consolidation of Hate Politics in India

October 1, 2018 • Commentary, IndiaComments (0)

By Kalim Siddiqui When we look back, since the demolition of the Babri Masjid a quarter of century ago, it seems a well-planned and well-thought act, as it paved the way for the dramatic rise to power of Hindu nationalists. It raises a question: is there really an irreconcilable contradiction between liberal democratic institutions and …

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Race and Caste: Worlds Apart But Closer Than You Think

July 26, 2018 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, India, World DevelopmentComments (2)

By Rajesh Sampath Combining historical knowledge and awareness of the present situation in America and India, one can deduce that racial and caste-based discrimination are by and large deeply entrenched in their culture and systems. The big question then is

Financial Inclusion in India: Social Enterprises as the Unlikely Heroes

July 24, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, India, Responsible Finance, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By D. Anisha Adhikari and Siddhant Mishra Financial inclusion in India has been the area of focus for the government and social enterprises for some time now. While the tribal populace, especially women, stay largely excluded from access to financial

Shaping the Sustainable Energy Future

May 20, 2018 • Climate Change & Society, IndiaComments (0)

By Amit Kumar At WEF 2018, climate change was talked about as one of the three global threats. Climate change concerns are also closely linked to the SDGs. Energy – its production and consumption – becomes the central aspect of any strategy to effectively

BRICS – Potential and Future in an Emerging New World Economy

November 8, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Americas, China, IndiaComments (0)

By Peter Koenig The article is based on an interview with Tashreeq Truebody, Radio 786, South Africa. Peter Koenig elaborates on the potential of BRICS in the new emerging global economy where western supremacy would be a thing of the past.   Questions

Understanding India as a Rising Power: An Open Economy and Interdependence* Framework

February 15, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, IndiaComments (0)

By Aseema Sinha India’s global priorities have changed and it seeks power and status and acts more actively at regional and global levels. This article offers an open economy and inter-dependence framework that pays equal attention to the changing nature of

Demonetisation: A Few Disturbing Questions

January 18, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, IndiaComments (1)

By Pratip Kumar Datta and Saumya Chakrabarti In this article, the authors discuss the recent demonitisation policy introduced by the Indian government in November 2016, and what it means for the Indian economoy now, and in the future.   Demonetisation

India – Crime of the Century – Financial Genocide

January 15, 2017 • FINANCE & BANKING, EMERGING TRENDS, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Global Capital Markets, IndiaComments (0)

By Peter Koenig On 8 November, Narendra Modi, the Indian Prime Minister, brutally declared all 500 (US$ 7) and 1,000 rupee-notes invalid. The final goal is speedy global demonetisation. Electronic money, instead of cash, allows the hegemon to control the

An Unsettling New Normal for India-Pakistan Relations

January 12, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, International Relations, Global Giants, IndiaComments (0)

By Michael Kugelman and Vandana Seth In the coming months, all-out war between the two nuclear-armed rivals is unlikely. However, prolonged tensions are ensured while limited conflict is highly possible, if not inevitable. Even cultural safe spaces for

Could India and Pakistan Go to War?

November 8, 2016 • IndiaComments (0)

By Michael Kugelman A shooting war is unlikely, but covert activities are a strong possibility.   On the morning of September 18, four men identified by India as members of the Pakistani terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) stormed an Indian Army base in