Learnings from the Ukraine battlefield for armed forces
Published on Mar 21, 2023 07:35 PM IST
There are six key takeaways for India from the Russia-Ukraine conflict. The Indian armed services, especially the Indian Army, has its task cut out.
A strong partnership to lead the way on water security
Israel, a global leader in water management, is working closely with India. As Israel and India complete 30 years of full diplomatic relations, the two countries can jointly lead the way for sustainable development to establish state-of-the-art solutions for the entire world.
Updated on Mar 21, 2023 08:07 PM IST
The Taste With Vir: The influence of world's cuisine on India, and vice versa
Indian food abroad is a complex business. We have more regional cuisines than the Italians or even the Chinese.
Published on Mar 21, 2023 01:24 PM IST
Vir Sanghvi, Delhi
Invest in local-level climate mitigation and resilience building
Mitigation and resilience-building are not new concepts, but they are yet to be implemented on scale. We can now take them to scale through finance, technology, social organisation, and equitable participation
Updated on Mar 20, 2023 09:30 PM IST
Punjab cannot afford a return to the 1980s
It is clear that separatist elements and Pakistan are trying to rake up trouble in Punjab. But to battle the cocktail of problems the state is facing, the government and police need a long-term plan
Updated on Mar 20, 2023 06:53 PM IST
ICC’s warrant against Putin for Ukraine war is a significant move
Only time will show how effective this move is, but for now, the people of Ukraine, who are the victims of Russia’s illegal war, have received an important boost
Updated on Mar 20, 2023 06:47 PM IST
How MISHTI plans to conserve mangroves
MISHTI, launched by PM Modi, is a significant step in providing nature-based solutions for mitigating the effects of cyclones and storm surges and our fight against the climate crisis.
Published on Mar 20, 2023 06:46 PM IST
India’s public exam system needs reform
Most Indian exams today focus on measuring routine cognitive skills which are responsible for the kind of questions prone to leaks and copying. Four steps can be taken to address this
Updated on Mar 19, 2023 08:42 PM IST
Parliament could do with less animosity
When dealing with the BJP, the Congress must remain cool, restrained, cooperative, and strong. Rahul Gandhi would have to save himself from any unnecessary row. His followers have much higher expectations of him
Updated on Mar 19, 2023 08:44 PM IST
G20 must set up an international panel on technological change
The panel’s mandate will be to assess where we are and where we are headed in the future when it comes to “post-human technology”. Unlike IPCC, which deals with much longer time scales, IPTC will need to work much faster and nimbly. It seems to us that the G20 is the right-sized organisation for chartering such a panel and enabling its functioning.
Published on Mar 19, 2023 08:18 PM IST
Just Like That | Notes on the love lore of Radha and Krishna
There is so much poetry on their desire, that one cannot possibly even get a sense of it all, but here are some illustrative examples, along with a sidebar on the launch of two new books.
Published on Mar 18, 2023 08:13 PM IST
A liberal visa regime for Pakistani visitors to India
When a Pakistani with dual citizenship applies for an Indian visa, the application has to be on their Pakistani passport. Once submitted, the Indian embassy will forward it to Delhi. It can take months. Often, there is no response. Is this how we wish to treat people who once were fellow countrymen?
Published on Mar 18, 2023 07:19 PM IST
A new deal to protect India’s gig workers?
Rajasthan announced that the state will enact a law for the protection of gig workers. Why is this necessary? Because, at present, gig work exists in a legal vacuum.
Published on Mar 18, 2023 07:18 PM IST
Indian cricket needs to get its pitch right
The Border Gavaskar Trophy brought into sharp focus the debate about Indian pitches. But the argument here is not about turners, it’s one of extremes. Did India push things too far in their quest to gain an advantage and is it fair to do that?
Updated on Mar 18, 2023 07:40 PM IST
Ukraine war: Mitigating the heavy toll on women
According to Olena Kochemyrovska, a gender-based violence technical adviser with the UNFPA, women suffered severe psychological problems due to abuse and the absence of their husbands.
Published on Mar 18, 2023 07:17 PM IST
Under India, G20 has a chance to reinvent itself
The G20’s success will lie in its ability to work with post-WWII structures. Yet, it must recognise popular sentiment around the world and evolve to reflect current realities
Updated on Mar 17, 2023 07:41 PM IST
Marriage equality: Be on the right side of history
There’s a unique opportunity for the five-judge bench that will start hearing arguments on same-sex marriage from April 18. What it will decide will send a signal to India and the world
Updated on Mar 17, 2023 07:43 PM IST
Will Rahul’s remarks undo hard work of Bharat Jodo?
Had Rahul Gandhi chosen to say, for instance, “My views are on record on multiple platforms in India. …. I don’t wish to be drawn into that conversation here,” chances are the headlines would have been different
Updated on Mar 17, 2023 07:45 PM IST
First Principles | Why SVB is an American problem and needs to remain so
The four-decade-old Silicon Valley Bank imploding has two simple lessons: One, ignore social media and two, one's loss is another's gain. Here's why
Updated on Mar 17, 2023 06:15 PM IST
Terms of Trade | Rahul Gandhi should return to a 1920 communist debate
As MN Roy sought support from the Communist International for revolution in India, Lenin shot him down. India’s Left-liberals are today seeking the support of Capitalist International. It won’t work
Published on Mar 17, 2023 02:06 PM IST
Settling the debate on judicial overreach
The Supreme Court ruling on Election Commission of India goes against the principles of checks and balances and appropriates a role not seen within the realm of the judiciary in most other democracies. This needs to be reconsidered
Updated on Mar 16, 2023 07:35 PM IST
Build a new global agency to push climate financing
As G20 president, New Delhi must consider laying the groundwork for an international institutional arrangement to help in climate financing and sustainability in developing countries.
Updated on Mar 16, 2023 07:30 PM IST
The glaring paradox of Xi Jinping as peace mediator
It is ironic that the same China embarking on ambitious behind-the-scenes diplomacy to douse flames in distant geopolitical flashpoints — Iran and Saudia Arabia — is unwilling to resolve its conflicts with its neighbours.
Published on Mar 16, 2023 07:24 PM IST
How to climate-proof the agriculture sector
An inter-ministerial and time-bound programme on de-risking agriculture is needed. It should look at seven aspects
Updated on Mar 15, 2023 08:47 PM IST
Making development much more inclusive
The old growth versus equity, and development versus environment, approaches became less salient. Equity, access and democratic participation, diversity and pluralism are today seen as integral to development, with policy choices being predicated on sustainability and inclusivity.
Updated on Mar 15, 2023 08:56 PM IST
For India’s AI ambitions, the time to act is now
The good news is that India has much going for it: Engineering skills, a growing digital economy, and tailwinds from the US-China rivalry
Updated on Mar 15, 2023 09:04 PM IST
What Nepal president Poudel's visit to BP Koirala Museum says about his politics
Ram Chandra Poudel's visits to the Pashupatinath temple and the Sundarijal jail are deeply symbolic, as they highlight how the veteran leader views Nepal's politics
Published on Mar 15, 2023 04:20 PM IST
Every state needs an urban anchor
Every state needs a body like the National Institute of Urban Affairs to offer demand-driven technical skill improvement and participatory sectoral evaluations to forge a shared vision
Updated on Mar 14, 2023 09:11 PM IST
The US must fix its immigration system
Streamlining the process for Indian talent will enable the US to increase its domestic capacity and effectively counter China through a stronger US-India relationship
Updated on Mar 14, 2023 08:05 PM IST
At G20, India will put spotlight on culture
To engage with the priorities of India’s CWG in depth and more meaningfully, the ministry of culture has developed a robust year-long programme of cultural projects, such as exhibitions, immersive experiences, art residencies, seminars and publications.
Updated on Mar 14, 2023 07:09 PM IST