Updated on Nov 14, 2022 07:06 PM IST
Given that Pakistan is entering a protracted period of turmoil, with Army Chief General Qamar Bajwa set to retire at the end of the month and Imran Khan pressing for fresh snap elections, its economy will be a decisive variable for stability in the country.
The manufacturing of C-295 aircraft by private players will propel the country’s indigenous manufacturing potential, encourage private firms, remove hurdles from becoming Atmanirbhar, and take the defence sector to newer heights
Updated on Nov 14, 2022 09:42 PM IST
Can a Muslim become India’s PM? There’s no bar, and the Constitution and the timeless plural Indian ethos allow it
Updated on Nov 14, 2022 07:03 PM IST
Lula must revisit well-established relations with emerging economies in Asia – and with India in particular. Brazil-India relations have an untapped potential for technological and economic exchange that might become a priority for Brazil
Updated on Nov 14, 2022 06:14 PM IST
Is the Supreme Court wrong and the Congress is right to distance itself from the Gandhis on the issue of release of Nalini Sriharan and other convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case? Vir Sanghvi shares his opinion
Updated on Nov 14, 2022 02:16 PM IST
Our politics has grown dependent on accusations and counter-allegations. This also taints the positive works of the rulers
Updated on Nov 13, 2022 08:07 PM IST
China no longer sees Tibet only as a security barrier. It wants Tibet and the western region to play a bigger role as the gateway for China’s entry into the economic hinterland of South Asia
Updated on Nov 13, 2022 08:08 PM IST
Priority development of National Waterway-1 was undertaken through the Jal Vikas Marg Project (JVMP), which includes Arth Ganga, and they will give an economic boost of ₹1,000 crore over the next five years. Besides trade benefits, the local community’s enhancement and passenger facilitation will also ensure large-scale skills development and boost public/private sector capability
Published on Nov 13, 2022 08:06 PM IST
The young respondents of The ORF Foreign Policy Survey displayed a sophisticated understanding of India’s foreign policy and the evolving world order
Published on Nov 12, 2022 08:33 PM IST
Of the impact that Rajiv Gandhi used to make abroad, which I witnessed first-hand; and how Delhi's annual bad air problem led citizens to embrace macabre humour to cope.
Published on Nov 12, 2022 08:30 PM IST
Micronutrient malnutrition can have multiple causes, among them, gender disparity, which is exacerbated by social, economic and political factors.
Updated on Nov 12, 2022 07:49 PM IST
The results are a mixed bag, with the Republicans likely to win a slim majority in the House of Representatives and the race for the Senate too close to call. These dynamics will have implications for the US and the rest of the world
Published on Nov 12, 2022 07:45 PM IST
I am confident that India’s entrepreneurs will work hand-in-hand with its scientists to take advantage of all of these technologies and opportunities — and become a developed country, leading the world in innovation, by the time it reaches 100 years of Independence
Updated on Nov 12, 2022 08:03 AM IST
The hijab debate must not become a sordid excuse for Muslim bashing, especially in the context of identity assertion in the age of majoritarianism. And, the priority must be the education of girls
For too long, too many of us have remained silent about just what it takes to be an employed mother, believing the lie that if we lean in enough, it will all magically work out. It won’t
Twitter appears to be in chaos. Either Musk knows something most of us don’t, or he has lost the plot. To decode all this, we must begin at the beginning.
Published on Nov 11, 2022 05:46 PM IST
From being an instrument of equality, reservations have become an alibi for inequality. The real problem is the skewed balance of power and opportunities between State and private capital
Published on Nov 11, 2022 01:34 PM IST
With India shifting focus to bilateral FTAs and UK needing secure market access post-Brexit, a deep FTA should be the end goal. Both countries must overcome temptations to seal early harvests in favour of long-term gains
Updated on Nov 11, 2022 06:32 PM IST
Governors and state governments usually lock horns over the discretionary powers the former exercises. The framers of our Constitution wanted governors to act on the advice of ministers and exercise discretion only in select matters
Published on Nov 10, 2022 07:36 PM IST
A focus on the developing world and poorer nations is key, and a three-pronged approach can be considered by the emerging grouping of global South nations in the talks.
Updated on Nov 10, 2022 07:31 PM IST
India, China, Japan, South Korea and Vietnam are among the top 10 countries with the highest solar capacity in 2021. A decade ago, only two Asian countries made it to the list.
Published on Nov 10, 2022 07:18 PM IST
The recent argument by Kejriwal to have lord Ganesh and goddess Lakshmi’s images on Indian currency notes has sparked the need to revisit ideas of multiculturism that Indonesia has embraced.
Updated on Nov 10, 2022 02:46 PM IST
“Synesthesia” is a state in which two or more senses are connected in ways that some people experience perceptions that are different from the majority of people.
Published on Nov 09, 2022 08:47 PM IST
In a political landscape where the strength of both parties is almost equal, the Democrats benefited from the fear of Donald Trump, the abortion ruling and a reasonable governance record. There was no red wave in the midterms
Updated on Nov 09, 2022 08:17 PM IST
One way to stimulate that demand is to convert government fleets to electric. In February of last year, the Delhi government mandated that its entire hired car fleet switch to electric and a similar approach can be adopted for freight vehicles
Published on Nov 09, 2022 08:03 PM IST
The discussion surrounding women and the judiciary often pivots on the advantages and disadvantages of reservations for women. But by restricting our discussions to this singular point, we are committing a major oversight
Updated on Nov 09, 2022 08:53 PM IST
The month-long Tamil Kashi Sangamam is an initiative to strengthen the bonds by focusing on connections between Tamil Nadu and Varanasi.
Published on Nov 08, 2022 10:35 PM IST
As India takes over the reins at G20, inclusivity and cooperation are at the core of its mission, as indicated clearly by the symbolism behind its new logo. 2023 will be a watershed year for India in global policymaking
Published on Nov 08, 2022 10:32 PM IST
Asean is a successful institution because, by banding together and integrating their economies, member-countries collectively wield more clout than each individual member could hope to assert.
Updated on Nov 09, 2022 10:53 AM IST