The 5-4-3-2 of USA’s Geopolitiking.

2022-03-09T07:22:45+05:30By |Categories: FP & IR|Tags: |

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News: China has accused the U.S. of “stoking geopolitical rivalry” by “forming exclusive clubs”. By “strengthening the Five Eyes intelligence alliance and “peddling the Quad, piecing together AUKUS and tightening bilateral military alliances”, the U.S. was leading what the Chinese called a “five-four-three-two” formation in the region. […]

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Great Game in Central Asia.

2021-12-21T17:09:31+05:30By |Categories: FP & IR|Tags: |

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Backgound:- The third India-Central Asia Dialogue convened by External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on Sunday is one in a series of timely connections to the region by New Delhi this year, spurred in some measure by events in Afghanistan. The dialogue has been held a month before leaders of all [...]

[Society] Quota without data

2021-11-05T11:56:32+05:30By |Categories: Society|Tags: |

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An exclusive internal quota for a single caste group was always fraught with the danger of judicial invalidation. It is no surprise, therefore, that the Madras High Court has struck down the Tamil Nadu law that earmarked 10.5% of seats in educational institutions and jobs for the Vanniyakula Kshatriya community and [...]

Global Hunger Index 2021 and India

2021-10-18T22:46:07+05:30By |Categories: Society|Tags: |

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This year’s Global Hunger Index (GHI) did not go down well with the government. This was expected given that it ranks India 101 out of 116 countries for which reliable and comparable data exist. To add insult to injury, the GHI puts India far below some of its neighbouring [...]

Understanding the Taliban for what it is

2021-10-06T15:31:35+05:30By |Categories: FP & IR|Tags: |

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A realistic assessment of the circumstances in which it has to operate should have induced the Taliban regime in Afghanistan to follow a moderate course. Instead, it has sent out unmistakable signs of a preference for extremism. A peculiar state of mind is almost certainly in play, but [...]

Global Food Crisis and Lessons From India

2021-10-05T14:07:46+05:30By |Categories: Agriculture|Tags: |

Context:- The first and historic United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) 2021 which was held in September this year, concluded after an intense ‘bottom-up’ process conceived in 2019 by UN Secretary General António Guterres to find solutions and ‘catalyse momentum’ to transform the way the world produces, consumes, and thinks about food and help address rising hunger. With an alarming escalation in global hunger unfolding, reaching the goal of an equitable livelihood is a necessity. Putting things in Perspective:- In terms of larger goals, the food system transformation is considered essential in achieving the sustainable development agenda 2030. This makes strong [...]

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