A return to ‘smoke-filled’ rooms?

Now that Joe Biden has dropped out of the 2024 presidential race and endorsed Vice President Kamala Harris to be the nominee, it will ultimately be up to Democratic National Convention delegates to formally select a new nominee for their party.

Economic Reckoning

The country is at a critical juncture ahead of today’s Union Budget, grappling with significant economic challenges.

Dealing with Imran keeps Pakistan busy

Pakistan’s information minister, Atta Tarar, recently announced that the government planned to permanently ban Imran Khan’s political party, PTI, claiming it was “a direct threat to the fabric of our nation.”

Food Inflation

The Indian economy faces a multifaceted challenge as food prices continue to rise, exerting significant pressure on households and policymakers alike.

R.I.P. Panchsheel

When after a year, India’s external affairs minister S. Jaishankar met his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on 4 July 2024 for a formal discussion on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit, he said there is a “need to redouble efforts to achieve complete disengagement” in eastern Ladakh.

Junking Jargon

As the popularity of buzzwords has grown, so has criticism of the use of ill-defined terminology in a sector that makes tall claims of transparency and accountability. Development communications must purge meaningless jargon used to gloss over, qualify, or even glorify outcomes.

A beginning

Attempting to put in place rules of the game, as it were, to prevent the internet from becoming a tool to further inequality, repression, and intrusion into private spaces in the chaotic ecology of a tech-fuelled world is not a task for the faint-hearted.

Fury and Resignation

Governance is in limbo in Sri Lanka amidst the economic crisis that has worsened with Monday’s resignation of the Prime Minister, Mahinda Rajapaksa.