Repurpose wealth to make it relevant

Should the world de-grow to delay hitting the limits of growth? There is a growing outcry that the relentless push for GDP growth is causing social inequity and irredeemable planetary damage.

Defending India

India’s endeavour to bolster its military might unfolds as a complex and nuanced narrative. The recent strides made by the Narendra Modi government in remaking India’s military apparatus reflect not only a response to the rising spectre of Chinese power but also an intricate weeding out of ghosts of the past.

Amazon battle

In the heart of the Amazon rainforest, President Lula da Silva of Brazil is engaged in a high-stakes battle to save the lungs of our planet. The recent crackdown on illegal gold miners, or garimpeiros, marks a notable shift from his predecessor’s laissez-faire approach.

Exchange of words

These angry words were written by Jayaprakash Narayan to Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on 17 November 1950. The occasion for this heated exchange was a crisis in Nepal when the King of Nepal took refuge in the Indian Embassy and was later flown out to Delhi.

Chinese flexibility

For China, the exit of the US forces from Afghanistan and a beholden Taliban government in Kabul create a win-win situation, as it opens possibilities of a new market, access to rare earth metals, new vistas for Belt and Road imperatives like the arterial China Pakistan Economic Corridor and the strategic opening to Central Asian Republics like Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

People’s war?

Fighting broke out in November 2020 between government troops and the TPLF, which ruled Ethiopia for decades and now controls Tigray.

Fine balance

India’s approach towards Afghanistan and Japan’s in SouthEast Asia serve to underline this point

Green Revolution~I

The Green Revolution was indeed a package deal, a combination of radical changes in the political economy of Indian agriculture, with several path-breaking interventions. The technology of the Green Revolution involved bio-engineered seeds that worked in conjunction with chemical fertilizers and heavy irrigation to increase crop yields. It also produced significant social and political changes in Indian villages.