Growing Crimes Against Africans: Time for a Concrete Resolution Roadmap

Neha Sinha, Research Associate, VIF
On 24th March, 2017, the residents of an enclave in Greater Noida allegedly barged into a flat occupied by Nigerian students accusing them of kidnapping and murder of an 17 year-old boy. The mob searched their refrigerator for the remains of a youth.

War Clouds over Europe: Are we prepared?

Prof R Vaidyanathan, Dean, Centre for Economic Studies, VIF
2013 One wrote in 2013 about “Europe Going Down”, that ‘as Europe goes down we need to be prepared for consequences’. To quote: “The European economic and social crisis is becoming worse with each passing day”. One bus

बहुधा दृष्टिकोण

BP Singh (Member, VIF Advisory Board)
जब 9/11 की तबाही हुई, उस दौरान मैं विश्व बैंक में बतौर कार्यकारी निदेशक वर्ल्ड वाशिंगटन डी सी में थ

The Bahudha Approach

BP Singh (Member, VIF Advisory Board)
It was during my tenure as Executive Director, World Bank, at Washington DC, that the catastrophe of 9/11 took place. In the aftermath of the tragedy, it became fashionable for every think-tank to discuss two questions: ‘What went wrong?’

अमेरिकी चुनावों में तीसरे उम्मीदवार के रूप में ईसा

Prof R Vaidyanathan, Dean, Centre for Economic Studies, VIF
पिछले करीब तीसेक साल में अमेरिकी चुनावों में ईसा मसीह की अहमियत काफी बढ़ गई है। ऐसा तब है, जब ईसा

Jesus as a Third Candidate in the US elections

Prof R Vaidyanathan, Dean, Centre for Economic Studies, VIF
In the last 30 or so years the importance of Jesus in US elections has increased substantially. This is in a situation where Christianity– in the church going /family values sense– has seen a decline. The number of birth out of wedlock has increa

Foreign Archaeological Collaborations and India’s Security Concerns

Dr Dilip K. Chakrabarti, Dean, Centre for Historical and Civilisational Studies,VIF
The current rage in Indian archaeology is foreign collaboration. One of the reasons why this has become popular is that it imposes no intellectual and logistical burden on the Indian collaborator. The problems of the necessary fund and the research

Wendy Doniger Episode: An Analysis

Dr Makkhan Lal, Distinguished Fellow, VIF
Wendy Doniger is once again back in news, as always, for the wrong reasons. This time the Penguin decided to withdraw her book rather than face the criminal charges in the court of law. For those who may not be fully aware of the facts of the matter,

In Memoriam: John F Kennedy

Amb Prabhat P Shukla, Distinguished Fellow, VIF
The historical record sheds positive light on JFK It is fifty years since the assassination of President Kennedy, and time to explore his Presidency for what it might have done for Indo-US relations, had he lived longer. What follows is an

Sardar Patel’s Legacy and the Congress: A Reality Check

Dr Makkhan Lal, Distinguished Fellow, VIF
The recent spat between the ruling Congress and the main Opposition BJP over the legacy of India’s ‘Iron Man’ Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel has reignited the debate over the differences among the stalwarts on key issues pertaining to the nation’s