Commentary
Gandhi’s Ideas of Education and the New Education Policy

It is worth a while on the eve of Gandhi’s birth anniversary to recall his ideas of education and how they are reflected in India’s New Education Policy (NEP). In the times of artificial intelligence, robotics and machine learning, seemingly perh....

The Palestinian Predicament

The normalisation of diplomatic relations between Israel and the UAE and Bahrain earlier this month has changed the regional dynamic as more Arab countries may follow the lead. This has a direct impact on the Palestinian psyche and support system as ....

What does a Seat in the UN's Commission on Women mean for Afghan Women?

For the first time, Afghanistan has secured a seat in the UN Commission on Status of Women (CSW) for a four year term.1 India was the other country to have secured a seat for the 2012-2025 term. The CSW is a pivotal international intergov....

Leadership Transition in Japan and its Implications

Japan swore in a new Prime Minister, Mr. Yoshihide Suga, on September 16, 2020. The leadership change came about due to the unexpected decision of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to step down a year before time citing ill health, ending a consecutive 8-yea....

Unlocking the Lockdown in Nepal

In Nepal, people suffered most during the nationwide lockdown that was imposed in the country almost six months ago on March 24. Nevertheless, COVID-19 cases keep on spreading in different parts of the country. There were only two COVID-19 cases in t....

भारत और बांग्लादेश: मजबूत और घनिष्ठ पड़ोसी

बांग्लादेश के विदेश मंत्री एके अब्दुल मोमिन ने हाल ही में कहा कि ‘भारत के साथ बांग्लादेश के बेह....

China’s Role in Eroding Tibetan Identity: Religious and Cultural Issues

Four years after passing a similar law in Xinjiang, the Chinese government passed the “Regulations on the Establishment of a Model Area for Ethnic Unity and Progress” in Tibet earlier this year. This contentious new law identifies Tibet “an ina....

The Dismal State of Human Rights in Pakistan

Human Rights in Pakistan remain a vexed issue. The Pakistan state and its security agencies instead of protecting its people remains shamelessly in retreat and have habitually trampled on Human Rights in the name of security, religion and territorial....

Tactically Speaking…

-A Soldier from the Line of Actual Control*
On 29 August 2020, as we had got ready to move, there was a feeling of expectancy. It had little to do with the devious adversary, the breath-taking heights, the extreme of weather or the....

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