Governance and Political Studies
Tablighi Jamaat - its other, evil side

Global security experts call it the antechamber of fundamentalism, claim it is used to nurse and indoctrinate terrorists. Except intelligence officials, national security experts and the wary among police officials, not many Indians would....

The Lockdown Week-1: Mixed results amidst hope

Announcing a nationwide, 3-week lockdown at four-hour notice requires courage and conviction. PM Modi displayed these qualities in full measure during his address to the nation on 24th March when he explained the reasons for this unprecedented step. ....

Vimarsh New Frontiers in Public Debate

There is always a purpose, an objective and a target audience behind the exercise of writing and publishing any book. Measured against these classical parameters, the book on 'Vimarsh' might appear a bit different from the normal. Yes, it is so in ma....

A Guide on COVID-19 | A Compendium

The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the toughest challenges humankind faces. Scores of people have been directly or indirectly affected by the pandemic. Major cities in India and abroad are under state-mandated lockdown while healthcare officials and wor....

Opportunities in the Covid Crisis

Every crisis comes with opportunities. The Covid-19 crisis presents the country with an unprecedented opportunity to have a hard look at the present state of the economy and think of strategies to strengthen indigenous R&D and manufacturing capabilit....

COVID-19 in India: Strategy Has to Address Human Behavior

In the wake of the global crisis triggered by the novel Coronavirus pandemic, Jim O’Neill’s comments about Indian governance was not only uncharitable but also uncalled for.1 The discussion was about how Western countries should learn ....

Book discussion, ‘Towards a New India – Governance Transformed 2014-2019’ authored by Mr V. Srinivas

On 11th March 2020, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) held a book discussion on the book, ‘Towards a New India – Governance Transformed 2014-2019’, written by Mr V. Srinivas, Additional Secretary to Government of India in the Depar....

Coronavirus : The need for a comprehensive Indian stimulus package to tackle health emergency, protect jobs and build a durable social security system for the future

Prime Minister in his address to the nation on 19th March announced the setting up of an economic task force under the Finance Minister to formulate India’s response to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Covid-19 crisis is being projected as a cris....

Introduction to Indian Strategic Thinking for Diplomats 2.0

On 17 February 2020, VIF held the second workshop for foreign diplomats posted in embassies based in New Delhi. It was the second time this initiative was taken to bring together diplomats from countries around the world and introduce them to the co....

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