Governance and Political Studies
River Water Pollution - A New Threat to India: A Case Study of River Ganga

… pollution of water bodies is not only a function of higher human load but also on account of technology dependence and lack of awareness amongst the masses about the ill effects of pollution … but the most important factor is the indifference of the society about preserva-tion and conservation of the water bodies … . there is a need to look at the threat on river life more realistically, more comprehensively, and above all, with an eye on future to help the country to save itself for the disaster looming large ….

National Register of Citizen: Genesis and Way Forward

… any new step invites appreciation or challenges. NRC in Assam was also an experimental device to curb the menace of the illegal influx of population from the neighbouring countries. Taking a cue from this, many States in India is also expressing the desire to implement NRC to check on the flow of illegal immigrants from other countries …

Restructuring the Armed Forces – Professionally Speaking

… It is time the Indian Armed Forces ceased preparing for the last war and concentrated on working towards undertaking military operations under modern conditions …operational priorities and actions cannot be left to the choice of individual Service Chiefs or decided by voting where speed of operations is vital to pre-empt enemy actions to gain the initiative … the CDS will have to be involved in the operations with authority over the Service Chiefs to be able to provide realistic and unencumbered professional advice to the Government.

Workshop on Indian Ethos in Management and Business

Introduction The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted a two-day workshop titled ‘Indian Ethos in Management’ for scholars, students, mid-career professionals and business persons in an attempt to formulate and create a narrative for Indian business ethics and ethos. The objective of the workshop was to sensitise and generate a dialogue based on Indian classical economic, business and ethical concepts that are not only part of the textual tradition since ages but have also been in practice over centuries through Indian business persons both in India and overseas.

Joint Amity University and Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) Essay Competition and Panel Discussion on ‘Vision India 2030’

Consequent to the signing of MoU between VIF and Amity University, Noida, under the dynamic and visionary leadership of Dr Ashok K. Chauhan, Founder President, Amity Education Group and Dr Arvind Gupta, Director, VIF, a joint Essay Competition and Panel Discussion on ‘Vision India 2030’ was conceived and organized by Amity University at their Noida campus. Dr Arvind Gupta, Director, VIF was the Chief Guest on the occasion.

Radicalization in India: An Exploration

Kashmir has been in turmoil since the past three decades or so. The state of dissatisfaction in that part of a free, democratic, secular Indian nation is a rather perplexing development, the question being that how can any well groomed group of citizens, anywhere in the world, want to complain about their political rights in such a free and tolerant environment. The answer is not straightforward.

Introduction to Indian Strategic Thinking and its Determinants

In 2018, The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) held the first of its kind of Certificate Programme to bring together students from Indian Universities, academicians, researchers from think-tanks and other disciplines and introduce them to the conceptual frameworks and thought processes of India’s strategic outlook. The second Certificate Programme was held this year from 07-09 August. From an audience of around 28 last year, this three days’ workshop saw the participation of 60 people from all over the country.

Vimarsha: Talk on ‘Why Triple Talaq should be made a Punishable Offence’, by Shri Arif Mohd. Khan

The latest session of Vimarsha Talk was organised by the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on July 19, 2019. Shri Arif Mohd. Khan, Former Union Cabinet Minister, put forth an informed argument on ‘Why Triple Talaq should be made a Punishable Offence’. In his introductory address, Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director, VIF welcomed the esteemed former Parliamentarian and Member of VIF Advisory Council. Shri Khan, a respected member of the Muslim community and well versed with Quran and Islamic philosophy, expressed his happiness in talking about this complex issue.

Book Discussion on “Amit Shah and the March of BJP” by Dr. Anirban Ganguly & Shiwananda Dwivedi

A discussion was held in VIF on July 23rd, 2019 by the esteemed authors Dr. Anirban Ganguly, and Shiwananda Dwivedi, on their recently released book, “Amit Shah and the March of BJP”, published by Bloomsbury publishers. Dr. Ganguly is the Director of Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation (SPMRF), New Delhi, and Mr. Dwivedi is a columnlist and research fellow at SPMRF. The book is an enthralling chronicle of the political life and journey of the newly appointed Home Minister of India, Sh.Amit Shah, and narrates the account of how he’s led the party to its massive success as its chief.

Discussion on ‘Emergency: Darkest Hour in Indian Democracy’,

A discussion was held at the VIF on 24th June 2019 on the eve of 34 years since the declaration of the National Emergency in India. The idea behind was to retell stories related to Emergency - considered as one of the darkest periods in the history of India’s democracy - so that it may never repeat. The discussion was carried out by a panel comprising of Dr. A. Surya Prakash, Chairman of the Prasar Bharati, Shri S Gurumurthy, Chairman VIF as well as a well-known economic and political analyst, and Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director of the VIF.

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