Electoral Bonds: Are They Legalising Political Corruption in India?

Electoral bonds are a relatively new phenomenon in the Indian political landscape, introduced in 2018 as a way to reform the way political parties receive funds for their campaigns. But with the recent revelations about the use of electoral bonds by political parties and the lack of transparency surrounding their use, many are now questioning whether electoral bonds are legalizing … Read more

Opposition Party Unity in 2024 Lok Sabha Elections: Can it really be a Game Changer?

The upcoming 2024 Lok Sabha Elections in India are already the talk of the town. With just a little more than a year  left, opposition political parties are gearing up to make their mark. However, with the BJP having a strong hold over the country’s narrative both domestically and internationally , the opposition parties will face a multitude of  challenges. … Read more

India’s Strategic Ambiguity 2023: A Strong Pillar of Its Foreign Policy

India’s foreign policy is based on a strategic ambiguity that has served it well in the international arena. This ambiguity is the deliberate lack of transparency in the country’s stance on various issues, particularly in its relations with other nations. It enables India to remain neutral or take a nuanced position on geopolitical matters, giving it room to manoeuvre without … Read more

US Senators introduce a bill to regulate TikTok

Abstract: A bi-partisan group of US senators introduced a bill to regulate TikTok and other technology products viewed as threats to national security. Introduction TikTok, the popular video-sharing app owned by China’s ByteDance, has been facing scrutiny and controversy in the United States over its data security practices. On March 7, 2023, a group of bi-partisan senators introduced a bill … Read more

G-20 Foreign Ministers Meet in New Delhi: A Key Milestone for Global Cooperation

The Indian capital city of New Delhi is set to host the 2023 G-20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. The Group of Twenty, or G-20, is an international forum of the world’s largest economies, representing about 80% of global GDP. This meeting of foreign ministers from G-20 nations is an opportunity for them to discuss global economic issues and promote international cooperation. … Read more

Globalisation and Multilateralism: Are They Under Threat?

Globalisation and multilateralism have been under scrutiny in recent years. The spread of COVID-19 and the resulting economic downturns have led many to question the viability of these international systems. Many countries have shifted towards nationalism and protectionism, and global cooperation seems to be at an all-time low. The rise of populism and authoritarianism has also brought challenges to multilateralism … Read more

Is Ranked Choice Voting the Way Forward for Better Democratic Representation?

The validity of the democratic process in a democracy depends on how we choose to elect our representatives. There are shortcomings and problems with the majority of the world’s voting systems, which have prompted calls for electoral reform in many nations. Ranked choice voting is one idea that has garnered traction in recent years (RCV). Instead of choosing one candidate, … Read more

Israel Protests Against Proposed Judicial Reforms

Israel has experienced a rise in demonstrations in recent weeks over the government’s proposed judicial reforms. Many people believe that the reforms constitute a threat to the legal system’s independence because they are intended to strengthen political control over the judiciary. Widespread demonstrations against the proposed judicial reforms are taking place in Israel. These reforms would give the government more … Read more

Stalemate over the Nomination of Eric Garcetti as US Ambassador to India and Consequences for US-India Relationship

The US-India relationship has hit a snag with the nomination of Eric Garcetti as the new US ambassador to India. Garcetti, who is the current Mayor of Los Angeles, was nominated by President Biden in July 2021, but his nomination has been stuck in a stalemate since then. Background and Controversy The controversy surrounding Garcetti’s nomination stems from allegations of … Read more

Role of Technology in Improving Healthcare Access and Affordability in India

Technology has revolutionized the healthcare industry and India is no exception. With its large population and diverse geography, India has always faced challenges in providing affordable and accessible healthcare to all its citizens. However, technology has been playing a vital role in overcoming these challenges and improving healthcare access and affordability in the country. Telemedicine and Virtual Consultations One of … Read more

Positive Developments in Pursuit of HIV Cure

A fifth person has been reportedly cured of HIV, while another has entered long-term remission from the virus, providing new hope in the fight against the disease. Introduction For decades, HIV has remained a significant public health issue worldwide, with an estimated 38 million people living with the virus in 2019. However, recent developments in HIV cure research offer new … Read more

Bangladesh: A Country on March Away from Democracy

Bangladesh is at a crossroads. After years of political turmoil and uncertainty, the country’s future as a democratic nation is uncertain. The current government has been accused of curbing democracy and suppressing dissent, leading many to believe that the country is headed towards dictatorship. The Rise of Authoritarianism Since coming to power in 2009, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government has … Read more

Australian PM Anthony Albanese’s 4-day India Visit: Focus on Trade, Investment, and Cricket

Anthony Albanese, the prime minister of Australia, will travel to India from March 8 to March 11 for a four-day state visit. It follows the Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (ECTA), which went into effect in December, and is the first visit by an Australian prime minister in six years. Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has arrived in India for … Read more

Stakeholder Capitalism: Driving Global Sustainable Growth

Stakeholder capitalism is an economic system in which firms are accountable for not only maximizing profits but also meeting the demands of a broad range of stakeholders, including employees, customers, suppliers, and the environment. This form of capitalism is spreading throughout the world as companies realize the value of long-term value generation and sustainable growth.  Various stakeholders to consider for … Read more

Maha Vikas Aghadi Government’s Fall: Lessons for opposition in run up to 2024

The Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) alliance government in Maharashtra, comprising Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), and Congress, fell apart after a tumultuous period of 2.5 years, highlighting the challenges of coalition politics in India. The reasons for the collapse of the MVA government in Maharashtra have raised many questions and are significant for opposition parties ahead of the upcoming … Read more

Kemal Kilicdaroglu: Turkish Opposition’s 2023 Presidential Challenger to Erdogan

Abstract In the impending 2023 presidential election, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the head of Turkey’s largest opposition party, CHP, plans to take on President Erdogan. “ Our table is the table of peace. Our only goal is to take the country to days of prosperity, peace, and joy.” Kilicdaroglu, chairman of the Republican People’s Party (CHP), told about 2,000 people gathered in … Read more

Same-Sex Marriage Legalization in India: What Lies Ahead

India has always been a conservative society when it comes to matters of the LGBTQ+ community. However, things are gradually changing, and same-sex marriage legalization has become a topic of discussion among the masses. While there have been several positive steps taken in this regard, there are still many obstacles to overcome. Current Status As of now, same-sex marriages are … Read more

EV vs Hydrogen: Dilemma for a Sustainable Future

With both electric vehicles (EVs) and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) vying for dominance, the article explores the pros and cons of each option and the potential impact on the environment and the economy. The article concludes with a call for a more holistic approach that considers both technology and infrastructure development, as well as consumer behavior, in the quest … Read more

Is Indian population headed towards a demographic dividend or liability? 

India recently became the  world’s most populous country, with an estimated  population of over 1.4 billion people. It is a young and rapidly growing population, with significant implications for the country’s economic future. There is a debate about whether India is headed towards a demographic dividend or a demographic liability. In this article, we will examine both sides of the … Read more