Build a new global agency to push climate financing
Updated on Mar 16, 2023 07:30 PM IST
As G20 president, New Delhi must consider laying the groundwork for an international institutional arrangement to help in climate financing and sustainability in developing countries.
The glaring paradox of Xi Jinping as peace mediator
It is ironic that the same China embarking on ambitious behind-the-scenes diplomacy to douse flames in distant geopolitical flashpoints — Iran and Saudia Arabia — is unwilling to resolve its conflicts with its neighbours.
Published on Mar 16, 2023 07:24 PM IST
How to climate-proof the agriculture sector
An inter-ministerial and time-bound programme on de-risking agriculture is needed. It should look at seven aspects
Updated on Mar 15, 2023 08:47 PM IST
Making development much more inclusive
The old growth versus equity, and development versus environment, approaches became less salient. Equity, access and democratic participation, diversity and pluralism are today seen as integral to development, with policy choices being predicated on sustainability and inclusivity.
Updated on Mar 15, 2023 08:56 PM IST
For India’s AI ambitions, the time to act is now
The good news is that India has much going for it: Engineering skills, a growing digital economy, and tailwinds from the US-China rivalry
Updated on Mar 15, 2023 09:04 PM IST
What Nepal president Poudel's visit to BP Koirala Museum says about his politics
Ram Chandra Poudel's visits to the Pashupatinath temple and the Sundarijal jail are deeply symbolic, as they highlight how the veteran leader views Nepal's politics
Published on Mar 15, 2023 04:20 PM IST
Every state needs an urban anchor
Every state needs a body like the National Institute of Urban Affairs to offer demand-driven technical skill improvement and participatory sectoral evaluations to forge a shared vision
Updated on Mar 14, 2023 09:11 PM IST
The US must fix its immigration system
Streamlining the process for Indian talent will enable the US to increase its domestic capacity and effectively counter China through a stronger US-India relationship
Updated on Mar 14, 2023 08:05 PM IST
At G20, India will put spotlight on culture
To engage with the priorities of India’s CWG in depth and more meaningfully, the ministry of culture has developed a robust year-long programme of cultural projects, such as exhibitions, immersive experiences, art residencies, seminars and publications.
Updated on Mar 14, 2023 07:09 PM IST
India is a science-tech leader in the making
India claims a space in the top five countries in 29 of the 44 critical technologies and is second in the world in smart materials, high-specification machine processes and biofuels.
Updated on Mar 14, 2023 07:24 PM IST
The Taste With Vir: The science of smell in Basmati rice
The more difficult part of the question is: Why does basmati have an aroma, anyway? That’s not easy to answer because it involves science, which was never my subject. But here goes, anyway.
Published on Mar 14, 2023 12:11 PM IST
Vir Sanghvi, Delhi
The inflation-is-tamed narrative takes its first scalp
Silicon Valley Bank failure is a text-book case of an asset liability mismatch. It’s roots are in poor risk management practices that zero interest rate decade in the US triggered.
Updated on Mar 13, 2023 08:49 PM IST
A message from The Elephant Whisperers
To protect India’s national heritage animal, government departments must join hands and implement the framework that an elephant expert task force prescribed in 2010
Updated on Mar 13, 2023 07:03 PM IST
Why only appoint judges as arbitrators?
The government needs to pay heed to the advice of CJI Chandrachud by creating a diverse pool of Indian arbitrators for ITA comprising judges, lawyers, and academicians
Updated on Mar 13, 2023 07:01 PM IST
AAP resolves to come out stronger in 2024
AAP’s growing popularity has sparked fear in the BJP as it poses a real challenge ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha Polls
Updated on Mar 14, 2023 11:16 AM IST
The custodial death of Indian history
Indian archives are in terrible shape. The funds and expertise required to preserve records are seriously lacking. The only hope is to establish a foundation to digitise all records and make them freely available online
Published on Mar 12, 2023 08:29 PM IST
Women’s empowerment is a real necessity of time
PM Modi launched the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign when he assumed power in 2014. As a result, the BJP-ruled states were motivated to launch numerous initiatives targeting women
Updated on Mar 13, 2023 02:39 PM IST
Countering terrorism should find space in all multilateral debates
In an era of Russia’s war against Ukraine and the US-China competition, increasing geopolitical crevasses offer newer, safer spaces for militant organisations often seen as valuable tools in coercive geopolitics
Updated on Mar 13, 2023 02:40 PM IST
The true resilience of India’s documentary filmmakers
The Oscar nominations for All That Breathes and The Elephant Whisperers mark an epoch. Nominated in categories known to be among the most difficult, birthed in a country with a negligible ecosystem for non-fiction, this is nothing short of phenomenal
Updated on Mar 11, 2023 07:18 PM IST
Just Like That | Notes on the life and times of my friend MF Hussain
Over the years, I got to know MF very well. Here are some anecdotes of my time with him, a generous man who became one of India's most sought-after artists
Published on Mar 11, 2023 06:56 PM IST
The perils of dictating a country’s culture
A recent lecture by renowned art historian, Fakir Aijazuddin, was a commentary on an official book called Pakistan Culture, and a criticism of India-Pakistan relations
Published on Mar 11, 2023 06:44 PM IST
For a Congress revival, a two-fold approach
professor Suhas Palshikar believes the Congress must act on two fronts, organisationally and in terms of its political mobilisation
Published on Mar 11, 2023 06:40 PM IST
Challenging caste on campuses
Alienation, discrimination, and humiliation, combined with administrative dismissal of these experiences, have driven too many Dalit students to take their own lives. This is why the suicides of Dalit students are called institutional murders
Published on Mar 11, 2023 03:06 PM IST
India has a key role in the fight to end all pandemics
India must cement its position as a global health leader and a champion of equity and lead the world in securing its future against pandemic threats.
Updated on Mar 11, 2023 12:16 PM IST
A harbinger of gender parity in the field of Indian physics
Over 500 Indian physicists have endorsed the Hyderabad Charter for Gender Equity in Physics — a call to action to fix systemic barriers to gender equity within physics
Updated on Mar 11, 2023 02:37 PM IST
The real and acute threat of a Sino-US conflict over Taiwan
The prospects of an attack by China on Taiwan and thus a war with the US and its allied forces are not mere speculation, but a real danger. Such a conflict would have direct and grave implications for India
Published on Mar 11, 2023 11:46 AM IST
First Principles | Cross-border data transfer needs a whitelist and a blacklist
Public policy professionals suggest all countries be whitelisted. And to create a blacklist only for those countries that India needs to be wary about.
Published on Mar 11, 2023 11:04 AM IST
How the SC can address its case pendency crisis
One is by increasing the number of judges, and the other is by decreasing the number of new cases. Doing both could bring resolution. This is why only a reform like setting up a national court of appeals, an idea floated in 1984, can help address the issue on both fronts.
Updated on Mar 12, 2023 05:49 PM IST
India needs a nodal organisation for space coordination issues
This agency could be the single point of contact for formulating all stakeholder policies and directives to ensure aerospace safety and control. Representatives from various agencies/ministries could be a part of this organisation, which needs to be created before it gets too late
Updated on Mar 10, 2023 02:12 PM IST
Terms of Trade | The economics and politics of migration in India
The news about an attack on Bihari workers in Tamil Nadu wasn’t true. But it raises interesting questions about the push-and-pull factors behind migration, the differential impact on politics of different kinds of migration, and the often invisible but effective democratic consciousness of migrants
Published on Mar 10, 2023 12:38 PM IST