India and the emerging competition in the Indo-Pacific in the age of globalization and diversification

By Simi Mehta Indo-Pacific today represents the reality that the dynamics of the Indian and Pacific oceans have merged and are becoming part of a whole. The IMPRI Center for International Relations and Strategic Studies (CIRSS) organised a special lecture on ‘India and the Emerging Competition in Indo-Pacific’. The discussion was organized under #WebPolicyTalk series … Continue reading India and the emerging competition in the Indo-Pacific in the age of globalization and diversification

WTO remains a bane to address both the Covid-19 and hunger pandemic

A Peoples Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) note on World Trade Organisation: An international movement of grassroots groups of small food producers and food sovereignty advocates slammed the World Trade Organization (WTO) for remaining a barrier to any meaningful effort in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and the steep rise in hunger in the Global South. … Continue reading WTO remains a bane to address both the Covid-19 and hunger pandemic

Leaders can tread the road to popularity

By Sudhansu R Das Democracy in India gives immense scope to political leaders for gaining lasting popularity. A passion to improve the living condition of the majority of people, political will to ensure the effective end use of development funds, an economic sense to choose India specific infrastructure projects, human sensitivity to feel the pain … Continue reading Leaders can tread the road to popularity

Farewell sermon of Prophet Muhammad: Justice, peace, forgiveness, non-violence, women’s rights

Inscription proclaiming Muhammad as the messenger of God By Moin Qazi As you read these lines, 1.6 billion Muslims across the world, from Morocco toIndonesia, will be paying homage to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) on his birthday (18th October). This day, 1,431 years ago, Prophet Muhammad(PBUH) delivered the historic Last Sermon (khutabat al-wida) on the … Continue reading Farewell sermon of Prophet Muhammad: Justice, peace, forgiveness, non-violence, women’s rights

Book review: Sociology of witnessing backlash from the so-called ordinary

By Simi Mehta* A book discussion on “In Defense of the Ordinary” by Dr. Dev Nath Pathak was organised on the 16th of August by Center of Human Dignity and Development (CHDD) at the Impact and Policy Research Institute, New Delhi. The distinguished panelist included the Author and Speaker – Dr. Dev Nath Pathak, Assistant … Continue reading Book review: Sociology of witnessing backlash from the so-called ordinary

We need to recognize transgender people’s rights, integrate them into our society

Meera Sanghamitra, Rachana Mudraboyina By Rituj Jain* "Although the UoI vs. NALSA judgement of 2014 did create a historical landmark, we still have long ways to go before we achieve true equality." Transgender people have always been discriminated against. Not only that, historically, they have been deprived of fundamental rights too, which as per the … Continue reading We need to recognize transgender people’s rights, integrate them into our society