Bringing the Semi-Conductor to India

With India’s current semiconductor demand of $40 billion expected to rise to $100 billion by 2025, the time is indeed right to begin production of semiconductors within the country.

March 26, 2021

A Study of the Kural: Concepts and Themes

India has a live, longstanding, and multiple traditions of secular texts and treatise on statecraft, not only in Sanskrit but also in Dravidian traditions in Tamil. For a total picture of Indian civilization and culture there is need to explore texts other than just Sanskrit. In this category there is a powerful and compact text in Tamil from south India called the Tirukkural by Tiruvalluvar, also known as the Kural.


The Storming of Capitol Hill: Implications for US Polity

The January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol by White Supremacists and members of far-right militias brought to stark attention the political divisiveness in the United States.

March 25, 2021

Tackling the Second Wave: Lessons from a Year of COVID-19

Through effective contagion mitigation and disease control strategies, India has managed to confine the COVID-19 to a minuscule section of the population, though at great economic cost.

March 24, 2021

Issues in India-Sri Lanka Ties

India’s stand at the United Nations Human Rights Council on the resolution relating to human rights situation in Sri Lanka should be based on its long-term interests in the teardrop island.

March 19, 2021

Erdogan’s Islamist Foreign Policy at the Crossroads

Even as he continues to work towards reviving the Ottoman glory and ‘Ittihad-I Islam' (‘Unity of Islam’), there are significant limitations in Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pursuing his Islamist approach to statecraft abroad.

March 17, 2021

India-Pakistan LoC Ceasefire Decision: A Thaw in Sight?

Even as the India-Pakistan ceasefire decision on the LoC is in effect, India has affirmed that there would not be any let-up in its counter-terrorism efforts.

March 12, 2021

India’s Vaccine Maitri with Africa

India’s Vaccine Maitri initiative will help African countries in the fight against the COVID pandemic and foster stronger ties based on the principle of South-South cooperation.

March 11, 2021

Russia’s Embrace of China: An Alliance in the Making?

Even as China has emerged as one of Russia’s pillars to tackle the perceived Western threat, it is unlikely that their ongoing entente will morph into a military alliance.

March 08, 2021

Jihadist Radicalisation in Tamil Nadu

Greater attention needs to be focused on effectively countering threats of radicalisation affecting India from Southeast Asia.

March 01, 2021