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India at 71: Mood not exactly upbeat

The BJP's perceived policy - which has alienated a good number of people who supported Modi i...

I-Day reflection: Is the law failing India's citizens?

Citizenship in India is no longer equal and  the law, alas, is not applied equitably.  ...

71st Independence Day: Is India’s soil infertile for true democracy?

India’s democracy needs course correction on a war footing. Rhetoric and rabble rousing are...

Kashmir: Can the nation win back Kashmiri hearts and minds? (Indian Independence Day Special)

The army restores near normalcy, at a big cost in soldiers’ lives and peoples’ goodwi...

SPS-IIC Event: Ten years after India-US nuclear deal

The signing of the India-US nuclear deal remains one of the most defining moments in India’s foreign policy. Ten years after the lifting of nuclear strictures, former Foreign Secretaries Shyam Saran and Dr S Jaishankar who played pivotal roles in negotiating the agreement analysed how it has changed India’s position in the

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Climate change in ‘God’s Own Country’

Past one week Kerala received unprecedented rains resulting in landslides and floods all over the state. According to the meteorological department, the cumulative rainfall in Kerala, the southwest monsoon between June 1st and August 15th was 2,087.67 mm, a departure of nearly 30% from the normal 1,606.05 mm rainfall.

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Kerala floods: Writing on the wall that was ignored

The questions that need to be asked is how further in the past should Kerala go back to understand this disaster? And how much into the future should the state go to reflect on the calamity that it had brought on to itself?

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Bimstec envoys call for early conclusion of FTA

Ahead of the Bimstec Summit in Nepal this month-end, envoys of the seven-nation regional bloc on Monday called for early conclusion of negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) among member-...

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