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COVID-19, “Pandemic Diplomacy,” and Re-shaping of the World Order

It is safe to say that no other single event in the 21st century after the 9/11 attacks has had a greater impact in the geopolitical arena than the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)...

In InternationalAffairs, Mar 14, 2020

The Bengali Triumvirate in Cinema

Time and again, Bengal has given the world remarkable personalities in every field of human endeavor. Perhaps no other part of the subcontinent has so consistently produced so many re...

In Cinema, History, Mar 08, 2020

Whither India?

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by,

In Politics, InternationalAffairs, Feb 29, 2020

The Myth of the Supremacy of a Majority Government in India

As many stories go, once upon a time, there lived a king. The king’s name was Muhammad bin Tughluq and he was the Sultan of Delhi from 1325 to 1351. He ruled over much of north India ...

In Politics, Feb 23, 2020

The Unreasonable Significance of AAP in Indian Politics

In the history of Independent India, much like other democracies, political parties have either gravitated around a particular ideology, caste, religion, culture, ethnic or linguistic...

In Politics, Feb 16, 2020

Should the Government Dabble into AI Researchers’ Preference to Publish Openly?

In academia, researchers have always preferred to openly publish cutting-edge research. This is because publishing in high-impact journals is a prerequisite to secure financial grants...

In Policy, Feb 10, 2020

A Tale of Two Dynasties

There once lived a great emperor by the name, Jalal-ud-din Muhammad Akbar. He ruled over the Mughal Empire which he expanded to include most of the Indian subcontinent. He was born in...

In History, Politics, Jan 25, 2020

Perspectives on Indian Nationalism

There are broadly two definitions of Indian Nationalism as put forward by academicians. The first celebrates nationalism in India as being pluralistic under which a citizen can succes...

In History, Culture, Jan 19, 2020

The Curse of the Bombardment of Information

Which was the last major news that aroused your interest so much as to compel you to express your views? Which was the most interesting news to you preceding that? And, preceding that...

In Others, Jan 09, 2020

2019 - A Year of Paranoia and Missed Opportunities; 2020 - Modi's Indira Gandhi Moment?

As we enter 2020 today, let me start this write-up with a disclaimer: In India, if Sharma Ji’s spoiled son has the single “virtue” of being good at studies, the society exonerates him...

In Politics, Jan 01, 2020

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