B Shruti Rao

Looking Ahead: India, China and the UNSC Seat Conundrum

As the proposal to designate Masood Azhar under the 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee of UNSC was halted by China once again, India found itself in a piquant position for the fourth time in a row. Even after repeated bids and diplomatic initiatives from India, China continued to insouciantly exploit its veto power as a…
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ASEAN-India: Cultural and Historical Linkages

In 1927, one of the greatest architects of modern India, Rabindranath Tagore undertook an intellectual pilgrimage to south-east Asia. The prolific writer expressed his intent, ‘We have embarked on this pilgrimage to see the signs of the history of India’s entry into the universal.’ Almost a century ago from today, Tagore had realised the necessity…
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Ease of Doing Business: An India-China Comparison

The news of Prime Minister Modi meeting with the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) to brainstorm on breaking into the top 50 rankings of World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Report comes at an interesting time. Months after assuming power in 2014, PM Modi had announced his government’s resolve to improve India’s EODB…
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Close Encounters of Another Kind: Women and Development Economics

Author:  Devaki Jain Publisher: SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd., 2018, pp. 432 Price: Rs.876/- Book Review by: B. Shruti Rao To me, this domestic slavery of women is a remnant of our barbarism. It is high time that womankind was freed from this incubus. Woman has rightly been called the mother of the race. We owe…
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