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Artificial Intelligence Revolutionising the Shipping in Numerous Ways

By Amit Kumar Change is the constant partner of a civilization. When a sector like shipping has the responsibility of maintaining a global supply chain on its shoulders, changes are inevitably induced. But when we talk of shipping as a sector evaluating modern techniques, we can say that […]

Core Interests: Tracing the roots of China’s assertive Foreign Policy

By Prashant Sahu The concept of “Core Interests” (hexin liyi 核心 利益) has become an indispensable component of contemporary Chinese foreign policy. This concept is frequently invoked in official and scholarly discussions and is present in many policy pronouncements (Zhou 2019). Although this concept was present in Hu […]

Amateur Superpower of World Politics

By Subhash Bhambhu The US presidency proposed September 11 as the withdrawal deadline for the US and NATO forces to leave Afghan soil. The date is carefully chosen in remembrance of the 9/11 attack. In an interview with Yahoo News, former White House adviser Richard Clarke indicated that […]

China’s increasing influence in West Asia: A realist interpretation

By Prashant Sahu Introduction The West Asian region has been a site by superpower rivalry for regional control and influence. Before Second World War (1939-45), the primary actors were Great Britain and France, but after the War, the USA and USSR have been the primary contending superpowers. However, […]

The Cataclysmic Anatomy of Chinatowns- Cuisine, Tourism, Drug Cartels and More

By Anirudh Ramakrishna Phadke (The Following article is a subscriber content and has the author’s original presentation available to download. No part of this piece has been edited to preserve the originality of the presentation.) We all would have wished to visit a Chinatown at-least once in our […]

COVID-19 in a Nutshell: Microbiological Point of View

By Sauro Dasgupta Abstract Coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) is a highly transmittable and pathogenic viral infection caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which emerged in Wuhan, China, and spread around the world. Genomic analysis revealed that SARS-CoV-2 is phylogenetically related to severe acute respiratory syndrome-like […]

COVID-19 Vaccination: Light at the End of the Tunnel

By Sauro Dasgupta COVID-19 vaccination presents an opportunity Given that many people unknowingly live with slow-onset non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and cancers, and the vaccination program prioritizes those with co-morbidities, the strategy can be dovetailed into a screening program for such NCDs (Non-Communicable Diseases). Today, India faces […]

The Misinformation Campaign and the COVID Pandemic

By Sauro Dasgupta In 2020, we were struck with the worst tragedy of the 21st century, a pandemic caused by the outbreak of COVID-19 which claimed the lives of many and the livelihood of others. In an age where the internet has made it, unfortunately, easier to spread […]

Comprehensive Analysis of Union Budget of India 2021 in Maritime Eyes

By Amit Kumar The eyes of 1.36 billion looked forward to our visionary Finance Minister Shrimati Nirmala Sitharaman on February 1, 2021. This Union Budget 2021 was way too peculiar than all the other budget presented to the Lok Sabha ever for not only it was wrapped up […]

How far does the East Act policy reach?

By Carlos Cruz Infante In 2019 Latin American countries experienced the most profound social crisis since the reestablishment of the region’s democracies in the ’90s. Dictatorships prevailed in Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Cuba. In Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico -the three biggest economies of the region- populist leaders conquered the […]

The Great Indian Traveller

By S.R. Phadke Key Highlights Total distance of 28000 kilometers Mostly covered by foot 24 years spent in travel between 1500 to 1524 AD Five major travels called as the ‘Udasis’ He is non other than the great GURU- GURU NANAK SAHIB. In our School history books we […]

Crossing the Rubicon: The Indian Economy & its Challenges

By Sauro Dasgupta On 10th January 2018, the World Bank released its report on India titled, ‘India: Systematic Country Diagnostic ‘in Washington D.C. It projected the country’s growth rate to 7.3 percent in 2018 and 7.5 percent for the next two years. The World Bank’s report forecasted that […]

Recognition of Israel: Historical Track

By Subhash Bhambhu ‘What essential counts for being a country?’ is a confusing question. We are aware of the essentials of a country- Territory, Population, Government, and Sovereignty. Throughout history, countries having essentials (Territory, Population, Government, and Sovereignty) have ended up in the mere quasi-state. But some countries […]