The Great Indian Traveller

By S.R. Phadke Key Highlights Total distance of 28000 kilometersMostly covered by foot24 years spent in travel between 1500 to 1524 ADFive major travels called as the ‘Udasis’ He is non other than the great GURU- GURU NANAK SAHIB. In our School history books we read about Yuan Tzung, Bhahiyan, Ibn Battuta, Marcopolo, Megasthanis and …

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 India would continue to remain the fastest-growing …

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 emerged by the recognition from the hegemon …

Rejuvenating India-Malaysia Ties Needs Mutual Understanding and Confidence: An Indian Perspective

By Dr. Sampa Kundu and Ms. Arpita Singh Dr. Sampa KunduMs. Arpita Singh Introduction It was November 1962 when the former Malaysian Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman arrived in Kolkata on his way from London to Kuala Lumpur. Incidentally, this was in the midst of the Indo-Chinese border war and in that context, the prime …

Religious Riots in India: Localised or Widespread?

By Sauro Dasgupta Hindu-Muslim conflict in India is highly localised. 70 percent of Hindu-Muslim violence takes place in mostly a few cities like Aligarh, Surat, Varanasi, Delhi, Bengaluru, Ahmadabad, Tanjore, Meerut, etc. Fortunately, India’s villages have been largely unscathed by the communal killings that have swept its cities. Dr. Steven Wilkinson and Dr. Ashutosh Varshney …

Peace and Violence: An Analysis

By Sauro Dasgupta Any concept of peace includes the absence of direct violence between states — engaged in by military and others — in general and the absence of massive killing of categories of humans in particular. That’s why studying peace is important. According to Dr. Johan Galtung, the Father of Modern Peace and Conflict …

Interpretations of Human Rights

By Sauro Dasgupta Human Rights are moral principles or norms that describe certain standards of human behaviour and are regularly protected as natural and legal rights in municipal, national and international law. They are rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status. They include the right to …

The Farm Laws Conundrum

By Sauro Dasgupta The decision of the Government to postpone the implementation of the farm laws soon after a stay order from the Supreme Court has been very disheartening. Now in case the government decides to abrogate of the farm laws, all laws such as abrogation of 370, CAA, abolition of Triple Talaq, etc may …