Human capital: Where does India stand?

The skew in India towards younger generations highlights the disconnect between today’s education system and the skills required in the labour market. Upon analysis of the Human Capital Report – 2015, released recently by the World Economic Forum (WEF), it is clear that for India to tread on the path of long-term economic success, the […]

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Foreign policy in transition

A review of Arijit Mazumdar’s Indian Foreign Policy in Transition: Relations with South Asia Indian foreign policy was given renewed vigour by newly appointed Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s invitation to South Asia’s heads of government to his inauguration in May 2014. Modi attempted to breathe fresh life into not just South Asian bilateral relations but […]

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Return of the meddler

t was largely due to pressure from India that two parties in the governing coalition—the CPN-UML and the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (MJF)—withdrew support to the Maoists. India was also instrumental in bringing together an array of 22 parties led by the CPN-UML to lead the new government. This is, in the words of an Indian diplomat, “a course correction.”

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Issue 18 | September 2008

Kashmir concerns us. In the September 2008 issue of Pragati we argue that the idea of India presents the best hope for the well-being and development of all its people. More than old dogmatic mantras, we argue that the crisis in Kashmir calls for implementing genuine liberal policies. Since acquisition of land is as much the issue in places like West Bengal as much as it is in Singur, reforming India’s land acquisition laws, and the framework for the rehabilitation of affected people is important. We look at some proposals that are in the pipeline. 

A special feature in this issue is the third of our series of interviews with experts in strategic affairs: C Raja Mohan shares his perspectives on India’s relations with Iran, China, Nepal and Pakistan. 

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