EU-India relations: Why Narendra Modi is likely to make the case against Brexit on his visit to the UK

Narendra Modi, the Indian prime minister, will make a visit to the UK this week. Ahead of the visit, Dhananjay Tripathi writes on India’s relations with the EU and the UK, noting that the possibility of a Brexit forms one of the country’s key concerns in its dealings with Europe. Europe has a central place …

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Myth of development and dependency syndrome in Assam

- Uddipta Ranjan Boruah It is strange that ‘development’, perhaps the most glamorous and aspired term of this century, lacks a universal definition. The dictionary says development is “the process of developing or being developed”. If one goes by this vague definition, does development equate foundation stones, good roads, flyovers, dams, multiplexes, industries? If development …

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MEDIA A PART OF THE PROBLEM, RATHER THAN CREATING A SOLUTION, SAYS NAJAM SETHI

NEW DELHI: Media icon from Pakistan Najma Sethi said the media in the subcontinent is playing a negative role and has become a part of the problem rather than creating an environment of mutual understanding in the south asian region. Speaking at a conference organised by the South Asian University, Mr. Sethi also talked about …

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Saving the WTO from the risk of irrelevance

- Prabhash Ranjan & Rachit Ranjan As we approach the tenth ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Nairobi, a major question that confronts the global trading community is the very future of the WTO. WTO, the multilateral arbiter of international trade rules between 160-odd counties, faces a serious existential crisis. This is …

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Building Mutual Understanding in the SAARC Region: The Role of the Media in South Asia

Concept Note for International Media Conference The fundamental objective of the proposed conference is to systematically probe the repertoire of possibilities that the media (both print and electronic as well as the new social media) may offer in terms of both contributing to and helping sustain an ecology of mutual understanding in South Asia. The …

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