Most of the recent debates around French secularism and its defence of free speech against the allegations of Islamophobia by Muslim nations, tend to place the entire narrative within two largely dichotomous camps. Taking both of those positions into account, this piece aims to comprehensively describe the past and present interpretations of the idea of laicite, and arrive at a position that can reconcile the anxieties of both the French state and its Muslim citizens.
The Supreme Court created a committee of four members to deliberate over the recently passed farm laws that have led to massive protests and resistance from the farmers in and around Delhi. This article analyses the constitution of the committee and the legal problems associated with it.
This article delves into a debate centred around nuclear weapons that has existed for almost as long as the weapons themselves – the debate between Nuclear Disarmament and Nuclear Deterrence. In the context of the current socio-political climate, it examines whether the world will ever be able to resolve this age-old dilemma.
This article contrasts the concepts of risk and uncertainty and examines the effect of the potential vaccination of the population on the recovery of economies from the Covid induced crisis. It also looks at consumer behaviour and other macroeconomic effects.
This article explores what led to the glacial disaster that struck Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district on the 7th of February 2021, the looming threat of glacial retreat in the Himalayas and the need to revisit our developmental policies in the Himalayas.
In this two-part article, Noor Sharma talks about environmental injustice by taking into view the prevailing situation in India and the United States. She discusses how underprivileged communities in these countries face challenges no one fully acknowledges yet.
Presented at a time when India is facing high and rising unemployment, low and falling labour participation, high and rising deaths due to the virus, abysmally high inequalities and poverty rates and poor performance of PSUs, does Sitaraman’s third budget provide one stop solution to all these mounting problems? Let’s see.
This article walks one through the various themes around the GameStop incident. It first breaks-down the forces that led to the whole commotion and explains the terms ‘shorting’ and ‘short-squeeze’. It then ventures into the predictability of the event, and the SEC’s failure as a regulatory body. Ultimately, it takes the Indian perspective into account and concludes with an opinionated conclusion.
In this article, Rahil Chamola considers the recently introduced TPNW treaty that places legal restrictions on nuclear weapon handling, and the hidden motivations of the nuclear powers that refuse to sign it. What does this mean for the future of nuclear disarmament?
This article attempts to examine the history of India’s relationship with Latin American countries, it’s trajectory over the past few years and the scope for continued cooperation, in light of recent geopolitical developments in the region. It argues that New Delhi’s Latin America policy must, while continuing to bolster trade relations, prioritize the improvement of cultural connections with the continent, especially as a belligerent China seeks to cement its influence in the region to challenge a friendly United States’ regional hegemony in the post-COVID world order.
Data has been termed as the “oil of the digital age”, fueling the digital economy and driving growth in the information age. The power of the data economy is however concentrated in the hands of a few. This article discusses the influence of tech giants and the scope of regulation by the governments.
As a working individual how would you prioritize “People, Planet and Profits”? How would the executives in your institution prioritize the same? In this article, the author takes a look at the Triple Bottom Line Framework and explains how the different priorities of the executives and the employees result in an ineffective switch to sustainable measures by taking examples of Uber and Facedrive from the ride-sharing industry.