This article sheds light on the importance of Djibouti – a state that has been conveniently left out of the popular international narrative. It provides an insight into Djibouti’s systemic marginalisation and key economic and strategic role. The realisation of its importance is a step forward in the creation of a conducive environment for the growth of such forgotten states.
This article investigates the present political and cultural climate from the lens of colourism in India. It is the third article in the series ‘Identities through Art’.
This article will delve into the positive economic aspects brought about by the liberalization of the Indian economy, while also analyzing to some extent why institutional rigidity has marked India as largely unsuccessful in improving the public good distribution in the same period.
In this article, Akanksha Mishra explores the rise of Ethiopia in the realm of regional security in Africa and in the larger economic sphere of the world after the coming of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
The article attempts to understand the various strands of discourse that surround nude art. The main question that the paper explores is the relationship between nude art/ art of posing nude to that of choice and agency. Its the second part in the series Identities Through Art.
This piece interprets the nuances and implications in Frida Kahlo’s art, specifically, her self-portraits; analysing its symbolism from a gendered perspective and raising questions that challenge existing gender and cultural norms. It is the first part in the series of Identities Through Art.
In this article, the author evaluates the economic reforms of 1991 and talks about how they were lopsided as well, focussing on unemployment and exploitation of labour and environment.
Given the enthusiasm with which the government seems to fuel the river-interlinking projects has become worrisome. To settle this debate we shall look no further than the rice bowl of India: the Krishna-Godavari delta basin’s Pattiseema Project. This is the last part of this series.
River linking is based on the basic principle that surplus water in one basin can be diverted to water deficient drainage basins. While this may seem logically sound, this makes for bad science. Since the very inception of this project, several aspects of geology, hydrology, and ecology have not been taken seriously in either government policy or the public discourse surrounding this project. This is the second part of this series.
The author discusses the talk around the failure of the agricultural sector to keep up with the 1991 reforms that opened the gates of India to the outside world. From price volatility through shrinking farm sizes to trade liberalization, the article expounds upon various obstacles faced by this sector under the newly globalized India.
This article is an introduction to the three part series focusing on India’s National River Linking Project. Vanshika Mittal traces the background and plan proposed by the government for this project.
The important question that one is looking to analyse is whether the targets set under the FRBM Act were met. Authors Diya and Aliva provide a brief on India’s journey with tackling high fiscal deficits.