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India And Iran Commit To Stronger Strategic Relationship

India and Iran have signed 15 memoranda of understanding in a renewed attempt to encourage a strategic relationship. Following President Rouhani’s visit to India, it was announced on Saturday, 17th of February, that the states will seek coordination in efforts to stabilize Afghanistan by combatting extremism and drug trafficking in the […]


China-India Military Build Up Continues Along Doklam Plateau, Bhutan

Satellite imagery has indicated an increase in both Chinese and Indian ground and air capabilities within the disputed territory along the Tibetan-Bhutanese border. Doklam is an historical point of contention between China and Bhutan, with the latter supported by India, for which the region is of geostrategic importance. The military […]


India’s Annual Economic Survey Reveals Over 63 Million Women ‘Missing’ In India

According to an annual survey published by the Indian government, more than 63 million women are “missing” statistically across India. The survey also found that upwards of 21 million girls were unwanted by their families due to a cultural preference for male children. The report also revealed that an affinity […]


WEF 2018: Creating A Shared Future In A Fractured World

The 48th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting took place in Davos, Switzerland from the 23rd to the 26th of January. The theme for the year, “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World,” attracted the global elite and key political figures such as US President Donald Trump, UK Prime Minister Theresa […]


Digitizing And Disenfranchising India’s Poor

Since July 2016, the Narendra Modi government has rolled out Aadhaar – ‘the Targeted Delivery of Financial and other Subsidies, Benefits and Services Act’ – to 1.1 billion Indian residents. Using biometric information, including fingerprints, facial photographs and iris scans, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) issues recipients with […]


Violence After The Bicentenary Of The Battle Of Koregaon In India

On the 1st of January of 2018, Pune, the second largest city in India, had a contentious commencement of the year. The Dalit community was celebrating the bicentenary of the Battle of Koregaon, a British-Peshwa war, which marked a milestone in its emancipation. Unfortunately, this year’s celebration ended with right-wing […]


Indian Lawmakers Take Another Step Towards Ending The Instant Divorce Practice Of ‘Triple Talaq’

This week has seen the Indian federal government take the countries first step towards ending the Muslim practice of ‘triple talaq.’ The Narendra Modi government introduced the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights of Marriage) Bill 2017 to the Indian lower house, the Lok Sabha, on Thursday. The draft bill was […]