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Attacks on Africans: Remember how it feels when an Indian is attacked abroad

By Meera Venkatachalam and Johann Salazar Greater Noida has witnessed bursts of violence directed against Africans in the last week. A mob attacked a Nigerian national after the death of … Continue reading

11/04/2017 · Leave a comment

OBOR Forum: Decoding India’s dilemma on China’s ambitious plan to reset global dynamics

By Dhaval Desai Come May, India could be facing a catch-22 situation when China prepares to host its first mega One Belt One Road (OBOR) Forum; China’s first big push … Continue reading

30/03/2017 · Leave a comment

Smart like Hangzhou

By Sayli Udas Mankikar Lu Lan, a 28-year-old resident of the scenic city of Hangzhou, 170 km south west of Shanghai in China, does not need to carry a wallet … Continue reading

29/03/2017 · Leave a comment

BMC: With no more ‘understanding’ with Congress, Shiv Sena set to face toughest 5-year tenure

By Sayli Udas Mankikar Last week, the Brihanmumbai Municipal corporation’s (BMC’s) historic central hall saw high-decibel drama with the Shiv Sena getting its mayoral candidate elected. Sena party chief Uddhav … Continue reading

20/03/2017 · Leave a comment

Battling the Drug Menace: What Punjab can learn from Switzerland

By Dwip Rachchh After the initial stream of denials by the government and administration, there seems to be a tacit agreement that the drug problem in Punjab has turned into … Continue reading

15/03/2017 · Leave a comment

The Patriarchal Hangover

By Tapas Bhate-Kulkarni Some books have the ability permeate geographical and temporal boundaries to become instantly relatable. The Feminine Mystique written by Betty Friedan in 1963 in the United States … Continue reading

15/03/2017 · Leave a comment

MU needs to clean its rot first, seek foreign shores later

By Sayli Udas Mankikar While the prospect of Mumbai University having a foreign campus sounds like an interesting move, it is perplexing to fathom how it will pan out considering … Continue reading

06/03/2017 · Leave a comment