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China’s tunnel vision Analyses & Assessments

China’s tunnel vision

China is testing techniques that could be used to build a 1,000km tunnel to carry water from Tibet to Xinjiang. If completed, it will become the longest tunnel in the world.

Banking on Indian economy Analyses & Assessments

Banking on Indian economy

In October 2017, Indian government announced a capital infusion plan of $32.43 billion into public sector banks over the next two years. Will this be enough to revive the India’s..

Bad loans record high Analyses & Assessments

Bad loans record high

The bad loans incurred by Indian banks have hit an all-time high by the end of June 2017. The bad loans now amount to $145.56 billion. Reuters reviewed data from the Reserve..

The unemployment woes Analyses & Assessments

The unemployment woes

Government data has shown that the unemployment rate had risen to 5%, up from 4.9% in 2013-14. This is in addition to a recent study by economist Vinoj Abraham, who has..

Mallya arrested, again Analyses & Assessments

Mallya arrested, again

Indian business tycoon Vijay Mallya has been arrested in the London. This is the second time the former politician has been arrested in Britain. Vijay Mallya is an Indian businessman..

Farmers rebuff the government Analyses & Assessments

Farmers rebuff the government

Farmers in Telangana have an unusual request to the authorities – they want the government to discontinue 24-hour electricity. Three districts in the state were promised round the clock..

Indian economy woes Analyses & Assessments

Indian economy woes

The growth of the Indian economy has considerably slowed down. Between the months of April and June, it grew by 5.7%, which is a three year low. What’s the cause..

India’s economic future Analyses & Assessments

India’s economic future

A report global financial services firm Morgan Stanley has forecast that by 2026 India will become the third largest economy in the world. India’s economy can be described as a..

Peace talks or terroristan? Analyses & Assessments

Peace talks or terroristan?

The Indian delegation at the UN has lashed out at the Pakistani government and has called Pakistan a “terroristan”. The statement was in response to the speech by Pakistani..

China-India water dispute Analyses & Assessments

China-India water dispute

Indian government has revealed that China has not shared key hydro-logical data regarding the Brahmaputra river during the monsoon season despite a prior agreement..

India’s petrol woes Analyses & Assessments

India’s petrol woes

Petrol and diesel prices in India are at a three year high. This despite the fact crude oil prices have almost halved during the period. What is the ultimate price that the..

India-Japan  Analyses & Assessments


In a joint statement, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe called for joint strategy to ensure peace and prosperity in the Asia – Pacific region..

India’s bullet train Analyses & Assessments

India’s bullet train

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be in India to lay the foundation stone of the 508-km long Mumbai-Ahmadabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR). It will be the first India’s first high speed..

Justice for Lankesh Analyses & Assessments

Justice for Lankesh

Thousands took the streets in Bangalore to protest the murder of the rationalist journalist, Gauri Lankesh. Gauri Lankesh was a prominent journalist and writer, who lived in Bangalore..

Tolerant India Analyses & Assessments

Tolerant India

Raghuram Rajan has said that it is important for India’s economic growth that the country remains “tolerant.” Rajan is the former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India..

Abu Salem gets life Analyses & Assessments

Abu Salem gets life

Abu Salem has been sentenced to life in jail by a special court in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case. A series of 12 bomb explosions took place in Mumbai (then named Bombay) on..

UP, the apathy continues Analyses & Assessments

UP, the apathy continues

Indian police are investigating the deaths of dozens of new-borns at a hospital in Farrukhabad, Uttar Pradesh. Forty-nine children died at Ram Manohar Lohia hospital in a month..

Implications of Right to Privacy Analyses & Assessments

Implications of Right to Privacy

Part III of the Constitution of India guarantees certain fundamental rights to the citizens. Article 21 which states that no person shall be deprived of his life and liberty except as..

BRICS Summit commences Analyses & Assessments

BRICS Summit commences

China has committed itself to providing $76 million to launch economic and technical cooperation between BRICS nations. The BRICS Summit is being held in the city of Xiamen.

Demonetization – a failure? Analyses & Assessments

Demonetization – a failure?

The annual report from the Reserve Bank of India has revealed that 99% of notes that were demonetized in November 2016 had been returned to the banks. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November…