India’s Trade Policy Shifts and EU

The India- EU Trade alliance has been an important issue since India’s decision to terminate most bi-lateral agreements has been executed. This particular article lays emphasis on the shift of India’s foreign policy that makes it imperative to understand the comparison of  bi-lateral agreements to Free Trade Agreements and why it matters so much for…

The Rise of The Right- Globalism vs Nationalism

Globalization and rising prosperity have changed the values and behavior of the urban elite, leading them to talk and act in ways that unwittingly activate authoritarian tendencies in a subset of the nationalists. Each country has followed its own unique trajectory of development. However, if we were to generalize, countries seem to move in two…

China’s Sticks or India’s Carrots

Hindu culture forms a deep substratum underlying many of the societies of the region, and it is partly on this substratum that India hopes to build the foundations for future engagement with other nations. According to scriptures of the 09th century, crossing the kala pani—“black waters,” or the great oceans surrounding India on 03 sides…

Power in International Relations

The behavioral definition of power is useful to analysts and historians who devote considerable time reconstructing the past, but to politicians and leaders, it is ephemeral since the ability to control others can only happen with possession of resource such as population, territory, natural resources, economy, military and political stability. In the absence of these,…

Japan’s Article 9- An opportunity for India

The history of China and Japan dates back to before the World Wars when Japanese were highly influenced by the Chinese ways of language, food habits and traditions. Despite the Tiananmen Square uprising commercial interests played a major role in Japan’s continuation of economic assistance to China. China on the other side has not forgiven…

India’s “Look East” Policy

Soviet Union disintegrated in the 1990’s as the world was rejecting communism and the European Union was gaining impetus in world scenario. The process of globalisation was sweeping the world day by day where Non Aligned Movement (NAM) was losing its relevance. Thus evolved the “Look East” policy of India, which emerged out of the…

India’s Perspectives On SAARC

Ever since the concept of globalisation has emerged in contemporary world scenario, regionalism as a concept has gained impetus to cater to the needs of those mutual co-operations that find it hard to function because of the biased regimes or rules of international governance. Scholars like Nye and Haas, have defined regionalism as “the formation…

Understanding South Asia

During my research, I perused articles written by researchers from West that highlighted South Asia as a “highly volatile region,” “the poorest” and even to the extent of blaming India for being “The Big Bully” in the region. The importance of South Asia began to unfold when foreign powers arrived in South Asia to conduct…

The Power of Nationhood- Global Precedents

Throughout history, people have been attached to their native soil, to the traditions and to established territorial authorities. But it was not until the end of the 18th century that nationalism began to be a recognized sentiment molding the life and one of the great, if not the greatest, single determining factors of modern history….

The Indian Epitome of Culture

India has a diverse culture, which is 5000 years old and is the oldest civilization in the world. A civilization, which had spread from Afghanistan, till North East frontiers of India and the vastness of the civilization, was attributed to its ever-evolving nature. This culture has maintained itself as unbroken continuity from Vedic times till…

The World is your relative

This video is something that intrigued me, like it did the ones who took the DNA test. The test proves that all of us are much more than what we think and the world is superior to any of us individually. A great idea to bring in unity and brotherhood in every individual by making…

Embracing the Identity of India

Cultural identity is important for a country, where the country’s nationals share the same cultural identity, the nation finds stability as opposed to a disparate distribution of culture and mindsets. India today has demographics of a kind that only a few other nations in the world possess leading to multiple identities. We often deliberate on…