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Article co-authored by Avirup Bose & Manas Kumar Chaudhuri on "Curbing cartels in India " - Business Standard

January 31, 2017

Prosecuting hard-core cartels comes first in the agenda of global competition agencies, especially those of the developing world where such arrangements spike price, reduce production and delay technological developments, harming consumer welfare. Latest research shows that cartels in developing countries have caused prices to rise by 25 per cent over their competitive benchmarks; accounting for actual consumer loss up to one per cent of the GDP of the developing world (OECD, 2015).

Article written by Professor Ramin Jahanbegloo on "Why the Academy Must Protect America’s Democratic Soul" - The Chronicle of Higher Education

January 31, 2017

Academic life is an ethical enterprise. If you have any doubts, try spending time in a high-security Iranian prison, as I did, detained not for anything I did but for the views I hold. After 125 days in solitary confinement, I understood well that being an academic means more than teaching students and jockeying for tenure. I will never forget the support of hundreds of academics around the world who signed an open letter to Iran’s president demanding my release. If not for the efforts of scholars like Richard Rorty and Michael Ignatieff, I might have spent more time in prison.

Article written by Professor Ramin Jahanbegloo on "Gandhi for our troubled times" - The Hindu

January 30, 2017

The Mahatma’s approach to politics in terms of ‘resistance’ and ‘protest’ beyond a conception of domination over others provides a potential antidote to the contemporary crisis of democracy.

Article written by Vishavjeet Chaudhary on "Of law, lawyers and the need to look within" - The Tribune

January 30, 2017

The lawyers have a tremendously important role to play. What they present to the judge, one of those versions will be treated as the truth, convictions and judgments based on it. This requires an excellent quality of lawyers.

Paper co-authored by Hamzah Rifaat & Tridivesh Singh Maini on "The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor" - Stimson

January 30, 2017

In April 2015, Chinese President Xi Jingping visited Islamabad to inaugurate the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a $46 billion investment in Pakistan’s energy and transportation sectors. As part of China’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative, CPEC is designed to promote regional connectivity among Pakistan, China, and Eurasia.1 CPEC is bound to have geopolitical implications for Pakistan and the broader region, especially given the scale of the proposed investments and its connection to OBOR. 2 For Pakistan, this corridor is viewed as a symbol of the indomitable relationship it shares with China.

Article co-authored by Tridivesh Singh Maini and Shaun Star on "A Strong State of Affairs: India and Australia’s State-to-State Engagement" - The Diplomat

January 26, 2017

Over the past two decades, state governments in India have increased their engagement with the outside world. This outreach has increased in recent years – especially the last two — as a consequence of the current Modi government laying a strong emphasis on subnational diplomacy.

Article written by Dr. Suruchi Mazumdar on "Can Arnab Goswami’s Republic work internationally?" - Daily O

January 25, 2017

Does Arnab Goswami’s upcoming news channel, Republic, have the potential to succeed in global markets? While foreign policy experts remain optimistic about an international news channel from India, the former Times Now anchor faces tough questions on saturated markets and editorial autonomy.

Paper written by Prof. Oishik Sircar - Unbound: Harvard Journal of the Legal Left, Vol. XI

January 24, 2017

What happens when queers become democracy’s ‘favourite minority’ championed by the capitalists, the liberals, the conservatives, and the leftists, all singing in the language of rights? It marks the inauguration (or culmination?) of a moment that is not bad but dangerous [...]

Article by Deepanshu Mohan on "The Budget After Demonetisation: How to Better Plan Government Expenditure" - The Wire

January 24, 2017

In the 2017 Budget, the government has the opportunity to correct its misguided approach to spending and focus more on the social progress side of development.

Article co-authored by Tridivesh Singh Maini on "Beyond Oil, India And UAE’s Goals Dovetail On Clean Energy" - Outlook

January 22, 2017

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan becomes the first non-head of state/government to be the Chief Guest for Republic Day in fifty years
 
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Article written by Professor Vesselin Popovski on "Does climate change cause conflict?" - Brookings

January 20, 2017

Research paper, “Warming increases the risk of civil war in Africa,” presented to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences claims that temperature rises in Africa have coincided with significant increases in the likelihood of war.[1] U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has described the conflict in Darfur as the world’s first climate change conflict.

Article by Sabarish Suresh on "PM Modi degree row: Where is the right to information?" - Daily O

January 19, 2017

Recently, information commissioner Madabhushi Sridhar Acharyulu overturned the decision of the First Appellate Authority of Delhi University, which had refused to divulge details of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s graduation degree in response to an RTI application. Little did Acharyulu know that he would face repercussions for upholding the democratic ideals of the Right to Information Act on principle.

Article written by Sachin Dhawan on "The Supreme Court Must Stop Aiding And Abetting The Gutting Of Free Speech In India" - The Huffington

January 19, 2017

"If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear."—George Orwell

 

Article by Deepanshu Mohan on "India Is Very Much Part of the Global Productivity Slowdown" - The wire

January 19, 2017

Despite the success of some Indian industries since the 1990s, we are now seeing a major productivity gap circumscribing the prospects of industrial growth.

Article written by Avirup Bose on "To ensure success of Startup India, Digital India, regulators must encourage innovation" - The Financial Express

January 17, 2017

There has been a flurry of developments in India’s innovation landscape since the country announced its National IPR Policy, earlier last summer. The policy document rightly underscores the government’s recognition of the importance of strong intellectual property rights for fostering innovation and to ensure the success of its flagship programmes of Startup India and Digital India. Although this is a welcome move, but India needs to adopt measures for implementing such forward-looking policies as well.

Article by Harjot Singh on "Information Asymmetry in the Indian Legal System: An Empirical Analysis" - The Libertarian Weekly

January 17, 2017

The Advocates Act 1961 regulates legal services in India. The act empowers, and constitutes, the Bar Council of India, which frames rules for advocates practicing litigation. The 21st Law Commission was constituted by the Law Ministry in 2015 and former Chief Justice of Odisha was appointed the chairman. He is also serving on the Cauvery Water Dispute Tribunal.

Article written by Mr. Dev Lahiri on "Crack the cocoon" - The Indian Express

January 16, 2017

Our school system does not prepare students for university. The final year of ‘Plus Two’ should be a preparation for college, not an examination.

Article co-authored by Dr. Armin Rosencranz and Aditya Vora on "Can India dump coal quite so easily?" - The Statesman

January 15, 2017

Since the Paris Climate Conference in 2015, India vouched to increase its renewable energy production by 175 gigawatts. These broad claims made many wonder whether India would ever be able to achieve this feat, until now. The government’s energy advisory board in a statement said that India could meet its energy needs by 2022, without the need for more coal-powered plants.

Book Review: 'The Making of Indian Diplomacy: A Critique of Eurocentrism' Published in Swarajya (The book has been authored by Deep K. Datta-Ray) -

January 14, 2017

Indian diplomacy has long vexed its observers, occidental and oriental alike. Lacking in a culture of periodical declassification and easy access to past and present practitioners, the workings of South Block remain impervious to methodical scholarship. In this environment, a book that promises to reveal not only how Indian diplomacy is conducted but also why it is such an enigma is a welcome arrival. As the title avers, The Making of Indian Diplomacy: A Critique of Eurocentrism seeks to properly establish the functioning of the members of the Indian Foreign Service in the culture and traditions of their homeland rather than in Christendom's theories of statecraft.

Article by Deepanshu Mohan on "The Budget After Demonetisation: Will the Government Reform India’s Tax Structure?" - The Wire

January 14, 2017

Demonetisation was meant to widen India’s tax base and increase our abysmally low tax-GDP ratio. The government could further this aim in more concrete ways through the Budget.

Article by Prof. Tridivesh Singh Maini on "India-China ties: Can sub-national governments help in bridging the gap" - China-India Brief #86

January 13, 2017

One of the important changes which has taken place is the importance being given to the role of states and Provinces in this significant but extremely challenging relationship. Significantly, during his visit to India in September 2014, President Xi Jinping landed in Ahmedabad (Gujarat — the home state of PM Modi). In 2015, during his visit to China, PM Modis first stop was Xi’an, President Xi Jinping’s home town.

Scholarly article written by Dr. Chetan Sinha on "Teaching as a Political Act : The Role of Critical Pedagogical Practices and Curriculum" -

January 13, 2017

The present paper is an inquiry into the role of the teacher in the context of the dominant Indian value system, an imposed curriculum and teacher-students interactions from the social psychological and critical interdisciplinary perspectives.

Article by Sabarish Suresh on "Why do Chhattisgarh Police rapes not bother us?" - Daily O

January 13, 2017

All of us are morally culpable in such an evil unless we call out the atrocities committed by the State.

Book Review: “Modi Doctrine – The Foreign Policy of India’s Prime Minister” Published in Daily Times - Daily Times

January 11, 2017

Sreeram Chaulia’s ‘Modi Doctrine’

Modi also wants the Indian diaspora to learn from the Chinese diaspora who made FDI act as a primer for an investor-exporter model in China.

Article by Ms. Nisha Nair on "DEGREE OR SKILL EDUCATION?" - The Pioneer

January 11, 2017

Attaining a degree is a sign of formal education but it no more guarantees individual growth, social stability or financial security. Skill education is the need of the hour for outcome-based learning that respond to global reality and learner’s aspiration, says Nisha Nair.

Article by Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen on "End the blame game in Manipur" - Huffington Post

January 11, 2017

The state of Manipur has been hit by over two months of indefinite economic blockade on the national highways 2 and 37 - Imphal-Dimapur and Imphal-Jiribam - which are the two lifelines that connect the state with other parts of India.

Article by Harjot Singh on "State Intervention: Going Back on Economics" - The Libertarian Weekly

January 11, 2017

Back to the 20th Century! 2016 might have been a defining year in contemporary history. Politics and Economics have not been so disruptive since the Cold War. Further, leaders seem to be interested in promoting nationalism and are interested in using hatred as a weapon to fuel popularity. While political strategy has returned to a century old ridicule, so has economics. The bottom-up approach, allowing free markets to determine their fate, with minimum state intervention (only in the case of market failure) is no longer the prevalent idea. The State is bent on turning around economics to pre-war conditions.

Article by Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen on "Trump on Myanmar still a mystery " - Bangkok Post

January 10, 2017

As the inauguration of US President-elect Donald Trump draws near, political observers are watching prospective changes in US foreign policy with anxiety.

Book Review 'THE MAKING OF INDIAN DIPLOMACY: A CRITIQUE OF EUROCENTRISM' by Prof. Deep K. Datta-Ray -

January 09, 2017

The primary assertion of this book is to underline the roots of ‘Indian diplomacy’. In its analysis of the roots of Indian diplomacy, the author, Deep Kumar Datta-Ray, focuses on the diplomatic practices of the West. He argues that, due to the anarchic and binary approach, modern Western diplomacy was not able to unite the world because the denial of unity is the fundamental basis of this theory. In a reference to Hedley Bull, the dominant trope for diplomacy – anarchy – remains ‘the central fact of the international system and the starting place for theorizing about it’.

Article written by Professor Ramin Jahanbegloo on "Teaching peace to humanity" - The Hindu

January 06, 2017

What is the priority of pedagogy for peace in the 21st century? Do we teach cultures and philosophies of peace at schools and universities around the world only to start new wars and conflicts? Is education for peace still a top priority in universities and colleges? And finally, does education help us to live a peaceful life and to bring peace around the world? These questions need to be in our awareness on a daily basis. Only then can we treat people, nature and most life itself in a more empathic manner.

Article by Prof. Tridivesh Singh Maini on "What Demonetization Means for Indian States" - The Diplomat

January 06, 2017

Demonetization has had a mixed impact on Modi’s efforts to have cordial ties with opposition chief ministers, what had been dubbed as “cooperative federalism.” He has found both support and opposition from unexpected places.

Professor Dabiru Sridhar Patnaik on "The science of law" - India Today

January 06, 2017

Ten questions to answer before embarking on a law career.
 
In just under three decades since the establishment of the first National Law University (NLU) in Bangalore in 1987, law has become the fastest growing sector.

Article by Deepanshu Mohan on "Modi’s Economics in 2016: More Facade, Less Development" - The Wire

January 05, 2017

“I have always had a Marxist understanding of history: democracy is a result of a broad modernisation process that happens in every country. Neocons think the use of political power can force the pace of change, but ultimately it depends on societies doing it themselves.” – Francis Fukuyama.

Article by Saumya Dey on "Of ‘South Asia’ and the colonized speech of the Brown Folks " - OpIndia.com

January 05, 2017

We Indians are ancient people and take justifiable pride in many accomplishments of our civilization over the roughly fifty centuries for which it has endured. We, in other words, have a lot of history behind us. Presumably, there is a lot in this history worthy of academic attention. And it does receive this attention, both from the Indian and western academics.

Article by Sushant Chandra on 'Parties not above law' - The Tribune

January 04, 2017

THE recent recommendation by the Election Commission of India to amend the Representation of People's Act, 1951 for disclosing the details of anonymous donations in excess of Rs 20,000 has created hysteria among the political parties. The present discourse on accountability of anonymous donations made to political parties is guided by Section 29C of the Representation of People's Act, 1951. This mandates political parties to provide details of anonymous donations made in excess of Rs 20,000 in order to claim 100 per cent tax exemption. 

Article written by Sriroop Chaudhuri on 'Water: Changing face of Northeast' - Millenniumpost

January 04, 2017

In the past couple of years, clean water has emerged as a prime concern to the international authorities around the world. In the face of extreme climatic adversities, population explosion, rising demand, global food crises, the WHO-UNICEF’s Millennium Development Goal (MDG: 1990-2015) placed issues of freshwater availability at the centre of every human developmental framework. Particular emphasis, in this regard, is positioned upon bolstering and diversifying Rural Water Supply Services (RWSS) globally, in order do away with rural-urban disparity, vying for a more homogenised public distribution system. Along similar lines, the National Rural Drinking Water Program (NRDWP) was established in 2009 in India, under the aegis of the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MoDWS), with the goal of providing rural households at the rate of 40 liters per capita per day (lpcd), deemed Full Coverage (FC).

Article by Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen on "When Continuity Makes Sense" - The Poineer

January 04, 2017

Whether the Trump Administration will have an interest or focus on Myanmar, will also depend on America's broader policy toward the Asia-Pacific region. But as the leading advocate of democracy around the world, the US needs to focus on its policy objectives.

Multiculturalism the New Paradox, Globalism the New Reality: Experts at International Conference by Jindal University - News Now

January 29, 2016

Jindal-Tsinghua India Immersion Programme Fosters Better Sino-Indian People-to-people Exchanges - The Hindu Business Line

January 18, 2016

Yale Professor Calls for Major Reforms in Higher Education: Talent, Finance and Governance Key Focus Areas - The Hindu Business Line

January 16, 2016

Book Review: 'Democratisation of Myanmar' Published in an Oxford forum- Tea Circle (The book has been authored by Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen, JSIA ) - Oxford Forum - New Circle

February 26, 2017

The transition from an authoritarian regime to a democratic polity has never been an easy one. A constant tussle to retain positions of power and authority has often overshadowed the willingness to listen to the unheard voices of the masses. Every developing country has its own story of transformation to tell, its own trajectory to traverse. Myanmar is not an exception. Nehginpao Kipgen tries to unravel the processes and circumstances that contributed to the democratic transition in Myanmar.

Article by Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen on "Sizing up the shadowy leader of the Rakhine State insurgency" - SouthEast Asia Globe

February 16, 2017

As Myanmar’s security forces continue their crackdown on the nation’s Muslim Rohingya minority, foreign-born fighter Ata Ullah is leading a group of insurgents in guerrilla warfare.

Book review by Jhuma Sen - Law and Society Review

February 16, 2017

Abstract:
 
Indigeneity and Legal Pluralism in India: Claims, Histories, Meanings sets out with the twin objective of understanding both dispute and indigeneity through the Plachimada struggle of India’s indigenous people, the “Adivasi,” against the Coca Cola bottling facility in Kerala. These objectives, however, also unpack the meta narrative of what it means to be the most dispossessed. As Parmar describes at the very outset, it means more than losing one’s land and water—it is also to experience an injustice that often goes unrecognized. The book, as she states, is an attempt to understand the violence of such injustice.
 

 

Paper co-authored by Deepanshu Mohan, Tanuja Raghunath and Sanjana Medipally on "Governing Dynamics of Cross-Border Trade: A Case Study from the Indo-Bhutan Border Region" - SADF Focus

February 14, 2017

Abstract

The northeast part of India shares around 98% of its border with neighboring countries in the eastern parts of South Asia. The spatial positioning of North Eastern states of India and their engagement with some of the neighbouring countries shape the governing dynamics of cross-border transnational developments; be it social, economic, cultural and political.

New about symposium on ‘Reproductive Rights In Indian Courts: Celebrating Progress, Identifying Challenges And Discussing The Way Forward’ hosted by CHLET - The New Indian Express

February 12, 2017

To abort or not is her call: Supreme Court judge

By Express News Service  |   Published: 12th February 2017 07:52 AM
 
NEW DELHI: It is the woman’s “choice” to either have a baby or abort and prevent pregnancy — it is her right, said Supreme Court judge A K Sikri on Saturday, while speaking about the dominant role played by men and families in imposing decisions on women.

Article co-authored by Dr. Armin Rosencranz and Aditya Vora on "Battling it out at the WTO" - The Statesman

February 12, 2017

With the whirlwind of disputes filed by India and the United States against each other, both challenging the other’s domestic content requirement in the renewable energy sector, we offer to provide some clarity on the issue. For simpler understanding we would refer to the case filed by the US challenging the domestic content requirement as the US case and the case filed by India as the India case.

Symposium news on ‘Reproductive Rights In Indian Courts: Celebrating Progress, Identifying Challenges And Discussing The Way Forward’ - Business Standard

February 11, 2017

It is the woman's "choice" to either have a baby or abort and prevent pregnancy. It is her right.
 
Supreme Court judge A K Sikri said this on Saturday while speaking on the state of affairs relating to women's reproductive rights and the dominant role played by the menfolk and the family in imposing their decisions.

Article by Avirup Bose on "Education: India’s innovation agenda is a work-in-progress" - The Financial Express

February 10, 2017

Nostalgia must have a shelf life and any discussion on the state of Indian higher education systems cannot be relegated to the memory of the sub-continent’s ancient world-class universities of Nalanda and Taxila.

 

Article by Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen on "Ko Ni’s Assassination Is a Blow to Myanmar’s Democratization" - Foreign Policy Journal

February 10, 2017

Regardless of the motive behind Ko Ni’s murder, it is a blow to the consolidation of the country’s democratization process.
 
Ko Ni, a prominent Muslim lawyer and a key member of Myanmar’s ruling National League for Democracy party (NLD) party, was shot dead at Yangon International Airport on January 29.

Article by Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen on "Suu Kyi fails to break silence after adviser shot dead" - The Bangkok Post

February 09, 2017

The assassination of Ko Ni, a prominent Muslim lawyer and a key member of Myanmar's ruling National League for Democracy party (NLD) Party, has dealt a big blow to the country's democratisation.

The prominent lawyer who had just returned from an official trip to Indonesia was gunned down at Yangon International Airport on Jan 29.

Article co-authored by Dr. Armin Rosencranz and Arjya Majumdar on "Where all men are created equal but some are not" - The Statesman

February 09, 2017

The United States of America has been responsible for the most number of refugee resettlements since World War II. An executive order signed into effect by newly elected President Donald J. Trump on 27 January 2017 seeks to reverse that history.
 

Article by Sabarish Suresh on "What The SRK Selfie Girl Craze And UP Phone Recharge Racket Have In Common" - The Huffington Post

February 09, 2017

We all might concur that stalking in India is an annoyingly rampant issue. However, we must also concur that we will not be engaging with the issue entirely without looking into the culture that celebrates, even appreciates, stalking and voyeuristic behaviour. Two issues that have come to light in the recent past support this point.

Article written by Vishavjeet Chaudhary on "Be prepared to pay the price of freedom" - The Tribune

February 08, 2017

We must always speak up and stand up for what we believe in whenever irrational voices try to drown the voice of reason and sanity. Freedom must be protected for its own sake and not just only on issues that affect us directly.

Article written by Dr. Arun Kumar Kaushik on "Changing contours of UP elections" - Deccan Herald

February 07, 2017

The first of the seven-phase elections to the Uttar Pradesh Assembly will begin from February 11. Political dynamics have been changing dramatically over last few weeks and months. The rift between Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and his father - Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh - and the subsequent compromise surprised many. The pre-poll alliance of SP and the Congress is seen as being formed in haste.

Article written by Professor Ramin Jahanbegloo on "Without Rafsanjani" - The Indian Express

February 07, 2017

The death of former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani on January 8 has been considered by many analysts, around the world, as a loss of a political heavyweight in Iran’s domestic politics. Some portray Rafsanjani as one of the key architects of the Iranian Revolution, next only to its charismatic leader, Ayatollah Khomeini. Others underline his political influence on the technocratic reform in Iran after the end of the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988) and the death of Ayatollah Khomeini.

Book Chapter written by Tridivesh Singh Maini in 'India-Pakistan Trade Normalisation: The Unfinished Economic Agenda' - India-Pakistan Trade Normalisation

February 06, 2017

It has often been argued that greater connectivity and opening of land crossings between India and Pakistan will help not just in enhancing people-to-people linkages, but also in giving the much needed boost to economic relations between both the countries. A perfect instance to illustrate this point is the Wagah–Attari land route. In spite of numerous roadblocks, there has been a significant increase in the level of bilateral trade over the past decade through this route.

Article by Dr. C. Raj Kumar on "Strong institutions for a strong nation" Published in DECCAN HERALD on the state of higher education in India - Deccan Herald

February 05, 2017

In recent times, President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have lamented about the fact that Indian universities don’t figure among the top 200 in the world in some of the most reputed international rankings. 

Indian universities can aspire to be among the leading institutions of the world, if we are able to create an enabling eco-system that will empower our universities. Unfortunately, we have reached a critical stage in our higher education sector that marginal reforms will lead to no impact whatsoever. We need to seek radical reforms in the higher education sector, which will at best lead to marginal impact. However, such reforms can progressively provide a pathway for achieving excellence. 

Article by Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen on "Who Can Solve the Rohingya Issue?" - Foreign Policy Journal

February 04, 2017

It will be difficult for Aung San Suu Kyi to end the violence against the Rohingya without the approval or cooperation of the Myanmar military.
 
Conflict between the Rohingyas, a Muslim minority in Rakhine state in western Myanmar, and the local Buddhist population has been an international concern since 2012 when violence first erupted.

Article by Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen on "Who is fit to solve the Rohingya crisis? " - Bangkok Post

February 04, 2017

As the conflict between the Rohingya, a Muslim minority in Rakhine state in western Myanmar, and the local Buddhist population goes on, many are curious as to who is able to realistically resolve the issue. Many would like to put the responsibility on Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy government, which came to power last year.

Article by Deepanshu Mohan on "With Budget 2017, Modi Government Has Taken Key Steps to Improve India’s Tax Structure" - The Wire

February 03, 2017

The finance minister’s announcements on moving towards a more progressive direct tax structure and tax incentives for MSMEs are heartening.

Paper written by Professor Vesselin Popovski, Published in the Oxford Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence - Oxford Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence

February 02, 2017

No other issue in the history of global governance has so often been discussed with so little progress being made as the reform of the UN Security Council. This article examines the attempts to improve the composition and the working methods of the Security, presents and evaluates the latest proposals for reform, such as a new category of extended renewable membership and a code of conduct restraining from veto in situations of mass atrocities, and concludes by making forward- looking suggestions, including a win- win formula (8+8+8) for composition of the Council that unifies the interests of all countries and regions in the world.

Article by Deepanshu Mohan on "HOT TAKES: INDIA’S 2017 BUDGET" - South Asian Voices

February 02, 2017

India’s 2017 budget proposes some key measures that are likely to increase the ease of doing business in the country and help smaller businesses grow over time across various sectors. The government has used this budget to project itself as an enabler rather than just a regulator.

Article by Deepanshu Mohan on "HOT TAKES: INDIA’S 2017 BUDGET" - South Asian Voices

February 02, 2017

India’s 2017 budget proposes some key measures that are likely to increase the ease of doing business in the country and help smaller businesses grow over time across various sectors. The government has used this budget to project itself as an enabler rather than just a regulator.

Article by Shaun Star on "WHEN YOUNG MINDS LEAD TRANSFORMATION" - The Poineer

February 02, 2017

The Australia-India friendship has grown over the years, and its impact is being felt in all areas of cooperation. Youth are playing a key role in facilitating the process
 
The Australia-India relationship has grown from strength to strength in recent years as our strategic interests seem to have aligned now more than ever. Both Governments have acknowledged the significant opportunity for our countries to boost our economic relationship and are negotiating a free trade agreement to take trade and investment ties to the next level.

Article by Dr. Rajesh Chakrabarti on "Remonetisation key to limit note ban blow: Economic Survey 2017" - Live Mint

February 01, 2017

Policymakers and regulators should speed up remonetisation, or the replacement of money, to limit the impact of cash shortages on the economy after the 8 November outlawing of high-value banknotes, the Economic Survey said.

Article by Deepanshu Mohan on "Social Progress, the 2017 Budget Has More Questions Than Answers" - The Wire

February 01, 2017

Expenditure announced does not seem to have any connection to what has worked (or not) in the past.
 
This is the first in a two-part series on analysing the announcements made in the finance minister’s Budget presentation on February 1.

JGU vice-chancellor calls for regulatory and governance reforms in higher education - The Hindu Business Line

February 18, 2016

Exploring New Paradigms and Possibilities to Train Economists for the Future - The Hindu Business Line

February 17, 2016

Join Academics for Nation Building, Says Jindal University VC - The Hindu Business Line

February 11, 2016

Capacity building programme for regulatory bodies at JGU - Business Standard

February 08, 2016

JGU Vice Chancellor to give a talk on "Excellence in Higher Education in India: Institution Building for Nation Building " at the King's India Institute, King's College, -

February 14, 2014

OP Jindal Global University, Haryana get 'A' grade NAAC rating - The Economic Times

March 22, 2016

Arjuna Awardee Anup Kumar Inaugurates the Jindal Annual National Sports Tournament - The Jodhpur Gazette

March 17, 2016

Jindal University Organizes Dialogue on Economic Development in Kashmir - PTI

April 11, 2016

Haryana govt., Jindal University lay out roadmap to transform higher education landscape - ANI

May 26, 2016

Jindal University Team Qualifies for the World Rounds of Herbert Smith Freehills Moot Court Competition - Free Press Journal

May 19, 2016

Jindal University Signs MoU With Chengchi University of Taiwan to Promote Transnational Research Framework on Asia-Pacific - The Telegraph

May 10, 2016

Wharton Business School, Jindal University and the American Society of International Law host the ICBEC - The Economic Times

May 05, 2016

News on the conference "A Stocktaking of India’s Trade Policy: Past, Present and Future” organsed by CITEL, JGLS, JGU-The Economic Times -

May 21, 2015

News about the release of the special issue of the Jindal Global Law Review on Environmental Law "Govt unable to protect environment: SC judge" - Millenniumpost -

May 17, 2015

News about the release of the special issue of the Jindal Global Law Review on Environmental Law "Government's Duty is To Protect Environment, But Unable To Do So: SC" - The New Indian Express -

May 13, 2015

News about the release of the special issue of the Jindal Global Law Review on Environmental Law "Government's Duty is To Protect Environment, But Unable To Do So: SC" - The New Indian Express -

May 13, 2015

The Education President - The Hindu

June 11, 2016

President Mukherjee receives first copy of book 'The Education President' - The Times of India

June 08, 2016

Prof. C Raj Kumar Conferred P N Bhagwati National Award - The Pioneer

August 25, 2015

O.P. Jindal Global University VC conferred P.N. Bhagwati Award - Business Standard

August 21, 2015

O. P. Jindal Global University Hosts the 12th Knowledge Globalization Conference: Bridging the Knowledge Gap Between Developing and Developed Countries - The Telegraph

August 17, 2015

Book Review 'THE GREAT DERANGEMENT' - Los Angeles Review of Books

September 30, 2016

UNDERSTANDING THE NOVEL: A THEORETICAL OVERVIEW - Economic & Political Weekly

September 30, 2016

Jindal Institute of Behavioral Sciences hosting the “18th World Congress of Criminology” in India for the first time - Business Standard

September 28, 2016

An auto-critique of TWAIL’s historical fallacy: sketching an alternative manifesto - Third World Quarterly

September 26, 2016

Laying waste to India - The Statesman

September 22, 2016

American Dreaming: Why USA needs a Martin Luther King Jr & not a Donald Trump - Catch News

September 22, 2016

Does India Really Need More Coal? - The Indian Economist

September 22, 2016

Should India curtail its dependence on coal for energy or power? The writers discuss the current state of India’s coal industry and question the goal of higher coal output.

 

Writing the community: Indian languages’ writers are taking on dogmas, myths and falsehoods - The Indian Express

September 20, 2016

The middle muddle : Organisations miss mid-level management - The Hindu Business Line

September 19, 2016

Wells Fargo, the San Francisco-based bank, has settled with regulators to pay a fine of $185 million (₹1,200 crore) because it opened about two million deposit and credit-card accounts without its customers knowing about it. The company had supposedly done this as part of its emphasis on cross-selling.

Solutions for local problems - Deccan Herald

September 29, 2015

O.P. Jindal Global University Hosts a 2 day Conference on Law and Liberty - Moneycontrol.com

September 22, 2015

O.P. Jindal Global University and Tsinghua University Sign MOU Fostering Sino-Indian Cooperation - The Telegraph

September 11, 2015

India, Pakistan and UK Students Collaborate to Design Sustainable Ventures on Women Safety at the International Social Innovation Challenge - LiveLaw

September 08, 2015

JGU Vice Chancellor delivering a Seminar on Corruption and its Impact organised by Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy and International Affairs Murdoch University, Australia -

September 05, 2014

Article by Dr. C. Raj Kumar on "Building blocks for BRICS excellence" - Times Higher Education

October 27, 2016

In the Times Higher Education BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 2016, published last December, there was not a single Indian institution in the top 10. But the ranking once again demonstrated the extraordinary progress achieved by China. China has 27 institutions in the top 100 and five in the top 10, with Peking University first and Tsinghua University second.

We should not become too fixated by rankings. Policymakers and university leaders in the BRICS and emerging economies urgently need to recognise that not all universities need to be engaged with all aspects of institution-building. Not all need to be the kinds of research-focused institutions that do well in international rankings – as long as they are judged to excel in other areas.

India is Losing the Deliberative Nature of What a Democracy is to be: Ambassador Pavan Varma - Press Trust of India

October 26, 2016

Ambassador, Pavan Kumar Varma, former Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) recently delivered an insightful public lecture on the theme of 'Is India, The World's Largest Democracy, Deliberative?' at a joint conference on 'Deliberative Democracy, Institutions, Law and People', organized by O.P. Jindal Global University and Centre for Deliberative Democracy of Stanford University in New Delhi.

India: Beyond the Global Investors’ Summit - Future Directions

October 26, 2016

The state of Madhya Pradesh (MP) held the fifth Global Investors summit (the first was held in 2007) from 22-23 October in Indore. Since then, MP has come a long way with an economic growth rate in double digits. For the year 2014-15, its industrial sector grew at eight per cent and its agricultural sector at 20 per cent.

Justice Fali Nariman Delivers the 2nd Justice Verma Memorial Lecture Hosted by Jindal University - Udaipur Kiran

October 24, 2016

Legislative accountability crucial for smooth democracy: MoS - Business Standard

October 24, 2016

Stressing the independence of the legislature, Minister of State for Law and Justice P P Chaudhary today said that in its absence, a deliberative democracy cannot exist.
 
Accountability of the legislature is crucial for the smooth functioning of the democratic system of a country, he said.

Jindal and Stanford University Organize High-level Conference on Deliberative Democracy, Institutions, Law and People - Press Trust of India

October 24, 2016

- A Host of National and International Experts on the Subject Participate  

- Conference Generates New Vision on the Future of Democracy 

Justice Nariman hails constitution framers for their vision -

October 22, 2016

Supreme Court Judge Rohinton Nariman today hailed the Constitution framers for their vision in creating two sets of laws applicable to Jammu and Kashmir and the rest of India.

Philosophy and freedom: How to be a philosopher in today's cynical world - Catch News

October 20, 2016

We live in a time of widespread ethical relativism that has created an attitude of "anything goes" for the new generation. It's also a time that is witnessing widespread public scepticism about the critical role of philosophy.

Nation, Ethnicity and the Conflict in Afghanistan: Political Islam and the rise of ethno-politics 1992-1996 by Raghav Sharma -

October 19, 2016

Ethnic and tribal loyalties in Afghanistan provided the lethal cocktail for the violent conflict that engulfed the country following the collapse of the Soviet backed government in 1992. The ensuing fighting between mujahideen groups paved the way for the tectonic social and political shifts, which continue to shape events today. What accounts for the emergence of ethnicity, as the main cause of conflict in Afghanistan?

Hawaii-India law school partnership offers opportunities for student exchanges - University of Hawaii News

October 19, 2016

A growing relationship between the UH Law School and a leading law school in India includes the start of a student exchange program for legal education, with the chance to evaluate similarities and differences in approaches to justice in both places.

Suu Kyi visit offers high hopes for India-Myanmar ties - The Bangkok Post

October 18, 2016

Myanmar's State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi's state visit to India this week will likely provide a key to success in New Delhi's Look East Policy (now Act East Policy).

BRICS needs to focus on key issues - China Daily

October 17, 2016

The 8th BRICS Summit in Goa, India, from October 15-16 came at a time when some of its member states, especially Brazil and South Africa, are facing economic turmoil. This is in stark contrast to a decade ago in 2006, when the group was set up, and all members (Brazil, Russia and India) were in robust economic shape.

India and the United Nations International Law Commission: Speaking Truth to Power - Bar & Bench

October 15, 2016

The International Law Commission (ILC) was set up under the UN Charter as a reflection of a long-standing historical commitment, dating back to international peace conferences in the late 19thcentury, towards creating an independent body of the most highly qualified experts, drawn from around the world, who would be tasked with the‘progressive development of international law and its codification’.

Australian envoy inaugurates Centre for India-Australia Studies at Jindal University -

October 15, 2016

Sonipat (Haryana) [India], Oct.15 (ANI): Australian High Commissioner to India Harinder Sidhu this week inaugurated the Centre for India Australia Studies at the O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU).

 

Australian High Commissioner to India Inaugurates 'Centre for India-Australia Studies' at Jindal University - India Today

October 14, 2016

Article written by Prabhakar Singh "For the People" - The Telegraph

October 12, 2016

A colonially induced forgetfulness seems to be working between India and Pakistan. For now, the war drums have unfortunately, drowned the voices of the villagers fleeing the Line of Control.

Can the Digital Economy Deliver on its Promise? - The Wire

October 10, 2016

If it is to do so, we need to put ordinary people back at the centre as the drivers and recipients of economic change.

The Banality of Politics - MEDIUM

October 10, 2016

Man is a“zoon politikon”, a political animal, wrote Aristotle, nearly 2,400 years ago. Yet, 24 centuries later, the desire to turn citizens into unquestioning, unaccountable and servile human beings has become the principal motive for the development of politics in the contemporary world. The rise of populist politicians around the world is harbinger of a worrying trend: zombified populations are marching to the order of big mouth demagogues, with little respect to or comprehension of the political process and practice.

New Stakeholders Help Deepen India and Singapore Relations - The Diplomat

October 07, 2016

The world at a crossroads: what is left of our democratic passions? - Catch News

October 06, 2016

The rise of the ultra-right in future elections in Europe and the drastic appearance of populist figures like Donald Trump in US politics represent a turning point in the history of liberal democracies around the world.

Ethics in economics: a missing link? - World Commerce Review

October 05, 2016

How to avoid being a squeaky wheel - The Hindu Business Line

October 04, 2016

Pink is a Significant Film but its Understanding of Consent is Wrong - The Wire

October 04, 2016

Water, sanitation: India still far from goals set by UN - Deccan Herald

October 03, 2016

The unfinished reform of selecting the United Nations secretary general - The Conversation

October 03, 2016

New book on ‘Myanmar Political History’ released in New Delhi - E - Pao, Manipur

November 30, 2016

A new book examining the tumultuous transition of Myanmar from colonial rule to the establishment of its first civilian government was released at an elaborate ceremony by Ambassador Jayant Prasad, Director General, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses at the Constitution Club in New Delhi. The book has been authored by a Southeast Asian Studies scholar. Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen and pieces together the country's fall into military dictatorship and its transition from an authoritarian regime to a democratic government. 

Article by Deepanshu Mohan on "Triple talaq: a test case for religious pluralism in India?" - East Asia Forum

November 26, 2016

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently broke his silence on the ‘triple talaq’ controversy, consolidating his government’s position to protect the fundamental rights of Muslim women. While the enforcement of constitutional rights is the new dharma of Modi’s political institutions, the Prime Minister’s interjection to some (like All India Muslim Private Law Board) represents a personal attack on the Muslim community’s freedom to practice their religion.
On 7 October, the government filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court stating that the practice of triple talaq is not an ‘essential religious practice’ because it violates the fundamental right of equality and women’s dignity, which are safeguarded by Article 14 and 21 of the Indian Constitution.

Article by Dr. Yashpal Jogdand on "Protecting the rights of minorities and dissident groups in India" - The psychologist

November 26, 2016

A group of social psychologists and activists in India and internationally have drafted an open letter to the Prime Minister of India, calling for protection of the rights of minorities and dissident groups in India.

The letter states: ‘As scientists who study how people's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are shaped by others, we are aware that such intolerance can have a long-lasting impact on India’s social fabric. India is one of the most diverse countries in the world, home to people of many ethnic, religious, caste, tribal groups and philosophic traditions. … a number of recent high-profile events have called into question the extent to which Indians can live lives unencumbered by intolerance.’

Jindal University and Power Grid Corporation of India Sign MoU to Promote Cooperation in Executive Education, Consultancy and Research - Business Observer

November 25, 2016

The Jindal Institute of Leadership Development and Executive Education (JILDEE) of O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU), a research intensive global institution in the NCR of Delhi recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Power Grid Corporation of India (POWERGRID), one of the largest transmission utilities in the world.
 
Lt. Gen. Dr. Rajesh Kochhar (Retd) and Senior Director of JILDEE signed the MoU with Mr. Ravi P. Singh, Director Personnel, Power Grid Corporation of India at the POWERGRID corporate office in Gurgaon. Also present on the occasion were Mr. Anil Saberwal, GM- HRD, POWERGRID, Mr. K. N. Pandey, DGM-HRD, POWERGRID and Mr. Amit Mohapatra, Deputy Director of Jindal Institute of Leadership Development and Executive Education, JGU.

Article written by Professor Ramin Jahanbegloo on "Why Razing Hall of Nations and Nehru Pavilion Will be a Cultural Disaster" - Catch News

November 24, 2016

Nothing is more fragile, nothing easier to destroy than cultural heritage that is at the mercy of historical oblivion. When a nation has the consciousness to remember its immediate or distant history, it also has the courage to ask questions about its past and to respect its national heritage. If this is the case, then the first question would be: is respecting a cultural heritage an endpoint or is it the beginning of a real national reconciliation?

Modi’s RSS roots, travels stand him in good stead on foreign policy, says new book - Live Mint

November 23, 2016

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi may have surprised many with adept handling of foreign policy since he took office in May 2014.
But Sreeram Chaulia, author of a new book titled Modi Doctrine: The foreign policy of India’s prime minister is of the view that this was natural given his many (though little known) visits to foreign countries as a member of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh or RSS in the past decades.
 

Modi foreign policy doctrine: Gujarati business genius, RSS roots working to fashion Indian century - The Financial Express

November 22, 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has parked India on the international highway to greatness, but much more needs to be done in terms of foreign policy to ensure continuity in the years to come – that’s the message that Sreeram Chaulia seeks to deliver with his book, “Modi Doctrine – The Foreign Policy of India’s Prime Minister”. According to Chaulia, “By raising the bar of expectations to the level of an Indian century, Modi is trying to engineer a Gerschenkron-style mindset transformation”.

Article by Prof. Sushant Chandra on "Right way to be schooled" - The Tribune

November 21, 2016

Minority institutions, aided or unaided, must impart values that are consistent with equality of opportunity and social justice.
 
The dual idea of pluralism and diversity promotes accommodativeness in Indian democracy. Minority rights have evolved in the Constitutional discourse. The word "minority" evokes an imagination characterised by vulnerability and amenable to exploitation. The understated premise is the assumption of the majority trampling the minority, if given a free hand. To prevent this,  special protection was given to minorities under the Constitution to maintain plurality and the secular nature of democracy.

Jindal University inks MoU with Israeli varsities - Yahoo News

November 18, 2016

Continuing its tradition of global collaborations across the world, the O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the College of Law and Business (CLB) and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJ)to create a framework for global collaboration in areas of academics, research, faculty and student exchange programmes.
 
JGU Vice-Chancellor C. Raj Kumar signed the MoU with Professor Menahem Ben Sasson, President, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Professor Moshe Cohen-Eliya, President, College of Law and Business in the presence of visiting Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar.

Article by Deepanshu Mohan on "Need to go beyond note ban to check black money" - Deccan Herald

November 18, 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shocked the nation with his recent announcement banning Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes.
 
Demonetisation in basic economics is defined as an act of stripping of a currency unit from being used as a legal tender or medium of exchange. The practice has been extensively used by central banks and national governments across the world to either change the circulation of a given national currency or replace an existing unit with another one.
 
It would be interesting to discuss here some of the key administrative challenges involved in implementing the demonetisation attempt and assess, to what extent, the measure can actually help in combating corruption through the circulation of unaccounted for currency notes.

Research Article Co-Authored by Deepanshu Mohan and Samrat Sinha on "The Analytics of Conflict and Studying its Economic Impact" - Sadf Focus

November 17, 2016

INTRODUCTION
 
The sources of internal conflict in the Indian context are multifaceted, yet share similar outcomes i.e. a massive burden on civilians, pervasive insecurity and large scale forced displacement. Areas experiencing instability and civil strife witness significant losses in “future potential” both in investment and the development of human capital. What is not measured is thus, the outflow of capital, the absence of investment, increasing security related expenditures, endemic unemployment and lack of opportunities for the youth in these areas‎....
 
‎Rather than viewing conflict as a dramatic exogenous shock (similar to an earthquake), we seek to understand conflict as slow-moving and hidden crisis, which is protracted in nature (such as a drought). This article makes an attempt to broaden the existing analytical framework by incorporating some key informational factors that will help in analyzing different forms of conflict and assess its’ economic impact (in areas like North-East India, Jammu and Kashmir and Maoist affected areas.

 

Article by Dr. C. Gopinath on "New world order" - Business Line

November 16, 2016

Brexit! CETA in trouble! And now Trump! These headlines have become reference points to argue that globalisation is not just at a standstill but is in reverse.
 
Donald Trump is known to have stated that climate change is a ‘hoax’. He is widely expected to review a scientific report issued by the Obama administration that provided the basis of much of the regulation the current administration undertook. And just this month, 105 countries ratified the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Jindal-Ipas Joint Consultation Deliberates on Safe Abortion and Women's Reproductive Rights - Business Today

November 16, 2016

The Centre for Health Law, Ethics and Technology (CHLET), Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) in collaboration with Ipas Development Foundation held a one-day consultation on access to safe abortion for minor girls with a special focus on The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) on the 12th of November, 2016 at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

Distinguished lecture on Medical Terminal of Pregnancy by Prof. (Dr.) Upendra Baxi -

November 16, 2016

Mr Vice Chancellor, OP Jindal University, Dr. Dipika Jain and her Colleagues, distinguished faculty colleagues, dear students, and gentlepersons:

All of us meet under shadow of the US President-elect Donald Trump.

I just this morning read that Carol Sanger, a professor at Columbia Law School, pressed "send" to e-mail her publisher the final version of her book about abortion. As it turned out, the Champagne bottle remained unopened as the results poured in. Now she says: ‘It feels like a death,". She quotes the observation of one of her students: "We think we are just walking down the street, and everything is the way it was, but it’s not."

Article co-authored by Mimi Roy and Sriroop Chaudhuri on "Halting desertification" - Deccan Herald

November 15, 2016

FOOD, CLIMATE, MIGRATION : About 96.4 million hectares land area (29.3% of total landmass) of India is currently under land degradation/desertification.

In the last couple of decades, land degr-adation/desertification has grown into an appalling menace to sustainable human development, affecting billions around the world including India, leaving the authorities reeling over dire resource depletion/inadequacy. A major reason for it has been a lack of consensus over a precise definition of desertification.
 
As per the United Nations Convention for Combating Desertification (UNCCD), desertification is virtually any form of land degradation in the arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas, resulting from a combination of climatic variations and ‘unplanned’ human expansion. Desertification, by newer definitions, is no more just about sand dunes and oasis. Today it means the collective damage caused to the world’s dryland ecosystems.

Article by Anirudh Belle on "To Silence Free Speech, This One Law Has Been Used By The State All Through History" - Youth Ki Awaaz

November 14, 2016

The legal legacy of free speech and expression is a prolific site to assess a nation’s democratic reality with its constitutional imagination. In present times, where forms or criticism, protest or dissent are dubbed as “anti-national”, seditious or offensive – where censorship and suppression tend towards the norm rather than the exception – such a study is crucial in the interests of nuance and the prevalence of the rule of law.

Article co-authored by Dr. Armin Rosencranz on "Surprise victory and what it may mean" - The Statesman

November 14, 2016

Donald Trump’s victory brings together a strain of factors that merit analysis. It is a surprise because the media did not expect it and the opinion polls led us to believe otherwise. The citizens of America, however, thought differently.
 
The very first factor is the rise of what intellectuals are calling populism. It is also being called a lurch to the protectionist right, with Brexit as an added example. But really, Trump’s win is the successful culmination of a business project that involved alliances with unions, associations, caucuses, clubs, coteries, and a lot of money.

Article written by Yugank Goyal on "The air we breathe: If not now, then when?" - Live Mint

November 14, 2016

In the summer of 1816, George Gordon Byron, while escaping a scandal in London, and Mary Shelly, while eloping with Mary Godwin, met in Geneva by chance. They were staying in the same hotel. The summer was unusually dark with incessant rain due to a freak climatic event—the eruption of a volcano near Bali that vomited huge dust storms that engulfed much of our planet. Forced to stay indoors, Byron suggested they write ghost stories. Shelly began writing. Her story was titled, Frankenstein, Or The Modern Prometheus.

Article by Dr. C. Gopinath on "The New Course Of Education" - Business World

November 14, 2016

Globalisation and proliferation of information technology have led to a complex and dynamic business environment today, where sustainable development has become the biggest goal for organisations. In the wake of this changing business context, top B-schools across the country are working on all-round holistic development of business managers through experiential, immersive, integrative and interdisciplinary programmes. “At International Management Institute (IMI), MBA graduates develop a more global perspective, leadership skills rooted in self-awareness and self-reflection, and an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of business as well as the limitations of models and markets,” says A. K. Rath, dean of Executive Education and International Relations at IMI.

Jindal University's 3rd HR Conclave Focuses on Building Conscientious Organizations - India Today

November 14, 2016

-First-of-its-kind Discourse on the Crucial Role of Human Resource in Building an Organisation and Adding Value to it.

- HR Needs to Transform Itself Radically. Introducing Conscientiousness can Make a Big Difference, say Experts

Jindal University Organizes 1st General Counsels' Roundtable - Business Today

November 11, 2016

- Forum Recognizes the Need for Developing an Enhanced Understanding of the Role of General Counsel Within the Indian Legal Community

- Path-breaking Discourse on the Radical Transformation in General Counsels' Role in a Complex Global World 

- GCs and In-house Counsels now Play a Key Role in Structuring Corporate Governance, Compliance and Regulatory Mechanisms 

- Law-school Curricula Needs to be Modified to Prepare and Train Tomorrow's In-house Legal Counsels, Concur Experts

Article by Prof. Tridivesh Singh Maini on "Modi in Japan: Why time is ripe to strengthen India's ties" - Daily O

November 11, 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting Japan for the annual bilateral summit. This his second visit to the nation and comes at a significant time -when Donald Trump, who has been elected as US President, has argued in favour of a more inward looking US foreign policy, including less involvement in Asia.
 
It remains to be seen whether Trump will continue to follow such a policy after taking over as president.

Article by Deep K. Datta-Ray on "Mop-up, protect special ops" - The Economic Times

November 10, 2016

As the US counts votes, Indians count notes thanks to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dramatic decommissioning of banknotes.
 
Undoubtedly, this will inconvenience many. But the long-term beneficiaries will be all — including the poor majority. Demonetising 22 billion notes worth Rs 14,180 billion revolutionises the economy.
 
Doctors, lawyers and the construction industry must think anew. Property will have to be assessed differently. And, political parties must devise alternative funding.

Article by Prof. Tridivesh Singh Maini on "India and Sri Lanka Moving Towards a More Robust Relationship" - Future Directions

November 09, 2016

One of the encouraging aspects of India-Sri Lanka relations is the fact that both sides are working to strengthen the economic and strategic relationship and address what have been some of the major irritants in it. Only recently, on 5 November 2016, for instance, during talks between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, in New Delhi, it was agreed to set up a Joint Working Group on Fisheries (JWG).

Article by Prof. Tridivesh Singh Maini on "India-UAE relations: the changing nature of the bilateral relationship" - South Asia Democratic Forum

November 08, 2016

Over the past decade, India has given high priority to strengthening economic as well as strategic ties with GCC countries. Modi’s government, apart from seeking to strengthen ties with great powers like US, Japan and ASEAN countries, has also laid immense emphasis on cementing a robust economic relationship while also expanding security cooperation.

Article by Professor Ramin Jahanbegloo on "Lessons for democracy and common sense from the 2016 US elections" - Catch News

November 08, 2016

“Elections", Abraham Lincoln affirmed, "belong to the people. It's their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters."
 
Americans have faced the fire and are now paying for their decision with blisters. But voting is one thing; running a democracy is another.

Article by Deep K. Datta-Ray on "An openness that helps the world" - The Telegraph

November 08, 2016

Although in turns mocked and criticized, the presidential campaign of the United States of America nevertheless renders a great service at home and abroad. Not only are the peoples of the world far more aware of the two presidential candidates, but Indians in particular also possess enough data to prepare a strategy to engage the next president, be it Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.

Article by Dr. Armin Rosencranz on "The black spots in India’s coal story" - The Statesman

November 07, 2016

When Mohan Kumaramangalam, the then minister for coal, pressed Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to nationalize Indian coal mines, he had not imagined how the Coal Mines Nationalisation Act of 1973 (Act) would turn into a Frankenstein in the 1990s. Most coal mines were nationalized and the National Coal Development Corporation morphed into the Coal Mines Authority of India Limited, which is now the holding company Coal India Limited.

Article written by Professor Vishavjeet Chaudhary on "Guilt of innocence & the burden of justice" - The Tribune

November 05, 2016

The killing of eight suspected terrorists has caused massive outrage and raised many questions. It is only with the benefit of time, and with thorough investigation that the truth will be uncovered (or at least a version of truth) will be uncovered. Yet, some fundamental, basic principles need to be settled before any such inquiry is set up, to tame the discourse of any such expedition.

Article written by Dr. C. Gopinath on "Pipeline peril" - Business Line

November 04, 2016

The locals have gathered in large numbers protesting the construction. The police with weapons are trying to keep order. The corporation insists that they will not harm the environment. The courts have held hearings and passed judgment. No, I am not talking about Singur or Niyamgiri. I am talking about the state of North Dakota in the US, home to the Standing Rock Sioux, a native American nation, and another example of the clash between industrial development and the rights of the people.

Article by Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen on "Suu Kyi's wavering political stance " - Bangkok Post

November 04, 2016

There has been an online campaign calling for the confiscation of the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to now Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi in 1991. The petition demands the Chair of the Nobel Peace Prize Committee to "take back" the prize and argues that it should be awarded to "only those who are serious in keeping the world peace".

Article by Prof. Tridivesh Singh Maini on "Are India's States Becoming More Business-Friendly?" - The Diplomat

November 03, 2016

The Modi government in India has sought to enhance competition between states in order to draw foreign direct investment (FDI). States have responded by sending high-level delegations to a number of countries, with a focus on drawing investment from Japan, China, and Southeast Asian countries (especially Malaysia and Singapore), especially in the sphere of infrastructure.

Article by Prof. Jhuma Sen on "Ten years on, where does the Domestic Violence Act stand?" - Live Mint

November 02, 2016

New Delhi: He asked his mother kya isko khatam kar dun? (should I finish her off) when he thought I was sleeping,” she says. This was nearly five months ago. The question frightened her enough into moving back to her parents’ house.

Research Paper by SAMI AHMAD KHAN, Assistant Professor, JGLS - published in the US-based academic journal on "Science Fiction Studies" - US-Based Academic Journal

November 01, 2016

About the research paper: Sami A. Khan examines four SF novels in English by Indian writers who portray future Indias of nuclear detonations, fascist governments, zombie apocalypses, and futuristic wars. The paper frames these extrapolations as responses to specific historical events and draws linkages between the contemporary material realities of a developing India and the themes of these dystopian narratives.

Article co-authored by DR. Ramin Jahanbegloo "At the Crossroads:Innovation and Human Experience" - MEDIUM

November 01, 2016

The concept of innovation usually refers to the emergence of the novelty. Innovation, however, is more than the quality of being new, as incremental improvement can lay the claim to innovation. It can be argued that innovation is a unique human experience, often mistakenly innovation is attributed and limited to its outcome, usually as means and processes of creation.

Book Launch of ‘The President of India and The Governance of Higher Education Institutions’ - The Financial Express

November 07, 2015

Book on Prezs role as visitor of education instt. Launched - India Today

November 07, 2015

Seminar on "Transitions from School to University: Study Opportunities, Career Planning and Professional Development" by Jindal Global University - The Telegraph

November 07, 2015

News on Roundtable Discussion on "Human Rights of the Transgender People, Hijras and Other Gender Non-Normative Gender Groups in India" organised by CHLET, JGU - The Tribune -

November 11, 2013

News on Roundtable Discussion on "Human Rights of the Transgender People, Hijras and Other Gender Non-Normative Gender Groups in India" organised by CHLET, JGU - The Tribune -

November 11, 2013

News on Roundtable Discussion on "Human Rights of the Transgender People, Hijras and Other Gender Non-Normative Gender Groups in India" organised by CHLET, JGU - The Tribune -

November 11, 2013

The Centre for Health, Law, Ethics and Technology (CHLET), Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) of OP Jindal Global University (JGU), organised a two-day round table consultation on “Human Rights of the Trans-Gender People, Hijras (enunchs) and Other Gender NonNormative Gender Groups in India” on the JNU campus recently. The consultation was attended by participants from 17 states.

Article written by Dr. Mimi Roy on "Liberal Arts Education in India: The Past, Present and the Future" - Higher Education Review

December 27, 2016

A solid well-grounded Liberal Arts education system in India is the need of the hour and is central to a twenty first century global imagination. From the last century, the United States education system has pioneered and sustained institutions with a focus on Liberal Arts education to create global leaders capable of solving intricate problems through rational and critical thinking. This has quite obviously resulted in American institutions on the top spots of World University listing while Indian institutions fail to grab a spot even in the top one hundred. The Indian higher education system has often been described as a "sea of mediocrity with a few islands of excellence".

Article by Ali Waris Rao on 'Demonetization: is it an illegal move by Modi government?' - IPLEADERS

December 27, 2016

The current initiative of the BJP-led government to declare certain currency notes to be no longer a valid legal tender has been questioned of late. The very reason behind the introduction of the said scheme has been to eradicate corruption and counter terrorism. Although, the introduction of the said scheme is a great initiative, but the question that one needs to ask oneself is the manner in which the scheme has been executed by the government.

Article written by Professor Ramin Jahanbegloo on "The Middle East according to Donald Trump (and Iran's role in it)" - Catch News

December 25, 2016

Now that Donald Trump's administration has found its final shape, guesses on the next president's policy towards the Middle East are giving way to serious plans.
 
The president-elect has labelled his Middle-East strategy as "a new foreign policy that finally learns from the mistakes of the past". The Trump administration is announcing a new policy that is different not only from the one followed by President Barack Obama, but also substantially distinguished from the one followed by the previous Bush administration.

Modi Doctrine – The Foreign Policy of India’s Prime Minister, a book authored by Prof. (Dr.) Sreeram Chaulia, Dean, JSIA, is ranked amongst Top 10 Books of the Year 2016 - The Globalist

December 24, 2016

How Modi Mobilizes the Indian Diaspora

Overseas Indians are central to the Indian Prime Minister’s larger strategic objective of turning India into a leading power on the world stage.
 
The “Modi Doctrine – The Foreign Policy of India’s Prime Minister,” a book authored by Prof. (Dr.) Sreeram Chaulia, Dean of the Jindal School of International Affairs has recently been ranked amongst the Top 10 Books of the Year 2016 by The Globalist in Washington, D.C. Below is an excerpt from Modi Doctrine.
 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi often employs the concept of “three Ds” — democracy, demography and demand — in his spiels about India’s rise and inherent strengths.

Article co-authored by Mimi Roy and Sriroop Chaudhuri on "A huge concern- Stunted Children Population" - Deccan Herald

December 23, 2016

Stunting, overweight and wasting (too thin for height) are the three major concerns ensuing from under-nutrition amongst children. About 156 million children around the world are currently suffering from stunting and about 42 and 50 million from overweight and wasting. 

Jindal Global University opens School of Journalism - Sify News

December 23, 2016

New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) The O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) has inaugurated India's first global media school that will foster inter-disciplinary learning to train and groom the next generation of media leaders, at the India International Centre here.
 
"The vision of the school is to provide training as well as the knowledge and education through a critical pedagogy which includes inter-disciplinarity at the core of it," Raj Kumar, Founding Vice-Chancellor at JGU, said on the occasion.
 
The Jindal School of Journalism & Communication (JSJC), which will be operational from 2017, will offer a three-year full-time B.A. (Hons.) Media and Communication programme, designed to give students a rigorous understanding of journalism across print, broadcast, radio and new media platforms.

Article by Prof. Tridivesh Singh Maini on "Beware: With Trump, India Faces An Existential Threat To Its Oil And Security Interests In Tehran" - Outlook Magazine

December 23, 2016

Trump’s picks as CIA, secretary of defence and national security advisor signal that he is serious about dismantling US-Iran nuclear deal that legitimised India’s dealings with Tehran.

New Delhi has been closely watching US President-elect Trump’s approach towards China, Pakistan and his stance on H1-B visas. In addition, New Delhi should also pay close attention to the Trump’s approach towards Tehran.

O.P. Jindal Global University Launches School of Journalism and Communication - The Telegraph

December 22, 2016

The Jindal School of Journalism and Communication (JSJC) was inaugurated at the India International Centre in Delhi amidst an impressive gathering of academics and media persons from India and abroad. The inauguration of India's first global media school also witnessed an intense discussion on 'Ethics and Professional Obligations of Journalists in a Democracy.'
 
Introducing the vision of the JSJC, Prof. (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice-Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU), said, "The vision of the school is to provide training as well as the knowledge and education through a critical pedagogy which includes inter-disciplinarity at the core of it. We believe that journalism and training related to communication that typically happens in many media schools is not sufficient. There needs to be strong foundational knowledge and perspectives in the broad framework of liberal arts education and that is what JSJC is intending to advance."

Rajdeep Sardesai Roars at Public Lecture on Media Ethics at Jindal University Event - Yahoo News

December 22, 2016

At the launch of OP Jindal Global University's School of Journalism & Communication, veteran journalist Rajdeep Sardesai held forth on the ethics and responsibilities of journalists
 
The India International Centre (IIC) in New Delhi is usually a hangout for retired bureaucrats who meet over tea and sandwiches to reminisce over the old days and discuss the current state of affairs.
 
Once in a while, however, the hurly-burly of the world outside its walls, creeps in and takes over. The evening of Tuesday, December 20, 2016, was one such occasion when the OP Jindal Global University inaugurated its School of Journalism & Communication at the IIC.
 
While the University's Founding Vice-Chancellor, Prof. (Dr) C Rajkumar, enumerated the virtues of a young, yet rapidly-growing, institution (an astounding six schools have been set up under the OP Jindal Global Unversity in the seven years of its existence) and Dr (Mrs) Pankaj Mittal, Additional Secretary, University Grants Commission, spoke of the need for universities to not just create a relationship with Industry but also with Society.

O.P. Jindal Global University Launches School of Journalism and Communication - HT Media

December 22, 2016

- India's First Global Media School Will Offer a B.A. (Hons.) Media & Communication Programme

- The School's Curriculum Will Foster Interdisciplinary Learning to Train and Groom the Next Generation of Media Leaders.

The Jindal School of Journalism and Communication (JSJC) was inaugurated at the India International Centre in Delhi amidst an impressive gathering of academics and media persons from India and abroad. The inauguration of India's first global media school also witnessed an intense discussion on 'Ethics and Professional Obligations of Journalists in a Democracy.'

Decriminalising S.377 Will Not End Homophobia & Transphobia: Interview With Oishik Sircar & Dipika Jain - Live Law

December 22, 2016

The Indian Supreme Court referred the curative petitions to reopen its 2013 decision in Suresh Kumar Kaushal v Naz Foundation to a five-Judge Constitution Bench in February this year. With the current chief justice retiring in January next year, and the next chief justice also having a very limited tenure of seven months, there is considerable uncertainty, and anxiety about when the Constitution Bench would be set up, and whether it could answer the principal plea of the petitioners to recognise their sexual freedom, in the near future.

The issue of guaranteeing freedom for India’s sexually marginalised– even if they constitute the “minuscule” minority as the Kaushal Bench chose to call them in order to justify its decision, not to decriminalise Section 377 IPC – seems to have, in the meantime, significantly influenced culture and politics, even while freezing its legal dimension. But this interface between law and cultures of activism has its not-so-apparent nexus with the neoliberal economy and state policies, which remains to be explored, and studied.

O.P. Jindal Global University Launches School of Journalism and Communication - Udaipur Kiran

December 22, 2016

– India’s First Global Media School Will Offer a B.A. (Hons.) Media & Communication Programme.

– The School’s Curriculum Will Foster Interdisciplinary Learning to Train and Groom the Next Generation of Media Leaders.

The Jindal School of Journalism and Communication (JSJC) was inaugurated at the India International Centre in Delhi amidst an impressive gathering of academics and media persons from India and abroad. The inauguration of India’s first global media school also witnessed an intense discussion on ‘Ethics and Professional Obligations of Journalists in a Democracy.

Interview of Prof. Oishik Sircar and Prof. Dipika Jain of JGLS on their new book, 'New Intimacies and Old Desires: Law, Culture and Queer Politics in Neoliberal Times' featured in Live Law website - Live Law

December 22, 2016

The Indian Supreme Court referred the curative petitions to reopen its 2013 decision in Suresh Kumar Kaushal v Naz Foundation to a five-Judge Constitution Bench in February this year. With the current chief justice retiring in January next year, and the next chief justice also having a very limited tenure of seven months, there is considerable uncertainty, and anxiety about when the Constitution Bench would be set up, and whether it could answer the principal plea of the petitioners to recognise their sexual freedom, in the near future.

Article by Deepanshu Mohan on "The Other Side of the Chinese Economic Miracle" - The Wire

December 21, 2016

David Graeber, an economic anthropologist, in his book Debt: The First 5000 years says, “One has to pay for one’s debts”. But there is one taboo of economics that the government is hiding from the public, Graeber argues – the fact that if the government balances its books, it becomes impossible for the private sector to do the same. This inevitable debt, he claims, often lands on those least able to repay it in a society.
 
Graeber’s fascinating historical account explains how the creation of debt remains vitally linked with the demand and creation of money (from barter to paper in all its forms). To understand debt, one needs to understand the history and creation of different mediums of exchange within the economy as an important tool to explain how swelling levels of debt emerge. Perhaps China, with its recent history of accumulating a ‘great wall’ of debt, may learn a lesson or two from Graeber’s own work.

18th World Congress of Criminology at Jindal Univarsity - The Poineer

December 21, 2016

The 18th World Congress of Criminology, which was held for the first time in India was inaugurated at the OP Jindal Global University (JGU). The 18th edition was jointly organised in India by the Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences (JIBS), a value based research institute of JGU, and the International Society of Criminology. The international forum is a congregation of over 700 leading criminology experts, lawyers, scholars, academics and professionals from across the world.

 

Experts Call for Comprehensive Legal and Policy Reforms at Global Criminology Conference - India Today

December 20, 2016

- Global Forum Witnesses Participation of 700 Experts From 50 Countries

- Representation of 68 International Universities and 70 Indian Universities and Institutions

- 340 Speakers Deliberate on Critical Criminology Issues and Challenges in 62 Sessions Over 3 Days

- Recommendation From Experts Likely to Guide Prevention of Crime and Deviance in the 21st Century

Meet the team from JGLS, winners of the ICC Mediation Competition (Regional Rounds) - Bar & Bench

December 19, 2016

Early this year, the team from Jindal Law School comprising Harsh Loonker, Siddharth Agarwal, Aman NL, Shivansh Malik and Suprotik Das qualified to participate in the annual ICC mediation Competition, Paris thorough a regional pre-moot held in NLSIU. In this e-mail interview, Bar & Bench talks to them about their journey at the competition.

Jindal University hosts 18th World Congress of Criminology - Yahoo News

December 16, 2016

In a bid to deliberate on critical criminology issues, prevention of crime and deviance in the 21st century, criminology experts from 50 countries have joined together for the 18th World Congress of Criminology, held for the first time in India, here.
 
Organised jointly by O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) and the International Society of Criminology, the three-day event will focus on the Criminological Opportunities and Challenges of the 21st Century in light of the current trends in Urbanisation, Globalisation, Development and Crime.

Impact of crime multiplies in networked age: SC judge - Business Standard

December 16, 2016

While social networking has brought people closer, the danger of networked age is that the impact of crime is multiplied manifold, Supreme Court judge, Justice D Y Chandrachud today said.
 
"We are one people, we are one world, we are all networked, but the dangers of a networked age are that the impacts of crime are multiplied manifold," the judge said while speaking at the 18th edition of World Congress of Criminology.
 
He said that growth of urbanisation has posed grave challenge on governance and rule of law.

SC's Interim Judgment in the AFSPA Case Strikes at Impunity" - Dr. Colin Gonsalves - The Telegraph

December 13, 2016

The Founder Director of Human Rights Law Network, Dr. Colin Gonsalves asserted that the recent Supreme Court interim judgment in the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958 (AFSPA) case is a 'historic' one as it holds that the Army is amenable to criminal law procedures. Stating that this judgment has struck at the impunity by noting that law applies equally to all persons, Dr. Gonsalves observed that 'jawans and army officers can be prosecuted for human rights violations'.

Fourth Edition of LASSnet Conference 2016, 'Thinking With Evidence: Seeking Certainty, Making Truth' - Business Today

December 13, 2016

The only conference of its kind in South Asia, the fourth edition of the Law and Social Sciences Research Network (LASSnet) took place from 10-12 December 2016 in Delhi.

Article co-authored by Mimi Roy and Sriroop Chaudhuri on "Groundwater on brink of destruction" - Millennium Post

December 12, 2016

Water stress is a major challenge faced around the world today. In a recent climate meet, 22nd Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) at Marrakech, Morocco, need of water management was heavily stressed upon as the way to find sustainable solutions to climatic adversities in the days to come. In India, water resources are at great peril, especially groundwater, facing dual demons of rapid depletion and contamination. In a nationwide report on the status of groundwater resources in 2009 made by the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB), it appears that the northwestern states sit on the graver end of the spectrum with Punjab registering about 172 per cent groundwater development, followed by Delhi (138 per cent) Rajasthan (135 per cent) and Haryana (127 per cent), which urges for immediate mitigation efforts and spatially-optimised policy reforms.

Article written by Professor Ramin Jahanbegloo on "Living on the fringes in contemporary times: a guide on how to be a marginal" - Catch News

December 10, 2016

Marginality is the outcome of urbanisation and industrialisation of modern societies. It is usually referred to as a transitional personality that is isolated and unprotected and is searching in vain for an opportunity to take root in a dominant discourse or culture.
 
However, being culturally marginalised describes the experience of a person who has been moulded by exposure to two or more cultural traditions. Such a person does not tend to fit perfectly into any one of the cultures to which they have been exposed, but may fit comfortably on the edge, in the margins of each by keeping his/her critical distance from both.

Article by Professor Saptarshi Mandal on "Do Personal Laws Get their Authority from Religion or the State—Revisiting Constitutional Status" - Economic& Political Weekly

December 10, 2016

What enables an obscurantist, patriarchal body such as the All India Muslim Personal Law Board to challenge the state’s authority to intervene in Muslim Personal Law is  uncertainty over the constitutional status of personal laws, that is, does the authority of personal law come from religion or the secular state. However, what eventually came to be known as “Hindu and Mahomedan laws” were creations of the colonial state following a complex process of rationalisation, rather than a simple codification of religious commands.
 
Shayara Bano’s constitutional challenge to the practices of triple talaq, polygamy and nikah halala, currently before the Supreme Court (SC), has raised a larger question: can the secular state be held accountable for violations caused by the operation of religious personal law? Closely related to this is the fundamental question of the constitutional status of personal laws: What is the source of authority behind personal laws in India? Is it religion or is it the secular state’s law-making power?

Article by Deepanshu Mohan on "An Economic Rationale for the Trump Effect" - The Wire

December 09, 2016

Stagnation of wages for low-skilled persons can be a possible economic variable shaping the pattern of voting behaviour that led to Donald Trump’s victory.

The year 2016 seems to be a game changer by redefining the global political and economic landscape. Rivers of ink are being spilled over in trying to both politically and behaviourally analyse Donald Trump’s recent victory in the US presidential election. The mainstream media, through all its polls and sampling techniques, somehow failed to monitor or realistically depict the pattern or depth of discontent amongst people who voted in majority for Trump over Hillary Clinton. In the words of Pratap Bhanu Mehta, perhaps “the bias of the supposed liberal establishment is now so deep that it has warped its cognitive ability to understand the world”.

Article by Rahul Jayaram on 'Liberal Disconnect' - Counter Currents

December 03, 2016

Donald Trump’s election win has been illusion shattering. In a swoop, Trump’s win has bayonetted the credibility of America’s powerful East Coast media, pollsters, Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party and the idea of globalisation. Moreover, it has scarred the psyche of liberal Democratic voters known for deriding Republicans: Democrats who underrated Trump’s appeal with the recession-battered white underclass. Trump’s triumph comes in the wake of Brexit, the continuing crises within the European Union and an anti-migrant ripple in the first world. The win has sparked soul-searching on the crisis of ‘liberalism’ in America. If liberal America has seen such an anti-liberal poll result it begs the question: How liberal have the liberals been to have come to such a pass? And does the liberal quagmire in America, hold any value for Indian liberals?

Article by Prof. Tridivesh Singh Maini on "Why India must keep a hawk's eye on Donald Trump’s Iran policy" - Daily O

December 02, 2016

A lot of attention is being paid to US president-elect Donald Trump's policies pertaining to South East Asia. A less pro-active US will only lead to China enhancing its influence in ASEAN. As it is, a number of countries like Malaysia and Phillipines have taken a virulently anti-US stance.
 
All this is not great news for India, since it has been seeking to strengthen not just its economic presence in ASEAN, but also emerge as a strategic player in the region. The US and Japan have supported India’s pro-active approach towards ASEAN.

Going by some of Trump’s announcements during the election campaign, Washington under Trump may reconsider its approach towards the Asia-Pacific, and this would require a considerable recalibration of India’s approach vis-à-vis South East Asia and East Asia.

Article written by Dr. Urvashi Aneja on "Social Protection in the Age of Uber" - The Wire

December 02, 2016

India is projected to dominate the digital platform economy by 2020. Conversations about the future of the platform economy in India are mostly framed through the prism of job creation, increased productivity and efficiency gains in an emerging economy. Enquiries into the quality and sustainability of jobs created and the broader societal effects of the platform economy are relegated to second-order concerns. But these two conversations need to be initiated in parallel. A conversation focused singularly on the numerical increase in jobs or net wealth creation will end up bypassing an important opportunity to steer the regulatory architecture of the digital economy towards inclusivity and social justice. Moreover, these conversations need to be localised to the Indian context and not readily borrow the terms of debate from the industrialised economies of North America and Western Europe, as is the tendency.

Article by Prof. Yugank Goyal on "Govt, give me a tax bargain" - Daily News & Analysis

December 01, 2016

Demonetization has happened. The Government will not roll it back now. It has, in one stroke taken away a significant wealth of its people. It is causing a lot of pain, indeed. But like any other, this pain too will fade in time. And once the cash-rush is over, it will be people’s turn to see what has happened. What could people’s response to this look like?

In the seventeenth century, when the British were establishing their port towns in Surat, Madras, Bombay, and Calcutta forging a nexus of contracts with Mughal rulers and building huge wealth and influence, England was bleeding. The Crown and the Parliament were up in arms against each other, leading to the Civil War (1642-1651) and later the Glorious Revolution of 1688. These became the defining moments of European political history, giving rise to parliamentary democracies around the world.

EL PROFESOR RAMIN JAHANBEGLOO FUE EL ENCARGADO DE LA APERTURA - EL Imparcial Culture

December 01, 2016

Los principios básicos del liberalismo político (derechos y libertades fundamentales, régimen representativo, estado de derecho, división de poderes) y, sobre todo, la concepción de la vida como libertad fueron ideas que nutrieron el ideario de José Ortega y Gasset desde su juventud.
 
Su concepción del liberalismo se fraguó con las influencias de varios autores, de Constant a Tocqueville, de Giner a Unamuno, y distintas tradiciones occidentales y españolas. Ortega fue evolucionando desde un liberalismo social, en la órbita de la renovación del liberalismo que se planteó en todo el mundo a principios del siglo XX, hasta un liberalismo más conservador a partir de los años treinta.

Article by Avirup Bose on "Don't lose sight of the big picture" - Business Standard

December 01, 2016

The recently released World Bank ‘Ease of Doing Business’ rankings, where India has made an embarrassingly low improvement by a single rank, despite robust efforts made by the federal government, provide us with an opportunity to introspect if the government’s efforts are in the right direction. Very early in the tenure of the Modi government, the prime minister had openly committed to adopt policies that will catapult India within the top 50 ranks of the World Bank index by 2017. Based upon the 2016 rankings, this has clearly not happened. India currently ranks 130 among 190 countries, which are ranked by the World Bank and also holds the lowest rank among its BRICS peers.
 
Since the release of the ranking, there has been a flurry of news stories fretting over India’s relative bad performance. Members of the federal government have expressed doubts that the World Bank has not taken into account several of the reform efforts initiated over the past year and fairly, the Bank claims that it needs to wait for the effective implementation of the proposed/launched reform measures.

Article by Prof. Sachin Dhawan on "Demonetisation and the Crisis of Parliamentary Oversight" - The Wire

December 01, 2016

The government’s demonetisation drive has sparked a row with the opposition, which has spilled over into the ongoing winter session of parliament. As the recent debate-free passage of the Taxation Laws (Second Amendment) Bill indicates that the government is deploying every possible means to quell the rising din of critical voices. At the same time, the opposition’s desire to probe the government’s actions and question its proposals is very much in line with our most cherished political values. During the Constituent Assembly debates, principal drafter B.R. Ambedkar extolled the virtues of the legislative scrutiny of the executive, stating that “the daily assessment of responsibility…is…effective…and far more necessary in a country like India”. He wanted India to break free of the colonial legacy of impotent legislatures cowering before an all-powerful executive. So he decided to make the executive answerable to the legislature by adopting the parliamentary system of government.

Jindal Initiative on Research in IP and Competition Organizes National Consultation Workshop on Standard Setting and Innovation in (ICT) Sector - Rediff.com

December 22, 2015

Queen Mary University and Jindal Global University sign MoU on South Asia research university network - The Economic Times

December 11, 2015

India deserves world class universities - Business Standard

December 09, 2015

The "Sonipat Declaration" on World-Class Universities in BRICS and Emerging Economies - The Telegraph

December 09, 2015

Raise Government Funding for Higher Education Institutes to 6 percent - NAAC Chairman Speaks at "THE BRICS Summit" Hosted by Jindal University - The Telegraph

December 07, 2015

16 Indian institutes among top 200 in new BRICS ranking - Business Standard

December 03, 2015

President inaugurates BRICS universities summit - The Statesman

December 03, 2015

THE BRICS Emerging Economies Universities Summit 2015 inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhawan - The Telegraph

December 03, 2015

India-China Collaborate to Improve Public Participation in Legislation - HT Media Syndication

December 02, 2015