South Asia needs mutual accommodation in solving problems. It needs a feminist foreign policy.

A feminist foreign policy would embrace the idea of a South Asian Commons; it would speak and act in favour not of ravishing disunities, but of rationalising unities, of merging capacities to build, to develop, to link. It would exercise vetoes to block war, not peace; it would emphasise the Read More …

In fact: Kigali could add new win in climate change battle-Crux of Indian Express

The Paris Agreement received the required number of ratifications, and will become international law from November 4. In Montreal, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) carved out an agreement to curb the rise of emissions from international aviation after 2020, despite reservations from some countries, including India. The deal, approved Read More …

The HIV/AIDS situation in India, and how the new Bill will protect victims-Indian Express

More than two years after it was introduced in Rajya Sabha, a revised draft of the HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2014, which makes discriminating against a person living with HIV/AIDS a punishable offence, was cleared by the Union Cabinet on Wednesday. How will it change things in Read More …

Why the Enemy Property Ordinance had to be promulgated for fourth time-Mains-2016

On August 31, the Union Cabinet cleared for the fourth time the promulgation of the Enemy Property Ordinance that seeks to bring amendments in the 48-year-old Enemy Property law to guard against claims of succession or transfer of properties left behind by people who migrated to Pakistan and China after Read More …

A reunion of friends (IR-India & Egypt)-A Must Read

The visit of Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi this week is part of Delhi’s unprecedented political and diplomatic engagement with a volatile region that is so vital to India’s security and prosperity.  India’s relations with Egypt do indeed reflect the twists and turns in Indian foreign policy in the Middle Read More …

Decoding Unified Payments Interface system: A step towards cutting cash in the economy

So, what is the Unique Payments Interface or UPI? UPI is an online payments solution which will facilitate the transfer of funds instantly between person and person (or peer to peer) using a smartphone. UPI can be used both to send and receive funds. The system was launched this April Read More …

Sedition explained: Criticism without incitement to violence isn’t violation of Section 124A-Mains-2016

How is ‘sedition’ defined under the Indian Penal Code? Under Section 124A of the IPC, the offence of sedition is committed when any person by words or otherwise brings or attempts to bring into hatred or contempt, or excites or attempts to excite disaffection towards, the government established by law. Read More …