Gateway Features

India’s public sector banking at 70

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India has completed seven decades since independence, and soon, 2020 will be the golden jubilee year of the nationalisation of banks. Has public sector banking been a success? One way of answering that question is the glaring fact that in August 2014, when the government of India launched the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana’ (PMJDY) half of India’s poor was unbanked. That is an indictment of the public sector banking model. An authoritative study notes, read more

The demographics of modern India

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India’s growth record is enviable. Since the mid-1990s, its GDP per capita has been growing by at least 5% a year, with growth rising close to 8% in 2015. Over the past decade, about 140 million people have been taken out of poverty. This has been accompanied – and supported – by declining inflation and current account deficit. Large terms of trade gains – from the halving of global oil prices – have certainly helped, but long standing supply read more

Bombay, Karachi, linked by sea and refuge

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This is the platinum jubilee year of India’s independence from British rule – and the country’s Partition, which resulted in the most large-scale migration of 20th century history: 15 million people crossed to and fro. The approximately 1 million refugees who came by sea to Bombay, leaving behind home and property, carried with them memories of Sindh, its cities (Hyderabad, Shikarpur) and its vibrant capital, Karachi, once considered Bombay’s twin. read more

A brief history of India’s foreign policy

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As India turns 70, take a look back into the diverse history of its foreign policy. Gateway House maps out the global trends which influenced and impacted Indian policy, as well as some Indian events which changed the world. read more


Global Events

Research Papers

Conference Report for The Gateway of India Geoeconomic Dialogue 2017

Gateway House and the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, co-hosted the second Gateway of India Geoeconomic Dialogue (GOIGD) on 13-14 February 2017. It brought together 370 delegates from 22 countries and 40 expert panellists from 13 nations.

Foreign Affairs

Germany’s New Global Role

Over the last two decades, Germany has undergone a remarkable transformation on the global stage. With the weakening of the European Union and a withdrawal from the region from the United States, Germany will be a responsible, restrained, and reflective leader, guided in chief by its European instincts.


Understanding P.V. Narasimha Rao

An earnestly, but objectively written, biography of the late prime minister gives credit where it has been denied: PVN was the principal architect of the economic reforms that put the country on a destiny-changing path of growth, while being up against a restless party, hostile Parliament, and an apathetic public.

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