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UN_Yoga_Day Courtesy: MEA Flickr
18 June 2015

International yoga day

The growing popularity of yoga across the world—highlighted by the International Yoga Day on June 21—is a triumph for those seeking to promote holistic knowledge systems and therapies for human well-being, and the recognition by the UN could strengthen public spending in support of such therapies across the world

Foreign Affairs March 2014 Courtesy: Foreign Affairs
4 April 2014

Eastern Europe Goes South

Many eastern European states who are part of the EU and were admitted only after being deemed compliant with the Copenhagen criteria have seen political parties in these countries become increasingly illiberal

rajwa Courtesy: Ministry of External Affairs, India
28 June 2013

Kabul Diary: Discovering the Indian connection

Kabul Diary is a compilation of experiences and observations by Gateway House’s Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy, who is visiting Afghanistan. In her second entry, she writes about the omnipresence of the ‘India’ factor and the goodwill that New Delhi has in Kabul.

abe manmohan sinha MEA Courtesy: Ministry of External Affairs, India
31 May 2013

India-Japan: A new model for Asian collaboration

Many parts of Asia lack adequate infrastructure and skilled human resources, but have potential for rapid growth. Sanjeev Sinha blogs about how Japan and India can collaborate to develop a model – where Tokyo pools in technology and capital, and India manages human resources – to generate growth in Asia.

Gandhi jappalang wikicommons Courtesy: jappalang/WikimediaCommons
14 March 2013

The relevance of Gandhi in China today

In recent years, there has been a growing interest in Gandhian philosophy and values among Chinese citizens. Can the Mahatma’s philosophy of non-violence, social harmony, and environmental protection be applied to address issues facing present-day China?

DD Courtesy: Prasar Bharati
1 March 2013

Doordarshan diplomacy

Doordarshan, India’s national TV broadcaster, has been long known for its low production quality, and the lack of a global reach. With India’s steady rise as an economic power, there is increasing curiosity about India in the world. How can Doordarshan promote India’s interests in the global market?

The Neverending Story: Drama in the South China Sea Courtesy: U.S. Navy Imagery/Flickr
7 September 2012

The Neverending Story: Drama in the South China Sea

Different countries diagnose the South China Sea problem in different ways. Some think the situation is dangerous and needs fixing. Others, notably China, are quite comfortable with the status-quo. Given the difference in the outlook towards this issue, how can the tension in the region be reduced significantly?

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