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The Bohra transcultural network

the bohra transcultural network Courtesy: SBUT

India and Yemen are the spiritual homeland of the Dawoodi Bohra community, and the roots of its religious, political, economic, and cultural history, but the turn of the 21st century has witnessed the community’s marked outward immigration from former strongholds in the east to the west. From older communities in India, Pakistan, East Africa, Sri Lanka and the Gulf countries, Bohra youngsters are seeking opportunities in Western Europe, the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States and Australia. This is read more

Finally, an EU Indo-Pacific strategy

finally, an eu indo-pacific strategy Courtesy: European Union

The EU has finally evolved an Indo-Pacific (I-P) strategy. This covers the perspective of all 27 countries, and emerges from a virtual meeting of their foreign ministers, which approved the policy on 19 April. It recommits the EU politically to the I-P region and aims to contribute to its stability, security, prosperity and sustainable development. These are anchored on ‘shared values ‘of democracy, rule of law, human rights read more

India at the Arctic Council

india at the arctic council Courtesy: Arctic Council Flickr

In 2019, India was re-elected as an Observer to the Arctic Council,, a multilateral organisation consisting of eight littoral Arctic nations that works towards promoting cooperation, coordination and interaction among the Arctic states, its indigenous population, and other inhabitants on sustainable development and environmental protection. India was first granted the Observer status in 2013, along with five other nations. During its previous tenure, India has had privileged access to Arctic Council’s side-events and the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate read more

Siemens, Kalwa: Successful brownfield transformation

siemens, kalwa: successful brownfield transformation Courtesy: Twitter|@SiemensIndia

Siemens India, a subsidiary of Germany’s Siemens AG has been operating in India for over 150 years. It has 23,000 employees, annual revenues of $1.5 billion, 22 factories, eight centres of competence and 11 R&D centres in India. Over the past few years, Siemens AG has been diversifying from conventional engineering products and services, to becoming a total technology and digital solution provider across all its verticals. Siemens is also amongst the top 10 software companies in the world. By read more

Research

Digital Manufacturing in India

Digital manufacturing is the next wave of business globalisation, which, post-pandemic is not just blind automation to save costs but the smart use of digital tools to modernise industry and create good quality jobs. Digital manufacturing is the next leap for India’s tech leadership - the first being the software outsourcing movement in the 1990s. This time around, government incentives are aligning with industry interests. It offers India a chance to reposition itself globally, and play a leadership role.

Foreign Affairs

As the World Burns

A yawning gap has opened up between what countries know about the risks of climate change and what they are doing to reduce them. In the riskier new era of climate change, the longer countries take to close that gap, the more painful and deadly the outcomes.

Book Reviews

Energy Kingdoms: Oil and Political Survival in the Gulf

This book examines concisely and readably how the discovery of oil and natural gas transformed the six oil kingdoms of the Gulf, but profligate energy consumption at home challenged the basis of this very prosperity. It goes on to look at how these countries dealt with the economic crises that struck them

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