After attending a conference in Mumbai on human trafficking, Zara rapoport, a summer assosiate at Gateway House, gives us her view of the issue – to raise awareness among a new population of people and bring it into the conversation on India’s Foreign Policy as well as India’s growing influence globally.
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As the Arab world remains engulfed in protests, there may be lessons to be learned from other recent democratic converts. Latin America’s growth story may provide the Arab world with some recommendations on how to address socio-economic issues in the post-revolution scenario.
With the post for the head of the International Monetary Fund up for grabs, the emerging market countries are yet to unite and provide a suitable candidate who receives formidable support for his or her candidature. China, however, may boldly question the status quo and step ahead.
Gateway House’s Katherine Foshko journeys through Nairobi and gives us her account of the country’s happenings. Her meeting with legendary paleoanthropologist Dr. Richard Leakey gives us insights into the current political doldrum in Kenya and maybe a few lesson for India as well.
The India-Africa Conclave and other such platforms of interaction have played a pivotal role in engaging Africa with India’s growth story. Various Indian investments in agriculture and infrastructure, totalling over $20 billion, are soon to boost Africa's economies.
The search for Afghani history within India takes us into the streets of Lajpat Nagar, Delhi, where Afghani refugees, assisted by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, run restaurants that serve up a delicate Afghani cuisine.
In the global hunt for energy security, nuclear energy has grown increasingly relevant as countries struggle to find sustainable sources of energy. The ambitious plans to build the world’s biggest nuclear plant in Jaitapur may prove to be the litmus test that defines the role of nuclear energy in India's future.
Gateway House's Executive Director, Manjeet Kripalani, gives us a view from the ground in the last phase of state assembly elections in India's eastern state of West Bengal. The battle for Lalgarh is fierce, as the Communist Party competes with the Congress in a dense forest with a tribal majority.
Gateway House's Executive Director, Manjeet Kripalani, gives us a view from the ground in the last phase of state assembly elections in India's eastern state of West Bengal. Purulia, a district full of rich minerals but poor residents, is hoping for "Parivartan" or Change to transform the area.
Even ardent supporters of Pakistan are unable to explain to Washington, and indeed the rest of the world, how Osama Bin Laden lived in a mansion with the Pakistani military and ISI as his neighbours. The implications on US-Pak relations are likely to be heavy.