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30 July 2015

A brief history of Indian CSR

Tracing the history of CSR in India, from Independence to the Companies Act. This a first in a series of articles examining CSR and the Indian Companies Act (2013)

28 May 2009, VIENNA, VIENNA, Austria --- epa01744496 (L-R, front row) Director of the OPEC research divisiton, Dr. Hasan M. Qabzard, OPEC President, Angola's Oil Minister Jose Maria Botelho de Vasconcelos and OPEC Secretary-General Abdalla el Badri (R) address the media during a press conference in Vienna, Austria on 28 May 2009. Officials of the 12 Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) members held a closed-door meeting in Vienna on 28 May.  EPA/HERBERT PFARRHOFER --- Image by © HERBERT PFARRHOFER/epa/Corbis Courtesy: The Speaker-news
23 July 2015

OPEC’s spigot: spot on

By keeping production high and oil prices low, OPEC is taking on oil and gas companies by undercutting their ability to investments in future oil & gas production

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23 July 2015

The shastri’s “Shastra”

In the last of a trilogy of books, Shashi Tharoor's volume of 100 articles poses numerous question and critiques of the one-year old Modi government, while also offering "Shastra" on a range of topics. However, in many cases his criticism are unfair and easily applicable to the previous Congress government

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23 July 2015

No peace in Kabul without Delhi

The recent meeting between the Taliban and the Afghan governments– brokered China– holds promise to bring peace to Afghanistan. However, the absence of India at the table notable. Given India's investments in Afghanistan and geopolitical importance, China must seek to bring India to the table, otherwise peace will remain elusive

Zarif-Kerry Courtesy: Wikipedia
17 July 2015

Iran sanctions: journey’s end

A journey which began in Istanbul in 2012 ended in triumph in Vienna in July 2014, as the P5+1 countries and Iran announced a Joint Plan of Comprehensive action that would see Iran free of all economic sanctions while upholding the right to a civil nuclear programme. While this journey, fraught with challenges, technically is over, the ratification battle in the U.S. congress commences now

In this photo released by China's Xinhua news agency, a destroyer of the South China Sea Fleet of the Chinese Navy fire a missile during a traning in South China Sea on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007. Dozen of warships of the South China Sea Fleet were deployed in the competitive training to improve combat capability of the fleet, Xinhua said.  (AP Photo/Xinhua, Zha Chunming) Courtesy: India Strategic
16 July 2015

Military strategies collide in the Asia-Pacific

The recent re-evaluation by the US, China, Japan, and Russia of their military strategies reflects new geopolitical equations in which the Asia Pacific is a major strategic intersection. Turmoil in this region can impact India’s trade and security interests, and to avoid this India must craft a balance between its relations with all the countries involved