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29 November 2013

Indian state elections: winds of change?

In India, there are some powerful forces now in play in the election-bound states – and the 2014 general elections. Manjeet Kripalani, who toured the states during the polls, blogs about the increasing focus on issues such as job creation, sanitation, nutritious food, and technological innovation, among the electorate

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15 November 2013

Controlling cyberspace

Across the globe, governments trying to control the internet are violating the privacy and rights of internet users. China’s censorship model is limited to its borders, the U.S.’ surveillance affects everyone internationally. A multilaterally-acceptable mandate for cyber governance is now an imperative.

Mars Lander Courtesy: NASA/Wikimedia Commons
6 November 2013

New Delhi: Myopic beyond Mars

At a time when China has invested substantially in its space projects and Russia is invigorating its space exploration, India too must develop a strategically-designed programme. The successful launch of the Mars Orbiter Mission should give New Delhi enough reason to increase India’s space footprint

space by Benison P Baby Wikimediacommons Courtesy: Benison P Baby/WikimediaCommons
29 August 2013

India is sitting on a space goldmine

Indian companies are pursuing defence offsets and commercial aviation products, but bypassing the global space economy. To build on this market requires New Delhi to overhaul its space policy, ISRO to amend its policy on contracts, and Indian industry to share the risk and investment

Policy Perspectives
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28 June 2013

Intellectual Property Rights: Innovation, Accessibility and Public Interest

Policy Perspectives from Gateway House give an overview of a global issue that has implications for India’s policy-making and business community. This edition focuses on the global IPR framework and the need for new business models that can cater to public health concerns

space Courtesy: NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center/Flickr
28 June 2013

Mining and industry in space?

An increase in the global demand for rare earth elements, used in high-technology industries, coupled with limited supplies on Earth, has accelerated extra-terrestrial exploration. International cooperation and competition for these space-based resources will determine the next human footprint and race in space.

narendra sabharwal Courtesy: Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy/Gateway House
6 June 2013

IPR: ‘Developing countries need to be cautious’

The Indian Supreme Court’s verdict in the Novartis case over patent rights has opened up the debate on intellectual property rights (IPR) in India, and globally. Gateway House interviews Narendra Sabharwal, Chair, IPR Committee, FICCI, to discuss the role of IPR and public health concerns in emerging economies.

mohanpai 2 Courtesy: T. V. Mohandas Pai
3 June 2013

“Government needs a partnership with our private sector”

The recent crisis at Infosys suggests that corporate governance in India’s IT sector has been slipping. Gateway House talks to T.V. Mohandas Pai, former CFO of the company, about what the Indian IT industry and the government can do to raise global competitiveness and remain recognised as centers of innovation