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by Ainesh Dey INTRODUCTION The prospect of nuanced civic engagement  in democratic processes, plays an important role in spearheading transparency, accountability and representation, and in strengthening the overall socio-political and economic character of the contemporary administrative discourse. At a time, when we are experiencing a paradigm shift from traditional redressal of grievances to instances of …

Inclusive and Participatory Urban Economies: The Indian Context Read More »

by Sameer Misra In rural Odisha in India, an innovative initiative is changing the lives of tribal children in ways not imagined before. The story not only reveals a dynamic educational approach, but also seamlessly aligns with participatory strategies in sport for development, placing the community at the forefront of transformative progress. Gram Vikas Vidya …

Empowering Tribal Communities Through Sport Read More »

by Monica Islam The People’s Republic of China, although an economic powerhouse, is no stranger to accusations of human rights abuses in the country. For instance, from an environmental perspective, China is the world’s top pollutant emitter. Nearly 60,000 people die due to water pollution every year in China. Other concerns are hostility towards religious …

How lessons from China could help eradicate female genital mutilation Read More »

by Monica Islam Not too long ago, two institutions—Gujranwala Medical College Welfare Society (GWS) and Red Crescent Gujranwala—collaborated to organize the Commonwealth Youth Empowerment Seminar 2023, with a view to nurturing youth development, empowerment and leadership in Gujranwala, a large industrial city in Pakistan which is also known as the “City of Wrestlers” and is …

Fostering Youth Empowerment Straight from Gujranwala Medical College Read More »

by Diksha Gupta and Ainesh Dey The article delves into the broader geo-strategic positioning of India against the backdrop of the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine. India’s Non-Linear Engagement in the Region: A Brief Overview As the Israel-Palestine conflict rages on, India’s  de-hyphenation policy, which calls for valuing independent relationships with Israel and Palestine, …

Reimagining Indian Intervention in the Israel-Palestine Conflict  Read More »

by Monica Islam National elections are approaching fast in the Indian subcontinent (India, Pakistan and Bangladesh). In Bangladesh, the elections are set to be held on January 7, 2024. Concerns are growing about the validity and reliability of the elections, i.e. whether the elections will be free, fair, credible and inclusive for all the parties …

What Qualities Are You Seeking in a Leader? Read More »

by Sitaram Nayak Christmas in India is a vibrant and diverse celebration, weaving together the global essence of the holiday with the rich tapestry of Indian culture. As the festive spirit fills the air, communities across the country embrace unique traditions that make Christmas in India truly special. Midnight Mass and Spiritual Celebrations One of …

Celebrating Christmas in India: A Tapestry of Traditions Read More »

by Srishti Negi “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players” – Shakespeare opined in the late 16th century, writing these memorable and insightful lines in his play ‘As You Like It’. And this dictum for ages immemorial has, consciously or unconsciously, represented the international stage at large. Now the …

United States, China & Others – The Rise of a new Cold War Read More »