BRICS Reports: A Dormant Volcano – Inter-State Migration in India
This article is part of a cooperation between Future Challenges and the Sustainable Governance Indicators (SGI). SGI’s new study “Change Ahead? Sustainable Governance in the BRICS” examines policy making in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. We’ve asked five of our bloggers to tell us what they think about the reports. At the end […]
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A Zero-Sum Game?
Rapid globalization makes competition for land, raw materials and other resources intense. When the stakes are so high, can rural, indigenous peoples and urban, industrialized communities both benefit from resource extraction? Or is this situation a zero-sum game?
Democracy in India – The Road Ahead
The democracy is at the ‘crossroads’ and it is time for the ‘silent majority’ to speak up.
There is not much left to say, but a lot left to do.
Reflections from the 56th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women Mark Twain once mused, ‘What would men be without women? Scarce sir, mighty scarce.’ Women are a crucial element of the human equation, and yet many of the world’s women, particularly rural women, have been relegated to […]
ICT and Education in India
No doubt the issue raised by Maria Farooq in Defending the Global Village is very pertinent to India. The chronology of events over the last fourteen years shows it clearly- ICT has been used as a tool for numerous terrorist attacks. But I couldn’t agree more that despite the fact that […]