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Seema Sengupta

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Protecting India’s biodiversity

With dense black smoke clouds billowing in the sky for miles, the picturesque snow-capped mountain peaks in the western Himalayan region in north India suddenly disappeared from sight earlier this month.

May 16, 2016

India’s asymmetric health care

Medical tourism is a sector that India’s Narendra Modi government is eager to tap aggressively to drive growth in the country’s sunshine tourism industry.

May 09, 2016

India tormented by water crisis

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government admitted in the Supreme Court last month that India was in the grip of a serious water crisis, with more than a quarter of the country’s 1.3 billion population facing acute drinking water shortage and agricultural distress.

May 02, 2016

India’s tiger diplomacy

In the backdrop of a marginal rise in global tiger population for the first time in 100 years and an ambitious river-linking project endangering a premier tiger sanctuary in India, the 3rd Asian ministerial conference on tiger conservation was held in New Delhi in mid-April.

April 25, 2016

Pre-empting nuclear terrorism

When world leaders focused their attention on possible scenarios that might emerge with respect to terror networks vis-à-vis nuclear terrorism at an in-camera briefing during the closing session of the nuclear security summit in Washington, influential sources privy to the deliberations revealed

April 18, 2016

New approach for peace

Hours before Indian Premier Narendra Modi landed in Riyadh on his first-ever visit to Saudi Arabia; Indian media went gaga over reports of Saudi and American authorities joining hands to sanction Pakistani individuals and terrorist entities inimical to Indian interests.

April 11, 2016

Corrupt politics of power

Politics of power, says Gopal Krishna Gandhi — the illustrious grandson of Mahatma Gandhi — has altered the very dynamics of Indian politics, with vices like vengeance and vendetta taking precedence over everything else.

April 05, 2016

Transforming health sector

Earlier this year Saudi Arabia outlined an ambitious plan to diversify its economy amid crude collapse and significant development in shale gas sector.

March 28, 2016

Breaking the glass ceiling in UN

Come October, the United Nations will be celebrating the 16th anniversary of UNSC Resolution 1325, which reaffirms the important role that women can play in prevention and resolution of conflicts, peace negotiations, peace-building, peacekeeping and formulation of humanitarian response in post-co

March 21, 2016

BJP’s vision for S. Asia

As India’s Narendra Modi government approaches the two-year mark, the most important imprint of his governance so far, Modi’s diehard supporters argue, is the complete overhauling of the country’s foreign policy to make India’s voice count globally.

March 14, 2016