German President at Bangalore skills summit
German President Gauck will lead discussions at an Indo-German skills summit in Bangalore, India, on 6-7 February.
Fiscal Discipline in India's States
Mukul Asher examines for us fiscal discipline in India's states, focusing on issues in measurement and use as a policy instrument.
Delhi's water supply: Going, going, gone?
Providing clean water to Delhi is no rocket science. What is missing is some political will and competent leadership, argue Asit K Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada.
Beijing or New Delhi: who has the worst air pollution?
Around 40% of residents in India’s capital city suffer health problems from air pollution, yet in contrast to China, the political response is muted, argues Joydeep Gupta from The Third Pole.
An Indo-Pacific Strategy for Australia?
Australia should be developing an "Indo-Pacific Strategy" involving the three giants of the region, China, India and the US, according to Rory Medcalf of the Lowy Institute.
America & India -- brothers in arms
America should manage its relationship with India with greater humility, modesty and respect. The world's two largest democracies should be "brothers in arms".
Amartya Sen on globalization
Amartya Sen's article on "How to judge globalism" is very much worth reading, ten years on.
Amartya Sen on development on Youtube
Amartya Sen explains his views on development in a couple of film clips. They are very much worth watching.
Amartya Sen on development as freedom
Development means freedom, according to Amartya Sen, perhaps the greatest development thinker of our times.
A leaky plan in Delhi
An inefficient Delhi Jal Board will struggle to implement the water policy of Delhi's new Aam Admi government, writes Asit K. Biswas.
Abenomics honeymoon -- for how long?
How long will the Abenomics honeymoon last? This was one of the questions we recently discussed with Chie Matsumoto, a journalist and activist from Tokyo.
Japanese companies decamp to Hong Kong
A growing number of Japanese companies have been decamping to Hong Kong, East Asia's global city, according to InvestHK, Hong Kong's investment promotion agency.
WTO in the Asian Century
The next Director-General of World Trade Organization should be Asian, and Indonesia's Mari Pangetsu is an excellent candidate.
Women's economic opportunity in Asia
Asia, the world's most dynamic region, is still way behind in providing women with economic opportunity.
Whither Obama, our president?
As US Ambassador to Canada, David Jacobson, told an audience at the University of Toronto today, the race for the White House is now "very close".
What Asia's Next Generation, the "Tiger Cubs", Thinks
What do Asia's tiger cubs think of issues like education, inequality, demographics, environment, governance, geopolitics, and Asia identity?
Welcome to Canada!
Canada extends a very warm welcome to its immigrants, as evidenced in the "Welcome to Canada" booklet published by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. An increasing number of immigrants are Asian.
US on migrants' rights
The United States is an admirable international spokesman on migrants' rights issues. But it still has many challenges to deal with at home.
Urbanization and slums in Asia
Economic theory paints a nice picture of urbanization as a driver of economic development. Unfortunately, too many Asian people who migrate from the country to the city end up in squalid slums.
Trade unions push for financial reform
We need to find the ways and means to socialize profits -- rather than privatizing profits and socializing losses -- for the common good of our society, argued Jayasri Priyalal from UNI Apro.
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