India’s caste system is still alive and well
India’s caste system continues to divide society, restricting opportunity for large numbers of Indian citizens and preventing the nation from realizing its full human potential.
Hope and promise of Japan's "womenomics"
Too many Asians do not have a chance to contribute to society or the economy. Perhaps the most egregious case is that of Japanese women.
Chinese dream means learning to manage change
Chinese dream will become reality only if China learns to manage change, argues G. Bin Zhao who examines some of the challenges that stand in the way of this dream.
Financing Smart Cities: Key Requirements
What are the key requirements for financing smart cities? Mukul G. Asher and Shahana Sheikh offer us some proposals for the case of India.
Cambodian Art in Toronto
The East Gallery's exhibition of contemporary Cambodian painting, "Identities", is the "must-see" event on Toronto's cultural calendar this fall.
Restructuring Economies, Transforming Societies
Sustainable wellbeing requires not just economic restructuring but also social transformation, argued Dennis Snower in his opening address to this year's Global Economic Symposium.
Womenomics and Japan's modernization
Anthony De Bondt, a student at Tokyo's Sophia University, explores the participation of Japanese women in the economy, one of country's biggest challenges.
Asia's looming demographic dilemmas
Asia's rapidly emerging economies have benefited from a "demographic dividend". But many now face the burden of a "demographic tax", which they may find more challenging than Western countries have.
China's frustrated youth
China's youth is experiencing growing frustrations. The government will have to do more to maintain social peace.
Japan's demographic drama
Japan is undergoing a dramatic demographic transition, with a rapid aging and prospective decline of its population. What are the reasons? Does it matter? What to do?
Wrong About Japan
"When I grow up I'm going to live in Tokyo".
India's skills crisis
India faces a skills crisis. What could this emerging giant learn from a country like Germany, with its very successful skills policies?
Visit Toronto's Walnut Studios, 31 May
Toronto's Walnut Studios is holding its annual Open House this Saturday, 31 May. Come along and join the fun at Canada's leading artist community.
India's vocational education and training challenge
German President Joachim Gauck, Infosys Chairman Narayana Murthy, and Vice-chair of the Bertelsmann Stiftung Liz Mohn are working together to tackle India's VET challenge.
Towards a modern pension system in India?
Mukul Asher writes of recent initiatives to create a modern pension system in India, to meet the challenges of rapid ageing.
Super rich Indo-Canadians
Super rich Indo-Canadians may not be quite in the same league as business tycoons like Mukesh Ambani or L. N. Mittal. But they are certainly a dynamic force in the Canadian economy and society.
India -- the education drop-out
India withdrew from PISA, the world's "Gold Standard" for education evaluation, for 2012 and 2015, following a dismal result in 2009. But this is no way to improve an education system!
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.
Women's economic opportunity in Asia
Asia, the world's most dynamic region, is still way behind in providing women with economic opportunity.
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?
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