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  • Using Temple Gold for Shoring up the Economy: Learning from Kautilya’s Arthashastra

    Using Temple Gold for Shoring up the Economy: Learning from Kautilya’s Arthashastra

    Kautilya argues that when the treasury gets depleted, concerted efforts become necessary for its replenishment and even recommends extraordinary measures in emergency situations. But the guiding principle should be what the people consider as beneficial to themselves.

    April 17, 2015

    Need to revive Iran-India energy ties

    Need to revive Iran-India energy ties

    The possible lifting of the sanctions on Iran will lead to a rush for a share of the lucrative Iranian energy pie similar to Myanmar’s opening up last year. India cannot afford to be left behind.

    September 30, 2014

    SAARC Energy Agreement: A step in the right direction

    SAARC Energy Agreement: A step in the right direction

    Signing of the SAARC agreement is merely the first step in the process of regional energy cooperation. To make this initiative work, governments in the region need to synchronise their efforts on a range of technical, institutional and political issues.

    January 05, 2015

    Time for India to Look At Energy Security from Geostrategic Perspective

    Time for India to Look At Energy Security from Geostrategic Perspective

    Is India now looking at energy through the strategic prism? Its recent signing of the TAPI deal is certainly indicative of that.

    December 05, 2014

    Current Issues in Climate Change

    The problems caused by climate change have been recognised as one of the greatest concern of this century. The subject is futuristic, relevant and multi-disciplinary with many stakeholders. The matter encompasses not only the health of the planet itself, but also that of nations and individuals.

    Iraq crisis: Lessons for India

    Given India’s vulnerability to a rise in global crude oil prices as a result of its 75-80 per cent of its crude import dependency, the Iraq crisis could widen its current account deficit, while putting pressure on exchange rate, impeding government’s fiscal consolidation goal and putting off any nudge on interest rates by the Reserve Bank of India.

    July 16, 2014

    Why is Japan important to India’s energy security?

    India is trying to deal with its domestic energy concerns through various measures including reforming its New Exploration and Licensing Policy (NELP), intensifying its efforts in developing domestic unconventional energy resources and diversifying its crude imports. In this regard Japan’s support holds special importance.

    April 01, 2014

    Will Turkey be the new hub for gas?

    Turkey’s natural gas reserves are 218 bcf and its production is roughly 27 bcf. It relies heavily on imports to meet its domestic demand. Additionally, Turkey positions itself as a gas transit hub – importing from Russia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Iran and re-exporting some of it to Europe.

    November 06, 2013

    Northern Sea Route: Humming with Activity

    As the ice thins in the Arctic, the commercial feasibility of the northern sea route is increasing rapidly. Five years ago there was no activity; this year about 1.5 million tonnes of cargo will be transported through the NSR.

    August 27, 2013

    Understanding Kautilya’s Four Upayas

    The four upayas are not well studied by scholars and are often used in a casual manner, particularly misquoting Kautilya. It is important to locate the text of traditional indigenous knowledge in their correct context.

    June 20, 2013

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