Foreign Policy

‘Stringent fines can go a long way in conserving environment’

Mariela Cruz is Costa Rica’s Ambassador to India who has been to this country 16 times before she took over as the envoy. A lawyer and an environmentalist by education and a yogini at heart, Cruz says despite being born in Costa Rica, she has always thought of India as home. She was hurled into the spotlight by the media last year when the air quality in Delhi went down in November and newspapers claimed that she went to Bangalore to escape the Delhi smog

The Rohingyas resist shift to nowhere island

The future of the million Rohingyas in Bangladesh is uncertain. The government wants the community en masse to be shifted to a floating island in the middle of the Bay of Bengal. What does this mean for the stateless Rohingya? Only time will tell

Is it really the beginning of thaw between India and Pakistan?

Relations between India and Pakistan do not warrant much optimism as so many times things have soured but this time, though, it could be different as the Pakistani army inserts itself in the peace process

Japan’s Bullet Train Troubles with India

One trillion rupee Bullet train project is a causing disquiet in Japan due to costs overrun and Indian government’s haphazard policies claims a Japanese magazine

Ahead of the Curve: Why Indian’s Should look to Study in Estonia

The Estonian Government wants to attract young, exciting talent from India to work at its start-ups and study in its universities