In 2013, the Government of India finalized its policy for the exploration and exploitation of shale gas. So far the development of shale gas in India is limited to drilling of few exploratory wells only by national oil companies (NOCs). However, this could change very quickly.
After 20 years of violence in Mizoram, a Peace Accord concluded in 1986 and the creation of a full-fledged state provided the base for a long-term successful settlement. Margaret Ch. Zama and C. Lalawmpuia Vanchiau have reviewed publications on Mizo history over the last five decades, with a specific focus on the era of turmoil year from the 1960s to the 1980s.
The Government of India signed a framework agreement with Northeast India’s largest insurgent group, the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah), on 3rd August 2015. A conference report edited by Aarushi Prakash and Chok Tsering reviews the situation in Nagaland.
Both India and Pakistan are extremely vulnerable to climate change owing to their geographic location, large populations and low adaptive capacities. As a result of their vulnerability, they are already experiencing the negative impacts of climate change. With this in mind, a Track II dialogue was organized to discuss what measures exist and could be taken by the two countries, both individually and collectively, to build resilience.
India has numerous environmental legislations to keep a check on the environmental and social impacts of the development projects in the country. A new study provides a reality check of these laws´compliance and monitoring mechanisms and suggests ways how local communities can make better use of them.
A new report analyses the recommendations from IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report against the policy framework existing in India, and identifies gaps, in order to adopt the suggestions towards a climate resilient low carbon society in India.
These are three oral histories from a little –known transgender community in South India called the Jogappas. The multiple changes in the world around them have impacted the Jogappas in various ways. Each Jogappa provides her account of the unique experiences that have shaped their lives and identities.
The problems faced by transgender persons in India receive little public attention. Aneka, based in Bangalore, works with Jogappas, a little-known South Indian transgender community, and has conducted a study in their lives and social conditions.
Do Indian women who control assets, especially land, have a greater control over their lives? Do they experience less gender-based violence? A new study, based on field data from rural areas in Karnataka, Telengana and Meghalaya that have diverse land-ownership systems, explores the connection.
The lecture was an outsiders perspective on Indian Diaspora and Diaspora policies with reference to Africa tracing the links in history, origin of people’s movement in trade and labor, current policies and challenges.
The lecture drew attention on various aspects of India and Indian Diaspora in East Africa, which is largely a business community and is an old Diaspora in the region. The community is integrated though still considered a ‘heritage resource’ for the host and home countries. Their experiences are diverse in the countries they are in and it is important to understand this in order to assess potential towards bettering bilateral relations between India and these countries namely, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.
The political, social, economic and cultural India-Nigeria engagement started well before both countries’ political independence from Britain. The ties run deep with India becoming one of Nigeria’s largest trading partners since bilateral relations were established in 1958. The talk highlighted long-standing Diaspora engagement between the two countries and the new dimension and potential that this relationship has in the context of emerging realities.