The Islamic Terror Apparatus in the Indian Subcontinent: Pakistan, India & Afghanistan
I sit writing this article when the situation in West Asia seems to be somewhat in control. The Islamic State or Daesh is reported to have fallen and lost its strongholds from much of Iraq and Syria. The question however is, “Does the Islamic State losing its territorial hold necessarily imply a complete elimination of the threat of Islamic terror, or is it merely a break before it metamorphoses into an organized power that is deadlier?”
Women Entrepreneurship in India: Challenges & Solutions
“Entrepreneurship” by definition is an attitude to create something new, through an activity which creates value in the socio-economic system. This attitude primarily stems from a state of mind which develops naturally as a product of one’s surroundings and experiences. It all comes down to looking at life and career a certain way.
The Failure of Government Websites: Fighting Youth Radicalisation & Extremism
When trying to speak to the youth about the ideology and appeal of extremist and radical groups, most institutional and government websites lack a certain something, a certain "je ne sais quoi" to be convincing at all. But, quoi the f#ck is it? ... Most certainly the one thing they lack is passion. (That and a real long-term plan to stop the appeal of radicalisation and violence)
Fragile States & Armed Conflicts: Ways Out of Instability
What foundations do we need to build to tackle instability in countries suffering from fragile states and armed conflicts? Let’s have a look at public policies and international development best practices to recover from wars and internal conflicts.
Health Care System in India: Policies of Exclusion Working Against the Poor
The state of the healthcare system in India today is a perfect representation of the impact of the unregulated globalization and privatization. Permeating India's health policies in the past 20 years, they have been discriminating against the poorer population in the country.
The Dangers of Meditation: Why It's Bad for the Economy
It's becoming ever more popular, so many wonder what the dangers of meditation are for their health and if there are any associated risks. Believe me, your health shouldn't be the main concern. There is a real threat to the economy and our businesses (cue dramatic music).
Is China Communist or Capitalist? Perhaps Neither
Often best described as a socialist market economy, the Chinese model retains radical elements of its communist origins. Ideologically though, is China communist or capitalist or something else entirely? Let's have a look at the influence of pragmatism in Chinese tradition to get a better idea of what Chinese politicians really are after.
Poverty in America: Social Changes & Global Crises
Looking at poverty in the American continent is essential to better understand how the former colonies have evolved into radically different countries. Country by country, analyzing the social and economic paths taken, we can see the effects of discrimination, land ownership, wealth distribution & corruption.
Poverty in South Africa: Resisting Globalization & Inequalities
The fight against poverty in South Africa is actually written in the country's own Constitution, to be carried out via social assistance. While it's certainly not the first time that a constitution doesn't match reality - it tends to be an expression of a nation's ideals - in this case, it is quite far off that picture.
Child Labor in India: a Poverty of Schools?
Recent numbers show that, in proportion, child labor in India is declining (a little less than 5% of children). But when looking at absolute numbers, we see that more children than ever are faced with forced labor, which denies them the right to an education and a normal childhood.