Assessing Iran’s proxy “elements:” A case of State Sponsored Terrorism in Middle East?

Introduction With a sudden drift in the domestic politics in Iran, a consequence of Iranian revolution decades ago, Iran, today, continues to support terrorist factions operating in and around the Middle East. Besides propagating its...
drug trafficking

Restructuring operational capabilities of the UNODC: “Unchecked” drug trade

Introduction The issue of illicit drug trafficking is not only a concern for national and international law enforcement agencies, but also for the UN, a “grave” concern rather, which forced UN to establish a dedicated...
India- China relations

When China “felt” threatened: Sino-India nuclear quagmire

Years after the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, PRC and India managed to "maintain” a healthy relationship. The extent of the two nations' “relationships” can be measured from their cooperation in ratifying the...

Business Chatbots: ‘Executive Assistant (EA)’ to new age organizations needed!

Are you using a computer on behalf of a person or with a person and you can - see and interpret text and pictures - move and click the mouse - write text and...

Pre-1947 Indian Advertising: How it evolved

‘A man who stops advertising to save money is like a man who stops a clock to save time.’ - Henry Ford ‘Advertising is the greatest art form of the 20th century.’  - Marshall McLuhan How...

10 things you didn’t know about yourself

While brilliant minds try to land used rockets, plan trips to Mars and find the ultimate cure for cancer, here are ten fascinating things you didn’t know about yourself to brighten your day up.

Realising our potential in a family business

A young man belonged to a business family that dealt in jute bags, but his ambitions lay in another direction altogether. He wanted to make it big in the hotel industry, and not just...
Women Power

Moving ahead with Women, Peace and Security: From conflict intervention to peacebuilding support

“Moving ahead with Women, Peace and Security”: From conflict intervention to peacebuilding support Introduction United Nations adopted the UN Resolution 1325 in the year 2000. It was, for the first time, UN’s acknowledgement to women’s situation...

UBI: A comforting balm

This year’s Economic Survey talked about rolling out a Universal Basic Income (UBI).That is a radical idea for tackling poverty. The Survey says that the scheme would nearly wipe out poverty although there are...

Sons vs Daughters in Family Businesses

THE FAMILY BUSINESS FILES of Prof. Parimal Merchant As most of my readers will know by now, I conduct a course in Family Business Management at the SP Jain Global School, and have been interacting with...