Avilash Roul
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The writer works with IIT Madras as senior scientist.

VARIETY

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Modi's Russia visit to meet Putin shows how India has redefined its foreign policy with 'informal' meets

A leader travelling a long distance, moving out of his/her own comfort zone, to informally meet global leaders has enough substance in it for forging trust.

VARIETY

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US import of elephant trophies has traumatic implications for India too

While the African elephant is vulnerable, its Asian counterpart is an endangered species.

VARIETY

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Merely lining up projects will not save Chennai from disaster

The rush of development plans within the broad development discourse in itself has many side effects.

POLITICS

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Trump pulling out of Paris deal is not America's first blow to climate change

Member nations suffering the most must impose strict moral sanctions against Washington.

POLITICS

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ADB celebrates 50 years, but there's a problem with development institutions

There are, however, new players in Asia to fuel development finance, such as New Development Bank and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

MONEY

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How BRICS' New Development Bank can be a model institution

NDB is positioning its credibility as an organisation to support sustainable infrastructure rather than eradicating poverty.

POLITICS

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Scrapping Indus Waters Treaty unilaterally is not an option

Articles 9-12 of the treaty clearly say India and Pakistan can’t just cancel it.