Sunday, 22 July, 2018

Topic: South Asia

Sri Lanka

Cultural diversity can drive economies. Here are lessons from India and South Asia

India may be in disagreement with China over historical borders, but it still shares with it local languages and Buddhist religious minorities.
Panellists at the first session of South Asia Conclave 2018 | Manisha Mondal/ ThePrint

At South Asia Conclave, a discussion on the Indian brand of ideology in divided times

The first session at South Asia Conclave 2018 saw panellists discuss the upcoming book, ‘Ideology and Identity: The Changing Party Systems of India’.
South Asia faces challenges of infrastructure, security, healthcare, education and livelihood | Jeff Holt, Bloomberg

New Delhi conclave to dissect the promise of South Asia

The conclave organised by Oxford University Press aims to introduce new ideas on modern South Asia to the larger public.
An American Flag | Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Never mind the title, ‘The Most Dangerous Place’ is an absorbing read

Srinath Raghavan’s broad and detailed swathe of the US-South Asia relationship beautifully brings out the inherent contradiction in the heart of US policy.
Men waiting outside shops for work in New Delhi during the demonetisation period in India

India’s GDP growth recovery gains strength but oil price rise & market rout remain worries

For oil-importing India, the combination of a weaker currency and surging oil prices is a threat not only for the current-account deficit, but also inflation.
File photo of people lining up outside an HDFC Bank ATM| Bloomberg

$1-billion rush seen for HDFC bank as foreigners get last chance to buy shares

HDFC will close the window that permits foreigners to buy shares of India's most-valuable lender soon, which is resulting in a surge in buying. 
File photo of PM Modi & US President Donald Trump in White House | Getty images

India is said to overhaul export programme to allay US concerns

Apart from complaining to the WTO that India's export subsidies were hurting US companies, the latter has also put India on its currency manipulators watch-list.
File photo of BCCI headquarters in Mumbai

India, Pak DGMOs talk peace on hotline, as BCCI seeks to know how to respond to Pak Cricket Board

The Nations Next Door is a daily roundup of the most interesting news and views from across South Asia.
Asad Durrani

Pakistan bans ex-spy chief from leaving the country, while Kabul and Islamabad talk peace

The Nations Next Door is a daily roundup of the most interesting news and views from across South Asia.
Healthcare

India ranks a poor 145 on Lancet’s healthcare index, UP and Assam worst performers

Among South Asian countries, with a score of 41.2 on the HAQ, India ranks after Bangladesh and Bhutan.