More than 100 states have endorsed a declaration on ending sexual violence in conflict. India is not one of them. Not surprising, writes Swarna Rajagopalan, in a country which turns a blind eye to high levels of gender discrimination and gender-based violence
To many policymakers Gross National Happiness doesn't sound like a serious framework to measure progress by, says Swarna Rajagopalan. But isn’t it the welfare state alone which has the capacity to attempt the scale of intervention and programming required to assure each Indian’s welfare?
International conventions are easy to sign but hard to implement, writes Swarna Rajagopalan on the 11th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325, taking a close look at two recent reports which point to the mismatch between what is needed and what exists on paper
Just days before 9/11 the UN had resolved that every September 21 would be observed as International Day of Peace. The distance from 9/11 to the International Day of Peace is best traversed by the kind of people-to-people contact made possible by international education, says Swarna Rajagopalan
The Indian is no longer defined by those living within the borders of India but also those who are between and beyond borders; India is no longer governed by its own laws but also by international conventions and principles, writes Swarna Rajagopalan in the first of her new column on India and the world, and the tensions between