Category Archives: Employment

Leaving the Glass Ceiling Behind; By Asma Masood

CAS article no. 0137/2016 Courtesy: Vidura, a journal of the Press Institute of India, July-September 2016 Volume 8 Issue 3.  Ages have passed since the tender feet of little girls in China were compressed into narrow shoes, and though women in that country are still struggling within the narrow walls of societal pressures, there’s a determination among them to progress. Asma Masood reports, buoyed by her recent visit to Beijing.  Women in China seem at first… Read Article →

Because They Too, Are Worth It: Gender Issues Among Rohingya Women; By Asma Masood

CAS article no. 0135/2016 Courtesy: Red Elephant Foundation This article has been published by Red Elephant Foundation (an Initiative for Peace and Gender Equality through Storytelling) to mark the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (August 9).  “In societies where men are truly confident of their own worth, women are not merely tolerated but valued.” ― Aung San Suu Kyi (From a speech read on video on August 31, 1995… Read Article →

Impressions of an Indian woman in China; By Asma Masood

CAS article no. 0071/2016 Courtesy: Institute of Chinese Studies Blog  Asma Masood, Research Officer, Chennai Centre for China Studies, was part of an all India think tank delegation to visit China from 21-29 April 2016. “Don’t worry,” an Indian lady friend from Shanghai advised before my China visit. “This is Ram Rajya. You will be safe.” These words were reassuring, but I felt a smidgen of doubt. After all, living in… Read Article →

Asian Century: India and China need to overcome Poverty; By Shastri Ramachandaran

CAS article no. 0037/2016 Courtesy: DNA India One term which gained currency in the millennium’s first decade was “Asian Century”. The term represented a promise, a prospect and a goal; and, invariably, was used with optimism. For a while, it was as evocative as the term “21st century” was in the 1980s, replete with visions of new vistas of life, living and development far removed from the poverty, deprivation and… Read Article →

Lucrative Partnership: Digital India has much to Attract China; By Shastri Ramachandaran

CAS article no. 0019/2016 Courtesy: DNA India Although India and China are politically, culturally and economically different, the two countries have much more in common than the border and Buddhism. India’s economy, for one, is very much on a China-like trajectory. That has been so since the economic reforms piloted by Manmohan Singh as finance minister under PV Narasimha Rao from 1991-96. The “Rao Revolution” was not very different from… Read Article →

Book Review: To Market, To Market; By K. Subramanian

CAS article no:  0041/2015 Courtesy: The Hindu The Making of Miracles in Indian States; ed Arvind Panagariya & M. Govinda Rao, OUP, Rs.595. At a time when even the World Bank is advocating inclusive growth, this book oddly extols the market in its analysis of three Indian states.  In 1993, the World Bank brought out a report titled The East Asian Miracle,which excited global opinion. Very soon, economists faulted the… Read Article →