In tourism minister K.J. Alphons, India has a go-getter. People have high expectations and hope he will bring a new vision to tourism promotion. I refer here mainly to foreign tourists, also underscoring that any improvement in facilities will directly translate into gains for domestic tourism as well. Boosting India’s share in the global tourism market was a personal priority in my working career, in different foreign service assignments. From that continuing interest, I offer some suggestions.
Congress member of parliament Shashi Tharoor, a former United Nations undersecretary general and a former minister of state in the Indian Ministry of External Affairs, is the first chair of the Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee to take a professional interest in the operation of India’s diplomatic system.
Kautilya’s Arathashastra: An Intellectual Portrait The Classical Roots of Modern Politics in India Subrata K Mitra & Michael Liebig Nomos 568 pages; $115.61 This book is indirectly an outgrowth of Michael Liebig’s doctoral thesis on Kautilya, published in German in 2014, which was a seminal work that followed in the tradition of Max Muller of mining and re-presenting ancient Indian knowledge for contemporary readers.
IndStory3: FamilyHealthSurvey2016 shows sharp fall in Total Fertility Rate, from 2.7 to 2.2: consider, 2.1 is replacement rate, so we move fast to stable population. Among Muslims steep fall from 3.4 to 2.6, Hindus 2.8 to 2.1 #diplomacyedu#14dip
IndiaStory2: 115 of 600+ districts, lagging in performance to be ranked on key criteria, spur development, push people participation. Such practical steps hav impact. Kudos for innovation #diplomacyedu#14dip
UN Report: Migration up 49% since 2000, migrants 3.4% of world pop, against 2.8 in 2000. Yet rich states hold narrow view, not seeing positives. Need Global South inputs + frame new global compact #diplomacyedu#14dip
Las Vegas Electronics show: China now sells $69,000 all-electric SUV, runs 500 km. China’s EV sales 700,000 in 2017, ahead of US, will cross 1m this year. And in India we still debate policy. #diplomacyedu#14dip
25th Anniv India-ASEAN partnership: New theme ‘Commerce, Connectivity & Culture’ - gives life to Act Asia. Don't view as China rivalry. Simply builds on India strength — as benign, truly cooperative power #diplomacyedu#14dip
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