February 18, 2023

Good morning. Every Saturday, we publish the results of polls from feature stories that were published the past week. We also give a brief overview of the topics that were discussed.

🗳️ POLL RESULTS – Week 112
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Are US-China tensions ballooning?

Daily | 13 February 2023

On February 4, a US F-22 fighter jet shot down a Chinese ‘surveillance’ balloon after tracking its week-long journey across parts of the US and Canada, carving uncertainty into the road for US and China cooperation. With the US and China looking to improve their bilateral relations recently, will the Chinese balloon saga become another flashpoint? Read more on this here.

India-Canada relations: How will things go moving forward?

Daily | 14 February 2023

India’s relationship with Canada should be tip-top. In reality, there have been some points of contention. The arrival of Canadian Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly without much fanfare to meet with her Indian counterpart is a significant step. Given the past couple of years haven’t been best for bilateral relations between the two countries, does the future bode well for India-Canada relations? We discuss it here.

Is India prepared to deal with natural disasters?

Daily | 15 February 2023

The country needs a disaster management framework which prioritises risk management and second-order impacts. So, where does India currently stand – is it prepared to withstand potentially catastrophic disasters, or are some lessons still to be learnt? We unpack the issue here.

Plant-based and Mock Meat: Can they catch on in India?

Daily | 16 February 2023

With food habits come different tastes and preferences. People opt for different diets for health or other purposes. One trend that’s come to the fore is plant-based meat products or mock meat. A relatively new concept for Indians, can it break into the mainstream, or will it be a niche? Find the debate here.

Fast fashion: Can India move away from it?

Daily | 17 February 2023

Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi sported a Nehru jacket made of recycled PET bottles to spotlight the government’s commitment to sustainable living. Sustainable, upcycled clothing has become something of a trend too. With India being one of the top manufacturing destinations for fast fashion, is this shtick likely to make a dent? Follow the story here.