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Ranvir Nayar

Managing Director & Founder at Media India Group

Macron in India: Economic ties remain Achilles heel of Indo-French ties

Macron in India: Economic ties remain Achilles heel of Indo-French ties

January 25, 2024

On January 26, when Emmanuel Macron becomes the sixth French President to be the Chief Guest at the Indian Republic Day parade in New Delhi’s Raj Path, it will reinforce the strong and stable relations that India and France have enjoyed for decades. Indeed, strategically and cu...

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Guadeloupe candidate Juliana Carène wins International Ambassador of Diwali 2023 contest

Guadeloupe candidate Juliana Carène wins International Ambassador of Diwali 2023 contest

November 29, 2023

Nineteen-year-old Juliana Carène, a resident of Guadeloupe, has bagged the title of the International Ambassador of Diwali 2023 in one of the tightest ever contests seen in this annual event organised by diaspora organisation GOPIO Guadeloupe, in Guadeloupe, a French territory i...

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No easy way out of Canadian conundrum for India

No easy way out of Canadian conundrum for India

September 25, 2023

A week is rather too long in politics, or so goes the old adage. The Indian diplomats have just been served a clear reminder of the saying. On September 10, India was literally and figuratively on top of the world, having successfully piloted a complex and heavily divided Summit ...

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With focus on adventure, ecotourism & culture, 1st Rangla Punjab Tourism Summit opens in Mohali

With focus on adventure, ecotourism & culture, 1st Rangla Punjab Tourism Summit opens in Mohali

September 12, 2023

Punjab’s journey towards becoming a premiere tourism destination in India kicked off to a rousing start as Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann inaugurated the 1st Rangla Punjab Tourism Summit in a packed house in Mohali on Monday. In his inaugural speech, Mann said that it was ...

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India should use G20 to push climate justice & developmental goals

India should use G20 to push climate justice & developmental goals

September 9, 2023

The crescendo of India’s year-long high-profile and even higher cost presidency of the G20 group of nations is finally here as leaders of the world’s most powerful gathering, outside of the United Nations, begins in New Delhi today. India and especially Prime Minister Narendr...

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Interview with Teresa Mera, Vice Minister of Commerce of Peru

Interview with Teresa Mera, Vice Minister of Commerce of Peru

August 23, 2023

Peru is keen to rapidly conclude its Free Trade Agreement with India as it would benefit both the countries and provide a big boost to the bilateral trade, says Teresa Mera, Vice Minister of Commerce of Peru, who was recently in New Delhi. Mera tells Media India Group that Peru i...

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Big expectations as 8 South American leaders gather to protect Amazon basin

Big expectations as 8 South American leaders gather to protect Amazon basin

August 8, 2023

On Tuesday, Presidents from eight countries across the Amazon including Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela gather in Belem in Brazil in their first meeting since 2009 under the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organisation (ACTO) to discuss the fate...

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Carbon offsets need close regulation & verification

Carbon offsets need close regulation & verification

August 2, 2023

Though carbon offset programmes have been around for a decade, over the last couple of years thousands of companies and self-styled not-for-profit organisations have sprung up all over the world claiming to provide carbon offsets that have evolved into multi-billion business, wit...

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Modi visit to Paris fails to address bilateral trade, achilles heel of a blossoming partnership

Modi visit to Paris fails to address bilateral trade, achilles heel of a blossoming partnership

July 18, 2023

At the first look, the Indo-French relationship looks to be in the pinkest of health, with little need for anything to change as cooperation is flourishing in almost every sector of the economy and every aspect of social or people-to-people contact. The year 2023 marks 25 years s...

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Nahel killing puts spotlight on France that got left behind

Nahel killing puts spotlight on France that got left behind

July 2, 2023

Large parts of France, including immediate suburbs of the capital Paris and many large towns, have been gripped by intense rioting for the past five days. The rioting, that began after French police shot dead at point blank a young man, has been unprecedented in scale, as buses, ...

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Sustainability flavour of season in USA Partnership Pavillion at Paris Air Show

Sustainability flavour of season in USA Partnership Pavillion at Paris Air Show

June 22, 2023

As the Paris Air Show heads towards end of business days and opens to the public from Friday, at the USA Partnership Pavillion it was already time to acknowledge the best stands amongst the 400-odd participants from the country which is present in its biggest strength ever. Accor...

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Paris Air Show 2023: Airbus-Leonardo sign MoU on European advanced trainer

Paris Air Show 2023: Airbus-Leonardo sign MoU on European advanced trainer

June 22, 2023

At the ongoing Paris Air Show 2023, EcoPulse, a hybrid-electric distributed propulsion aircraft demonstrator jointly developed by Daher, Safran and Airbus, made its first public appearance, revealing its final external configuration. After passing successfully the first ground te...

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