Asia Gaze

Asia Gaze

Asia Gaze is an independent, Non-Profitgroup focused on sharing diverse viewpoints from Asia with world.

About Us

Asia Gaze is an independent, Non-Profit group focused on sharing diverse viewpoints from Asia with world.

Welcome to Asia Gaze, a unique place where we bring forward the Asian perspective on global happenings. Our main goal is to help people understand each other better by creating a space where Asian voices can share their observations and reflections on the world around us.

As our world gets more connected, having conversations that cross borders and cultures is really important. Asia Gaze aims to share stories and viewpoints from Asia that might not be heard otherwise, adding valuable insights to global discussions.

Asia Gaze extends a warm invitation to individuals and communities across the globe to partake in this enriching journey of exploration, understanding, and collaborative discourse. It's the diversity of thought, the willingness to engage, and the pursuit of shared knowledge that propels us towards nurturing a more inclusive and insightful global narrative.

About Us
Asia Gaze is an independent, Non-Profit group focused on sharing diverse viewpoints from Asia with world.
Welcome to Asia Gaze, a unique place where we bring forward the Asian perspective on global happenings. Our main goal is to help people understand each other better by creating a space where Asian voices can share their observations and reflections on the world around us.
As our world gets more connected, having conversations that cross borders and cultures is really important. Asia Gaze aims to share stories and viewpoints from Asia that might not be heard otherwise, adding valuable insights to global discussions.
Asia Gaze extends a warm invitation to individuals and communities across the globe to partake in this enriching journey of exploration, understanding, and collaborative discourse. It’s the diversity of thought, the willingness to engage, and the pursuit of shared knowledge that propels us towards nurturing a more inclusive and insightful global narrative.

Gaze

Serving as the cornerstone of this platform, the “Gaze” section endeavors to amplify a diverse array of voices from Asian scholars, journalists and individuals, illuminating the distinct lens through which Asia perceives and interacts with the world. Beyond mere observation, the Asian gaze is posited as a unique and enriching vantage point, fostering a captivating narrative in global dialogues.
The “Gaze” section introduces a special issue forum, extending an invitation for contributions that delve into the relations between Asia and the global community, self-reflection from the Asian scholarly diaspora, and engaging dialogues between Asian and international cohorts.

Under the umbrella of "Gaze", we explore:

Reflective Dynamics

A delve into the intrinsic dynamics within Asia, traversing the rich tapestry of cultures, political landscapes, and societal narratives that shape the region.

Asia-Africa Interplay

An insightful examination of the relationships, interactions, and mutual perceptions between Asia and the African continent, uncovering the multifaceted connections that span across trade, diplomacy, and cultural exchanges.

Asia-Europe Discourse

A thoughtful exploration of the historical and contemporary interplay between Asia and Europe, fostering a nuanced understanding of the diplomatic, economic, and cultural dialogues that have transpired over centuries.

Through the “Gaze” section, we aspire to weave a narrative that not only reflects the profundity of Asian perspectives but also engages in a meaningful discourse with the global scholarly community, nurturing a space of intellectual curiosity, mutual respect, and enlightening discoveries.

Dialogue

The “Dialogue” section is conceived as a vibrant forum to foster dynamic exchanges both within the Asian community and between Asian and global voices. Through an eclectic blend of mediums, this section endeavors to transcend traditional boundaries and spark a rich tapestry of dialogues.

Here’s what the "Dialogue" section encapsulates:

Multimedia Engagements

Embarking on a journey beyond text, we invite engagements through podcasts, visual arts, and diverse performances. This multimedia approach aims to democratize knowledge and make it accessible, engaging, and enjoyable for a broader audience.

Events and Workshops

Through a curated series of both in-person and online events, we aim to create a space for lively discussions and immersive learning. Our events range from workshops, film screenings, and lectures to exhibitions of visual art, each designed to evoke thought, stimulate discussions, and foster a culture of intellectual curiosity and openness.

Community Interaction

By promoting interactive dialogues, we aspire to build a community of inquisitive minds eager to explore, understand, and appreciate the myriad narratives that shape our world. This section will serve as a conduit for knowledge exchange, cultural appreciation, and mutual understanding, nurturing a global community bound by the spirit of inquiry and the desire for meaningful discourse.
Through the “Dialogue” section, Asia Gaze extends a warm invitation to individuals from all walks of life to partake in a journey of exploration, understanding, and collaborative discourse. It’s not just about the conversations we have, but the connections we foster and the common ground we discover, that will propel us towards a more inclusive and insightful global narrative.

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India’s fast pace towards low-carbon energy sector

The two challenges of the Indian power sector Access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy is critical to basic human needs. Energy availability and quality are also vital for economic activities and national competitiveness. Over the past two decades, India has bridged the gap in electricity access, providing electricity to 730 million people, mainly rural households, covering almost the entire Indian population (99.6%). India has recognised the energy sector’s potential in combating climate change. India’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) includes a 45% reduction in the emissions intensity of its GDP by 2030. The power sector is the largest emitter in the country and plays a crucial role in meeting emissions targets. India has committed to achieving approximately 50% cumulative installed capacity in non-fossil fuel-based energy sources by 2030. India is moving towards a low-carbon energy sector by doubling its renewable energy production capacity in the past ten years and setting ambitious targets for the future.  Basics of electricity and Indian power policies Household connection is the very end of the electric network: electricity is produced, and transmitted, sometimes for thousands of kilometres to a consumer that shall be individually connected to the network (so-called « distribution »). For optimal network functioning, i.e. minimising electric losses and avoiding shutdowns, the network shall be optimised and production shall meet the demand, at any time of the day. In addition, intermittent renewable energy like wind or solar cannot be produced 24 hours a day and must be complemented by consistent sources. Therefore, India’s increase in renewable production and electricity access results from careful planning at the central level and declination in the vast territory. In 2003, as part of a strategic strategy for energy security, India took a decisive step in its energy policy through the National Energy Act. The policy allowed renewable energy into the mix, taking advantage of India’s massive solar and wind potential and rationalising electric production and network expansion through 5-year planning. The National Electricity Plans assess needs, potential and set targets. In the last ten years, although discrepancies between the plan and the reality occurred, the sector was scrutinised, and a large set of policy measures were implemented to correct and allow the country to reach its goals. Snapshot of the electricity sector as of today The installed capacity was around 100 GW in 2001, 72 GW thermal capacity, and 25 GW renewables. By 2022, the installed capacity is almost 400 GW, of which 157 GW is renewables (see graphs for more details of the current energy mix). Coal-based energy is one of the cheapest sources and is the backbone of India’s energy production. It is now supplanted by renewables addition: over the past five years, thermal capacity increased by 31 GW, mainly coal, whereas renewables increased by 55 GW with a significant contribution from solar (41 GW). Nevertheless, keeping up with India’s population and economic development demands appears challenging. Despite a slight energy deficit, the installed capacity still fails to meet the electric requirement and peak demand. In

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