Mapping India’s Global Engagements
TGII Media Private Limited is India’s well-known media, publishing, research and consultancy company. Promoted and led by Manish Chand, a senior journalist, author and veteran foreign affairs analyst, TGII Media is better known for India Writes Network (www.indiawrites.org) and India and World, online and print publications focused on international affairs.
Core Focus Areas
Driven by a highly qualified and motivated team of senior journalists, foreign policy experts, managers, publishing professionals and seasoned designers, TGII Media Pvt. Ltd’s core areas of business operations include: 1) Media II) Publishing III) Research/Consultancy IV) Conferencing V) Multi-media: Production of videos and documentaries.
BOARD OF ADVISERS
Amb. Kanwal Sibal: A well-known foreign affairs commentator, Amb. Sibal served as Foreign Secretary, Government of India. His distinguished diplomatic career includes stints as India’s Ambassador to Russia and France.
Amb. Anil Wadhwa: A well-known foreign affairs analyst and an ex-diplomat, Amb. Wadhwa served as Secretary (East) in India’s Ministry of External Affairs and as ambassador to various countries, including Italy and Thailand.
Amb. Gautam Bambawale: A well-known mandarin-speaking China expert, Amb. Bambawale served as India’s ambassador to China, Pakistan and Bhutan.
Amb. Vishnu Prakash: A well-known foreign affairs commentator, Amb. Vishnu Prakash served as India’s envoy to Canada and South Korea. He also served as spokesperson of India’s Ministry of External Affairs.
Prof. Srikanth Kondapalli: A well-regarded China expert, Prof. Kondapalli is Professor in East Asia studies at Jawahalal University and has authored many books on China and India-China relations.
Mr Pranav Kumar: Trade Policy Adviser, CII
Manish Chand, CEO-Editor-in-Chief, India Writes Network, presenting a copy of “Unprecedented Outreach, Unparalleled Outcomes” to India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. The book encapsulated major highlights of India’s Foreign Policy achievements in the last four years.
TGII Media has worked closely with India’s Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on a host of prestigious projects, including the publication of books, articles, reports and videos. These include well-researched and visually appealing books on foreign policy of the Government.
Over the last four years, TGII Media has been awarded contracts to publish annual books to mark the first, second, third and fourth anniversary of the Government in the realm of foreign policy.
Coffee-Table Book on PM’s outgoing visits: TGII Media was also contracted by XPD Division of MEA to publish a high-quality coffee-table book entitled “Journeys Across Continents: A New India on the Global Stage,” a book that encapsulates PM Modi’s visits to various countries around the world during the first 18 months of his tenure, in crisp text and photos.
Videos/Short-films: TGII Media has made over 30 short films and videos for MEA on India’s bilateral relations and PM’s visits to various countries. These videos can be accessed on the YouTube section of www.mea.gov.in
India and World & India Writes Network
TGII Media publishes a magazine-journal on international affairs entitled, “India and World.” The magazine was launched at a function by India’s Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar in New Delhi on May 19 in the presence of a distinguished audience of diplomats, experts and journalists.
India Writes Network (www.indiawrites.org) has carved a niche for balanced and exhaustive analysis of international affairs.
Eminent personalities, politicians, diplomats, authors, strategy gurus and news-makers have been interviewed by and have contributed to India Writes Network, as also to “India and World.”
IWN has extensively covered the visits by foreign leaders/dignitaries and official visits by Prime Minister/EAM to different countries for bilateral engagements as well as multilateral summits. IWN has been invited by various foreign governments, including China and Vietnam, for familiarisation visits. Articles published on the India Writes website have been cited in various publications and scholarly books.
Projects & Publications for Think Tanks & Others
TGII Media has also worked closely with think tanks like Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), a New Delhi based autonomous think-tank under the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India and Observer Research Foundation. The company has also worked with industry bodies like Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and ASSOCHAM, among others, on publications, research and consultancy projects. These include:
India-Africa Partnership: Towards Sustainable Development: This book, commissioned by RIS, showcases signature Indian projects of development cooperation across various African countries, including, among others, Barefoot College. Kofi Annan Centre for Excellence in IT (Ghana) and Pan Africa e-network.
South-South Cooperation: Mapping New Frontiers: A glossy booklet (commissioned by RIS) on various facets of South-South cooperation among developing countries of the Global South.
IndiaAfrica: Arc of Friendship: This coffee-table book, commissioned by ASSOCHAM, focuses on the role of People-to-People and civil society exchanges in promoting India-Africa partnership and solidarity. The book also comprises visually riveting accounts of PM Modi’s visits to various African countries.
Conference booklet/Background and Outcome Reports for CII-EXIM Bank Conclave held on India Africa Project Partnership (March, 2018), CII-EXIM Bank Conclave on India-East Africa Relations held in Kampala (November 2017) and CII-EXIM Bank Conclave on India-West Africa Partnership (Abuja, Nigeria; October 2018).