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Needed: A roadmap for universities

July 14, 2020 8:14:28 pm

Our institutes of learning need to be grounded in realities and challenges at the grass roots level, while also maintaining high academic standards.

Time to act on MGNREGA

July 12, 2020 10:41:19 pm

Covid-related crisis offers NDA government opportunity to increase work days, entitlements under the employment guarantee scheme.

Ensuring market dominance through acquisitions

July 8, 2020 9:41:38 pm

Existing limits on regulatory intervention allow larger firms to cement their market dominance by acquiring smaller firms.

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Why Eurasia should matter to India

July 5, 2020 8:30:56 pm

With China firming up alliances in the region, India needs to do more than concentrate on the Indo-Pacific.

Rebuild cities as spaces of dignity

July 5, 2020 8:24:05 pm

Access to basic services for the poor should be rooted in a language of rights, not charity and voluntarism.

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The lesson from America

June 25, 2020 7:42:17 pm

Protests in the aftermath of George Floyd’s killing, mishandling of pandemic bear disturbing parallels to what has been going on in India.

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Reduce the tax burden, revive consumption

June 24, 2020 12:59:25 pm

Higher tax rates lead to lesser tax collections. The state needs to be the catalyst in triggering consumer demand, and taxation is an important policy parameter to shape the economy that we will have.

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Cyclone Amphan: Politicising a disaster

June 16, 2020 5:07:01 pm

The apathy in the aftermath of cyclone Amphan highlights the need to listen to the people who are affected, hold governments accountable.

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Rethinking the healthcare paradigm

June 14, 2020 8:01:55 pm

 The Covid-19 crisis offers a chance to completely overhaul India’s redundant health security nets, ensure a more secure future for citizens.

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Challenges of levying taxes on digital services

June 10, 2020 5:49:36 pm

As US announces investigation against countries, it may be more pragmatic to accept such levies and negotiate bilaterally.

Centre stage for Nature in post-pandemic economic recovery process

June 8, 2020 9:17:56 pm

Trillions of dollars in COVID-19 relief must not reverse decades of environmental progress. No rescue of economy can happen without aligning restoration measures with global environmental goals.

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Solving health crisis remains the most potent economic vaccine

June 8, 2020 4:49:40 pm

Without finding a cure for the health crisis, there is precious little that fiscal and monetary policies can sustainably achieve.

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Building state capacity

June 8, 2020 12:37:48 am

To ensure better GST compliance, states need to build administrative capacity in the taxation of services.

Mankind and the virus

June 8, 2020 12:26:53 am

Covid-19 is at least in part a result of the Anthropocene. It is a wake-up call to alter how we interact with nature.

Stop harassing doctors, filing FIRs: Top court to Delhi government

Data and a public health crisis

June 3, 2020 6:42:39 pm

Betters statistics would have helped India mitigate human suffering and economic damage.

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The language of COVID-19

June 1, 2020 10:20:57 pm

The coronavirus pandemic has injected into society a new grammar of navigating life and its realities. We must learn to adapt to this new normal.

Territorial battles

May 31, 2020 8:47:52 pm

Tussle between CAPF and IPS officers finds a new battleground in J&K.

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Securing Election Commission’s autonomy

May 27, 2020 12:07:59 pm

Andhra Pradesh government decision to remove incumbent SEC via ordinance threatens institutional autonomy, falls foul of the Constitution

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Rediscovering sustainable development through a Covid-19 lockdown lens

May 8, 2020 1:32:16 pm

We are witnessing clean air, water and liveable cities that we have demanded for so long precisely because we have been shut away.

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The price we pay for turning a blind eye to migrant workers

May 1, 2020 7:16:03 pm

Covid-19 presents us with a choice: continue to treat migrants in a way that harms their livelihoods and health, or give them the rights they deserve.

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Can the migrant crisis lead to a breakdown of the society as we know it?

April 17, 2020 9:57:42 pm

The social fabric is going through a metamorphosis in the COVID-19 situation and we might see a tectonic shift in the way social and economic life is organised.

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Not all homes are safe during lockdown: The never-ending tale of violence against women

April 7, 2020 5:59:33 pm

As the lockdowns impose stricter control on one’s mobility, they put women in abusive relationships at extremely high risk of damage from physical, sexual and emotional abuse.

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Afghans in Delhi: Remembering the past, rectifying the future

March 14, 2020 11:54:31 am

When Afghans started arriving in Delhi in large numbers after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979, the GOI was very resistant to the idea of giving them ‘refugee status’.

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Why 1-page, 4-section Epidemic Diseases Act of 1897 is wholly incapable of dealing with coronavirus

March 12, 2020 5:29:18 pm

The Epidemic Diseases Act of 1897 was the British government’s reaction to the bubonic plague that hit Mumbai.

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Iran-US tensions and the Indian dilemma

February 20, 2020 2:49:57 pm

Despite everything, the Iran nuclear deal is hanging by a thread, the question being, what implications could this have for India? India would like to expand its economic ties with Iran but tensions between Tehran and Washington are hampering New Delhi’s efforts.