Our institutes of learning need to be grounded in realities and challenges at the grass roots level, while also maintaining high academic standards.
Covid-related crisis offers NDA government opportunity to increase work days, entitlements under the employment guarantee scheme.
Existing limits on regulatory intervention allow larger firms to cement their market dominance by acquiring smaller firms.
With China firming up alliances in the region, India needs to do more than concentrate on the Indo-Pacific.
Access to basic services for the poor should be rooted in a language of rights, not charity and voluntarism.
Protests in the aftermath of George Floyd’s killing, mishandling of pandemic bear disturbing parallels to what has been going on in India.
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.
The apathy in the aftermath of cyclone Amphan highlights the need to listen to the people who are affected, hold governments accountable.
The Covid-19 crisis offers a chance to completely overhaul India’s redundant health security nets, ensure a more secure future for citizens.
As US announces investigation against countries, it may be more pragmatic to accept such levies and negotiate bilaterally.
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.
Without finding a cure for the health crisis, there is precious little that fiscal and monetary policies can sustainably achieve.
To ensure better GST compliance, states need to build administrative capacity in the taxation of services.
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.
Betters statistics would have helped India mitigate human suffering and economic damage.
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.
Tussle between CAPF and IPS officers finds a new battleground in J&K.
Andhra Pradesh government decision to remove incumbent SEC via ordinance threatens institutional autonomy, falls foul of the Constitution
We are witnessing clean air, water and liveable cities that we have demanded for so long precisely because we have been shut away.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
The Epidemic Diseases Act of 1897 was the British government’s reaction to the bubonic plague that hit Mumbai.
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.