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Soli Sorabjee

Soli Sorabjee raised the bar – as a lawyer and as a human being

May 5, 2021 8:12:24 pm

Destiny kindly added years to his life, he wisely added life to his years.

Covid-19, vaccination

End vaccine apartheid by putting people above private profits

April 30, 2021 8:33:50 pm

It is time to support India’s demand for a temporary relaxations for IP laws ensure free and equitable vaccines for all and challenge ‘vaccine nationalism’ by rich countries.

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Informality: The cause of labour distress

April 27, 2021 6:47:19 pm

The urban labour market is largely informal, lacks a social security net, which increases labour vulnerability and distress during lockdowns .


NHRC’s errors of omission

April 20, 2021 9:54:58 pm

The human rights body appears to be misinterpreting law to dismiss appeals on technical grounds

Supreme Court

Revise judges’ appointment process to build judicial capacity

April 20, 2021 9:41:07 pm

None of the public deliberations on the issues plaguing the judiciary acknowledges that the institution refuses to change the way it functions and takes comfort in institutionalised opacity

Rohingyas, refugees

The global refugee protection regime is broken. Here’s how to fix it

April 13, 2021 7:44:58 pm

The costs incurred by the host states in housing refugees are largely ignored. A cost-benefit analysis from the perspective of states can go a long way in making refugee law more efficient.

Indira Gandhi

How Indira Gandhi tackled foreign opposition to the Emergency

March 4, 2021 6:09:12 pm

Almost all the popularly believed notions about why Indira Gandhi called for elections do not stand up to evidence she managed perceptions about the move in foreign capitals well.

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The events of January 26 and a narrative of convenience

February 7, 2021 1:09:44 pm

The unruly behaviour of a small section of protesters should not be exaggerated to brand the farmers’ protest as anti-national.

There’s a third alternative to redefine agri markets

January 10, 2021 1:31:08 pm

A state-community partnership involving farm producer organisations can ensure income security for small farmers

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Learning in a post-Covid world

January 5, 2021 2:30:22 pm

Home will continue as a learning space alongside the school, requiring parents’ involvement in helping children develop a habit of reading

Compensating human trafficking victims should not be stalled by the pandemic

August 17, 2020 5:09:39 pm

Despite the pressures on national budgets because of COVID-19, there must be continued support for anti-trafficking work, including immediate release of sanctioned funds for victim compensation to avoid a larger humanitarian crisis post the pandemic.

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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.

Bengaluru battle: Amid spike, shortage of staff & ICU beds with ventilators

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.