October 18, 2017
How Many Schemes Does it Take to Light Up a Sky?
Neither Ujala programme nor Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana offer any compelling explanation for the sudden spike in brightness of India’s night-time light satellite images.
October 17, 2017
What Can SEBI Learn From Thomas Piketty?
Income inequality in India through the MD-to-worker pay ratio in 20 companies; 15 from the private sector and 5 from the public sector.
October 16, 2017
A Case for State-Level Enterprise Surveys
Ease of doing business depends largely on State-level initiatives. Such surveys will enable governments to address pain points.
October 10, 2017
No need to panic, no time for complacency
It is true that GDP growth has been decelerating, but it is also true that the recent fluctuations are much smaller in amplitude than we have observed in earlier years
October 09, 2017
GST, Khakhra economics, babel of politics and context blindness
Revision of rates and compliance structures by the GST council reveals a systemic dissonance with logic
October 05, 2017
Waiting for Godot? What are states doing to drive growth?
The article stresses on the need for states to push the envelope to help accelerate India's growth rate
October 03, 2017
Post-Elphinstone: Urban upgrade to smart governance
The article talks about the failing infrastructure of Mumbai and steps that should be taken in order to remedy the situation
September 28, 2017
Why 87% Of Delhi Homes Start Worrying If Women Are Not Home By 9pm
This article on crime and safety in India looks at households’ perceptions of safety in the four cities and behavioural changes they may have adopted to keep themselves safe.
September 27, 2017
Slowdown and the perils of #hashtag economics
The slowdown in the economy has afflicted people with a ‘let us do something’ attitude, triggering a string of suggestions from abandoning fiscal restraint to lower interest rates to a weaker rupee, as if costs and consequences do not matter. ...
September 27, 2017
Why 92% Thefts In Indian Metros Are Not Reported
Only 6-8% of victims of theft in four major Indian cities lodged a first information report (FIR) with the police, according to a new study. The remaining 92-94% are not reflected in any official record.