February 26, 2019
Crime in Urban India
Under-reporting of theft in Delhi
May 28, 2018
Night Lights Reveal A Lot About the Indian Economy
While Connaught Place in Delhi or Bandra in Mumbai generate annual GDP in excess of $120 million, that figure plunges to less than $20 million in the fringes of even the leading cities.
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
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.
September 04, 2017
How to Kill Cities: A Primer on Unsmart Policies
In this New Indian Express article, Shankkar Aiyar, Visiting Fellow, IDFC Institute talks about the key issues in urban governance that plague Indian cities, using the backdrop of the recent flash floods that brought life in the country's financial c...
August 14, 2017
Towards Building a People’s Police
Robert Peel laid the foundation for future police forces way back in 1829, which continues to guide them even now.
July 26, 2017
SATARC Survey helps decode Delhi's official crime figures
Safety Trends and Reporting of Crime (SATARC) Survey results bring to light the under-reporting of crime across the four cities surveyed, especially Delhi.
August 16, 2016
The Decade That Changed Delhi
In this joint Hindustan Times and Dawn feature, maps show the incredible growth of Delhi in the decade after Partition.
August 01, 2016
Jugaad Governance: Section 144 for Drought, Section 144 for Floods
The article stresses on the need to take urban governance seriously and empower urban local bodies
May 03, 2016
A Change Management Perspective on Odd-Even Scheme
Change management is the key to get public support for Odd-even scheme in Delhi.