November 21, 2021
Air emergency: Governments flail, India gasps for breath
The author talks about two Indias- one which is waiting endlessly for the system to fix problem of air pollution and other which is taking forever to address the issue and thrives on brazen incrementalism.
November 18, 2021
The bathwater and the baby
The government's approach to data regulation needs an overhaul. Future legislation - including the Data Protection Bill - needs to account for not only concerns regarding data privacy but the bebefits of open data too.
November 01, 2021
CBDC introduction faces three tricky challenges
The authors write about the adoption of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) and the major implications it will have.
October 17, 2021
Infra Progress: Enable queries on PM Gati Shakti
The author writes on how PM Gati Shakti can harness success in its aims by affording an opportunity to foster citizen centric governance by enabling transparency and accountability
October 16, 2021
It isn’t just the Income Tax site – government has a history of teething trouble with tech rollouts
The authors talk about the challenges with the deployment of IT Systems by the government -- and ways to tackle the various hurdles
October 11, 2021
PMAY’s subsidy burden will become unmanageable. Govt must look at the PPP model
PMAY is an excellent first step to put mechanisms in place for directly reaching the beneficiaries but it has to evolve so it stays relevant and can be scaled up going ahead.
September 02, 2021
BRIC By Brick, India’s Demographic Dream Unravels
India's demographic dream unraveled- population control laws, Constitutional Amendment to expand quotas and caste census demands.
August 15, 2021
Climate code red: India must go vocal and local
India has been a witness and victim climate change. As geopolitics plays out the question is what India can do at home to mitigate consequences.
August 01, 2021
Opposition: It is Kumbaya all over again
The ‘who’ question is important but more important is for parties to articulate what they stand for, not just who they are against. Critically, what is the alternative model of governance if any that the aspiring coalition has to offer?
July 30, 2021
The fragility of the mobile phone ecosystem
This is not the first time that data of high-profile individuals has been surveilled by governments. But the use of proprietary tools comes with a price tag of millions of dollars to governments, and when employed without due process, extracts an eve...