February 01, 2021
Economic Survey: Will Budget fix what India ails from?
The crux of the anger over inequality is about access to public services and asymmetry of opportunity...The question is whether the budget will allocate resources to invest in human capital, to enable its people and to empower its economy.
January 28, 2021
Police Training and Motivation Perception Study
This project aims to highlight the recruits’ perceptions of the current state of police training practices at the Madhya Pradesh Police Academy in Bhopal and suggest improvements.
January 27, 2021
Budget 2021: The Case For Taxing Stock Market Gains Of Billionaires
The argument is that a small portion of the gains of private individuals be returned to the public exchequer – as a humanistic gesture in goodwill, in recognition of the humongous cost of the crisis on denizens and democracies and most importantly ...
January 12, 2021
The comeback path for DFIs is strewn with strategic challenges
In LiveMint, Niranjan Rajadhyaksha looks at the role that Development Finance Institutions played in India, and the challenges to keep in mind for a new strategy.
January 10, 2021
Mobocracy: Is it just in Trumpistan?
In the light of the US Capitol breach and the violence that followed, Shankkar Aiyar opines in The New Indian Express, on what the said events reveal about the practice of democracy around the globe....
January 09, 2021
Ease of Vetting: Digitisation can help streamline govt audits
In this piece for Financial Express, Prakhar Misra and Vibhav Mariwala argue that a digitised approach to audits can provide real-time data to Parliament, civil servants and citizens, which can hold governments at all levels accountable for their ac...
January 07, 2021
Indian Cities in the post-pandemic world
Cities bore the brunt (and some misplaced blame) of COVID-19 in India. Systemic issues, such as overcrowded and unsanitary slums, congested streets, and air pollution, made them the hotspots of infection. However, the pandemic lays a path to finally ...
January 07, 2021
Devising a Vaccine Strategy for India
Anup Malani and Reuben Abraham discuss five key issues for devising a COVID-19 vaccination strategy for India.
December 20, 2020
Wistron saga and the state of states
In light of the Wistron events, Shankkar Aiyar discusses the need for improving labour laws and governance in India.
December 18, 2020
Balancing Privacy with Technology Use: Lessons from Covid-19
There has been an uptick in the use of technology in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Governments have had to be swift and agile with response strategies. A variety of technology applications have been helpful in this regard. Yet, data governance and ...