September 27, 2015
What Happens When People Migrate?
Vivek Dehejia writes in Mint: "A more efficient—and a more just—world would involve breaking down, rather than erecting, barriers to the movement of people".
September 21, 2015
The ‘Muslim Vote’ And Its Paradoxes
A curious axiom: the BJP garners more votes in ‘strong Muslim’ districts. Bihar was an exception, so the tactic changes.
September 15, 2015
A difficult inflection point
Progressive opinion in India sees the refugee crisis as a chance to step up to the high table of global governance
September 12, 2015
The India of Towns
Mihir Sharma asks: "Why is it that so many of India’s cities, which could be locations for the dissolution of the many barriers that divide us, instead replicate and strengthen them?"; cites IDFC Institute research
September 04, 2015
Chasing Definitions in India
Vaidehi Tandel and Komal Hiranandani write in Mint: India would be 65% urban by Mexico's definition; since definitions are arbitrary, we need to reduce dependence on them....
September 03, 2015
Jobs for the Young Not Old
India is not creating enough jobs. Without labour reforms, it can’t.
August 31, 2015
Reforms in the Freezer
What is in favour is a status quo on reforms with progress in advancing them taking place glacially at the margins
August 31, 2015
The Curious Case Of Onion Prices And Bihar Elections
IDFC Institute's Rithika Kumar observes a 100% correlation between the Bihar election and rising onion prices.
August 30, 2015
Contagion and Spillovers in the World of Finance
The current global financial system is really a non-system
August 27, 2015
Aadhaar and its implicit bargains
There is too much fear-mongering about Aadhaar and the danger to individual privacy. This is far from the truth.