June 10, 2021
Decentralisation and social mobilisation during the second wave of COVID-19
States and districts that have harnessed decentralised governance and community mobilisation have been more successful in controlling the second wave of the pandemic.
April 25, 2021
Breathless in India: The price of inaction
India finds itself caught in the wake of exceptionalism and premature triumphalism.
April 21, 2021
India’s second corona wave and the lessons learnt from last year
We must step up vaccinations and let fiscal rather than RBI policy lead our crisis response this time
April 21, 2021
As vaccination opens up, design a smarter communication plan
As we enter the general public vaccination drive, citizens will hopefully be more convinced of the need to take the jab. But instead of only leaving it to them, it is important to craft communication that combines motivation, relevant information and...
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 15, 2020
The fiscal cost of RBI’s bulging foreign exchange stash
As the COVID-19 economic crisis unfolds in India, Niranjan Rajadhyaksha explains that the country is engaged in a "complicated balancing act", where its central bank holds excess foreign exchange reserves which involve fiscal costs....
December 03, 2020
Indian cities may not be sprawling, but their density is a major concern especially in a pandemic
The authors argue how inefficient city density management may have contributed to urban cities becoming pandemic epicentres, and call for public policy makers to treat this as a pressing issue.
December 02, 2020
The Indian economic recovery seems led by profits, not wages
Assessing India’s economic recovery, Niranjan sparks an important debate regarding a wage-led v. profit-led economic recovery strategy, having implications for aggregate demand. He argues that in case of a profit-led strategy, recovery will be stre...
November 20, 2020
Devise an India-specific Covid vaccination plan
Anup Malani argues that India’s vaccine deployment strategy requires customisation and careful planning to be successful.
November 01, 2020
Schadenfreude and spectre of COVID-19 second wave