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.
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
March 29, 2016
Thirsty Cities Need Smart Solutions Like Water Reclamation
Visiting fellow Shankkar Aiyar writes in this Indian Express article about the looming water crisis in an increasingly urbanizing India. He maintains that "...the crisis is an opportunity to disinvest incrementalism and invest in scalable smart solu...