October 27, 2019
Lessons from Jat and Maratha Heartland
In this article for the New Indian Express, Shankkar Aiyar unpacks ten lessons from the recent electoral verdict in Maharashtra and Haryana.
March 14, 2018
WhatsApps for India from Maharashtra
The issues embedded in Maharashtra’s Economic Survey have a national resonance. It is verily a WhatsApp message for India.
July 08, 2017
Has 70 Years Of Redistribution From Rich States to Poor States Worked?
Praveen Chakravarty, in this piece for Bloomberg Quint explores the data on per capita income, literacy rate, median age and life expectancy, to see if redistribution from richer to poorer states has helped in reducing the gap between the state's ...
April 06, 2017
Why We Don’t See Wrestlers from Tamil Nadu or Runners from Bihar and Haryana
Why some states do better than others at some sports.
June 14, 2016
Why Repealing the Maharashtra Rent Control Act is Good Politics
Reviving rental housing needs drastic changes to the existing rent control regime to make it more responsive to the market while continuing to protect tenants against unfair rent increases and evictions.
May 04, 2016
Harvest Of Misery And The Perpetual Drought Politics
System and policy discourse on drought management focus on consequences rather than causatives.
December 10, 2015
Swachh Bharat’s success lies in trusting the town councils
Building trust in the willingness of the town councils to deliver sanitation services, especially in poorer areas, is the key to the success of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
October 15, 2015
A Reality Check on Suicides in India
The discussion centres around farmer suicides, drawings on research that raises mental health as a significant contributor
September 16, 2015
Reading into stories of "rural" India
Recent developments illustrate the unintended outcomes of a complex governance system for rural-urban and local-state governance authorities.
September 01, 2015
Five States Account for More than Half of India's Factory Jobs
One of the foremost challenges facing the country today is to generate enough blue-collar jobs for a bulging workforce.