July 09, 2020
How can the BMC help Mumbai recover?
Isalyne Gennaro and Harshita Agrawal write about how raising revenues from sustainable sources, reinforcing financial literacy, the autonomy of local administrations, and revising the current approach in planning expenditure form the heart of good ...
April 16, 2020
Are slums more vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic: Evidence from Mumbai
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.
March 21, 2017
The US Civil War, Globalisation and the City of Bombay
The link between the U.S.Civil War and City of Bombay.
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
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.
August 07, 2015
Is Mumbai Development Plan 2034 flexible enough to meet urban demands aligned with economic prosperity?
The article addresses the misconceptions surrounding the Mumbai Development Plan 2034.