February 19, 2016
A dream budget for India this year
Dr. Shamika Ravi, Visiting Fellow at IDFC Institute, comes up with a dream budget for India highlighting broad budget announcements that would keep India firmly on the path to equitable growth over the next hundred years....
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 26, 2015
The Mystery of the Indian Economic Recovery
The three issues that can be thought about as smoking guns that have created a smokescreen which obfuscates the true state of the Indian economy.
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 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....
December 04, 2014
Open Access NREGA Complaints
As part of its transparency efforts, the government has made complaints related to the flagship rural NREGA (National Rural Employment Guarantee) scheme available online.