May 23, 2017
The Promise of 100 New Cities and Messed Opportunity
Can incrementalism deliver amidst the inadequacy of capacity and funds? More pertinently, why shelve the idea of new cities?
September 19, 2016
Zika Hovers, Killer Diseases Breed in Cesspool of Politics
The article stresses on the need to revamp India's healthcare administration and empower local bodies to achieve national objectives
August 11, 2016
Sanjeev Sanyal on His New Book and Indian Economics
The article talks about forgotten history of the maritime trading network and the importance of matrilineality in the South East Asian history
June 14, 2016
The Smart City Delusion
For developing countries, fixing the basics is crucial before talking about smart cities innovation.
April 11, 2016
How Successful Smart Cities Become Is A Function Of Who’s In-Charge
Pritika Hingorani and Komal Hiranandani write in Swarajya: "The way we choose to finance and structure the Smart Cities initiative has direct implications for governance and who holds power in our cities....
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...
May 02, 2015
AMRUT And The Smart Cities Initiative
IDFC Institute's Komal Hiranandani writes in Swarajya: "[JNNURM and Smart Cities] lend themselves to fundamentally different ways of presenting and defining success."