June 10, 2021
Decentralisation and social mobilisation during the second wave of COVID-19
States and districts that have harnessed decentralised governance and community mobilisation have been more successful in controlling the second wave of the pandemic.
April 25, 2021
Breathless in India: The price of inaction
India finds itself caught in the wake of exceptionalism and premature triumphalism.
March 15, 2021
India’s State institutions are failing citizens because they were built to control, not govern
Kadambari Shah and Vibhav Mariwala discuss how state institutions are failing citizens because they were built to control, not govern.
August 17, 2020
NEP 2020: Piety demands educated outcome plan
In this opinion editorial, Shankkar Aiyer discusses the cues that we can take from historical champions of education policy in India including M C Chagla and Daulat Singh Kothari....
July 15, 2020
Don’t blame dense cities. They have been resilient
Vaidehi Tandel and Reuben Abraham explain that it is not density, but socioeconomic factors, state capacity, and lack of experience which explain case load...
May 08, 2020
Relax FRBM target for states to fight COVID-19
In the Financial Express, Prakhar Misra and Sharmadha Srinivasan discuss the financial struggles that Indian states face as a result of the economic damage due to Covid-19. They recommend a set of actions to provide them with more resources....
December 15, 2019
Meanwhile, what MPs learnt in Parliament
The rubric of politics suggests the winter session was a contest of persuasive arguments on citizenship. It was also a session where MPs learnt some arresting facts about governance.
August 22, 2019
Tracking India's economic slowdown: Get real, growth will follow; do not waste the crisis
This article discusses solutions, on the need to invest in governance and dismantle hurdles, in the context of the crisis facing the Indian economy.
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.