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India's human capital: Quality education vis-à-vis sustainable development
Education in India | Education Jan 24, 2024

India's human capital: Quality education vis-à-vis sustainable development

For a developing nation like India, education emerges as a fundamental tool for creating the human capital necessary to sustain development in the 21st century. ...

Empowering nations: Educating girls for economic growth and equality
Education in India | Education Jan 24, 2024

Empowering nations: Educating girls for economic growth and equality

Educating girls helps foster a more prosperous, equitable, and empowered India ...

Women and STEM: The inexplicable gap between education and workforce participation
Education in India | Education Jan 24, 2024

Women and STEM: The inexplicable gap between education and workforce participation

India could be a STEM powerhouse if only it can ensure its female STEM graduates are retained in the workforce ...

Edtech in India: Boom, bust, or bubble?
Education in India | Education Jan 24, 2024

Edtech in India: Boom, bust, or bubble?

The experience of Indian edtech between 2020 and 2023 appears to be a textbook case of a bubble burst. But there is hope yet, and there are new opportunities to be tapped. ...

ICT and education in India: Gains and gaps
Education in India | Education Jan 24, 2024

ICT and education in India: Gains and gaps

The NEP 2020 can help ensure that a holistic approach towards the integration of technology with different functional requirements of the sector is undertaken ...

Medical education in India: Democratisation through public infrastructure creation
Education in India | Education Jan 24, 2024

Medical education in India: Democratisation through public infrastructure creation

By increasing the number of medical colleges and subsequently the healthcare workforce, India is working towards ensuring enhanced healthcare access for its population ...

Beyond the Preamble: Measuring up the right to education in practice
Education in India | Education Jan 24, 2024

Beyond the Preamble: Measuring up the right to education in practice

While the right to education is widely recognised by national constitutions, its actual implementation remains inadequate ...

Indo-Pacific and financing SDG 4: Another brick in the wall?
International Affairs | Education in India | Sustainable Development | Education Jan 24, 2024

Indo-Pacific and financing SDG 4: Another brick in the wall?

Although financing infrastructure in the developing economies of the Indo-Pacific region has become an increasing international priority, quality education remains elusive ...

Aspirations must be backed by investments for the energy transition
Indian Economy | Economics and Finance | Energy Jan 16, 2024

Aspirations must be backed by investments for the energy transition

To achieve both its development goals and energy transition goals, India needs consistently higher levels of growth in national income to enhance the pool of investible capital ...

India is bringing reputational security back into focus
Indian Foreign Policy Jan 12, 2024

India is bringing reputational security back into focus

India, through its foreign policy choices and its multi-alignment strategy, has built its reputational security in significant ways in the last decade ...

A case for inclusive wealth assessment of Indian states
Indian Economy Jan 04, 2024

A case for inclusive wealth assessment of Indian states

The Inclusive Wealth (IW) approach provides a more comprehensive analysis of wealth and development, essential for India's diverse and complex socio-economic landscape ...

Indian economy: 2023 wrapped
Indian Economy Jan 02, 2024

Indian economy: 2023 wrapped

To ensure organic, responsible growth in 2024, India will have to implement a policy structure which is unique to a developing nation in the current geopolitical setting ...

Indian rice export ban: Implications for global markets and food security
Indian Economy | Energy | Energy Security | Economic Reforms | Sustainable Development | Agriculture Dec 22, 2023

Indian rice export ban: Implications for global markets and food security

India’s rice export ban is unlikely to lead to a global food crisis, given the extent of the reduction in supply to global markets and the concomitant increase in prices ...

Analysing India’s shifting economic landscape
Indian Economy Dec 06, 2023

Analysing India’s shifting economic landscape

Leveraging India’s demographic dividend through education, skill development, and job creation can boost economic growth ...

India’s super 10: Opportunity sectors for employment growth
Domestic Politics and Governance | Indian Economy | Economics and Finance | Economic Reforms Nov 30, 2023

India’s super 10: Opportunity sectors for employment growth

With government initiatives and a dynamic workforce, India is well-positioned for diverse and robust employment growth ...

Sports in Indian cities: Rethinking the use of astroturfs
Urbanisation Nov 07, 2023

Sports in Indian cities: Rethinking the use of astroturfs

The adoption of astroturf in sporting facilities poses a health hazard to humans and aggravates climate issues, thus, urban planning must focus on green open spaces for community ...

Changing dynamics of counterterrorism in Kashmir
Defence and Security | Terrorism Oct 17, 2023

Changing dynamics of counterterrorism in Kashmir

To counter Islamabad’s determined push to stir up trouble in the Kashmir Valley, India will have to formulate a new counter-terrorism strategy that effectively uses technology ...

Women’s Reservation Act: An imperative for women’s greater political participation
Gender | Law and Justice Oct 16, 2023

Women’s Reservation Act: An imperative for women’s greater political participation

Women's reservation in national and state legislatures is historic as it paves the way for much-needed political participation of women in Indian politics ...

Women and water: Leveraging the potential of green jobs
Gender | Water Oct 13, 2023

Women and water: Leveraging the potential of green jobs

Many of the jobs created through large-scale programmes on water can be taken up by women as long as the skilling gap is addressed along with gender intentionality in design  ...

India’s current account: Navigating the road to a possible surplus
Indian Economy | International Trade and Investment Oct 10, 2023

India’s current account: Navigating the road to a possible surplus

The fall in prices and the strengthening of international financial linkages will allow India to attain a current account surplus ...

Advancing women's role in India's economic progress
Indian Economy | Gender Oct 05, 2023

Advancing women's role in India's economic progress

India’s female workforce participation remains paltry and calls for an urgent review of India’s policies and schemes related to women’s empowerment ...

Dynamics of women’s empowerment in Indian politics
Gender Sep 29, 2023

Dynamics of women’s empowerment in Indian politics

While legislative representation is a critical aspect, it must be complemented by measures that empower women at the grassroots level ...

Women in Indian politics: Beyond legislative representation
Domestic Politics and Governance | Gender | Law and Justice Sep 27, 2023

Women in Indian politics: Beyond legislative representation

The recent development in terms of the success of the Women's Reservation Bill underscores the importance of continued efforts to ensure women's participation in politics and public life ...

Resolving Mumbai's slum sanitation will make India ODF
Urbanisation | Sanitation Sep 26, 2023

Resolving Mumbai's slum sanitation will make India ODF

Despite the success of the Swachh Bharat Mission, there is a need for a paradigm shift in the approach to slum sanitation in Mumbai ...

Kashmir’s transformation from terrorism to tourism
Domestic Politics and Governance | Terrorism Sep 21, 2023

Kashmir’s transformation from terrorism to tourism

The recent increase in the number of tourist arrivals in Jammu and Kashmir indicates that peace is returning to the Valley ...

A ‘sustainable’ New Delhi Declaration: G20’s acceleration on the SDGs
Sustainable Development Sep 14, 2023

A ‘sustainable’ New Delhi Declaration: G20’s acceleration on the SDGs

Through a combination of digital transformation, financing, sustainable agriculture, healthcare strengthening, and education, the G20 nations show strong determination towards shaping a sustainable future ...

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Ayushi Saini

Ayushi Saini

Ayushi Saini is a Junior Research Fellow at the Centre for Russian and Central AsianStudies, JNU. She works on the intersection of environment and international politics inCentral Asia. ...

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Nimisha Chadha

Nimisha Chadha is a Research Intern at the Observer Research Foundation. ...

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