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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 ...

Does NPOS mark the beginning of India’s statistical renaissance?
Domestic Politics and Governance | Privacy & Data Protection Sep 02, 2023

Does NPOS mark the beginning of India’s statistical renaissance?

The draft NPOS marks a paradigm shift in the ways data has been looked at in India so far ...

Let the children play
Development | Skilling Aug 24, 2023

Let the children play

A balance between work and play needs to be established to ensure that ample playtime is accorded for the holistic development of a child

Sex and gender considerations in biowarfare and disarmament
Gender | GENDER ISSUES Aug 23, 2023

Sex and gender considerations in biowarfare and disarmament

The impact of biowarfare on vulnerable genders needs to be factored in as discourse surrounding biological weapons expand

Mapping India’s poor
Domestic Politics and Governance | Indian Economy Aug 23, 2023

Mapping India’s poor

The face of poverty changes asymmetrically across the states. Monitoring systems must be flexible enough to map the poor and come up with targeted plans for managing deprivation

Central banks: Perils of losing focus
Indian Economy | Economics and Finance | Developing and Emerging Economies Aug 18, 2023

Central banks: Perils of losing focus

Inflation is proving hard to tame as central banks lose sight of their primary role of inflation-targeting ...

Cursed by the rain gods? Assam’s climate challenge
Climate, Food and Environment | Climate Change Aug 17, 2023

Cursed by the rain gods? Assam’s climate challenge

Unless strategic measures are undertaken to address Assam’s climate and disaster risks, the losses to the state will only continue to mount in the years ahead.

India’s moonshot: Powering development with green energy
Indian Economy | Development | Economics and Finance | Energy | Sustainable Development Aug 14, 2023

India’s moonshot: Powering development with green energy

With a conducive domestic environment and international support, India has the potential to be the leading example of green development by its 100th year of independence

Spring of hope in the winter of despair: Indian economy as the bright spot in the polycrisis
Indian Economy Aug 14, 2023

Spring of hope in the winter of despair: Indian economy as the bright spot in the polycrisis

India’s resilient economy has rebounded from pandemic-induced negative growth, making it a shining prospect in the gloomy global arena

The changing contours of India's defence policy
Domestic Politics and Governance | Defence and Security Aug 14, 2023

The changing contours of India's defence policy

A combination of institutional frameworks and policy changes has ensured a profound transformation in India's defence policy

Jan Vishwas Bill provides a framework for future reforms
Domestic Politics and Governance | Law and Justice Aug 10, 2023

Jan Vishwas Bill provides a framework for future reforms

The Jan Vishwas Bill is a transformative vision sitting atop the tip of a tyrannous compliances iceberg

A bright red line between social and private costs and benefits
Indian Economy Aug 07, 2023

A bright red line between social and private costs and benefits

In India, the line separating social cost and benefit from private benefit and cost is blurred, leading to less than ideal outcomes for both citizens and the state

The learning epidemic: A case for focused protection in India
Education in India | Sustainable Development | Education Aug 03, 2023

The learning epidemic: A case for focused protection in India

By implementing focused protection instead of lockdowns, learning epidemics as seen during the COVID-19 period could be avoided in the future ...

The legitimacy of India’s grievance with the international rating triumvirate
Indian Economy Jul 27, 2023

The legitimacy of India’s grievance with the international rating triumvirate

While it might be tempting to dismiss the importance of international rating agencies based on periods of robust inflows of foreign investment, the impact of their rating actions are far from trivial

Integrated Theatre Commands is starting to see the light of day
Defence and Security | Internal Security | Indian Defence Jul 21, 2023

Integrated Theatre Commands is starting to see the light of day

To properly establish ICTs, the government needs to step in and resolve any pending issues among the three services as well as between the bureaucracy and the CDS and the services

Women in power are the key to sustainable development
Development | Gender | Education Jul 19, 2023

Women in power are the key to sustainable development

The pursuit of sustainable development cannot be effectively undertaken without the full and equal participation of women at all levels of decision-making and policy development

Fostering India’s demographic dividend by upskilling
Development | Skilling Jul 19, 2023

Fostering India’s demographic dividend by upskilling

Skilling India’s youth is a daunting task but by fixing some of the leakages in the pipeline, we can perhaps maximise our demographic dividend

The RBI has passed the baton of economic growth to the government
Indian Economy | Economics and Finance Jul 14, 2023

The RBI has passed the baton of economic growth to the government

A normal monsoon and the consequently softer inflation in food prices could force RBI’s hand on both its policy stance as well as on the policy rate front

India needs to move from ‘spending more’ to ‘spending better’ in education
Development | Economics and Finance | Education in India | Education Jul 13, 2023

India needs to move from ‘spending more’ to ‘spending better’ in education

To ensure that existing resources expended by the government on ed-tech are used efficiently, NITI Aayog is pioneering a revolutionary approach to include results-based financing in ed-tech procurement

A carbon price can rationalise mitigation outlays across technologies
Economics and Finance | Energy | Climate Change Jul 13, 2023

A carbon price can rationalise mitigation outlays across technologies

India’s decarbonisation plans rest on its ability to generate green energy. Until then, the energy transition path till 2070 will remain at best, a rule of thumb and at worst, ad hoc.

The implications of the growing population on human development in India
Development Jul 11, 2023

The implications of the growing population on human development in India

India can reap the benefits of demographic change and achieve equitable and sustainable development for its growing population only through a holistic and integrated approach

Contraceptive decision-making in India
Domestic Politics and Governance | Gender | Urbanisation in India Jul 11, 2023

Contraceptive decision-making in India

Women’s contraceptive decision-making continues to be at an all-time low in both urban and rural areas. This needs to be addressed by initiating adequate awareness programmes.

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Shreya Ganguly

Shreya Ganguly

Shreya Ganguly is a research intern at the Observer Research Foundation. ...

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Namisha Binaykiya

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