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Embedded finance: Catalysing growth in India in 2023
Indian Economy Feb 01, 2023

Embedded finance: Catalysing growth in India in 2023

The future of embedded finance in India looks promising, and 2023 could be a decisive year for its development

The war against drugs in Jammu and Kashmir
Jan 31, 2023

The war against drugs in Jammu and Kashmir

With arms and terror infiltration becoming difficult, Pakistan has now resorted to drug trafficking to destroy Kashmir's youth

A fiscal council for India
Indian Economy | Economics and Finance Jan 27, 2023

A fiscal council for India

Would setting up an autonomous fiscal council outside the control of the government work in the Indian context?

How Indian constitutional morality strengthens its democracy?
Domestic Politics and Governance Jan 27, 2023

How Indian constitutional morality strengthens its democracy?

Despite several challenges to its democracy, the embedded values of India’s constitutional morality have played a pivotal role in strengthening it

2023: A Love Story… of India and economic growth
Indian Economy Jan 26, 2023

2023: A Love Story… of India and economic growth

India has the ability to be the next powerhouse as its economy has demonstrated resilience despite the challenging times ...

Inter-governmental Institutions: A key instrument for strengthening India’s federal dialogue
Domestic Politics and Governance Jan 26, 2023

Inter-governmental Institutions: A key instrument for strengthening India’s federal dialogue

A robust federal institutional dialogue between various actors can further enhance the existing Indian model of federalism

Dissecting India’s constitutional resilience: Lessons for G20 countries
Domestic Politics and Governance Jan 25, 2023

Dissecting India’s constitutional resilience: Lessons for G20 countries

India’s impeccable story of constitutional promise and practice has much to offer to the G20 members and the world

Pensions: Constitutional office holders must lead by example
Domestic Politics and Governance | Indian Economy Jan 24, 2023

Pensions: Constitutional office holders must lead by example

The old pension scheme is a deform that is practically, morally and colonially out of tune with a 21st century modern India; Parliament must start at the top and bring MPs and Judges under the National Pension System

Fiscal options for budget FY 2024
Indian Economy Jan 17, 2023

Fiscal options for budget FY 2024

For a new phase of growth, government disintermediation, rather than enhanced control over the economy, is appropriate.

Dissecting the demonetisation verdict
Indian Economy Jan 07, 2023

Dissecting the demonetisation verdict

Does the Supreme Court demonetisation majority verdict erode the institutional autonomy of RBI?

A Catch-22: The ban on the Popular Front of India
Domestic Politics and Governance | Internal Security Jan 02, 2023

A Catch-22: The ban on the Popular Front of India

Will the ban continue to keep a check on the activities of PFI or will it re-emerge as a potent threat to India? ...

Mission LiFE and women's E-waste side story
Development Dec 30, 2022

Mission LiFE and women's E-waste side story

Mission LiFE has the potential to empower women in the informal e-waste management sector as it aims to adopt sustainable waste reduction measures

India: Vignettes from 2022 and beyond
Domestic Politics and Governance Dec 30, 2022

India: Vignettes from 2022 and beyond

2022 was driven forward by the government’s relentless energy, drive, innovation, and rapid self-correction

INS Vagir: India’s submarine modernisation plans
Maritime Security Dec 27, 2022

INS Vagir: India’s submarine modernisation plans

India is modernising its submarine fleet but the endeavour is challenging

The decriminalisation bill is a fractional reform, it must be scaled up
Domestic Politics and Governance | Law and Justice Dec 26, 2022

The decriminalisation bill is a fractional reform, it must be scaled up

In the laboratory of economic reforms, the Jan Vishwas Bill is an experiment. This decriminalisation vaccine to catalyse doing business is a long way off.

Aam Aadmi Party’s five-year agenda for MCD
Domestic Politics and Governance Dec 20, 2022

Aam Aadmi Party’s five-year agenda for MCD

Would AAP be able to translate policy into action during its five-year tenure?

India’s fight against corruption: A long battle
Domestic Politics and Governance | Indian Economy | National Politics | Law and Justice Dec 09, 2022

India’s fight against corruption: A long battle

While corruption that happens at the top level often attracts media attention and the occasional national outrage, a great deal of corruption, which affects the ordinary person, is at the retail level

AICTE LITE: A promising government-led industry-academia partnership
Skilling | Education Dec 09, 2022

AICTE LITE: A promising government-led industry-academia partnership

The recently launched government-led AICTE (LITE) programme supports the professional development of teachers in engineering education

Development for All: Social security and the G20
International Affairs | Development Dec 06, 2022

Development for All: Social security and the G20

Devising sustainable models of social security systems and expanding their coverage should be an imperative agenda for the G20

Thinking Progress: Making ‘G20’ Fit for 2020s
International Affairs | Indian Foreign Policy Dec 02, 2022

Thinking Progress: Making ‘G20’ Fit for 2020s

The T20 engagement group of the G20 will address key areas of policy focus—from Digital Public Infrastructure and Macroeconomics to Climate Finance and Sustainable Lifestyles

MCD Elections: A prestige battle in Delhi
Domestic Politics and Governance | State Level Politics Dec 01, 2022

MCD Elections: A prestige battle in Delhi

In a bid to woo voters using detailed manifestoes, all three key parties are geared up for the upcoming MCD elections in Delhi

Budget 2023 must factor in geoeconomic infiltrations
International Affairs | Indian Economy | Economics and Finance Dec 01, 2022

Budget 2023 must factor in geoeconomic infiltrations

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s fifth budget faces global challenges. She should leverage them and meet them head-on

Staying afloat: Has India weathered the fall of the rupee?
Economics and Finance Nov 24, 2022

Staying afloat: Has India weathered the fall of the rupee?

Is the depreciation of the Indian rupee a cause of concern?

The new Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) Quota: The changing idea of affirmative action
Law and Justice Nov 23, 2022

The new Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) Quota: The changing idea of affirmative action

The recent Supreme Court ruling on the EWS quota is expected to shape the procedural as well as aspirational dynamics of the discourse of affirmative action in India

Does India matter in Nepali elections?
Neighbourhood | Indian Foreign Policy Nov 20, 2022

Does India matter in Nepali elections?

The “India factor” has normally played a big role in the course of Nepali politics, discourse, and elections

Bihar prohibition: An unmitigated disaster
Domestic Politics and Governance | Economics and Finance | Law and Justice Nov 15, 2022

Bihar prohibition: An unmitigated disaster

Prohibition in Bihar is making the state lose excise revenues while spending heavily on the liquor ban’s implementation

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