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Advertisement hoardings in Indian cities
Urbanisation in India | Urbanisation Oct 19, 2022

Advertisement hoardings in Indian cities

Multiple citizen complaints have forced municipal authorities to undertake measures to curb the unauthorised erection of billboards in the city

Double jeopardy of inflation and IIP slowdown
Indian Economy Oct 18, 2022

Double jeopardy of inflation and IIP slowdown

This double whammy will pose a challenge to those at the bottom of the income pyramid

The Bengaluru floods: The rising challenge of urban floods in India
Urbanisation | Water | Climate Change Oct 15, 2022

The Bengaluru floods: The rising challenge of urban floods in India

India already ranks very high among countries in terms of disaster events with urban floods now being added to the list

5G: New skills for a new era
Media and Internet | Cyber and Technology Oct 15, 2022

5G: New skills for a new era

The current skill gap when it comes to 5G technologies must be closed if India is to transition to the era of economic growth 5G could enable

Incumbent financiers Vs FinTechs: Why Indian financial regulators should not have favourites yet…
Economics and Finance | Cyber and Technology Oct 14, 2022

Incumbent financiers Vs FinTechs: Why Indian financial regulators should not have favourites yet…

The pace of digital innovation far outstrips regulatory oversight; a drastic change in regulatory considerations is the need of the hour

Amid geopolitical disruptions and economic slowdowns, India leads global growth
Indian Economy Oct 13, 2022

Amid geopolitical disruptions and economic slowdowns, India leads global growth

To continue to lead, India must press harder on the reforms pedal, and celebrate the small victories in the ongoing economic world war

India’s cotton production: Seeking white gold
Climate Change | Agriculture Oct 07, 2022

India’s cotton production: Seeking white gold

Adopting Voluntary Sustainable Standards (VSS) can help India boost its cotton production in a sustainable manner

The social welfare system of East Asia—‘Revdi’ or pragmatism?
Domestic Politics and Governance | Indian Economy Oct 07, 2022

The social welfare system of East Asia—‘Revdi’ or pragmatism?

India should adopt a similar approach to that of the other East Asian countries and ramp up spending on schooling and public health

Will the PFI ban curb the growing radicalisation in India?
Domestic Politics and Governance Oct 06, 2022

Will the PFI ban curb the growing radicalisation in India?

An all-India crackdown on the PFI raises the question of whether merely banning radical organisations can halt the rise of radicalisation

The Decriminalisation Bill is a bullet train to prosperity
Domestic Politics and Governance Oct 06, 2022

The Decriminalisation Bill is a bullet train to prosperity

The Inspector Raj, expressed through the colonial, corrupt, and rent-seeking policy infrastructure, must be disassembled

Monetary policy must be complemented by fiscal policy
Indian Economy Oct 03, 2022

Monetary policy must be complemented by fiscal policy

Fiscal policy must be leveraged to contain the impact of rising interest rates on growth.

Reviewing India's Non-Ownership Housing Scheme
Development | Urbanisation in India | Urbanisation Sep 30, 2022

Reviewing India's Non-Ownership Housing Scheme

There is a need to provide access to safe and affordable rental housing complexes in urban areas to economically weaker sections of society.

Green accounting: Valuing our common future
Indian Economy | Climate, Food and Environment | Climate Change Sep 29, 2022

Green accounting: Valuing our common future

Incorporating environmental economic accounting can go a long way in achieving net-zero emission targets.

A decade into India’s open government data journey
Media and Internet | Privacy & Data Protection Sep 28, 2022

A decade into India’s open government data journey

To maximise the potential of data collected, India must plug the gaps in its OGD ecosystem. ...

Investing in the future of Indian Science
Indian Economy Sep 26, 2022

Investing in the future of Indian Science

Today’s unique combination of economic growth, geopolitical opportunity, and scientific innovation is perfect to kickstart India’s push to become a research powerhouse.

When everything is a weapon, everyone is a victim
Indian Economy Sep 23, 2022

When everything is a weapon, everyone is a victim

The Russians will face the weaponisation of sanctions while the Europeans will face the weaponisation of energy

Minimising losses to achieve agricultural resilience
Climate, Food and Environment | Agriculture Sep 22, 2022

Minimising losses to achieve agricultural resilience

The article highlights a three-point agenda on key interventions that will propel the agricultural sector’s resilience to shocks and extreme climate events. 

India: Taming inflation without inhibiting growth
Indian Economy Sep 17, 2022

India: Taming inflation without inhibiting growth

India should refrain from mimicking the rest of the world by increasing interest rates too quickly as it would directly impact the post-pandemic recovery of the economy.

India’s current external debt is under control
Indian Economy Sep 16, 2022

India’s current external debt is under control

Although there is no immediate challenge to debt servicing, India cannot afford to be complacent about its external debt amidst the current global economic turbulence.

Pushing gender-inclusive politics
Gender Sep 15, 2022

Pushing gender-inclusive politics

Till today, women across the world remain underrepresented in politics. This needs to change.

The time is ripe for an alliance of democracies
Neighbourhood Sep 15, 2022

The time is ripe for an alliance of democracies

The threat to the global democratic order needs to be tackled by developing joint strategies, especially in light of the rising belligerence of authoritarian actors.

Upskilling the chip industry: Transforming human resource into human capital
Indian Economy | Skilling Sep 12, 2022

Upskilling the chip industry: Transforming human resource into human capital

India needs to harness its unmatched talent pool by upskilling its workforce in the semiconductor domain to become the next R&D hub.

Leveraging EdTech in a gendered world
Indian Economy | Development | Skilling | Education Sep 08, 2022

Leveraging EdTech in a gendered world

The renewed focus on the EdTech industry needs to be used to overcome gendered gaps in women’s access to education.

NEP 2020: Achieving universal literacy in India by 2047
Development | Skilling | Education Sep 08, 2022

NEP 2020: Achieving universal literacy in India by 2047

As we celebrate International Literacy Day, we examine the provision of the National Education Policy and see if the NEP can deliver on its promise to achieve universal literacy.

Demolition of Noida Towers: A zero-tolerance policy towards violation of laws
Urbanisation Sep 07, 2022

Demolition of Noida Towers: A zero-tolerance policy towards violation of laws

The recent demolition of the twin towers of Noida showcases that violation of urban laws in the real estate industry will no longer be tolerated.

Contributors

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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