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Addressing challenges of rainwater harvesting in Delhi
Sep 21, 2020

Addressing challenges of rainwater harvesting in Delhi

Rainwater harvesting (RWH) is a useful method to address the problem of water shortage. However, the Delhi government is unable to tap its full potent

Addressing inequities for balanced urban development of Delhi
Apr 20, 2011

Addressing inequities for balanced urban development of Delhi

A select group of urban sector professionals in the government and the civil society acknowledge that the problems of inequity observed in almost all Indian towns and cities could be overcome by adopting a balanced and participatory approach to urban development.

Afghanistan 2015: New Delhi's policy options
Dec 12, 2014

Afghanistan 2015: New Delhi's policy options

Delhi must not forget that the tyranny of geography limits India's role in Afghanistan. Delhi is in no position to compete with Rawalpindi in Afghanistan. Nor can it dream of replacing US military power across the Durand Line. For now, Delhi must welcome the current dialogue between Kabul and Rawalpindi.

After Article 370: New Delhi should not repeat historical blunders
Feb 15, 2020

After Article 370: New Delhi should not repeat historical blunders

Kashmir urgently needs political manoeuvring to start a new political process for democracy, through the will of the people, to triumph.

After Putin warmth at BRICS, sudden chill for Delhi
Jul 19, 2014

After Putin warmth at BRICS, sudden chill for Delhi

With much of the international fury directed at Russian President Putin for supporting rebels in eastern Ukraine, the suspects in shooting down the Malaysian airliner, Narendra Modi may soon find that there are costs associated with India's "privileged" partnership with Russia.

Air Pollution in Delhi: Filling the Policy Gaps
Dec 18, 2020

Air Pollution in Delhi: Filling the Policy Gaps

Delhi, a Union Territory that is home to India’s capital, New Delhi, is among the world’s urban agglomerations with the most toxic air. The magnitude of air pollution is massive. It causes devastating impacts on people’s health, the city’s environment, and economic well-being. Despite overwhelming evidence of the severity of air pollution and its consequences, however, India’s policy measures remain weak. This paper identifies the most

All roads connect Delhi and Brussels
Apr 24, 2022

All roads connect Delhi and Brussels

For both India and the EU, strong bilateral ties rooted in close cooperation on green transition, digital transformation, and maintenance of the geopo

Armenia-India relations: Budding partnership benefits New Delhi
Dec 16, 2022

Armenia-India relations: Budding partnership benefits New Delhi

It is in New Delhi’s interest to strengthen its partnership with Yerevan by further deepening its defence ties

As China’s leverage increases, New Delhi has to reimagine its terms of engagement with neighbours
Apr 18, 2018

As China’s leverage increases, New Delhi has to reimagine its terms of engagement with neighbours

As China’s leverage increases, New Delhi has to reimagine its terms of engagement with neighbours

Assessing the Merger of Delhi’s Municipal Corporations
Jul 20, 2023

Assessing the Merger of Delhi’s Municipal Corporations

In April, the Delhi Municipal Corporation (Amendment) Act, 2022, merged the North, South, and East Delhi municipal corporations into a single urban local body (ULB) called the Delhi Municipal Corporation. The unification is expected to lead to better service delivery, greater financial strength, economies of scale, and eliminate administrative duplication. However, the Act does not outline the functional and financial domains of ULBs and aspects

Balancing Old and New in Delhi: Modern Delhi’s Perspective on Built Heritage Conservation
Aug 23, 2023

Balancing Old and New in Delhi: Modern Delhi’s Perspective on Built Heritage Conservation

While existing literature provides solid documentation of conservation policy and legislation, coverage of civil society's perceptions and role within conservation schemes is relatively sparse. This paper presents the under-represented perspective of modern Delhi on the policies and realities of heritage conservation.

Bangladesh PM’s Goa visit and Delhi-Dhaka ties
Oct 21, 2016

Bangladesh PM’s Goa visit and Delhi-Dhaka ties

Bangladesh has emerged as a major partner of India and South Asia, especially in pushing connectivity and development.

Battlestation Delhi: Responding to the COVID-19 peak
Jun 29, 2020

Battlestation Delhi: Responding to the COVID-19 peak

The Central government, Delhi government and MCD have come together to ramp-up the healthcare delivery capacity for COVID-19 infection control.

Beijing outpaces New Delhi
Oct 30, 2013

Beijing outpaces New Delhi

In Beijing, Mr Manmohan Singh repeated what he has long believed -- that India and China were not destined to clash and that they had enough room to grow together. This was an oblique comment on fears in China that India could join a US-led containment of China, and similar fears in India that China was creating a "string of pearls".

Beijing’s diplomatic crumbs shouldn’t con Delhi
Jan 02, 2018

Beijing’s diplomatic crumbs shouldn’t con Delhi

India must recognize that even as there may be areas that India and China cooperate occasionally, Beijing will take every opportunity to deny India any strategic advancement.

Berlin bats for closer ties. Delhi must reciprocate
Dec 13, 2022

Berlin bats for closer ties. Delhi must reciprocate

As Germany makes an important outreach to India, New Delhi will carefully watch how Berlin deals with its economic entanglement with China.

Beyond Tawang: China’s frustration and New Delhi’s imperative
Jan 06, 2023

Beyond Tawang: China’s frustration and New Delhi’s imperative

New Delhi must prepare for more frequent and longer border impasses, including clashes and skirmishes, particularly in the eastern sector.

Bhagidari Programme of Delhi Government
Oct 04, 2008

Bhagidari Programme of Delhi Government

Observer Research Foundation (ORF) invited Hon'ble Chief Minister of Delhi, Smt. Sheila Dikshit on April 10, 2008 to deliver a talk on the 'Bhagidari Programme of Delhi Government' at the New Delhi campus. The event was attended by more than 80 participants

Bhutan: From New Delhi to Tokyo
Jul 04, 2014

Bhutan: From New Delhi to Tokyo

Bhutan has announced its support for Japan's bid for a permanent seat in the UN Security Council. This was announced by Bhutan's Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay, who completed his official visit to Japan on July 2.

Biden-Harris will bring continuity for Delhi but some challenges too
Nov 09, 2020

Biden-Harris will bring continuity for Delhi but some challenges too

As far as India’s domestic affairs go, the Modi government will not get the free ride it has got so far even if the Biden administration will not allow its activist impulses to override US strategic interests.

Bridging Water Demand and Supply Gap in Delhi
Jun 24, 2020

Bridging Water Demand and Supply Gap in Delhi

In this article, the situation of water supply and disposal in Delhi is described. The analysis reveals that Delhi government is lagging behind in ser

Bridging Water Demand and Supply in Delhi: The Potential of Rainwater Harvesting
Aug 19, 2020

Bridging Water Demand and Supply in Delhi: The Potential of Rainwater Harvesting

The Delhi government is facing numerous challenges in managing water demand and supply in the capital, primary of which are water shortages and declining groundwater levels. One of the strategies that are being employed to address these issues is the promotion of rainwater harvesting (RWH). This report provides an account of the growth and development of Delhi’s RWH sector. The analysis shows that while the programme has met with some success,

Bridging Water Demand and Supply in Delhi: The Potential of Rainwater Harvesting
Aug 19, 2020

Bridging Water Demand and Supply in Delhi: The Potential of Rainwater Harvesting

The Delhi government is facing numerous challenges in managing water demand and supply in the capital, primary of which are water shortages and declining groundwater levels. One of the strategies that are being employed to address these issues is the promotion of rainwater harvesting (RWH). This report provides an account of the growth and development of Delhi’s RWH sector. The analysis shows that while the programme has met with some success,

Can statehood solve Delhi’s problems?
Jun 13, 2018

Can statehood solve Delhi’s problems?

Governments across the world are reluctant to cede power to the city-capitals, but with Delhi being larger than many states in India, it needs to have a relook at its relationship with Centre

China in South Asia: New Delhi countering Beijing in unipolar Asia
Oct 13, 2017

China in South Asia: New Delhi countering Beijing in unipolar Asia

India needs to cement its position as a geopolitical actor of consequence versus China.

China's maritime quest in the Indian Ocean: New Delhi's options
Apr 21, 2018

China's maritime quest in the Indian Ocean: New Delhi's options

India’s inability to develop interdependencies with neighbouring countries, both economically and strategically, has left a void that China has dutifully filled. There still remains a window for India to correct its past mistakes and develop a concerted strategy to regain influence in the region.

China’s ‘spy ship’ poses a dilemma for New Delhi
Aug 20, 2022

China’s ‘spy ship’ poses a dilemma for New Delhi

India’s security officials worry that China would use the ship’s visit as a precedent for future deployments by Chinese warships to Sri Lanka.

Darkening mood in Delhi over China
Jul 03, 2020

Darkening mood in Delhi over China

Opinions in New Delhi are hardening, even among sections of elite opinion-makers who are not seen as hyper-nationalists.

Delivering on service guarantee: A case of Delhi's e-SLA
Dec 29, 2012

Delivering on service guarantee: A case of Delhi's e-SLA

There is a genuine endeavour in the Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi to enhance their public delivery mechanisms. And, its example of harnessing ICT can come handy for other states currently implementing Right to Service Acts.

Despite Trump walkout on Iran, Delhi should back Europe
May 10, 2018

Despite Trump walkout on Iran, Delhi should back Europe

During the 2017 winter session of parliament, PM Modi stated that India’s foreign policy stood on its own independent merit, and if it wanted to purchase oil from Iran, it would do so.

Destination Manila: New Delhi, Moscow and the BrahMos supersonic missile
Nov 28, 2020

Destination Manila: New Delhi, Moscow and the BrahMos supersonic missile

The sale of the missile will be a major development in the context of an often-tense Southeast Asia with misgivings regarding Beijing’s motives and

Developing Andaman and Nicobar Islands: A dilemma for Delhi
Nov 21, 2022

Developing Andaman and Nicobar Islands: A dilemma for Delhi

When India first began developing the ANI in the 1980s, the defence and foreign policy establishments were not entirely in agreement

Disappearing dead: The story of dengue in Delhi
Nov 17, 2016

Disappearing dead: The story of dengue in Delhi

Obscure government of Delhi data on medically certified deaths — largely unknown to the media — reveal the dengue death toll to be eight times the media estimate.

Do nothing Delhi
Apr 16, 2013

Do nothing Delhi

Delhi must focus on realising the full potential of bilateral cooperation with both the US and China, instead of precluding beneficial bilateral engagement with one in the name of avoiding conflict with the other. The current policy of "doing nothing" and finding reasons for inaction will steadily reduce India's relevance for both Washington and Beijing.

Do parties care to make Delhi a 'liveable' global city?
Feb 06, 2015

Do parties care to make Delhi a 'liveable' global city?

The promises made by key parties in the Delhi elections are in conformity with the national trend of offering populist schemes. One thought political parties of this 'enlightened' metropolis, that was turned to an epicentre of the nation-wide anti-corruption stir and gave rise to political newbie AAP, would beat this trend and offer something better.

Doubting Delhi
Jan 08, 2013

Doubting Delhi

From America to Bangladesh and Australia to Europe, those who bet on big breakthroughs with India in the last few years can't hide their disappointment at its seeming inability to seize the opportunities at hand. It is up to Delhi to prove that the concerns of its friends and partners around the world are misplaced.

Evolving contours of Delhi-Manila ties
Jun 28, 2023

Evolving contours of Delhi-Manila ties

In a region that is increasingly defined by cooperation based on like-mindedness, shared interests, and common concerns, the Philippines-India ties ar

Exploring Ways to Fill Delhi’s Unmet Water Needs
Apr 18, 2024

Exploring Ways to Fill Delhi’s Unmet Water Needs

Delhi—a city and union territory of India containing the country’s capital, New Delhi—continues to grow in population, posing challenges to civic agencies in the provision of citizens’ essential needs. This brief examines the experience of Delhi’s water agency in obtaining raw water, amid the growing gap in supply and demand that is only being exacerbated by climate change. The brief finds multiple reasons for the inadequacy of raw wate

For Beijing and New Delhi, 2020 was the point of no return
Dec 29, 2020

For Beijing and New Delhi, 2020 was the point of no return

Indian foreign policy has been at the front and centre of challenging China’s global designs. New Delhi was the first country to warn the world of the dangers of China’s BRI at a time when almost every other country was willing to buy into Beijing’s narrative.

Health Perspective of the G20 New Delhi Leaders Declaration
Oct 25, 2023

Health Perspective of the G20 New Delhi Leaders Declaration

The New Delhi Declaration’s policy commitments in the health sector emphasise the role of the G20 in revising the existing financial and global heal

How 'Delhi model' facilitated AAP's historic Punjab sweep
Mar 16, 2022

How 'Delhi model' facilitated AAP's historic Punjab sweep

The AAP’s historic victory in a state with no reliable voting base and a weak and invisible party organisation is a fairy tale story almost similar to what the newbie party achieved in the Delhi elections in 2015.

How Delhi and Paris became friends
Aug 27, 2019

How Delhi and Paris became friends

India and France have a shared interest in developing a coalition of middle powers committed to multipolarity