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A bright red line between social and private costs and benefits
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

Afghanistan: Costs and concerns of the Taliban as a security provider
Jun 05, 2023

Afghanistan: Costs and concerns of the Taliban as a security provider

Before engaging with the Taliban on counterterrorism, the global community needs to realise that this move will have both political limitations and re

Biofuels in India: Do the benefits justify the costs?
Jan 28, 2022

Biofuels in India: Do the benefits justify the costs?

The key political driver of global biofuel production is how it benefits farmers and rural economies

Counting the costs: Child labour in the Global South
Jun 14, 2023

Counting the costs: Child labour in the Global South

To take advantage of their favourable demographic transitions over the coming decades, the developing and least developed countries (LDCs) need to add

Extortionate costs and the role of international sporting bodies
Apr 19, 2021

Extortionate costs and the role of international sporting bodies

The burden of the stratospheric costs that international sporting events entail unavoidably falls on the taxpayers in host cities.

For China, pullback Is ‘Done’. Will India raise diplomatic costs?
Aug 01, 2020

For China, pullback Is ‘Done’. Will India raise diplomatic costs?

In China’s view, disengagement is a done thing; if New Delhi thinks otherwise, the onus is on it to do what it can.

Hydropower in India: Balancing global carbon benefits with local environmental costs
Feb 26, 2022

Hydropower in India: Balancing global carbon benefits with local environmental costs

It is hard to deny the benefits acquired from hydropower, however, the local environmental compromises cannot be dismissed.

Iran's nuclear deal: Costs and benefits
Nov 26, 2013

Iran's nuclear deal: Costs and benefits

Being a pragmatist, Iranian President Rouhani simply accepted the reality and made a deal, that ensured Iran's respect and dignity and gave relief to his people. His next 100 days will be equally crucial and that may bring about tectonic changes in the region.

Militarising Andamans: The costs and the benefits
Jul 29, 2020

Militarising Andamans: The costs and the benefits

There is merit in collaborating with Indo-Pacific partners in the islands, but it will entail information-sharing too

Raise costs for China
Jul 07, 2020

Raise costs for China

India must convince it that using LAC as pressure tool will yield diminishing returns

Sunk costs: COVID-19 and the maritime industry
Apr 21, 2020

Sunk costs: COVID-19 and the maritime industry

The dependence on China’s demand and exports has driven the shipping industry for too long and has increased risks for the entire supply chain.

Walk the talk on war, but consider the costs
Mar 11, 2019

Walk the talk on war, but consider the costs

India barely spends 1.5 per cent of its GDP on defence — two-thirds of it on military salaries and pensions and current costs.

War’s Gendered Costs: The Story of Ukraine’s Women
Nov 02, 2022

War’s Gendered Costs: The Story of Ukraine’s Women

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine entered its eighth month in late October and shows no sign of abatement. The war has had massive consequences on Ukraine, and women and girls are bearing the disproportionate burden. The conflict has further exacerbated gender inequities that were already compounded by eight years of armed conflict in eastern Ukraine and, beginning in early 2020, by the COVID-19 pandemic. This report seeks to fill the gaps in litera

War’s Gendered Costs: रूस-यूक्रेन युद्ध का लैंगिक मूल्य:‘यूक्रेनी महिलाओं’ की दास्तान!
Dec 27, 2022

War’s Gendered Costs: रूस-यूक्रेन युद्ध का लैंगिक मूल्य:‘यूक्रेनी महिलाओं’ की दास्तान!

यूक्रेन पर रूस ने आठ माह पहले आक्रमण किया है उसके अक्टूबर

70 Policies — Food Corporation of India, 1965
Aug 04, 2018

70 Policies — Food Corporation of India, 1965

The new FCI should be a market-friendly agency for food management, with a primary focus on creating competition in every segment of foodgrain supply

A case for inclusive wealth assessment of Indian states
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-e

A Trump India visit, in campaign mode
Feb 20, 2020

A Trump India visit, in campaign mode

With a trade deal unlikely, New Delhi must calibrate the costs and benefits of the U.S. President’s political tour

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.

Assessing the anti-India Sentiment in South Asia (Part 2)
Jan 27, 2022

Assessing the anti-India Sentiment in South Asia (Part 2)

This two-part article series aims to reason the factors that have initiated and promoted anti-Indian sentiments in the neighbourhood. This part will e

Beyond the Hype: Developing Interoperability Standards for Digital Currency at the G20
Feb 06, 2023

Beyond the Hype: Developing Interoperability Standards for Digital Currency at the G20

The legacy cross-border payment infrastructure is replete with issues of high costs, limited access, low speed, and opaque structures, which have limited the potential of cross-border payments to enhance international trade and foster economic growth in emerging economies. The increased demand for transparent, accessible, faster and cheaper solutions in the financial sector has pushed the private and public sectors to accelerate investments in in

BRICS currency: Is it a feasible idea?
Jun 20, 2023

BRICS currency: Is it a feasible idea?

Given the divergences among BRICS members, would the benefits of a common currency outweigh the costs?

Can India sustain Iran policy?
Feb 17, 2012

Can India sustain Iran policy?

Iran represents a complex policy challenge that needs to be carefully weighed. Any assessment will need to look not only at the benefits but also the costs of not changing course on Iran. But fence-sitting and procrastination might be an unsustainable and expensive choice.

Chinese anxiety over “Peak China” and how it may impact China-India ties
Mar 01, 2024

Chinese anxiety over “Peak China” and how it may impact China-India ties

Although China officially is making light of it, the “Peak China” discourse has been negatively impacting China’s domestic situation

Competition in retail electricity: Power of choice
Feb 12, 2024

Competition in retail electricity: Power of choice

Behavioural changes expected in electricity use by the consumer may not play out as anticipated without the intervention of technological inputs

Crimea: The US grandstanding that failed again
Apr 04, 2014

Crimea: The US grandstanding that failed again

Obama's warning to Putin that there would be costs for the invasion of Crimea was not only empty, but the real cost in all this was to American credibility, once again. One can, therefore, expect both the US and Russia to assert their rights regardless of international law.

Developing clean energy alternatives for industries
Jun 02, 2021

Developing clean energy alternatives for industries

There is possibility of active policy interventions. What is needed is international collaboration with an aim to achieve development goals.

Does the Navy need separate platforms for each capability requirement?
Apr 15, 2015

Does the Navy need separate platforms for each capability requirement?

Why is the Navy procuring three different helicopters to fulfil three ends of the same capability spectrum? The Navy would be better off with a single platform to leverage engine and systems commonality reducing costs in the form of maintenance, acquisition of spares and the training of pilots and maintenance crews.

E-governance possibilities in India for the post-COVID-19 era
May 19, 2020

E-governance possibilities in India for the post-COVID-19 era

Every time the government uses an e-governance technology, it results in more efficiency, lesser costs, lesser manpower requirement and lesser physica

Energy News Monitor I Volume XX, Issue 25
Feb 12, 2024

Energy News Monitor I Volume XX, Issue 25

Distributed production and consumption of RE by households and industries, primarily using solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, is projected as a potential driver of RE generation and consumption but challenges remain

Eurozone to blame for Greece's problems
Jul 21, 2015

Eurozone to blame for Greece's problems

Greece's problems were inevitable because the concept of Eurozone is based on flawed solidarity. While the monetary policy is controlled by the ECB, the fiscal policy is under the member states. They have to obey the diktat of the ECB regarding interest rates and this has made Greece uncompetitive with rising costs.

Exports and e-commerce in India
Jul 24, 2023

Exports and e-commerce in India

This paper attempts to make a contribution in the context of the recent push in making India an e-empowered economy for promoting exports. The study stems from the premise that exports respond significantly to the costs associated with breaking into foreign markets and sustaining in those markets, whereas e-commerce offers a ready platform to minimise such costs. The empirical exercise focuses on export decision and export intensity, after adjust

For BIMSTEC to work, fix BBIN first
Aug 30, 2018

For BIMSTEC to work, fix BBIN first

As Prime Minister Modi prepares to signal India’s leadership role in Kathmandu, an analysis of India’s role in the MVA process will prove instruct

Gender in the Waterscape: Creating Economic Ripples in India’s Labour Markets
Dec 13, 2023

Gender in the Waterscape: Creating Economic Ripples in India’s Labour Markets

This paper assesses the gendered division of labour for household-level domestic service activities, of which water management remains a primary component, across Indian states and the various dimensions of gender that are relevant in this context. Women have traditionally played an essential role in water management at the household level, devoting a significant share of their day to related unpaid domestic service activities. Such engagements o

GoI’s conflicting goals — electricity for all, renewable energy targets and a ₹100 trillion infrastructure pipeline
Feb 04, 2020

GoI’s conflicting goals — electricity for all, renewable energy targets and a ₹100 trillion infrastructure pipeline

Lopsided allocation of funds could easily lead to the government missing its target for renewable energy capacity, with huge costs to the environment.

Governing the Ganges and Brahmaputra: Beyond Reductionist Hydrology
Sep 18, 2020

Governing the Ganges and Brahmaputra: Beyond Reductionist Hydrology

This paper argues that the challenges in the governance of two Himalayan river systems, the Ganges and the Brahmaputra, emerge largely from crucial information and knowledge gaps. The dominance of the paradigm of “reductionist hydrology” solely based on structural interventions has resulted in the lack of recognition of the long-run costs incurred through ecosystem damages and water conflicts at various levels. The knowledge gaps—including

Hydropower in India: An update
Oct 12, 2023

Hydropower in India: An update

Though a market for electricity does not exist in India in the strictest sense, PHS cannot count on technical viability and environmental benefits to

India at the United Nations: An analysis of Indian multilateral strategies on international security and development
Aug 10, 2023

India at the United Nations: An analysis of Indian multilateral strategies on international security and development

This paper explores how India has been able to achieve cooperation in the sphere of international development, but has been unable to replicate such success on issues of international security. It maps out India’s engagement on these two issues through four case studies and places them in the context of multilateral theory and international cooperation theory. It further considers factors within the game theoretic models of cooperation, includi

India is the bigger victim
Aug 30, 2010

India is the bigger victim

The Jammu and Kashmir problem has imposed heavy political, diplomatic and military costs on India for the last 63 years. It has excessively conditioned our external relations, with much of our diplomacy occupied over the years with explaining to other countries our position on J&K, warding off criticism,

India's defence policy challenge
May 08, 2019

India's defence policy challenge

India must streamline its defense procurement processes, and reverse declining capital investment relative to personnel costs

India's MMRCA Decision: A Strategic Blunder?
Apr 30, 2011

India's MMRCA Decision: A Strategic Blunder?

India's decision to go for the European option in the 42000 crores MMRCA deal is going to hurt India in politico-strategic terms compared to any possible significant gains. Not just numerical superiority and costs but more importantly the strategic benefits should have been the guiding factors in making the decision on MMRCA.

India’s Open Credit Enablement Network as a Model to Empower MSMEs in Emerging Economies
Oct 09, 2023

India’s Open Credit Enablement Network as a Model to Empower MSMEs in Emerging Economies

India’s micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSME) sector is a key driver of the country’s economic and social development by fostering entrepreneurship and generating substantial employment opportunities at comparatively lower capital costs. However, inadequate access to finance is one of the most crucial barriers to the sector’s growth. Recent developments in digital public infrastructure in India could present new solutions to boost MSM

Influence of strategic competition on Human Spaceflight
Dec 14, 2015

Influence of strategic competition on Human Spaceflight

The moon and Mars initially will be mined for generating fuel and water, but permanent mines to extract helium-3 and other materials cannot be ruled out in the future. The costs are high and technology is still in the nascent stage, but these problems do not appear giant in the face of environmental degradation on Earth.

Is India’s Chabahar calculus in trouble?
Jul 21, 2020

Is India’s Chabahar calculus in trouble?

Recent developments bring to light two key costs for India as it seeks to pursue its interests at Chabahar: access to Afghanistan and its leadership i