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Myth of the Gujarat model miracle
Feb 13, 2013

Myth of the Gujarat model miracle

There is more to good governance than just Economic Freedom. Gujarat has not done too badly, but to claim that it is the "best governed state" is to be somewhat economical with the truth.

Myths and Realities in Climate Change Negotiations
Aug 26, 2009

Myths and Realities in Climate Change Negotiations

The Observer Research Foundation organized a round table discussion on Climate Change on August 26, 2009 at its New Delhi campus. The theme speaker was Mr. Owen Jenkins, Counsellor for Climate Change and Energy, British High Commission and the DFID.

Myths Surrounding Special Economic Zones
Jun 04, 2005

Myths Surrounding Special Economic Zones

Recently, the Special Economic Zones Bill 2005 has been passed by both Houses of Parliament and is awaiting the approval of the President. The purpose of having a separate Bill on Special Economic Zones (SEZs) is to clarify all policy initiatives relating to such special zones so that many more foreign and domestic investors can establish their units in these areas. There are 11 functioning SEZs in the country already and they are producing 5 per

21st Century mythologies: The rise (and fall?) of Big Tech
Oct 18, 2021

21st Century mythologies: The rise (and fall?) of Big Tech

As sovereign states work overtime to “tame” the tech giants, should platforms be punished for succeeding beyond anyone’s wildest imaginations?

Busting the myths around Indian households’ debts
May 07, 2024

Busting the myths around Indian households’ debts

Declaring a decline in Indian households' net financial assets without understanding their saving behaviours would be misguided.

Climate finance: Myth vs reality
Nov 22, 2018

Climate finance: Myth vs reality

In 2015, the Paris Agreement of UNFCCC emphasised the role of climate finance in strengthening the global response to climate change. Since then, developed countries have made various claims about climate finance flows. Some of the myths surrounding climate finance need to be demolished.

COVID-19 chaos bursts the myth of China’s political meritocracy
Dec 28, 2022

COVID-19 chaos bursts the myth of China’s political meritocracy

If China’s COVID policy was a disaster, then the sudden U-turn on the same is an even bigger disaster

Population drives climate change: A myth or reality?
Jul 11, 2022

Population drives climate change: A myth or reality?

Is there a positive correlation between the rise of the population and the rise of carbon dioxide?

The Brahamaputra: floated myths and flouted realities
Dec 19, 2017

The Brahamaputra: floated myths and flouted realities

There is little scientific basis behind the claims of Chinese interventions on the stream-flow of the Yarlung-Tsangpo / Brahmaputra

The myth of ‘Pure Evil’: Using behavioural science to help understand and counter terrorism
May 11, 2023

The myth of ‘Pure Evil’: Using behavioural science to help understand and counter terrorism

Conventional theories have become insufficient in explaining the complexities of terrorist action. This brief offers an integrative approach that borrows from psychology, inter-group conflict theory and neuroscience to understand the mind of a terrorist and, by extension, inform counterterrorism strategies. It provides evidence against popular beliefs about terrorists as principally being religious extremists who lack a moral compass and belong t

The new bipolarity: Myth or reality?
May 31, 2018

The new bipolarity: Myth or reality?

There are growing tensions between countries traditionally considered partners. For those who love binaries — is this the new bipolarity?

Three dangerous myths
Dec 09, 2019

Three dangerous myths

The errors and misapprehensions that led to constant optimism about Indian growth

Urban densities and the Covid-19 pandemic: Upending the sustainability myth of global megacities
May 04, 2020

Urban densities and the Covid-19 pandemic: Upending the sustainability myth of global megacities

High-density urban agglomerations may be sustainable in terms of the economies of scale their populations provide. Yet, as proven by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, these same urban spaces are nearly defenceless in times of unprecedented disease outbreaks. A pandemic poses many risks to the millions who live in dense megacities, whether in wealthy countries or developing ones. The sheer density of the population of these cities provides an ideal e

Verdict 2004: Myths and Reality
May 26, 2004

Verdict 2004: Myths and Reality

Results of the 2004 parliamentary elections have generated a serious debate among scholars and analysts following the unexpected ouster of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and the victory of the Congress-led coalition. Some see it as ¿the revenge of the poor against the pro-rich image of the government¿ and there are many who ascribe this to ¿the supposed maturity and ingenuity of the India voter¿.

21वीं शताब्दी की पौराणिक कथाएं: बिग टेक का उदय (और पतन?)
Oct 27, 2021

21वीं शताब्दी की पौराणिक कथाएं: बिग टेक का उदय (और पतन?)

चूंकि संप्रभु देश तकनीकी क्षेत्र की बड़ी कंपनियों को “वश

Disintegration of the European security architecture: Three lessons for Asia
Mar 17, 2023

Disintegration of the European security architecture: Three lessons for Asia

The conflict in Europe breaks strategic myths and extends valuable lessons that Asia can learn from

Duflo, Lynas highlight existential crisis of Indian activism
Jan 28, 2013

Duflo, Lynas highlight existential crisis of Indian activism

Mark Lynas is right. Completely divorced from research and data Indian activism today is a cesspool of myths and misconceptions

India-Bangladesh Trans-Boundary River Management: Understanding the Tipaimukh Dam Controversy
Jan 18, 2020

India-Bangladesh Trans-Boundary River Management: Understanding the Tipaimukh Dam Controversy

This brief offers a way to rethink the ongoing dispute between India and Bangladesh over the former’s plan to build a high dam on River Barak (known as Surma-Kushiyara and Meghna in Bangladesh) at Tipaimukh in the state of Manipur. It identifies the origins of different sources of water for Bangladesh’s Haor, the region that is widely feared to be under threat by India’s planned dam. The brief recommends the conduct of a comprehensive study

The Rise of 'Moderate Taliban'
Nov 27, 2003

The Rise of 'Moderate Taliban'

Like the proverbial phoenix of Greek mythology that rose from its ashes, the Taliban is resurrecting in Afghanistan. The good news is that the ¿rising Taliban¿, on the one hand, is supposed to be moderate, and on the other hand, seems to have severed its links with Al Qaeda. The bad news is that it is still the Taliban.

Time for bold options in Afghanistan
Aug 16, 2010

Time for bold options in Afghanistan

India's Afghanistan policy has for long been hos tage to the vagaries of policy making in Washington and the enormous baggage of myths and wishful thinking which burden its strategic outlook.

टेक कंपन्यांची महासत्ता आणि आपण
Oct 25, 2021

टेक कंपन्यांची महासत्ता आणि आपण

आपले आयुष्य व्यापून टाकणाऱ्या इंटरनेटवरील मोठ्या टेक कंपन्यांसाठी सरकारने कितीही नियम केले, तरी त्यांना रोखणे ही अवघड बाब आहे.

टेक कंपन्यांची महासत्ता आणि आपण
Oct 25, 2021

टेक कंपन्यांची महासत्ता आणि आपण

आपले आयुष्य व्यापून टाकणाऱ्या इंटरनेटवरील मोठ्या टेक कंपन्यांसाठी सरकारने कितीही नियम केले, तरी त्यांना रोखणे ही अवघड बाब आहे.

वटवाघळांचे ‘फिजिकल डिस्टन्सिंग’!
May 28, 2020

वटवाघळांचे ‘फिजिकल डिस्टन्सिंग’!

वटवाघळांनी नेहमीच आपल्यापासून ‘फिजिकल डिस्टन्सिंग’ पाळले आहे. कोरोनासारख्या विषाणूंचा फैलाव रोखायचा असेल तर आता आपणही ते पाळायला हवे.

কোভিড–১৯ বিশৃঙ্খলা চিনের রাজনৈতিক মেধাতন্ত্রের কল্পকাহিনিকে ধ্বংস করেছে
Feb 01, 2023

কোভিড–১৯ বিশৃঙ্খলা চিনের রাজনৈতিক মেধাতন্ত্রের কল্পকাহিনিকে ধ্বংস করেছে

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ভারতীয় পরিবারের ঋণ নিয়ে অলীক কথন উড়িয়ে দেওয়া
May 23, 2024

ভারতীয় পরিবারের ঋণ নিয়ে অলীক কথন উড়িয়ে দেওয়া

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