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

Displacement and surveillance of sex workers in India
Jul 29, 2022

Displacement and surveillance of sex workers in India

Regulations brought in related to sex work need to go beyond people who are forced into the profession to also be inclusive of the people who enter th

Do no harm: Protect humanitarian private data
Oct 26, 2022

Do no harm: Protect humanitarian private data

Humanitarian organisations need to prioritise data safety and protection, especially in those regions where data laws are weak or non-existent

Double-talk on development?
Dec 14, 2011

Double-talk on development?

Controversies over the safety of the Mullaperiyar dam in Kerala and Koodamkulam Nuclear Power Project in Tamil Nadu, development issues regarding Sangur and Nandigram in West Bengal have exposed the political double talk on the excuse of people's concerns.

EU’s expanding engagement in Central Asia to counter Russia and China
Jul 14, 2023

EU’s expanding engagement in Central Asia to counter Russia and China

The geopolitical and security crisis has forced the CARs and the EU to rethink their foreign policy regarding the region's sovereignty, safety, and st

Few promises, countless doubts: Mumbai – Pune hyperloop
Aug 06, 2019

Few promises, countless doubts: Mumbai – Pune hyperloop

As India’s economy urbanises, urban mobility is becoming ever more important. Does Hyperloop provide a solution?

Figures don't reveal the real picture of unemployment
Aug 09, 2012

Figures don't reveal the real picture of unemployment

President Barack Obama has to understand the Indian psyche before advising rapid economic reforms and realise that without adequate safety nets, open unemployment will be a scourge for India.

Forging a strategic ‘Gateway’: The Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea
Nov 18, 2020

Forging a strategic ‘Gateway’: The Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea

Security cooperation is intrinsic to a ‘Gateway’ to ensure the safety of stakeholders as well as their efforts at collaboration.

Global implications of the Sino-Russian biotechnology collaboration
Jan 02, 2024

Global implications of the Sino-Russian biotechnology collaboration

The Sino-Russian biotechnology collaboration, augmented by its strategic focus on pharmaceuticals and economic growth, has called for a global concern

Household Consumption Expenditure Survey: Irrational challenges
Apr 17, 2024

Household Consumption Expenditure Survey: Irrational challenges

The changes brought to the Consumption Expenditure Survey have raised concerns over comparability with previous rounds of surveys

How woman friendly is the annual Budget?
Jul 21, 2014

How woman friendly is the annual Budget?

It is gratifying to note that women's safety did figure in the Annual Budget 2014-15 with an outlay of Rs 200 crore. Good enough for the lowered expectations but not sufficient given the exponential rise in violence against women across the country. Same allocation for the Patel statue has made the matters worse by pitting living and breathing population against a memorial.

How woman friendly is the annual Budget?
Jul 21, 2014

How woman friendly is the annual Budget?

It is gratifying to note that women's safety did figure in the Annual Budget 2014-15 with an outlay of Rs 200 crore. Good enough for the lowered expectations but not sufficient given the exponential rise in violence against women across the country. Same allocation for the Patel statue has made the matters worse by pitting living and breathing population against a memorial.

Implications of China’s floating nuclear power plants in the South China Sea
May 13, 2024

Implications of China’s floating nuclear power plants in the South China Sea

These power plants pose not only an environmental threat but a security risk as well

India no safer today than it was five years ago
Nov 26, 2013

India no safer today than it was five years ago

On the anniversary of the Mumbai terror attacks of 2008, it is not surprising that the first thoughts that come to mind relate to the safety and security of the country. The obvious question to be posed here is: Are we safer today than we were five years ago? Sadly, the answer will be no.

India's nuclear option largely unaffected
Apr 28, 2011

India's nuclear option largely unaffected

MoEF, on the one hand, abruptly enforces the 'no-go' rule on 203 coal blocks with a potential output of 660 million tonne of coal per annum, jeopardising power generation, while on the other, it talks about developmental needs taking precedence over environmental and safety concerns when it comes to nuclear power plants.

India's Nuclear Security in the Aftermath of URI Attack
Sep 19, 2016

India's Nuclear Security in the Aftermath of URI Attack

What is the way ahead? For one, the global efforts in ensuring the safety and security of nuclear materials need to furthered.

International cooperation for the protection of humanitarian workers
Aug 19, 2023

International cooperation for the protection of humanitarian workers

International cooperation is required to strengthen the protection of all aid workers, given their critical role in ensuring assistance in conflict-ri

Iraq's deepening crisis and India's interests
Jun 19, 2014

Iraq's deepening crisis and India's interests

India's interests in Iraq and the region should be seen in the larger context of the seven million Indians working in West Asia, of which nearly 18,000 are in Iraq. Safety and security of this population should dominate the Indian policy.

Leveraging EdTech in a gendered world
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.

Liquefied petroleum gas: Supply challenges in India
Nov 24, 2023

Liquefied petroleum gas: Supply challenges in India

Growth in demand for LPG is slowing down and supply challenges could add to the pressure on demand for LPG in India.

Making cities more inclusive
Apr 27, 2023

Making cities more inclusive

City planning and development agencies must take steps to resolve problems faced by vulnerable urban populations

Mapping her world: The future of gender-sensitive urban designing
Mar 08, 2021

Mapping her world: The future of gender-sensitive urban designing

Women have particular reproductive, safety, and biological needs that urban designing must cater to in order to make the entire cityscape more accessi

Moving into an era of advertisements by digital avatars
Mar 29, 2022

Moving into an era of advertisements by digital avatars

As AI-generated media is causing a seismic shift in the advertising industry, its adverse impact on consumer trust and safety needs to addressed

New–Age Urban Transportation and Disruptive Technologies
Apr 08, 2016

New–Age Urban Transportation and Disruptive Technologies

Emerging technologies have the potential to reshape our world. These innovations, also called disruptive technologies, have started to seep into the area of finding solutions for mobility. Is existing infrastructure prepared for such technological advancements? These and related themes were discussed in a roundtable organised by Observer Research Foundation (ORF) on 8 February 2016. The roundtable, Urban Transportation and Disruptive Technologies

NourishNet: आपल्या भविष्यातील सुरक्षिततेचा पाया
Jun 19, 2024

NourishNet: आपल्या भविष्यातील सुरक्षिततेचा पाया

प्रतिबंध, संवर्धन, भागीदारी आणि धोरणे यांचा समावेश करून, �

ORF-Hammurabi & Solomon suggestions to Justice Verma Committee
Jan 04, 2013

ORF-Hammurabi & Solomon suggestions to Justice Verma Committee

ORF and Hammurabi & Solomon, a law firm, have submitted a memorandum to Justice Verma Committee, detaling suggestions in the law and the government setup to provide for speedier justice and enhance safety and security of women.

Out of the Frying Pan, into the Fire: The Menace of Used Cooking Oil (UCO) in India
Sep 06, 2022

Out of the Frying Pan, into the Fire: The Menace of Used Cooking Oil (UCO) in India

The low-awareness levels, high prices of edible oil, and the lack of commercial channels to dispose of the UCO compel people to re-use edible oil desp

Overcoming inconsistencies in comprehensive mobility plans of Indian cities
Feb 27, 2024

Overcoming inconsistencies in comprehensive mobility plans of Indian cities

Amidst urban growth, equipping cities with the most optimal, cost-efficient, and effective mass rapid transport systems is imperative

Pak Jihadis have Dirty Bomb
Jul 10, 2003

Pak Jihadis have Dirty Bomb

On April 3 this year, a one-day conference was organised in Washington by the South Asian Studies department of the John Hopkins University. One of the sessions was on Pakistan, specifically on the safety of its nuclear installations.

Panic room? Towards a safer cyberspace for women
Mar 07, 2024

Panic room? Towards a safer cyberspace for women

Online threats to women in India have increased since the pandemic, but a combination of law enforcement, industry cooperation, and strategic partners

Prerequisites for effective space governance: Space Situational Awareness
Oct 13, 2021

Prerequisites for effective space governance: Space Situational Awareness

SSA analyses are essential prerequisites for verifying compliance with any robust space governance regime, and support space safety at a more basic le

Private sector protests exemplify fears of Rajasthan’s Right to Health legislation setting off a nationwide ripple effect
Mar 31, 2023

Private sector protests exemplify fears of Rajasthan’s Right to Health legislation setting off a nationwide ripple effect

Rajasthan’s Right to Health law mandating private hospitals to provide free emergency care has irked private medical practitioners who doubt government’s commitment to reimburse costs. But for citizens dreading medical expenses bankrupting them, the state covering for emergencies is a welcome safety net

Quality rules in India: Trade, technical regulations and consumer protection
Aug 21, 2023

Quality rules in India: Trade, technical regulations and consumer protection

India’s competitiveness in manufacturing and the success of ‘Make in India’ depend on its ability to produce high-quality products and services. Product quality is important for human health and consumer safety, as well as for protecting the climate and the environment. One way of ensuring that products and services meet certain standards is through technical regulations with mandatory compliance. However, technical regulations also have th

Questions about the security of Aadhar project's biometric database
Apr 14, 2014

Questions about the security of Aadhar project's biometric database

The Aadhar project remains complex - a herculean task. The UK government shelved its identity card project because it was untested and the technology not secure, and because of the risks to the safety and security of citizens. With India in the midst of an election, it remains to be seen what will happen when a new government is formed,

Recurring fires in city hospitals
Dec 21, 2021

Recurring fires in city hospitals

The state needs to address the electrical maintenance issue at hospitals to ensure no such future tragedies take place

Regulating AI in Public Health: Systems Challenges and Perspectives
Jul 27, 2020

Regulating AI in Public Health: Systems Challenges and Perspectives

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is increasingly proliferating the healthcare landscape and has immense promise for improving health outcomes in a resource-constrained setting like India. With emerging technology still finding its footing in the healthcare industry in the country, there are systemic roadblocks to hurdle before AI can be made transformative up to the last mile of public health. AI also carries immense challenges for India’s mostly t

Resource use efficiency and productivity: An analysis of India’s food grain sector
Jan 07, 2020

Resource use efficiency and productivity: An analysis of India’s food grain sector

The concept of food security comprises access, affordability, food safety, food preferences and dietary patterns. Recently, there has been a demand-driven shift in food consumption patterns in India towards nutrition-rich and economically high-value horticulture (fruits and vegetables), livestock and dairy products. Providing for such consumption needs will require diversification of agricultural production beyond the staples, especially wheat an

Responsible Artificial Intelligence (AI) governance using a relational governance framework
Feb 09, 2023

Responsible Artificial Intelligence (AI) governance using a relational governance framework

A relational governance framework could help ensure that the benefits of AI are maximised while minimising potential harm.

Right to the city: Urban mobility for women empowerment in the decade of action
Mar 08, 2021

Right to the city: Urban mobility for women empowerment in the decade of action

Improved mobility not only broadens women’s economic and social opportunities, but also plays an important role in curbing urban congestion and envi

Securing our future through NourishNet
Jun 07, 2024

Securing our future through NourishNet

By incorporating prevention, protection, participation, and policy, NourishNet tackles the interconnected challenges of food safety, security, and sus

Silent battles, audible woes: The human cost of cyberattacks against critical infrastructure
Feb 21, 2024

Silent battles, audible woes: The human cost of cyberattacks against critical infrastructure

Ensuring the safety of the most vulnerable is the most pressing concern on our path towards a more secure cyberspace

Social protection to mitigate poverty: Examining the neglect of India’s informal workers
Aug 21, 2023

Social protection to mitigate poverty: Examining the neglect of India’s informal workers

Social protection is crucial in tackling extreme poverty and ensuring equitable development, thus catalysing the transition to a more stable and robust economy. About 50 percent of India’s economy hinges on its informal workers, who comprise 90 percent of the country’s total workforce. Yet, these informal workers continue to be excluded from current social-protection schemes, leaving them with no social or financial safety net and trapping th

South Asia South Asia Weekly 30
Jul 28, 2008

South Asia South Asia Weekly 30

With Sri Lanka forces capturing strategic towns occupied by LTTE not long ago, the supporters of the LTTE Chief Prabhakaran have expressed fears about his safety. Prabhakaran, believed to be hiding in a bunker in the dense forests of Vanni,

South Asia Weekly Report 69
Apr 27, 2009

South Asia Weekly Report 69

With the Sri Lankan security forces continuing their advance into north-eastern Mulaithivu district, the last stronghold of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), the international community has again raised its concern over the safety of trapped Tamil civilians.

Surveillance cameras in cities: A threat to privacy?
Jun 03, 2024

Surveillance cameras in cities: A threat to privacy?

Although there are positive results of surveillance technology, questions regarding the invasion of privacy are being raised.

That First Childhood Cigarette: Big Tobacco metaphor drags US Congress to address a bigger dilemma
Oct 22, 2021

That First Childhood Cigarette: Big Tobacco metaphor drags US Congress to address a bigger dilemma

The recent testimony by Frances Haugen placed Facebook under scrutiny after flagging its harmful algorithms, thus raising the question should governme

The Bike-Taxi Alternative to Enhancing Urban Mobility in India
Aug 14, 2023

The Bike-Taxi Alternative to Enhancing Urban Mobility in India

Despite concerted efforts to improve urban public transport, the use of personal vehicles has increased across India. City administrations must consider promoting the use of paratransit vehicles, such as bike-taxis, that can provide ridership to more commuters than a private vehicle. While bike-taxis are prevalent in some Indian cities, their use is curtailed elsewhere in the country by state policy and statutes. Amid growing city congest