Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Will India’s experiment with smart cities tackle poverty – or make...

India is rising. In cities across the nation, the pace of construction is reaching frenzied heights. Each city, each district, each regional state is...

Food Security: A ticking Time Bomb – Part 2

The first part of this series demonstrated the food security crisis India may face in the coming years and decades. The second part outlines a...

The Future of Indian Corporates

NITI Aayog seeks to be engaged in strategic policy and policy planning together with creating institutions that will enable the private sector, states and...

The Economics of Inequality and the Most Deprived

Dungarpur, a tribal pocket in the south-eastern belt of Rajasthan, is barely 60km away from the tourist hotspot destination of Udaipur, which has communities...

Will India realise its GDP growth target this year?

In contrast to the emerging economies, the strong investor sentiments and huge meltdown in the crude oil prices supported India’s growth in last financial...

The Dialogue Bill Tracker

In the recently concluded second part of the Budget session in Parliament, important bills concerning taxation, land laws, afforestation, biotechnology, bankruptcy and insolvency were...

Financial sustenance an uphill task for Indian discoms

With an installed capacity of 303, 083 MW, the Indian electricity sector is the fifth largest in the world and one of the most...

Entrepreneurship “redefined”

The planning of the financial year begins with the release of the budget document which has recently come up with a few unique features....

Poverty and Aspirations Failure

Conventional pro-poor policies typically tend to focus on relaxing external (material resource) constraints such as lack of credit, education or insecure property rights.  Largely...

Should surge pricing be regulated?

On 18th April 2016, the Delhi government banned the use of surge pricing by app-based cab services. At the moment there is a dearth...

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