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April 5, 2020
Access to energy is a vital input in the socio-economic development of nations. While villages are considered the unit to be served, Governments electrification efforts have focused on the households, possibly rightly so. However, household electrification is just one aspect of improving rural energy access and hence socio-economic development. India resides in the villages, with more than 60% population in villages, having agriculture as their primary source of livelihoods. With 100% household electrification target having being met, future electrification efforts should be recalibrated. In this piece, Prodyut Mukerjee looks at what the Indian State has done so far and what it's future strategy should focus.
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March 28, 2020
In December 2018, the Mumbai-based Godrej India Culture Lab published a white paper titled ‘A Manifesto for Trans Inclusion in the Indian Workplace’ authored by Nayanika Nambiar and Parmesh Shahani. It sensitises readers to the challenges faced by trans people in Indian society but does not stop at enumerating what is dysfunctional about current systems; it is invested in documenting best practices through case studies and providing corporates with a rigorous blueprint for policies that revolve around trans inclusion. This article aims to offer a critical reading of the manifesto in the light of the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019 passed by the Indian Parliament, which has been widely critiqued by trans activists themselves, the intended beneficiaries of the new legislation.
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March 15, 2020
Humanitarian intervention refers to a means to prevent or stop a gross violation of human rights in a state, where the state in question is either incapable or unwilling to protect its own people, or is actively persecuting them. By employing a feminist lens, Kirthi Jayakumar makes the case for dispensing with the use of force altogether and engaging in active community-level consent-seeking processes while carrying out an intervention to address large-scale human rights violations in another state
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March 9, 2020
The institution of the Chief of Defence Staff is widely being touted as a pathbreaking reform for India’s national security apparatus. This article explores what prompted the need for this reform and how the creation of such an authority may bring much-needed streamlining in the military bureaucracy. It also delves into the potential gains this move may bring vis-à-vis arms procurement and defence exports from India.
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