Maharashtra’s Water Banks: A Looming Banking Crisis without a Bailout Option
Water Governance in India

Maharashtra’s Water Banks: A Looming Banking Crisis without a Bailout Option

In the 1860s, England was facing an acute shortage of coal. Some experts contended that improving technology would reduce coal consumption. But contrary to this, technological improvements that increased the…

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Improving the Swachh Bharat Mission through behavioural interventions
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Improving the Swachh Bharat Mission through behavioural interventions

The Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) was initiated in 2014 to achieve universal sanitation coverage. The cleanliness drive aimed to make citizens health-conscious by providing financial incentives for solid/liquid waste management…

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In Conversation with Prerna Mukharya: Data and Public Policy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZAVEagGWxs In this interview, Prerna talks about the importance and necessity of credible data in the policy making process. The interview is conducted by ISPP Scholar, and Executive Editor of…

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Quality Education and Expanding Learning Opportunities – Challenges in the EdTech Space

India has successfully improved school enrolment in recent decades yet failed to deliver actual learning. The ASER Survey by NGO Pratham (2020) spotlights large learning deficits in students’ foundational learning.…

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In Conversation with Prof. Pronab Sen: State of the Indian Economy in 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1KqVkPxnkY&t=41s Suveera Malhotra, ISPP Scholar 2021-2022, engages with Professor Pronab Sen, former Chief Statistician of India, about the state of the Indian economy in 2022, and the way forward. He…

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An alternate approach to understanding the impact of the COVID-19 shock on India’s economic activity

Despite a brutal second wave with cases peaking in April-May 2021, India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew at a record pace of 20.1 percent in the April-June 2021 quarter compared…

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Reconstructing Green Economies in the Aftermath of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken the wraps off the environmental vulnerabilities of the existing development paradigm of modern economies. The endeavour of governments should now be to institutionalise an administrative framework which sets precedence for sustainable and climate-friendly policies. Junior Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation, Tanushree Chandra makes a case for deploying green strategies to combat the myriad economic challenges brought about by the COVID-19 crisis. She locates the inadequacies in the government’s reform package and proposes an alternative policy agenda.

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COVID-19: Rethinking Urban Design and Law Enforcement in India

The COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing lockdown has uncovered glaring vulnerabilities in the urban design frameworks and law enforcement mechanisms of cities and other townships in India. The Epidemic Diseases Act has enabled a brutal lockdown by law enforcement authorities across states even as social distancing has remained elusive in urban townships due to the inherent design flaws and population density. Dr. Shiben Banerji, Professor for art history and urban design at the Art Institute of Chicago, in a wide-ranging conversation with Taarush Kishore Jain, explores these themes, citing examples of Kerala and Dharavi to elucidate his opinions. He also shares his sentiments on the mass communication campaigns by the Prime Minister during the lockdown and suggests modifications to the Centre-State relationship in India.

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COVID-19: Implications for Indian Foreign Policy and International Relations

Dr. Amitabh Mattoo, Professor for International Relations at the University of Melbourne, in conversation with Taarush Kishore Jain, Strategic Consultant and Editor at the ISPP Policy Review on foreign policy implications of the Covid-19 crisis. They discuss the future of India-China and India-US relations, accountability for WHO, maintaining stability in Kashmir and India's position in the new world order.

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In Conversation with Dr. Sanjaya Baru – ISPP Policy Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SISdhGSwc2g&feature=youtu.be In conversation with Shefali Srivastava, scholar at ISPP, Dr. Sanjaya Baru, Director for Geo-Economics and Strategy at the International Institute of Strategic Studies, makes pointed predictions about the evolution…

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India’s Clean Energy Movement: A Case for Hope

In the global effort to mitigate climate change, India is set to play a significant, if not leading, role. In this article, Kartik explores where the country's decarbonization efforts stand right now and what it'll take to build a carbon-neutral power grid.

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Under-representation of women’s interests in the Indian Parliament

Women’s issues, except ones that are concerning their domestic and familial roles, are severely under-represented in the Indian political narrative. This paper attempts to argue this through an analysis of the Question Hour data from 2006 to 2017.

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