April 11, 2016
How Successful Smart Cities Become Is A Function Of Who’s In-Charge
Pritika Hingorani and Komal Hiranandani write in Swarajya: "The way we choose to finance and structure the Smart Cities initiative has direct implications for governance and who holds power in our cities....
April 06, 2016
Nudging the voter in one direction?
Simultaneous elections for State Assemblies and Parliament can have a tangible, and perhaps undesirable, impact on voter behaviour
April 06, 2016
Nudging the Voter In One Direction?
Praveen Chakravarty writes in The Hindu about the impact that holding concurrent national and state elections may have on voter behaviour.
April 04, 2016
What’s in a Definition?: A Study on Implications and Suitability of Urban Definitions in India Through its Employment Guarantee Programme
The paper looks at the methodology for categorizing regions as urban or rural in India. It argues that India is a lot more urban than is oficially recognised.
March 30, 2016
Captain Disruptor: Which Dravidian party has Vijayakanth affected more?
Visiting Fellow, Praveen Chakravarty in his News Minute article examines the likely impact of the DMDK lead third front on Tamil Nadu’s otherwise stable political landscape
March 29, 2016
Thirsty Cities Need Smart Solutions Like Water Reclamation
Visiting fellow Shankkar Aiyar writes in this Indian Express article about the looming water crisis in an increasingly urbanizing India. He maintains that "...the crisis is an opportunity to disinvest incrementalism and invest in scalable smart solu...
March 28, 2016
Modinomics at two
In this Mint article, Vivek Dehejia, Resident Fellow at IDFC Institute, writes that at the end of his two years as the PM, Narendra Modi should be best described as a pragmatic modernizer of the government’s role in the economy....
March 20, 2016
What Explains the Great Global Slowdown?
Vivek Dehejia writes in Mint about "arcane economics concept from the 1930s" that "occupy centre stage in economic policy debates today".
March 17, 2016
The End of Equilibrium Economics?
Visiting Fellow, Sanjeev Sanyal says simplicity and flexibility are the key to manage increasingly complex world.
March 14, 2016
Swipe Right for Free Trade
India must stand firm for genuine free trade and should not sign trade agreements such as TPP that do not serve its national interest.