December 10, 2015
Swachh Bharat’s success lies in trusting the town councils
Building trust in the willingness of the town councils to deliver sanitation services, especially in poorer areas, is the key to the success of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
December 02, 2015
Smart Cities Should Account for Uniqueness of Cities
Shamika Ravi and Robert Puentes write that the Indian government's programme needs to account for economic differences between cities.
November 27, 2015
How Cities of the World are Governed
This Guardian article explores governance structures of cities around the world, and the stakes of sound urban management.
November 03, 2015
Nandan Nilekani, Viral Shah and Dr Reuben Abraham at Asia Society's Governance 2.0, 7 November 2015, Mumbai
Asia Society hosts a discussion on the new book "Rebooting India"
October 21, 2015
The start-up policy rush
Praveen Chakravarty writes in Mint: "The aim of creating fertile talent grounds for disruptive innovation is a lofty goal that is not easy to accomplish."
October 15, 2015
A Reality Check on Suicides in India
The discussion centres around farmer suicides, drawings on research that raises mental health as a significant contributor
October 07, 2015
Lessons for Urban Planners
The ones that are a disaster are the ones that try to prescribe exactly what sector should be operating on which block or which neighborhood, or try to directly reverse the decline of one industry that’s operating in a neighborhood.
October 02, 2015
Incremental or Big Bang?: Debate on Approaches to Reform
Manish Sabharwal and Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas debate on the kinds of reforms India needs.
September 29, 2015
Does economic growth lead to increased electoral returns?
Milan Vaishnav looks at the evidence from Indian States from 1980 to 2012.
September 16, 2015
Reading into stories of "rural" India
Recent developments illustrate the unintended outcomes of a complex governance system for rural-urban and local-state governance authorities.