April 25, 2021
Breathless in India: The price of inaction
India finds itself caught in the wake of exceptionalism and premature triumphalism.
March 15, 2021
India’s State institutions are failing citizens because they were built to control, not govern
Kadambari Shah and Vibhav Mariwala discuss how state institutions are failing citizens because they were built to control, not govern.
December 20, 2020
Wistron saga and the state of states
In light of the Wistron events, Shankkar Aiyar discusses the need for improving labour laws and governance in India.
December 15, 2019
Meanwhile, what MPs learnt in Parliament
The rubric of politics suggests the winter session was a contest of persuasive arguments on citizenship. It was also a session where MPs learnt some arresting facts about governance.
December 18, 2018
Of big Government and poll verdicts
Political parties have erroneously come to believe, a la Mao or Mahalanobis, that big government is the cure for ills afflicting the political economy.
October 29, 2018
Return of tried, tired, retired rhetoric
The debate on critical issues of governance is drowned in rhetoric of personification
July 30, 2018
First mile policies, last mile failures
To nurture, sustain democracy, the elected must ponder why policies crafted flail and fail to deliver at the last mile.
May 07, 2018
Populist manifestos in Karnataka polls
There is consensus on the need to create jobs—Congress promises one crore jobs and the BJP promises to skill and employ an equal number.
April 30, 2018
Statutory warning: Systemic sloth kills
On Thursday, a school bus carrying schoolchildren was run over by a train at an unmanned railway crossing in Uttar Pradesh—13 children lost their lives and eight were grievously hurt.
April 16, 2018
Local governance: A grounded promise
The fact is that the states do to local bodies what they allege the Centre does to them.