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How not to reform the Indian Stat

NEW DELHI, Jan. 9 -- From the (now botched up) attempt to introduce lateral entrants into the government, the launch of new schemes like the Ayushman Bharat and Aspirational Districts Programme, unvei... Read More


Tackling India's transitions is tough

NEW DELHI, Dec. 26 -- Is India at the cusp of a new phase in its developmental trajectory? And is the Indian state -- our politics, our public institutions -- equipped to credibly negotiate this trans... Read More


Let's renew the debate on federalism

NEW DELHI, Nov. 29 -- The controversy surrounding Governor Satyapal Malik's decision to dissolve the Jammu and Kashmir assembly - the dubious reasoning offered and the many questions this raised about... Read More


Let's adopt a new politics of welfare

NEW DELHI, Nov. 15 -- From manifesto promises to build cow shelters and starting commercial production of cow urine; to statue inaugurations and chief ministers busy making headlines for changing city... Read More


Denial could hamper development

NEW DELHI, Oct. 24 -- On October 11, the World Bank released the first Human Capital Index (HCI). The index is designed to place the spotlight on human capital as the key driver of sustainable growth ... Read More