A collection of articles on public policy published on
The India Forum
Do India’s Urban Poor Have a Distinct Politics of Their Own?
To counter the exclusionary nature of the state, the urban poor have to constantly develop new tactics to claim citizenship and welfare benefits.
Chavali Phanisri Soumya
Overcharging during the Pandemic: Private Hospitals in Maharashtra
A survey of pricing practices in private hospitals in Maharashtra during Covid-19 brings out the extent of price gouging that took place in spite of government attempts at regulation.
Joshimath: An Avoidable Disaster
Joshimath has been sinking slowly for years due to various reasons, but the recent accelerated sinking may be due to the execution of major projects. Little has ever been done to mitigate the causes…
A New Dawn? Can India Reverse Its Staggering Inequality?
How long will India’s working people live with a policy regime that concentrates unimaginable levels of wealth in a few hands and leaves millions of people struggling for food, healthcare, decent…
Measuring Food Insecurity
Assessing the extent of food insecurity has always been problematic because of delays in availability and the low precision of food consumption data from surveys. Assessments based on the ‘Food…
Beyond CUET and Other Simplifications: Reassessing University Assessment
What value are exams such as the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) for assessing students? Can we imagine a more equitable and just method for admitting students to institutes of higher…
Food for Nought: One Step Forward, One Leap Backward
The sugar-coated termination of the free grain Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana calls for an urgent expansion of alternative social security measures.
A People’s History of Anti-Nuclear Struggles
The failed promise of nuclear energy in India and the desperate struggles of people across the country who fear their lives could be affected by having a hazardous technology in their backyard are…
What EWS judgement means for India's reservation policy
The Supreme Court ruled that 10% reservation for Economically Weaker Sections in the General category is constitutional. Suno India's Suryatapa Mukherjee speaks with journalist Tejas Harad about…
Regulating Information Technology Intermediaries
While the operations of social media intermediaries like Facebook and Twitter do need to be regulated, the grievance committees prescribed by the 2022 IT rules will not enjoy independence. This is…