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Growth, Structural Change, and Opportunities: Who has Benefited?
While the connection between GDP and job growth in India has been poor, there has been a rapid increase of women in the modern services; while there has been greater job mobility, this has been very…
M. K. Shravan
The Need to Reinvent and Adapt the Work of Patrick Geddes
A new study of Patrick Geddes’ work in in India underlines the urban planner’s continued relevance to contemporary issues. But we have to ask ourselves why Geddes’s ideas have failed to gain traction…
A. G. Krishna Menon
Alternative Visions of Educating India
Innovative school programmes to build more appropriate ways of learning and teaching have ultimately floundered on the question of integration with the formal education system.
Can the G20 Achieve Much in the Shadow of Conflict?
Disagreement about Russia and the Ukrainian war have stymied consensus on broader issues at the G20. Neutral presidencies like India's will make the grouping trudge along, but just that.
Why We Must Think of ‘Post-Growth’
What is post-growth thinking and how is it different from the growth-centric thinking that is dominant today? A discussion of some principles of post-growth approaches to the economy, including of…
Rajeswari S. Raina
The Sophistry of Calls to Replace the Constitution
India’s Constitution is more robust than the politics of those who call for its replacement.
Big Problems, Small Wins
Despite good intentions, much in the new Rajasthan gig workers act is built on weak foundations, which will make it difficult to implement. This makes it unlikely that the workers will actually get…
Sudha Narayanan on India's agriculture market
Listen to Sudha Narayanan speak about India's farm laws, its major lacunae and problems, and the future of state intervention in agriculture markets.
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Understanding Demand for Healthcare Among Families of High-risk Newborns
'Low birthweight and prematurity' is now the most common cause of child death in India. Apart from improving publicly provided newborn care, we need to communicate to families how…
Taha Ibrahim Siddiqui
Becoming and Being Governor of the RBI
In a democracy, should a central bank be autonomous or accountable? A middle ground and a balance has to be struck, The mix will depend on the legal system, traditions, and macro-economic context. In…
Y V Reddy