August 26, 2013

Day

Book Chapter — India and UN Peacekeeping

Book Chapter: India and International Norms: R2P, Genocide Prevention, Human Rights, and Democracy Richard Gowan and Sushant K. Singh. Sushant is a fellow for national security at the Takshashila Institution. in Shaping the Emerging World: India and the Multilateral Order...

Sumpolites | Women are individuals too.

Protection for women should not be seen separate from protecting individual rights and liberties My colleague Karthik tweeted today that the fundamental problem about rape in India is people think it’s about “loss of marriageability”. ignore it’s fundamentally assault and invasion...

RQ | Chennai Gets Metered Autos

During my talk at the Takshashila Chennai Shala in 2011 (related Pragati article here), I had argued that the underlying reason for market failure in Chennai autorickshaws was regulatory failure. Despite costs for auto rickshaws going up significantly, I had...

Catalyst | Indian marriages, families and rape

Following up on a set of observations by my colleagues and friends on twitter, here are a few thoughts on rape in India: Marriage in India largely happens between families rather than individuals. The social compatibility of families often matters...