January 11, 2016

Day

A song of public policy

In the hit HBO TV Series “The Game of Thrones”, the character Tyrion Lannister played by the actor Peter Dinklage has some of the best lines. Based on the books written by author George RR Martin, the show, in places,...

Choosing channels à la carte

Would you be better off paying only for those channels that you watch? The advent of digital set-top boxes and satellite televisions in India was extremely exciting at first. The ability to choose and pay for only those channels that...

Terrorists, veto and the peace process

Terrorists should not be allowed to force us into talks either After a terrorist attack on India in response to an Indian overture to resume dialogue with Pakistan, we often hear the argument that “terrorists should not be allowed a...

The myth of affordable housing

Cities are unaffordable by definition because of the value that can be extracted by living in them.  A few months back, my Takshashila colleague Varun KR (Shenoy) asked me if there is any city where housing is not prohibitively expensive....