December 1, 2016

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Currency transfusion and political cyni-, er, realism

Have Indians proved the cynics among them wrong? A few years ago, a cynic postulated two laws of policy realism in India. The first law of policy realism A policy that relies on the Indian citizen to act in selfless...

Explaining UPI

I just paid my cook his salary for November. Given the cash crunch, I paid him through a bank transfer, using IMPS. Earlier today, my wife had asked him for his account details (last month I’d paid him on his...

Analysing India Post-Uri Through a Conflict Escalation Framework

by Pranay Kotasthane, The Takshashila Institution Download the Analysis in PDF [0.8MB] These slides interpret the “surgical strikes” conducted after the Uri terrorist attacks, using the India—Pakistan Conflict Escalation Framework. Based on this framework, the document proposes factors that can...

An eightfold path to improving urban traffic

There are quick an inexpensive ways to improve traffic flows in our cities This is a version of an op-ed that appeared in the Bangalore edition of today’s Times of India: We can approach a solution to the vexed problem...