June 8, 2020

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Manoj Kewalramani quoted in Arab News on India-China border talks

Manoj Kewalramani was quoted in an article by Sanjay Kumar in Arab News on 8th June 2020, discussing the military-to-military talks between India and China in Ladakh. Manoj was quoted as saying: The talks do not mean a “de-escalation or disengagement anytime...

Removing Chinese apps from your phone is the opposite of self-reliance

This article was first published in Deccan Chronicle. The most important takeaway from Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman’s insights from ‘Thinking Fast and Slow’ is that the human brain has two systems, System one and System two. The former is good...

Some out-of-the-box ideas for a fiscal stimulus

The pandemic and lockdown have deeply hurt the economy. This year the world’s economy will shrink by 3 percent, something that we have not witnessed in our lifetimes. India too may shrink as much if not more, since our lockdown...

Anticipating the Unintended #40: From China But Not to Chandni Chowk

This newsletter is really a weekly public policy thought-letter. While excellent newsletters on specific themes within public policy already exist, this thought-letter is about frameworks, mental models, and key ideas that will hopefully help you think about any public policy problem...

The role that compassion could play in India’s economic revival

To rebuild the economy, we must focus on rebuilding social capital. To rebuild social capital, we need greater compassion across society. So many of the humanitarian tragedies that unfolded over the past few months could have been avoided or mitigated...