October 11, 2020

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India’s local governments must do far better in raising revenues

Driving into Bengaluru’s city centre a couple of weeks ago after several months of working from home, I was pleasantly surprised to see well-demarcated parking spaces, electronic signs, and payment kiosks along MG Road. Brihat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), our...

Eye on China: LAC – Quad Meets – Taiwan – Human Rights, Golden Week – Pew Survey – BRI & Yang in SL

Eye on China is a weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom from an Indian interests perspective. I. India-China Ties An interesting week with new warnings from Washington and Beijing, as military commanders prepare for another...

Covid hospital, not coastal road

Mumbai is the richest municipality in India with a budget whose size dwarfs many state government budgets. For instance, it is 50 per cent larger than the state budget of Goa. It can legitimately brag about many excellent hospitals, which provide highly...