April 27, 2021

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Don’t just game the system, return to Kautilya’s goal of happiness in Covid 2nd wave

Gaming the system is a term that usually carries negative connotations of achieving desired outcomes by manipulating rules and procedures that are meant to protect and regulate the system. However, it can also be utilised for benevolent purposes. At the core, it is power...

The Untenable Promise of Job Quotas for Locals

Recently, the Haryana government announced that the Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Act 2020 shall come into force effective May 1, 2021. This legislation aspires to address the rising unemployment rate in the state by triggering the parochial “insider-outsider”...

All Things Policy: Free speech on India’s Internet

 A voluntary disclosure by Twitter revealed that it had been directed to restrict/remove posts critical of India’s COVID-19 response. The Union government later confirmed that it had also directed Facebook and Instagram to take action on content that “spread...

ISAS Working Paper — Siliconpolitik: The Case for a Quad Semiconductor Partnership

Summary The Quad should make semiconductors a focus area within its expansive technology cooperation agenda. Since each Quad member enjoys a comparative advantage in a specific sub-domain of the semiconductor supply chain, this grouping is well-placed to collaborate. This paper...