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#131 Learn From Others. It’s Free

PolicyWTF (revisited): China’s demographic flip-flops This section looks at egregious public policies. Policies that make you go: WTF, Did that really happen? — Pranay Kotasthane On May 31st, the Politburo of the Communist Party of China decreed that parents can...

Anticipating the Unintended #127: What Makes an Ideology?

India Policy Watch: Radically Networked Succour Insights on burning policy issues in India — Pranay Kotasthane When the going gets tough, we become desperate for signs of hope. Unfortunately, the union government has inspired no such thing. It has instead...

Anticipating the Unintended #126: A Little Boat Adrift

India Policy Watch: What Matters and What Doesn’t Insights on burning policy issues in India — Pranay Kotasthane The Union government has received a lot of flak over its criminal negligence in managing the pandemic response. It deserves nearly all...

Anticipating the Unintended #125: Sab Khatre Mein Hain

PolicyWTF: April Is The Cruellest Month This section looks at egregious public policies. Policies that make you go: WTF, Did that really happen? – RSJ It is difficult for us to write this edition with clarity. India is living through a...

A new model for equitable access to Scientific Publications for Indians

By Ruturaj Gowaikar, Vinayak Jain and Shambhavi Naik The most widely used business model that research-publication houses employ is the ‘pay to publish and pay to read’ model. The high subscription costs of scientific publications under such a model is...

Anticipating the Unintended #124: Flailing Again

PolicyWTF: Winging the Pandemic This section looks at egregious public policies. Policies that make you go: WTF, Did that really happen? – RSJ One of the things we often say around here is how difficult it is to craft public policy. The...

Anticipating the Unintended #122: Naya Paisa, Purana Qissa

Global Policy Watch: A Mint With a Role – RSJ The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has been trialling a form of digital Yuan for the past year. Last week the trials entered their second phase. (Umm, they seem to have...

Anticipating the Unintended #118: All Counting is Political

India Policy Watch #2: Census 2021 Insights on burning policy issues in India – Pranay Kotasthane The 16th Indian population census will be conducted later this year. The 2021 Census of India will be the country’s first digital census. Expect another Aarogya...

Why banking the unbanked should be a national priority

By Kumar Abhishek Financial services and development are closely related. Apart from the World Bank, coalitions like Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion under G20 and International Network on Financial Education under Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) are guiding...

Why China is the Kautilya of international politics

This article was first published in ThePrint The gameplay on the chessboard of global politics continues to cast its shadow on India’s relationships with the United States, China, nations of the sub-continent, and within its own federal units. For the...
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