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All Things Policy: Anti-Abortion Laws | Legality and Consequence

With the recent wave of anti-abortion laws in the US, the right of a woman to bodily autonomy is being attacked. Shambhavi Naik is joined by Nidhi Gupta, Anirudh Kanisetti and Yazad Jal to discuss the effects of abortion laws....

All Things Policy: Quotas – Are They Hurting The Prospects of Social Equity?

 Nidhi Gupta, Pranay Kotasthane and Ananya Iyer join Shambhavi Naik to discuss the recent news coverage surrounding the cut-off and quota measures in Karnataka Pre-University colleges. Can quotas be replaced by other measures to achieve social equity? Subscribe and...

All Things Policy: Coming Home

 Why do migrants return home? What makes people make the arduous shift back after settling in a new place? Three migrants who returned home to India: Nidhi Gupta, Yazad Jal and Shambhavi Naik discuss these issues in light of...

All Things Policy: The Emperor’s New Norms

What do a children’s story, Indore’s cleanliness, and Mumbai local trains have in common? Social norms! Nidhi Gupta joins Shambhavi Naik, Anirudh Kanisetti, and Aditya Ramanathan to explain how they work, based on the pioneering work of Cristina Bicchieri. Read...

All Things Policy: Fixing Indian PhDs

The Indian government recently stated that PhDs would only be offered on subjects of “national interest” (though it later backtracked). Are there better ways to nurture research in India and address some of the structural problems of the academic environment?...

Conversations at Takshashila: Key Insights from the ASER 2018 Report

 ASER (Annual Status of Education Report) is an annual survey that provides annual estimates of children’s schooling status and basic learning levels for each state and rural district in India. (ASER Centre). In this episode, Nidhi Gupta, Anupam Manur,...

Why Aren’t We Law-Abiding?

Kaushik Basu’s new book titled”Republic of Beliefs” uses game theory to explore why some laws are obeyed while others are flouted. No one doubts that air pollution is a big concern in the National Capital Region of Delhi. Every year,...

Empowerment and Fragility

Zeynep Tufecki’s book, Twitter and Tear Gas, is an insightful analysis of the impact of social media on protests and social movements in today’s radically networked societies.

C is for Cyber

The book Listening In by Prof Susan Landau studies the clash between the individual’s need for privacy and the law enforcement agencies’ need for access to information. It traces the evolution of cyber security and is a must read for...

Why study public policy

Public policy is pervasive and affects us all. Knowledge of public policy is vital in many careers today. This article is about the skills that students of public policy acquire and the options to study public policy in India.
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