Publications

All Things Policy: Ensuring Nutrition Amid a Pandemic

COVID-19 has worsened the problem of malnutrition in India because it has disrupted two critical programmes: the ICDS and Mid-Day Meal Scheme. However, after initial setbacks, the Union and state...

All Things Policy: Reforming India’s Agricultural Markets

Agricultural markets in India have long been characterized by multiple trade barriers and uncompetitive policies. The Union government has passed three ordinances permitting trade outside the physical boundaries of the...

All Things Policy: The Promise and Perils of Facial Recognition

Facial recognition technology and its applications have been advancing, even in the absence of adequate privacy laws. Facial data is personal, sensitive, and potentially permanent – and it is being...

All Things Policy: Confucian Confusion: India Reviews Work of CIs

Amid the standoff at the LAC, the Indian government is reportedly reviewing the work of Confucius Institutes in the country. These institutes have come under increasing scrutiny around the world...

All Things Policy: Gender and the Indian City

Are Indian cities equal spaces for everyone? Do social expectations determine how accepting an urban space is to people of different genders? What do gender relations in our homes have...

All Things Policy: Is India Prepared for Gene Edited Humans?

The technology to modify the human genome is here, potentially signaling a transformation of societies and economies. In the light of WHO’s draft framework on governing human gene editing, Anirudh...

All Things Policy: The Puzzle of Tech Clusters

Tech clusters play a leading role in fostering innovation, creating jobs, and attracting investments. In this episode, Sarthak Pradhan and Pranay Kotasthane discuss what makes tech clusters work, whether we...

All Things Policy: Antitrust Enquiry and Tech Giants

Sundar Pichai, Mark Zuckerberg, Tim Cook, and Jeff Bezos attended an antitrust enquiry last week. The tech giants were grilled on issues ranging from anti-conservative bias to platform neutrality. The...

All Things Policy: Securing the Future: India’s Options Amid the LAC Standoff

While India and China are in talks to disengage in Eastern Ladakh, what are the long-term implications of the standoff for bilateral ties? Manoj Kewalramani talks to Ambassador Nirupama Rao...

All Things Policy: Did India Win in Doklam?

The 2017 India-China standoff in Doklam, at a crucial trijunction between India, China, and Bhutan, was widely hailed as a victory for India. But was it? In the light of...

All Things Policy: Disconnecting From Huawei

The past few weeks have been tough for Huawei, as the UK and France have moved to reduce their dependence on it for their 5G networks. What’s prompted this change?...

All Things Policy: The Twitter Hack and Data Protection

Twitter’s recent hack has raised concerns about data protection. But would the current Indian Data Protection Bill, which is being reviewed by Parliament, have been effective in tackling these concerns?...

All Things Policy: India’s Arctic Ambitions

Why should India care about what happens in the polar regions? And why has it sought greater influence in Arctic governance? Aditya Ramanathan talks to Anirudh Kanisetti about India’s fascinating...

All Things Policy: Why Don’t We Have Underwater Aircraft Carriers?

In the Second World War, Japan tried to develop a whole class of submarines that worked as small aircraft carriers. Why did the idea not catch on after 1945? Why...

All Things Policy: Personal Memory and History

Why do diaries written in times of tumult have such appeal to us even today? What place do they hold in history? Manoj Kewalramani and Ganesh Chakravarthi discuss how personal,...

All Things Policy: The Grand Challenge of Weaponising the Economy

Economic interdependence was supposed to bring peace but it also gives states the leverage they can use to coerce each other. Manoj Kewalramani talks to Pranay Kotasthane and Aditya Ramanathan...

All Things Policy: Beijing’s Bid for Supremacy in the South China Sea

Even as China seeks to enforce its territorial claims in the South China Sea, the United States has reacted strongly. What are China’s aims in the region? And how should...

All Things Policy: Getting Children Back to Schooling

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on school education. But if schools can’t open, how can students continue their education in a country with limited Internet access? Takshashila’s...

All Things Policy: How to do More COVID-19 Testing

India has no shortage of diagnostic labs but it isn’t testing enough people for COVID-19. To understand why, Takshashila’s Pranay Kotasthane talks to NIPFP researchers Harleen Kaur and Siddhartha Srivastava...

All Things Policy: A COVID-19 Vaccine Made in India?

The ICMR recently stoked controversy by asking hospitals to participate in clinical trials for developing a COVID-19 vaccine by August 15. Is this a realistic deadline? What does it tell...

All Things Policy: How China Sees India

How do China’s public policy thinkers and strategic community view India’s rise? How did social media in China react to the Galwan clash? Delhi Policy Group’s Antara Ghosal Singh joins...

All Things Policy: Should Companies Boycott Social Media?

Social media platforms, especially Facebook, have been facing an ad boycott from companies such as Unilever and Starbucks that are demanding they address concerns misinformation and hate speech online. Prateek...

All Things Policy: A Mountain Strike Corps to Deter China?

As India considers its options to deter China along the LAC, some are pushing for a revival of the Mountain Strike Corps idea. But what is a Mountain Strike Corps?...

All Things Policy: State of India’s Judiciary

How has India’s judiciary functioned in India’s changing social conditions and political milieu? Are there differences in the way the Supreme Court, high courts, and district courts respond to these...

All Things Policy: Talking Turkey in India

Are there parallels between Turkish and Indian politics? Why has Turkey been drawn into the Middle East’s wars? And how do Turkey and India see each other? Journalist Madhuvanthi Srinivasan...

All Things Policy: Crafting India’s Strategy for China

Should India balance against China by drawing closer to the United States? Or should it adopt a more subtle strategy that allows it to keep its options open? Historian and...

All Things Policy: China Tightens it Noose Around Hong Kong

China is tightening its grip on Hong Kong through a new national security law. The law’s sweeping provisions give Beijing powers to crack down on political opposition both offline and...

All Things Policy: Oil Prices and the Hidden Game of Governments

Why are consumers paying more for their petrol and diesel when crude oil prices are low? What do the Union and state governments do to control prices at the pump?...

All Things Policy: COVID and Coronil

Ayurvedic formulations touting to cure COVID-19 have raised questions both about their claims and the scientific rigour of their clinical trials. Prateek Waghre talks to Sunila Dixit and Shambhavi Naik...

All Things Policy: China Through Indian Eyes

What’s it like to study politics and international relations in China? And how does India fit into the Chinese world view? Manoj Kewalramani speaks to Hamsini Hariharan, an analyst, and...
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