Climate warnings: On unmet emission goals Planned emission cuts fall short of what needs to be done to contain global warming Two important reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), on the impact of higher global temperatures on land, oceans and the Cryosphere, lend further urgency to the […]

Continus reading  

The many gaps in NCRB data Without methodological clarity, policymaking is a challenge While the 2017 reports released last week by the National Crime Records Bureau present numbers on different aspects of the criminal justice system, there are crucial gaps in the data collected. Further, the opacity surrounding the methodology […]

Continus reading  

The power of ordinary people   Gandhi’s weekend retreat at Oxford in 1931 generated insights that are still relevant today When Gandhi went to England in 1931 to attend the Second Round Table Conference, one of his close aides suggested that he retreat for the weekend to Oxford in order […]

Continus reading  

Vaping is injurious to health   Measures being taken against e-cigarette companies in the U.S. could result in a dip in sales The absence of vaping-related illness during the last ten years of increasing electronic cigarettes use has often been cited to silence the critics of the latter. But all […]

Continus reading  

Details of 2015 Naga Agreement A report on the security situation in the Northeastern states was tabled by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs in the Rajya Sabha. The report contained the details of the framework agreement signed between the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) and the Union […]

Continus reading  

Legal pluralism in personal law   Uniformity in civil law can only be achieved in a piecemeal manner In Jose Paulo Coutinho v. Maria Luiza Valentina Pereira (2019), the Supreme Court has yet again revived the debate on a uniform civil code (UCC) and referred to Goa as “a shining […]

Continus reading  

Maintaining the India-China stride length It was only with the outbreak of the border crisis and the possibility of a conflict that both leaderships undertook a sober assessment of the complex historical forces at play. When situated against the broader picture of an emerging multipolarity, uncertainty on the future of […]

Continus reading  

On maintaining the India-China stride length   Context • The recent calm in India-China relations might have erased images of the turbulent chapter that preceded it. • For much of the period between 2014 and 2017, uncertainty regarding the other side’s policies and intentions leading to tension, mistrust, and competition […]

Continus reading  

Affirmative action at the crossroads   Affirmative action at the crossroads : This is a complicated and important case not just for the future of AA in the U.S., but because it has the potential to impact anti-AA sentiment everywhere. It contains elements that strongly resonate with the Indian debate […]

Continus reading  

zero budget natural farming Introduction India, being an agriculture-focused nation, is highly prone to various farming complications which vary according to change in the geographic area. Ensuring food security, producing more with less resources and building the resilience of smallholder farmers are important in creating a food-secure future. In Budget […]

Continus reading  
Get in touch
close slider