Talking policy

Category

Vigilance is the pre-requisite (Award Winning Essay)

DISCLAIMER: This essay was awarded 2nd prize for an essay writing competition held by IIT Bombay during Vigilance Awareness Week in November 2020. The information and views set out in this article are those of the author(s); and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Centre for Policy Studies or the Indian Institute of...
Read More

Wildlife and Conservation in the times of Covid-19

This is the editorial from the Vol. XXVI, No. 3, June 2020 (No. 145) Issue of the Protected Areas Update, a newsletter produced by Kalpavriksh and Centre for Policy Studies.
Read More

The Pragmatics Of Online Teaching

I have been tempted to write this blog because of several messages that I have received in response to an op-ed piece that I published on NDTV...
Read More

Surviving A ‘Shadow’ Pandemic: Domestic Abuse In The Time Of Covid-19

How many of us can even imagine living 24x7 under the same roof as one’s abuser, with the constant fear of what he (in rare cases she) might do next to hurt you? 
Read More

Covid-19 in the Southern States: A Cautious Sigh of Relief

21 April was an important day for Kerala. Until then, Kerala was going neck to neck with Maharashtra, with the highest number of Covid-19 cases in India.
Read More

Empire Nation Part 3: From Barriers To Compartmentalisation

Local networks of cities could be catalysed in the conditions prevailing under the Covid-19 crisis. Might there be a way to make a virtue of the crisis-driven necessity of breaking up economic space?
Read More

Empire Nation Part 2: Backward Cities Need Each Other

An account of the ideas of Jane Jacobs, who re-redefined economic development as the process whereby local networks of cities undertake import-replacing work
Read More

Empire Nation Part 1: How India’s Internal Division of Labour is Colonial and What We Can Do About It

This essay outlines the difference between political and economic colonialism and suggests that India’s internal economic pattern might be described as colonial.
Read More

Covid-19: Has Kerala Turned The Tide – three tell-tale signs

Covid-19 made an early appearance in Kerala. The state government was quick to contain these cases and was acknowledged for its efforts.
Read More

Reflections on Surveillance In The Middle Of A Pandemic

We live in an age marked by one overarching phenomenon — surveillance. Operationalised through electronics and analysed through algorithms...
Read More
1 2 3 5