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Electoral Bonds: In Search of Transparency Analyses & Assessments

Electoral Bonds: In Search of Transparency

Free and fair elections are quintessential for an effective democracy. Does the Indian electoral bonds scheme supplement or undermine the fundamental...

The Maharashtra Muddle Op-Eds

The Maharashtra Muddle

The recent political shenanigans in Maharashtra can potentially be an inflection point in the increasingly unipolar politics of India. Since the 2014...

Aftermath of Indian Election results 2019 Analyses & Assessments

Aftermath of Indian Election results 2019

India’s Bharatiya Janata Party swept the opposition aside to win a second term in the recent national elections. . Will the sweeping mandate motivate...

Odisha: prepared for the future Op-Eds

Odisha: prepared for the future

Odisha has arguably been the country's most disaster-ready state for the past twenty years, and the rest of the country could learn to emulate its...

Nagaland: North-East's hidden gem Op-Eds

Nagaland: North-East's hidden gem

Nagaland is situated at a crucial junction between India and Myanmar, accentuating its importance as a border state. Despite its geostrategic...

Mizoram: distance from development Op-Eds

Mizoram: distance from development

Mizoram has a highly literate population but there is no robust employment generation nor is there any sign of rapid economic development. Carved out...

Maharashtra: the Sweet smell of success Op-Eds

Maharashtra: the Sweet smell of success

Maharashtra is arguably India's most prosperous state with the highest per capita income and strong performances in key HDI indicators. So, what is a...

Meghalaya: Its raining opportunities! Op-Eds

Meghalaya: Its raining opportunities!

Meghalaya receives the country's highest rainfall yet there seems to be a drought of development. Much like how the monsoon rain brings in relief for...

Manipur: Imphal's development impasse Op-Eds

Manipur: Imphal's development impasse

For decades, Manipur has been fighting active separatist movements which demand succession from the Union of India. In the extensive crossfire, the...

Madhya Pradesh: India's beating heart Op-Eds

Madhya Pradesh: India's beating heart

India's geographic centre is reflective of the many problems the country faces. Despite the sustained, fast-paced economic growth, key human...

Kerala: Development for a green future Op-Eds

Kerala: Development for a green future

India's leading states on a number of different HDI indicators was jolted by massive floods last year, re-focusing the debate on sustainable...

Himachal Pradesh: Mountains calling for renewable energy Op-Eds

Himachal Pradesh: Mountains calling for renewable energy

Himachal's fragile ecology has been impacted by the surge in tourists visiting Shimla in peak Summer months. As a result, Shimla's rapid and...

Karnataka: Mysore Pak and Environmental conservation Op-Eds

Karnataka: Mysore Pak and Environmental conservation

Karnataka has seen remarkable progress in all key HDI indicators as well as Economic indices but the major issues which still plague the state are...

Haryana: India's SEZ capital needs holistic development Op-Eds

Haryana: India's SEZ capital needs holistic development

One of South Asia's wealthiest and economically developed regions is gasping for development in the form of medical infrastructure and sustainable...

Gujarat: Economic growth over human development? Op-Eds

Gujarat: Economic growth over human development?

India's economic powerhouse has been touted as the model to emulate, but has the state done enough to ensure the holistic development of its people?...

Jharkhand: Mineral wealth, human poverty Op-Eds

Jharkhand: Mineral wealth, human poverty

Jharkhand represents an interesting mix of development and poverty. The state houses 40% of India's mineral resources but its citizens are one of the...

Goa: Golden beaches and unfulfilled promises Op-Eds

Goa: Golden beaches and unfulfilled promises

One of India's smallest states sends only two MPs to Parliament but is an undisputed part of the country. Goa has been a stronghold for the BJP since...

Australia to go to polls in May Analyses & Assessments

Australia to go to polls in May

Australia will go to polls on May 18, 2019, in an election that will either see that ascendancy of the Labor Party or the return of the incumbent PM...

Israel’s elections: A turning point Analyses & Assessments

Israel’s elections: A turning point

The forthcoming Israeli general elections on April 9th will be the most vied for, equivocating and possibly pivotal in the country’s republican...

Chhattisgarh: The mineral hub of India Op-Eds

Chhattisgarh: The mineral hub of India

Chhattisgarh is one of the 29 states of India, located in the centre-east of the country. It is the tenth-largest state in India, with an area of 135...