Solar power and energy security
Gujarat’s experience suggests that there is considerable merit in solar energy initiatives being integrated with overall energy policy rather than as stand alone measures.
Fiscal Discipline in India's States
Mukul Asher examines for us fiscal discipline in India's states, focusing on issues in measurement and use as a policy instrument.
Towards a modern pension system in India?
Mukul Asher writes of recent initiatives to create a modern pension system in India, to meet the challenges of rapid ageing.
Winds of change in Gujarat, India
Gujarat’s Wind Power Policy is a good example of commercially viable and internationally compatible energy policy management, write TS Gopi Rethinaraj and Mukul Asher.
Amartya Sen on development as freedom
Development means freedom, according to Amartya Sen, perhaps the greatest development thinker of our times.
Amartya Sen on development on Youtube
Amartya Sen explains his views on development in a couple of film clips. They are very much worth watching.
New Evidence on Indian Employment: Light at the End of the Tunnel?
S.K. Sasikumar & Rakkee Thimothy from
V.V. Giri National Labour Institute in India have shared with us this piece on employment in India.
Roles of water in India's development
If India continues with its past and present water and development policies, the country will face an unprecedented water crisis around 2025, argues Asit K. Biswas.
Urban pipe dreams
In many parts of India, it is difficult to find a single city where people can drink water straight from the tap without any health concerns, writes Asit K. Biswas.
India's migrants' remittances
Indians working abroad continue to send more money home than their counterparts from other countries.
Urban water: a crisis due to mismanagement
There is no valid reason as to why an urban centre cannot have access to safe drinking water 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Why then is this not happening, Peter Brabeck asks Asit K. Biswas.
Watt is the problem
Grid collapse points to enduring neglect of infrastructure in India's power sector, argues Asit K. Biswas, Founder of the Third World Centre for Water Management.
The arid city
Why must households pay first-rate costs for third-grade water delivery, asks Asit K. Biswas, founder of the Third World Centre for Water Management.
India's needless hunger
India's national shame is that nearly one in five Indians suffers from chronic hunger, as explained by Asit K. Biswas (Founder, Third World Centre for Water Management) and Rajiv Gupta.
Yamuna, Ganga clean-up: Fact or Fiction?
Asit K. Biswas, recipient of the Stockholm Water Prize, the "Nobel Prize for Water", has shared with us this fascinating article on water pollution in India.
India's squalid slums
As Katherine Boo describes so vividly in "Behind the Beautiful Forevers", life in an urban slum in Mumbai can be full of squalor and deprivations.
BRICS, still an acronym, not yet a reality
Emanuele Schibotto provides us with an insightful and critical perspective on the concept of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa).
Amartya Sen on globalization
Amartya Sen's article on "How to judge globalism" is very much worth reading, ten years on.
Living on $2 a day
If you are living on more than $2 a day, you are not living in poverty according to the World Bank. But what is life like for those living just out of poverty?
UK to end financial assistance to India
No new British financial aid grants will be made to India -- even though India has the world's highest number of poor people, many of whom suffer from chronic hunger. Does this make sense?
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