India -- the education drop-out
India withdrew from PISA, the world's "Gold Standard" for education evaluation, for 2012 and 2015, following a dismal result in 2009. But this is no way to improve an education system!
Arun Maira, from India's Planning Commission, made a strong case for India optimism at a recent Bertelsmann Stiftung/Infosys conference in Bangalore.
India's governance -- worse than China's?
India may be the world's most populous democracy. But the quality of its governance is very poor, and much worse than China's on many scores.
Infrastructure of Water Security in India
India will face an unprecedented water crisis around 2030, if it continues with present policies, argue Asit K Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada.
Delhi's water supply: Going, going, gone?
Providing clean water to Delhi is no rocket science. What is missing is some political will and competent leadership, argue Asit K Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada.
India's growth drivers and Mr Modi’s economic reasoning
Mukul Asher has shared with us his thoughts on India's growth drivers and the economic reasoning of Mr Modi, India's likely next Prime Minister.
America & India -- brothers in arms
America should manage its relationship with India with greater humility, modesty and respect. The world's two largest democracies should be "brothers in arms".
Middle class life in India
Ashok, a Delhi-based taxi driver, would be classified as middle class by the statisticians at the Asian Development Bank. But middle class in India means something different from in the West.
Beijing or New Delhi: who has the worst air pollution?
Around 40% of residents in India’s capital city suffer health problems from air pollution, yet in contrast to China, the political response is muted, argues Joydeep Gupta from The Third Pole.
German President's long journey to India
The German President's recent visit to the chaotic democracy of India is the culmination of a long journey from his birth in the highly organized, former communist state of East Germany.
India's skills crisis
India faces a skills crisis. What could this emerging giant learn from a country like Germany, with its very successful skills policies?
German President at Bangalore skills summit
German President Gauck will lead discussions at an Indo-German skills summit in Bangalore, India, on 6-7 February.
A leaky plan in Delhi
An inefficient Delhi Jal Board will struggle to implement the water policy of Delhi's new Aam Admi government, writes Asit K. Biswas.
Super rich Indo-Canadians
Super rich Indo-Canadians may not be quite in the same league as business tycoons like Mukesh Ambani or L. N. Mittal. But they are certainly a dynamic force in the Canadian economy and society.
The Indo-Canadian paradox
Canada is an enigma. Its society is the most “Asianized” in the Western world. And yet it does not fully capitalize on its Asianization.
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.
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