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.
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.
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