From the blog

June 10, 2019

Why the Middle Class is Shrinking in Rich Countries?

In most of the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries there has been little or no growth of the middle class between the mid-1980s and the mid-1990s, while it rose in the next decade that is from mid-1990s […]
June 6, 2019

Impact of AI on Medical Education and Employment

Artificial intelligence (referred as AI) is the intelligence which tries to perform the same activities as the human cognitive abilities. The technology can be introduced into any device, be it a cell phone or any machine equipment in almost every […]
June 6, 2019

Future of Monetary Policy in the Context of Global Warming and Recession

Monetary Policy is a tool used by a nation’s Central Bank to influence the nation’s price levels, output, etc as a response to global shocks. Global warming is the rise of the average temperature of the Earth due to the […]
June 3, 2019

India’s Copyright Laws Need a Digital Reboot

Copyright laws are guardians of our innovation and creativity. These laws protect an author’s ownership and distribution over original expressive work. With the spread of the Internet, copyright laws all over the globe have become inadequate and irrelevant. Be it […]
May 31, 2019

Entry-Level Barriers to FinTech

Technological innovation has changed the world drastically. FinTech, which is short for financial technology, means embracing the novel digital technology for the efficient delivery of financial services. The services offered not only include payment and borrowing but also crowdfunding, cryptocurrency, […]
May 25, 2019

Data Protection Regulation in India

Jeremy Bentham, a utilitarian philosopher in the 18 th century invented the institutional form of surveillance model called “Panopticon”. Panopticon is a model where the inmates in a prison are watched by a single guard and the inmates are unaware […]
May 22, 2019

Analysing the Exit Polls 2019

The largest democratic exercise of the world came to an end with the voting in the seventh and the last phase of the General Elections on May 19. While the country awaits the results of the elections to be announced […]
May 17, 2019

Article 370 — A Never-Ending Quandary

On May 2019, BJP President Amit Shah reacting to former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Omar Abdullah’s statement that J&K should have a separate Prime Minister, said that if the BJP comes to power again with Narendra Modi […]
May 11, 2019

Is Model Code of Conduct a Deterrent or Incentive?

The Election Commission of India (ECI) is an autonomous constitutional body that is responsible for conducting smooth, free and fair elections and monitoring the election processes of the political parties and candidates.
May 9, 2019

Future of e-wallets under RBI’s new guidelines

In February 2019, bringing relief to digital wallet companies, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) extended the deadline for them to meet the Know Your Customer (KYC) norms.
December 14, 2018

Congress wrests power, BJP saves face

Within 24 hours, three states in the Hindi heartland have changed their political colour from saffron to blue. Is this a vote against the BJP? Or is this a vote for the Congress?
July 19, 2018

The Introduction of Autonomous Vehicles in India

“When a revolutionary technology such as autonomous vehicles is expected to come into the Indian market, policymakers must be smart enough to make regulations that ensure their smooth passage”, writes  Vishal Vinod, intern at Centre for Public Policy Research in his […]
July 18, 2018

Placemaking gives meaning to the space

“The concept of placemaking is growing around the world as public spaces gain more recognition. Placemaking focuses on providing meaningful places to people where they feel comfortable and at ease. When the community involves itself in organising various events, the […]
April 17, 2018

Skill Development and Job Creation

India is a young nation with nearly 65 percent of its population under 35 years old. However, this demographic dividend might prove to be dangerous, rather than a boon, as India lacks severely in employment, skills and opportunities. ‘Skill Development […]
April 5, 2018

India’s Improving Energy Transition

  India has the largest government mandated renewable energy programme, with a target of 175 GW renewable energy capacities by 2022. But how does the country fare in terms of transitioning from traditional methods of energy conversion? ‘India’s Improving Energy […]