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April 5, 2024

8 Ways To Approach A Bus Transport Field Study

Field visits are fun, especially when you try to study the very core of mobility, which is public transport systems. The structure of a city, housing patterns, real estate values, commercial spaces, etc. are all influenced by the available transport […]
March 11, 2024

Navigating Urban Challenges: A Journey through Surat’s Road Safety Landscape

In January 2024, an alarming news article shook me to the core, describing the tragic death of a 16-year-old schoolboy in Surat after being hit by a bus. According to the article, prior to this incident, a 23-year-old worker was […]
February 23, 2024

Liberalisation of Public Transport Ecosystem in India

The economic liberalisation in India commenced in the 1990s and had a profound impact on the transportation sector in the country. Post independence in 1947, the government played a dominant role in bolstering the transport sector but the role of […]
September 14, 2023

Transit Advertising Framework: The Silver Bullet to India’s Public Transport Woes

Transit Advertising refers to the use of advertisement spaces available on various modes of public transit. Buses provide a unique opportunity for companies by acting as mobile billboards and reaching audiences across income classes. This is seen as an extremely […]
August 26, 2023

The SCO’s Expansion Through Iran’s Membership

In a significant move aimed at further enhancing its scope and influence, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) has extended its membership to accommodate a new entrant. Iran, a long-standing observer of the organisation since 2005, has now crossed a significant […]
August 9, 2023

The Unsolved Questions in the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code

Since its enactment seven years ago, the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016 has encountered several unresolved issues that have impacted its effectiveness in achieving the intended objectives. The primary aim of introducing the IBC in 2016 was to streamline the […]
July 11, 2023

Land Titles to Slum Dwellers: A Solution to the Affordable Housing Crisis?

Urbanisation opened up employment opportunities that drove people from rural areas to urban cities. However, the difficulty of affording a house pushed these labourers, who were mostly migrants, to live in informal settlements that gradually evolved into slums. The earliest […]
July 11, 2023

Bicycles: Is it an Alternative Mode of Transport in Contemporary Indian Cities? Discussion Around Challenges and Factors to Be Considered

In the fast-moving world and ever-changing climate conditions in the world, the push for bicycles as an alternative or a complementary mode of mobility is increasing day by day. There are multiple factors and discussions that should be taken into […]
May 9, 2023

Electric Mobility Development in Buses

The transport sector accounts for one-third of the total crude oil consumed in the country, where 80 percent is consumed by road transportation alone. This sector contributes 142 million tonnes of CO2 emissions, of which 123 million tonnes is released […]
December 5, 2022

The Prominence of India’s Candidacy as a Permanent Member in the UNSC

In the UN General Assembly that was held recently, the representatives of states such as Jamaica, Bhutan, and Nepal praised India for its assistance during the uncertain time of the pandemic. By providing free doses of vaccines, financial aid, and […]
October 25, 2022

Free is not fair

Indian political leaders use various populist methods to garner votes from citizens; freebies being the most pursued method. Any free goods or services the government offers citizens is a government freebie. It includes a scheme designed to benefit a section […]
October 7, 2022

Women Prostitution in India

Prostitution is the practice or business where people participate in sexual activity in exchange for money, and a person engaged in this field is referred to as a prostitute. According to the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), there are over […]
October 7, 2022

DisComs Subsidies paralysing Electricity Regime of India: A Case for Direct Benefit Transfer

The financial health of Power Distribution Companies (DisComs) has deteriorated over the years, mainly caused by the non-collection of dues and subsidies coupled with high levels of losses. The total loss by DisComs in the country is estimated to be […]
September 30, 2022

Economic Digitalisation in India, where are the Border Lines?

Digitalisation in India is happening on a national scale, rapidly all social and economic sectors are integrating the latest digital reforms into their structures.  Currently, more than 6,300 FinTechs are actively working in the country, and 28 percent of these promote […]
September 12, 2022

Looking Beyond Roe Vs. Wade

by Kalyani Balagopal The recent overturning of the landmark ‘Roe Vs Wade’ judgement raises a conundrum on the future of assisted reproduction in the country, particularly the creation of multiple embryos in In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF). Moreover, the impact of the […]