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October 19, 2017

The Curious Case of Crèches: Whose Responsibility is it?

At the core of the argument for crèches,lie the notion of a child’s vulnerability and the shared responsibility of the parents and the State to ensure his/her protection. But how far have we managed to bring this argument to fruition? […]
October 12, 2017

Kerala Wants To Revive Its Failing Economy By Infrastructure Investment Fund Board. This Will Do More Harm Than Good

Kerala is known for its achievements in the fields of healthcare and education. With its health and education indicators on a par with the developed economies, the Kerala model of development has been acclaimed across quarters. The key aspect of […]
October 11, 2017

Reforms Fall Wide of the Mark: Time for a Retrospect of Laws

Governmental regulations are inevitable policy tools purported to prevent or deal with problems that markets do not manage well. However, the limits of regulation have often been contended and are perceived to be the result of skewed judgment on the […]
September 18, 2017

The State of Rakhine – India’s Opportunity for Dialogue

Throughout the course of human history, every forcibly displaced group has had to face the sharpest of spears – hatred. But times have changed. Trade has improved. Democracy thrives and deterrence is practised. Yet, hatred finds its way through international […]
September 7, 2017

Gorakhpur: All that is wrong with the Public Healthcare System

In June 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Gorakhpur. Its foremost purpose is to provide affordable and quality tertiary-level healthcare to eastern Uttar Pradesh (UP), a region […]
September 7, 2017

Being progressive: Setting a ‘Model’ for retail trade

The Indian labour market is known for being highly regulated and compliance-oriented. The debate over labour reforms continues. There is an attempt to find a balance between a pro-labour stand and providing flexibility in the labour market. India has to […]
September 1, 2017

Retail 24X7: Here’s How India Can Get There

The Indian economy is striving to gain momentum having revived from the shock of demonetisation, and now taking on the challenges of the recently implemented goods and services tax (GST). The economy is expected to grow at 7.2 per cent […]
August 22, 2017

An Antidote to Kerala’s Medical Education

Education is a burning topic in Kerala and professional education even more so. Irrespective of the party in power, every year, the State Assembly would witness ruckus over issues such as fee hike, seat allotment, NRI quota, NoC for new […]
August 9, 2017

The Ailing Healthcare Sector of UP

On completing 100 days in office, Yogi Adityanath, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh (UP), reaffirmed his government’s commitment to a major revamp of the healthcare sector in the state. Accordingly, the state health ministry is trying to overcome the […]
July 24, 2017

Making a Difference- Kochi Metro Sets the Bar High

The Kochi Metro, Kerala’s first metro service, is the dream, pride and progress of a state and a nation. Kerala has proved that it is equipped for adopting innovative initiatives in tune with changing times. The Kochi Metro enjoys the […]
July 17, 2017

The Right to Walk

With the exponential growth in the number of personal vehicles in Kerala in the last two decades, the pedestrian sidewalks started disappearing from our cities at an alarming rate. Most of the discussions on urban mobility have focussed on motorised […]
July 11, 2017

Indo-China Standoff: Where is it Headed?

India and China have been involved in a standoff along the Doklam area, part of their 3500-km shared border, for almost a month. The immediate cause for the standoff is China’s attempt to extend border road through the Doklam–Donglang plateau, […]
June 29, 2017

The Bar Code

A Greek legend says that Baachus introduced the grape and civilisation at the same time to the peoples of Asia. Titian’s famous painting, ‘Baachanal’, which has been hailed as a landmark in the history of art, was inspired by that […]
June 28, 2017

Tapping the Untapped Potential: More Opportunities for Women

The Model Shops and Establishment Act is a bold step taken by the Central Government purported to bring about a boost in employment generation. The Act falls under the category of concurrent list of the Constitution of India, wherein the […]
June 26, 2017

Cold Storages as Shops –A Game Changer?

The Model Shops and Establishments(S & E) Act enacted by the Centre is touted to be a game changer in the retail sector. By allowing shops to be open 24/7 with flexibility in working hours, the move is presumed to […]