Articles and Publications

The shrinking space for choice 

April 30, 2015

The process of finding oneself now undergoes the litmus test of pushing boundaries, social or otherwise. 

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Spread of drug-resistant TB must be stopped to avoid catastrophe

March 24, 2015

There are crises that are so terrible and urgent that they merit immediate attention: an outbreak of a killer disease that wreaks havoc across a region, or a natural disaster which leaves tens of thousands desperate and destitute.  But there are others to which the world has become inured. Tragically the global tuberculosis epidemic, still killing 1.5 million people a year, is one of these.

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Budget not growth-oriented

March 1st, 2013

The 2013-14 budget needed to tackle a variety of challenges being faced by the Indian economy. The need was to address depressed levels of growth by reviving investments, providing for a social net to make the economy more inclusive; all of this while keeping in check a high fiscal deficit.

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Climate Policy in India

October 2012

With more than 56% of the population directly dependent on natural resources for their livelihood, India stands to be one of the worst affected by climate change. And yet, the Indian government has refused to adopt a legally-binding commitment to reduce emissions. In this article, I examine various aspects of India’s climate policy. What has been the official response to climate change? Why has the government exhibited a general reluctance to cut emissions? And what steps should be taken to better address climate change risks?

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How I made it : Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo

November 3rd, 2011 

At 13, I was going through a village with my father, it was early in the morning and our car broke down. We walk to the nearest village and seeing us there, the entire village woke up. They gave us a lot of respect because of my father and grandfather. We were taken to a small hut with an old couple almost starving and on the verge of dying.

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Politics in the time of Anna 

September 30th, 2011 

In this age when information moves faster than one can blink and situations change every second like the position of the sun, it is our political establishment that has not been able to keep pace.

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'The Credit is in India's roots and its stories'  

August 8th, 2011

One aspect about India that I like very much is its people. I think the people of India have a fantastic capacity to brave all kinds of hardships and yet come out with one of the most creative solutions I have ever seen. The credit really goes to India's roots and its stories that most of people have held on to.  

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