Data Ecosystems for Sustainable Development: The Africa Data Revolution Report 2016

This report aims to serve as the foundation upon which the nations can create data eco-systems to serve developmental aims.

Category: Economy, Global

by Aritra Chakrabarty | On 01 Jan 2016

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...

Category: Environment and Labour

by Nimish Sany | On 16 Oct 2017

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness: Activist in Control

In the fleeting moments that the activist takes a backseat, the book is a joy to read.

Category: Media: Review Notes on Books

by Amrit B L S | On 16 Oct 2017

Ola and Uber failing to live up to the promises made

With mushrooming of commercial drivers, incomes are falling and expenses are rising. Unable to pay monthly loan instalments, cars are being seized, while contracted employees cannot quit. Will legal p...

Category: Employment, Urban

by Amrit B L S | On 29 Jun 2017

Impact of the Draft Central Labour Codes 2017 on CHWs in India

Ashas, the lowest rung of contracted full-time community health workers, face irregular pay and lack social security. Will the draft Central Code on Labour enable their regularization and a fixed wa...

Category: Unorganized labour

by Kavita Bhatia | On 14 Jun 2017

The Broken Ladder: The Paradox and the Potential of India’s One Billion

Talk by Anirudh Krishna, based on his book 'The Broken Ladder', which delves into the lives of ordinary individuals to take a ground-up view towards answering questions about the potential of civic pa...

Category: Poverty Studies

by Anirudh Krishna | On 02 May 2017

An Interview with Anand Patwardhan

For over 40 years Anand Patwardhan’s documentary films have stood for freedom of expression. He faced censorship on numerous occasions, took the government to court, and won each time. Anand is not ju...

Category: Culture and Literature

by Vidya Bhushan Rawat | On 10 Apr 2017

Banning Slaughter Houses: Not a Hasty Move

The change in guard of Uttar Pradesh has set the stage for a new chapter in UP politics. But will the fulfilling of election promises result in serious negative economic repercussions? The case of t...

Category: India, Regions

by Aritra Chakrabarty | On 04 Apr 2017

Identity and Marginality in North East India: Challenges for Social Science Research

Conceptualising the Northeast as a singular territory is problematic. But this construction determines the way the region is governed by the Indian state that propagates the idea of a shared identity...

Category: India, North-east

by N. Atungbo | On 21 Feb 2017

Union Budget 2017-18: Social Sector Largesse Does Not Tell the Whole Story

While there has been a a big jump in allocations to health overall, there is no indication that it will be sustained and will mark a trend.

Category: Government Budgets

by Ravi Duggal | On 01 Feb 2017