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India’s Charade of Cooperative Federalism and State Debt Traps

India’s policies towards fiscal federalism are grounded in a colonial legacy that favours the power structure to be tilted towards the centre.

Whose Protest is Legitimate? A Reading List

The place that protests have in society is determined by the legitimacy with which they are seen.

Education in Mother Languages Improves Student Learning and Sustains Heterogeneous Traditions

Though India’s Constitution and educational policies promise to provide education in mother languages, limited efforts have been made to fulfil the promise.

Collegium System in the Indian Judiciary Needs to be Reformed for Greater Transparency and Accountability

The collegium system must not see itself as being above the safeguards and measures for transparency, accountability and demographic representation that apply to India’s pillars of democracy.

Precarious Livelihoods: How the State Fails to Insure its Farmers

Crop insurance would be essential in insulating a large proportion of India’s farmers against food insecurity in the future. How has the government fared in implementing it till now?

Tobacco and ‘Sin Tax’: How Effective Has India Been at Regulating Tobacco?

Though regulation of a demerit good such as tobacco is recognised, the state’s stake in the tobacco market coupled with the labour that still depends on it for livelihood makes such a regulation a murky business.

Will the Budget Do Justice to the Social Sector?

Social security schemes cannot be serving corporate interests. India will not be able to tackle widening inequality if the consecutive budgets do not address the social sector.

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