Policy Coherence Matters Now – More than Ever!

By | August 6, 2020|Public Policy|

“I am certain that after the dust of centuries has passed over our cities, we, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit”. "Remarks at a Closed-circuit Television Broadcast on Behalf of the National Cultural Center (527)," November 29, 1962, Public Papers [...]

Time for Nature – Time for Sustainable Agriculture: New India Farming

By | June 5, 2020|Uncategorized|

Nature’s dangerous decline is dotted with recurrent catastrophes of epic proportions. Unprecedented rate of species extinction, nearly 10 lakh species threatened with extinction, breakdown and decline of indigenous communities, it is now time to focus on and to restore nature. ‘Time for Nature’ has come and is aptly the theme for World Environment Day, 2020[1]. [...]

The Office That Went Missing

By | May 16, 2020|Social|

. . First there were whispers. And slowly the hushed sounds grew louder. All the furniture, the fixtures, the lights, the plants, the computers, even the usually aloof and quiet copier machine jumped into the conversation. They had never seen the department empty for this long. Bharti Institute of Public Policy was the chirpiest and [...]

Lockdown: A threat to livelihood

By | May 4, 2020|Public Policy|

Covid19’s spread has become a major threat not only to life but also to livelihood. The Government of India and the State Governments have undertaken several measures to check Covid’s spread since the first confirmed case on 30th January 2020. One crucial and significant decision taken by the Government of India, was of a 21 [...]

The tyranny of a level playing field

By | April 20, 2017|Uncategorized|

Mandar Kagade Analyst at the Bharti Institute expresses his views in the context of the recent proposal by transport regulators in Karnataka to prescribe both a floor and a cap price for cab aggregators operating in the state. Mandar feels the impact of minimum price mandates will have exactly the opposite effect in the market. [...]

Rethinking Performance Audit Methodology in Government

By | January 20, 2017|Uncategorized|

In the last two decades there has been an exponential growth in “Performance Auditing” in governments around the world, a phenomenon often characterized as an “audit explosion.” Increasingly, Supreme Audit Institutions in most countries (e.g., the US Government Accountability Office, the UK’s National Audit Office) are allocating a greater share of their resources in order [...]

Commercial Surrogacy in India

By | December 28, 2016|Uncategorized|

In a time when developments in science and technology are far outpacing human evolution, ethical dilemmas crop up with the commercialization of each new phenomenon. Surrogacy in India has recently emerged as a battleground for fierce debate on gendered ethics, morality, exploitation, rights, regulation and capitalism. Surrogacy is a method of assisted reproduction in which [...]

Using interoperability to become cashless

By | December 28, 2016|Uncategorized|

Mandar Kagade, Analyst at Bharti Institute of Public Policy has an Oped co-authored with the erudite Sakshi Chadha of Microsave, arguing for Interoperability of wallets. Swift action will be needed to put in place infrastructure facilitating digital transactions. Photo: PTI Debates in the aftermath of the government’s decision to withdraw high-value banknotes have reached fever [...]

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