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 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 [...]

Resolving Financial Bankruptcies: A Case of Government Overreach?

By | November 17, 2016|Uncategorized|

The Indian finance ministry recently put up a draft Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill for public comments. The Bill proposes to establish a comprehensive framework for resolution of financial firms (founded on the premise that bankruptcy of a financial firm can have implications that go beyond the firm’s shareholders and extend to its consumers [...]

Flaws in the Bankruptcy Code

By | May 10, 2016|Uncategorized|

Mandar Kagade, Aalayst at Bharti Institute points out certain fundamental issues with the design of the proposed Bankruptcy Code drawing on economic principles, empirical evidence and Bankruptcy frameworks in US and UK. The article was published on livemint.com on May 10, 2016. To start with a market metaphor: policy wonks, journalists, lawyers, bureaucrats and sundry [...]

Mint publishes the views of Mandar Kagade,​Analyst at Bharti Institute.

By | May 3, 2016|Uncategorized|

RBI and peer-to-peer lending: One step forward, two steps back Regulating P2P companies as non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) and requiring them to adhere to commensurate minimum capital requirements will merely act as an immense market barrier for new start-ups. In the C.D. Deshmukh memorial address that Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan recently [...]

MPPP students interacted with President Shri Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhawan on April 18,2016

By | April 20, 2016|Uncategorized|

Participants of founding Class of Management Programme in Public Policy at Indian School of Business, called on the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee today (April 18, 2016) at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Addressing the participants of the course, the President said the scale and speed of changes happening around us today are unprecedented and so are [...]

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