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Poverty: A ‘Failure of Capabilities’ or the ‘Lack of Historically created Opportunities’?

May 8, 2022

Poverty is multidimensional and thus the concept of it has to be extended beyond the deprivation of income; not only extended to the deprivation of basic necessities such as food, clothing and shelter or access to social securities of health and education, but also to the deprivation of freedom (such as political freedom) or social acceptance.

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IPCC Report, The Plastics Resolution and a Few Questions

March 27, 2022

We are nearly seven years into the 2015 Paris Accord where the world came together and decided that we have to put a stop to the rising temperatures at 1.5 degrees of pre industrial levels, and we are already at 1.1 degrees. If the above statement is anything to go by, I would think it’s a safe, but heart-wrenching assumption that we will fail to effectively restrict the rise in temperatures.

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Paradox of Indian Agri-Exports and Imports

March 26, 2022

India earns nearly Rs. 65,000 crores by exporting Rice, synonym to water export as it requires 4000-5000 litre to produce 1 kg. At the same time govt spend Rs. 1,34,280 crore by importing Oilseeds and Pulses, most eco-friendly crops known to improve soil fertility and contribute to human health.

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Status Consumption – Parting from Rationality

May 22, 2021

The consumer no more works on the basic
economic assumption of rationality. Under the influence of psychological and social factors,
the consumer desires to conform to societal norms. The consumer does not only consume the
good for its intrinsic value but also to climb up the virtual social ladder.

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WHY WE SHOULD NOT GO BACK TO THE NORMAL

May 16, 2021

It’s time for the nation to apply the lessons from its unexpected achievements in the past to ignite a health revolution for a bright future. It’s time for the nation to sit back and re-evaluate what is lost and what could have been saved. It’s time for the nation to not settle but instead, move on to a better normal.

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Sector Series II: Impact of COVID-19 and lockdown on the Elderly sector in India

May 12, 2021

According to the data of the Centre for Disease Control in the United States, approximately 25 percent deaths in India have constituted the fifty-five and above age group. The worrying factor is that their mortality and morbidity are not dependent solely on the direct effects of the virus, but also on measures like social distancing, travel restrictions, and self-isolation that have a disproportionate effect on healthcare access.

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Cost of Democracy in India and The Support Price

April 7, 2021

India being an agrarian country and agriculture being a State-subject, there is a need for a calculated and balanced approach between the Union of India and the States as far agriculture, in totality, is concerned.

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An Indian solar saga: With the right policies, India can be a world leader in solar energy

March 29, 2021

India’s economy and geography are also well poised to receive maximum benefit from the falling panel and battery prices.

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Why Indian Voting System Needs to Change

September 11, 2020

Democracies need to evolve both to cater to the needs of citizens and meet demands of the new generations. In this regard, India has been debating over the issue of Proportional Representation (PR) versus First – Past – The – Post (FPTP) for decades.

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Breaking Down the Recent Labour Law Amendments from the Lens of Development Economics

May 28, 2020

More than 90% of India’s labour-force is employed in the informal sector, with limited social security benefits. This informalisation of labour-force does more harm than good and has serious repercussions on a nation’s growth patterns. Two basic policy interventions to improve existing labour conditions in developing countries are: a) increasing the rate of economic growth, […]

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