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The Aid-Growth Nexus: The Role of Development Aid in the Economic Growth of Developing Economies

April 2, 2020

One can think of development aid as a ‘get-rich-quick-scheme’ or the exogenous stimulus that can bolster growth. However, I believe that this exogenous stimulus is impacted by endogenous factors like the quality of governance, transparency and political stability.

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A Case For More Tribal States: A Data-Driven Conclusion

April 2, 2020

In the early 2000s, Jharkhand was carved out of then-Bihar state as a state to provide a voice to the tribal population who had been routinely ignored and silenced in the politics of Bihar. But do tribal states serve their purpose and provide for a better future of tribals?

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The Purpose – Ila Gayakwad

March 4, 2020

If you have secured a place in a highly competitive course but make a conscious choice to let your actions make fellow humans suffer the same evil that they suffered at your family’s hands, you need to rethink about the purpose of education. If you are a 99.something percentiler and make a conscious choice to weed out the concept of ‘sustainability’ from your lifestyle, your education has failed.

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Student Agitations: Textbook Case of Democracy in Practice

March 4, 2020

So I think now even Doc and Marty would agree that if the students are saying something everyone should sit up and better listen. Students are more than just test scores. They have their own opinions, desires, ideas et al.

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The Red Game

March 4, 2020

These students are the latest instruments in political attacks expertly directed from Lutyens’ and other redundant political corridors. Unincited violence and damages to public property in the name of protests is a mere representation of their desperation about slowly losing their relevance in Indian politics.

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MGNREGA: The Silent Revolution

January 21, 2020

The passbook that she showed me was absorbed in the dirt with many stains and inappropriate folding’s. It was not just a passbook for her it was a symbol of economic independence. I turned on my scooter and left the village with the thought of silent revolution the MGNREGA is carrying out in lakhs of Indian villages.

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Capital

Why the GDP is the wrong yardstick to measure prosperity

January 16, 2020

From a GDP perspective, nuclear warheads do just as well as hospital beds or apple pie. -David Pilling, Author of the Growth Delusion

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Power to the People? The journey of FRA in Himachal Pradesh

December 8, 2019

If we see the implementation at the district level, where the act is finally going to get approved the non-compliance due to the ‘pressure’ by the State government in the name of development questions the very fundamental idea of ‘development, where people are not empowered to have legal backing for there voice when the same voice is going to challenge the so called development discourse of the state.

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Demand and supply trends affecting the future of work

December 8, 2019

Work, worker and workplace- these three terminologies are undergoing a massive transformation today, spurred by the three forces of change- technology, demography and customer empowerment.

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Digitizing Education in India: Educating the Educators

November 26, 2019

To say that India is still in the nascent stages of digitizing education is an understatement. Our cultural mindset makes us way too comfortable with the traditional brick and mortar system of education rather than readily adapt to digitized and unbundled education format.

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