Policy Watch

Female employment

Indian government needs to empower women beyond constitutionalising maternity leave

India needs to work for gender inclusive policies rather than specifically focusing on women welfare to increase female employment Discrimination against women and girls is a long-running phenomenon pervasive across...

Global value chains

How not to kill the Golden Goose: Lawmakers’ commitment towards Atmanirbhar India

India has started its race to become Global Electronics Manufacturing Hub by 2025 under its National Policy of Electronics 2019. The nation aims to integrate into global value chains for...

Indian bureaucracy using social media for social good

Indian bureaucracy using social media for social good

Social media has empowered Indian bureaucracy to deliver social good in a far more effective manner than before, according a distinguished set of Indian bureaucrats and other experts, in a...

India's vaccine diplomacy

Vaccine Bandhan: Nursing the Neighbourhood

The Republic of India has set a exemplary global example of providing free assistance in the form of Covid-19 vaccines under a “Neighbourhood First Approach” by reaching out to friends,...

Women Farmers in India

Common challenges faced by agriculture in India and the UK, and new opportunities for greener practices

Reforms to agricultural policy in both India and the UK have recently been in the news. They highlight many common challenges faced by the agriculture sector in both countries, and...

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India’s response to Covid: The world’s fastest and deepest lockdown

The world’s fastest and deepest lockdown from 25 March led commentators within the country and outside to remark in unison that Narendra Modi once again showed he was a Prime...

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India’s healthcare response to Covid-19

At first it seemed that India had been sheltered from the Covid-19 pandemic. Early action to restrict international travel by the government and state level precautions seemed to be holding...

Indian Higher Education

Indian Higher Education and the future of Remote Learning

Indian education is one that encompasses a wide variety of individuals, across states and socio-economic barriers. This is true particularly in public universities, which aim to be inclusive and diverse....

Food Security

Food Security in India during COVID-19

The most populous democracy has long been aware of the importance of providing food security for its citizens. India’s Public Distribution System (PDS), introduced during the Bengal famine in 1943,...

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– Mahatma Gandhi