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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,...

space sector

Unlocking India’s private space sector by integrating space-based services into the economy

The Government of India recently announced that it will create a new regulatory body called Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre (IN-SPACe) as a move to open up the...


Time for ‘New Green Deal’ for Indian Agriculture

The last year or so has seen American politicians talk of a ‘Green New Deal’ for their country. The term refers back to the New Deal that was implemented in...

Women Farmers in India

Female farmers are central to India’s agricultural economy: Yet, are they still invisible?

Women farmers are invisible as far as the state and society are concerned. They perform most of the ‘big jobs’ like sowing and harvesting, yet, their access to resources is...


The story of microfinance in India

‘Microfinancing’ was introduced in India in the 1980s as a solution to poverty and to empower women. Despite its strong potential, the microfinance sector faces challenges related to accessibility in...

Personal Data Security

India’s Personal Data Protection Bill: High on consumer protectionism and surveillance?

Highlights of India’s Personal Data Protection (PDP) Bill, 2019 and its compliance requirements, from an industry specialist. India is home to 1.3 billion active online platform users, the second largest...

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The Future of Clean Transportation: Sodium-ion Batteries

The lithium-ion battery is the highest energy density battery technology currently in existence commercially. It is no surprise that for electric vehicle (eV) applications, it is the go-to battery around...

"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."

– Mahatma Gandhi