River linking is based on the basic principle that surplus water in one basin can be diverted to water deficient drainage basins. While this may seem logically sound, this makes for bad science. Since the very inception of this project, several aspects of geology, hydrology, and ecology have not been taken seriously in either government policy or the public discourse surrounding this project.
This article evaluates the recently announced education policy — the NEP. It discusses the necessity that drove the government into formulating such a document, the possibilities that entail upon its implementation, and the talk around its effectiveness in truly achieving what most of us have regarded with deep skepticism — better utilization of our people, at last.
This article is an introduction to the three part series focusing on India’s National River Linking Project. Vanshika Mittal traces the background and plan proposed by the government for this project.
In this article, the author discusses the trend in budgetary allocations to schemes such as MNREGA to bring out the stark reality through the data analyzed in the July Issue of Infosphere.
This article discusses how migrant workers in petrostates are impacted by fiscal policies in the light of pandemic and low oil prices.
The rise in religious ultra-nationalistic pretense democracies has kick-started a global trend. This article explores Erdogan’s decision to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque from the larger lens of religious revivalism sweeping across populist ‘Pretense Democracies.’