Columbia on Legalisation of CocaineRead more: Columbia on Legalisation of Cocaine
This article aims at describing the proposed Colombian bill on legalisation of the infamous cocaine industry. It traces the history of drug trafficking and the effects of the proposed bill to the same.
NOBEL PRIZE 2020 – BEYOND THE CRITICISMSRead more: NOBEL PRIZE 2020 – BEYOND THE CRITICISMS
In this article, Siddharth G addresses the criticism of the Nobel Prize awarded this year to Dr Paul Milgrom and Dr. Robert Wilson for their work in auction theory. He also looks into how this microeconomic concept is used in macroeconomics and how auctions benefit the government.
River Interlinking: A Confluence of Ignorance, Ideological Misconception, and Irreparable Environmental DamageRead more: River Interlinking: A Confluence of Ignorance, Ideological Misconception, and Irreparable Environmental Damage
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…
The New Education Policy – Opportunities and CaveatsRead more: The New Education Policy – Opportunities and Caveats
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,…
India’s National River Interlinking Projects – An Introduction (Part I)Read more: India’s National River Interlinking Projects – An Introduction (Part I)
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.
Broken Markets – Reflection from the labour landscape (Part II)Read more: Broken Markets – Reflection from the labour landscape (Part II)
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.
Pandemic and slumped oil prices: context and impact on migrant workersRead more: Pandemic and slumped oil prices: context and impact on migrant workers
This article discusses how migrant workers in petrostates are impacted by fiscal policies in the light of pandemic and low oil prices.
All Religions Are Equal, But Some are More Equal Than the Others.Read more: All Religions Are Equal, But Some are More Equal Than the Others.
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.’
Immigration Politics: Consequences of policy changes on India’s outmigration to the USRead more: Immigration Politics: Consequences of policy changes on India’s outmigration to the US
Internal politics of America has been the driver of the Immigration Policy since the 1800s. Amisha Singh looks at the history of American Immigration Politics in light of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952. The article provides an overview of the impact of the changing policies on Indian Immigrants, who constitute up to 75%…
Marching towards another crisis—MalnutritionRead more: Marching towards another crisis—Malnutrition
The MDM scheme was a relief to many children and was contributing positively to fight malnutrition; however, the pandemic has interrupted its functioning.The following article will discuss the state of the MDM scheme during the pandemic to understand the nutritional insecurity that is threatening the vulnerable children.