Co-authored by Swati Singh and Renuka Bhat
Forests are a country’s natural resource. Like the mountains and rivers etching their paths across a country, forests have their mark to make. Forest conservation has historically been viewed as the State’s responsibility; that only the State can manage and conserve such vast land areas. It’s almost inconceivable to let private parties lay sole claims on it.
In this debate, forest-dwelling communities have more often than not been villanized.
But if it fudges, get read for grudges.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.’
While the latter clause of JFK’s now-immortal line rouses and rivets the dullest of hearts, the president clearly dodged a bullet on the former (too soon?).
The question “what can – or rather, should and shouldn’t – your country do for you” has aeons of political, philosophical and economic disagreements to its name.
2020 has been a globally challenging year bringing the economy to a grinding halt. The transportation sector was amongst the worst affected sectors with people across the globe avoiding travel. Indian Railways, the nation’s lifeline has been running on a limited scale with the excessively low-occupancy rate with the passenger earnings suffering a loss of 86,000 crores.
The COVID-19 pandemic has added fuel to the fire in an era of global economic downturn and political unrest. Incontestably, the less developed nations are hit harder than their counterparts. Pandemic had led to global economic contraction (barring China) with national shutdowns and employment losses.
Today, the discussion is centred around the State of Bangladesh's Economy.
The present essay focuses on the financial aspects of the European federalist structure
as a result of the Maastricht Treaty and its accompaniments. Drawing from the examples of both the Greek Debt Crisis and the Global Financial Crisis, it is opined that the European Union is better adept at managing crises that affect the entire world, rather than specifically its regions. Given the rise in secessionist movements as well as an increased resentment in the donor countries, the future of the Union post the pandemic-induced depression remains to be seen.
A piece on Private Train operations by Chitresh Shrivastva, Ritwik Shah and Renuka Bhat at the Youth Policy Review.
Co-authored by Chitresh Shrivastva, Renuka Bhat and Ritwik Mehta.
2014 was a watershed moment for Indian democracy. The year of political transition saw the National Democratic Alliance at the helm of Narendra Modi taking over Indian politics with a renewed focus on vital economic sectors to help India compete against the global economic powers. What made the vision unique was the increased focus on the railway sector, which remained stagnant despite attempts to modernise the sector. The quest for the high-speed rail network in India is one such example whi...
By Renuka Bhatt and Surbhi Tyagi
It is no wonder Shinzo Abe has been the longest serving Prime Minister since the Second World War. He has proven to be the most significant one as well, arguably after the end of the Cold War. Although there is much debate about his domestic policies, Abe has been an international favourite due to his foreign policies. Abe fundamentally changed the perspective towards foreign policies and international diplomacy with his initiatives.Broadly, they can be classi...
In the list of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) listed by the UN, numbers 5 and 13 advocate Gender Equality and Climate Action, respectively. As has been seen in case of other goals like Quality Education and No Poverty, these goals don’t exist in mutually exclusive spheres and cannot be achieved independently. Contemporary research focuses on how best intersectional policies on a local level can achieve the SDGs globally. And although prima facie the linkage of female economic empower...
Chap. 10: “Why the Worst Get on the Top”
“The Road to Serfdom” is one of the most popular works of Friedrich Hayek, a theoretical economist and a philosopher. Belonging to the Austrian School of Economic Thought, Hayek had been the proponent of a complete laissez-faire system (perhaps, except for the banks), with minimal to zero government intervention in economic decisions of the country. He famously won the Nobel Prize in 1947 for his ground-breaking work in the theory of money and economic...
By Renuka Bhat and Surbhi Tyagi
In the 21st century digital technologies have risen to great prominence and have become a critical determinant of our social, political and economic lives. Digital technology not only has a profound impact on societal well being of ordinary citizens but also on the trajectory of democracies all over the world. Technological tools of data theft, data harvesting, profiling and targeted communication have become the greatest threat to democracy in contemporary tim...