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  • Managing the demographic transition, It’s time for a new family plan

    Opinion: Sonalde Desai and Purushottam Kulkarni. India proved that development is the best contraceptive. Now, we need to focus on adapting to the demographic destiny through careful planning. We’ve made the right choices, the next step is fixing the pieces of the population puzzle. There is often a gap between public posturing and private reality....   Read More

  • Green gambit: India’s ambitious attempt to achieve net zero

    Opinion: Souryabrata Mohapatra. While exceeding solar power targets and promoting sustainable lifestyles, India grapples with financing gaps and policy implementation challenges. Net Zero plan: India is vigorously striving not only to cut greenhouse gas emissions but also to improve the quality of life for its people. Its diverse topography and ecosystems render it especially susceptible...   Read More

  • Growing Economy, Coalition Govt: India’s Path To A Developed Nation

    Opinion: Souryabrata Mohapatra & Sanjib Pohit As India stands on the cusp of an unprecedented political milestone with the Prime Minister poised to win a historic third term, the nation’s gaze shifts towards the ambitious vision of ‘Viksit Bharat’ (Developed India) by 2047. The cornerstone of the Viksit Bharat vision is achieving a $30 trillion economy by...   Read More

  • Powering India’s future: The energy revolution is driving the govt’s Viksit Bharat vision

    Opinion: Souryabrata Mohapatra & Sanjib Pohit. The goal of achieving energy independence by 2047 is a pivotal aspect of the Viksit Bharat vision and projections suggest that India is on its way to attain that vision. Currently, India imports 90% of its oil and 80% of its industrial coal, a dependency that exposes the nation...   Read More

  • More women than men say yes to AYUSH

    Opinion: Palash Baruah & DL Wankhar. A survey shows that, across all economic statuses, more women than men go in for AYUSH systems. The much-publicised International Day of Yoga has had a significant impact on raising awareness and promoting the adoption of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy) as vital health interventions. Government...   Read More

  • What matters is not the number, but the safety net

    Opinion: Sonalde Desai. India’s growing economy is lifting families out of poverty but often onto a precarious perch. A single disaster can push them right back. Policy, obsessed with counting the poor, ignores the question of helping ‘newly poor’ Two decades ago, controversies around the measurement of in National Sample Surveys set off what became...   Read More

  • The power of the private sector: boosting climate resilience

    Opinion: Udaibir Das. How the IMF is channelling capital to the developing world Climate finance has been a global priority for decades, with significant milestones such as the Green Climate Fund being established under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in 2010. Between 2021 and 2023, private sector investments in climate resilience escalated...   Read More

  • Improve financial literacy and redress

    Opinion: C.S. Mohapatra. Policies have sought to promote participation in financial markets, but investor ignorance and negligence as well as fraudulent activities are impediments to growth. India’s financial sector has grown exponentially over the past two decades. One major contributor to this is the rising participation of private investors in financial markets coupled with digitalisation....   Read More

  • Female representation in politics a story of missed opportunities

    Opinion: Jyoti Thakur and Nikhil Kaushik. The 2024 Lok Sabha elections present a mixed picture for female representation, with rising candidate numbers but a declining success rate. The 2019 Lok Sabha elections marked a significant milestone in Indian politics, with the highest ever female representation in Parliament. With 78 women elected, female participation stood at an impressive...   Read More

  • Heat wave in Delhi: A clarion call for climate action

    Opinion: Souryabrata Mohapatra. As a sweltering heatwave grips Northern India, Delhi has found itself at the epicenter of an alarming surge in temperatures. On May 29, newspaper headlines screamed of52.9 degree Celsius at Mungeshpur in north-west Delhi, raising concerns with climate change becoming the common refrain. Though the India Meteorological Department (IMD) later attributed it...   Read More

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