female labour force participation among women

The Great Indian House Trap: Burden of household work and labour force participation

Improved literacy and educational attainment do not reflect in female labour force participation because of cultural norms and gender discrimination. Read more »

Govt proposes changes to Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code

Inherent flaws in the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code lead to more liquidations than resolutions -- between December 2016 and March 2022, 47% of corporate insolvency processes went into liquidation while just 14%... Read more »
Women in science, covid-19

India must learn from China’s Covid-19 management fiasco

The government must avoid temptation to end Covid-19 vaccination programme and call all clear on the pandemic threat. Read more »
Himalayan ecology, joshimath

Cracks in Joshimath point to crisis in Himalayan ecology

Himalayan ecology in crisis: Heavy construction projects seem to have done irreversible damage to Himalayan ecology and human habitats around the mountain range. Read more »
Front of pack nutrition labelling in India

Front of pack nutrition labelling: Star ratings may not be the right format

Manufacturers of traditional food items must shed concerns about the implementation of front of pack nutrition labelling. Read more »
Indian education system, ugc

UGC bid to woo foreign universities welcome, but it must focus on homegrown ones

The UGC decision to allow foreign universities comes at a time when local institutions are facing serious challenges in terms of resources, infrastructure and academic freedom. Read more »
eRupee, Rupee, digital rupee, demonetisation

SC upholds demonetisation, but cash is still king

The ruling says the government was within its rights to announce demonetisation, but it is no commentary on the rationality or soundness of the decision. Read more »
Indian middle class

Indian middle class facing a cost-of-living crisis

The Indian middle class is the primary force behind the India story. The government must consider tax breaks or other financial incentives for middle class families. Read more »
india retail, reliance retail, RIL, inflation

Front of the package labelling key to tackling lifestyle diseases

India must implement front of the food package labelling with colours and pictures that can be easily understood by consumers. Read more »
renewable energy, solar energy,

India set to be a leader in renewable energy, but may still miss own targets

India has a long way to go before it achieves its renewable energy targets and makes a dent in climate change mitigation. Read more »