Looking Back at the DU Photocopy Case

Guest Post by Apoorva Gautam In August 2012, three international publishers- Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press and Taylor and Francis, filed a case in the High Court of Delhi, claiming damages to the tune of 60 lac rupees from Rameshwari photocopy shop (in the premises of Delhi School of Economics) and the University of…

 वित्तीय वर्ष की तारीखों में बदलाव

द्वारा सत्यम कुमार भारत में किसानों की भलाई के नाम पर हर वर्ष सरकारें कई बदलाव करतीं हैं। कुछ नई योजनाओं का उद्घाटन किया जाता है तो वहीं कुछ पुरानी योजनाओं को गैर जरूरी बताकर उन्हें बंद कर दिया जाता है। इन बदलावों का किसानों के जीवन पर कितना सकारात्मक प्रभाव पड़ता है यह तो…

Policy Problem: In Conversation with Rohini Pande

By Srishti Singh, Arushi Gupta, Darshana Sunoj, Anubha Agarwal, Ujjavala Bothra, Aakriti Chowdhary and Amritanshu Patnaik Rohini Pande, Mohammed Kamal Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government, is a name that rings a note of familiarity for anyone interested in Public Policy. Her research forms the edifice of theoretical…

Taming the Beast

Guest post by Meghna Yadav Every April Fools Day, the administrators at Reddit come up with a social experiment, a game designed to be played by the members of their 9 million strong community. 2017 saw ‘The Place’, a (999,999 x 999,999) pixel board, where you were given a 16-color palette and could put a…

On Letting Go: Centralization vs Information Aggregation

By Aarushi Kalra मैं भी मुँह में ज़बान रखता हूँ  काश पूछो कि मुद्दआ क्या है   I too have in my keeping a tongue, a mouth Only if you asked what the matter is -Mirza Ghalib   Set the stage: a round table and three chairs. Enter: Minister, Economist and Bureaucrat (The words “well-meaning” stamped…

Analysis without Borders: Punjab Education Policy

By Kriti In the early 2000s, Pakistan was facing severe challenges in terms of access and quality of education. Pakistan Education Act II was passed in 2004 with increased focus on promotion of education, especially in terms of encouraging and supporting the efforts of the private sector in providing education to the poor, through public…

आसानी की दुश्वारी

द्वारा सत्यम कुमार  यह विज्ञापन 10 मार्च को ‘द हिन्दू’ अखबार में प्रकाशित हुआ था।वैसे तो यह एक आम विज्ञापन ही है,जिसमें सरकार अपने द्वारा किये गए प्रगतिशील कार्यों का उल्लेख कर रही है और मीडिया के माध्यम से इसे जनता तक पहुँचाने का प्रयास कर रही है। इसे ध्यानपूर्वक पढ़ें तो इसमें दो-तीन गौर…

Undecided or over-responsive?

compiled by Aarushi Kalra A whole range of metaphors have been employed to describe the indecisiveness (or over-responsiveness) of the RBI since the fateful night of November 8, 2016. Not only has this rendered the RBI as the new laughing stock in town, but has raised some very serious questions on the reputation, transparency and…

All the World’s a Stage

By Satyam Kumar, Amritanshu Patnaik, Ujjavala Bhotra, Aarushi Kalra The name Gita Gopinath holds special reverence in the hearts of most students at the Delhi School. Listed as one of the most influential Economists by the IMF, she was recently appointed as the as the Financial Adviser to the Chief Minister of Kerala in a…

The State Divine: Democracy and Rational Discourse Today

Guest Post by Kanav Gupta As happens in the times of cholera, art and intellect flourish with an insight and sense of urgency that they might not in times of relative stasis. The basic reason for this is the undeferrable need to face the adversity, its conditions and affects: to resist and oppose them, and…

Don’t Panic!

By Pranav Mimani On November 8, in an urgent move, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the ‘Demonetisation’ of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 currency notes. The swiftness of execution was such that these currency bills were effectively rendered useless within a couple of hours of the announcement. The reasoning behind such a move has been…