The state of real estate and housing in India amidst pandemic: Impact and way forward

Excerpts from the Impact and Policy Research Institute (IMPRI), New Delhii event on real estate and housing in India amidst COVID-19, prepared by Dr Soumyadip Chattopadhyay, Arjun Kumar and Nishi Verma: Much has changed with the Coronavirus hitting the world in December 2019. Amid countries applying extreme measures to contain the pandemic, businesses came to … Continue reading The state of real estate and housing in India amidst pandemic: Impact and way forward

Resource saving growth and opportunities for human capital formation

By Arup Mitra1 and Marie-Ange Véganzonès-Varoudakis2 A world-wide problem that has posed serious concern is relating to the lack of surge in total factor productivity growth. The countries which are able to sustain high rates of growth or low growth rates at very high levels of per capita income are following the resource intensive path … Continue reading Resource saving growth and opportunities for human capital formation

Vanita Shinde: A village woman shows the light on creating a digital revolution

By Moin Qazi* Mhaswad village is a mere blip on India’s vast geographic radar but it shines brightly on the country’s development landscape. Women here are seeding a digital revolution that is enabling financial security and well-being for low-income women in remote villages Located in the rain shadow region of Satara district, Maharashtra’s sugar bowl, … Continue reading Vanita Shinde: A village woman shows the light on creating a digital revolution

Does Bill Gates have a point with his depopulation agenda?

Transcript of conversation which took place between three experts, AK Bhatia, Rich K Nang and Chandra Vikash, in response to a post on Mr Bill Gates, one of the key members of the global ruling elite  and chief architect of the Covid Pandrama that is yet unfolding with its now ubiquitous masks, sanitisers, "social distancing" lockdown and … Continue reading Does Bill Gates have a point with his depopulation agenda?

Challenges of #AatmaNirbhar cities and Union budget 2021-22

By Soumyadip Chattopadhyay, Arjun Kumar* Twenty-first Century India is urbanizing at a massive scale. The country is expected to house half of its population in urban areas by the year 2040. Cities, especially the larger ones, have been placed at the centre of the economic growth strategies. However, the increasing pace of urbanisation in India … Continue reading Challenges of #AatmaNirbhar cities and Union budget 2021-22

Environment and Budget 2021: Preserving India’s ecosystem or business as usual?

By Amita Bhaduri, Ritika Gupta The Union Budget 2021 is touted to be the mother of all budgets since it comes when the country is grappling its way out of the pandemic. In pursuit of tackling the immediate emergency posed by Covid-19, the actions to address the growing climate emergency took a backseat. With the … Continue reading Environment and Budget 2021: Preserving India’s ecosystem or business as usual?

Observations by sustainable architecture students on Rajpath-Central Vista Avenue project

Open Letter on Heritage & Community Perspectives on (Rajpath) Central Vista Avenue, New Delhi, to the Central Public Works Department, CPWD, New Delhi: Observations and Suggestions from master students of Sustainable Architecture (Heritage and Community Perspectives) at Central University of Rajasthan, with course coordinator Dr. Mansee Bal Bhargava on the proposed Re/development of (Rajpath) Central … Continue reading Observations by sustainable architecture students on Rajpath-Central Vista Avenue project