Waging a War against the Gig Economy

The rise and rise of gig economy in India is based on trampling of workers rights for lakhs of unorganised workers. Pragya writes about how labour laws are flouted in gig economy and what can be done to rectify it.

User-Charges In Indian Cities

User charges can work as an important source of revenue for cash strapped Municipal Corporations. Akshay More analyses the economy of parking fees in Mumbai and its effect on municipal finances.

From ‘E’QUALITY to QUALITY

The NEP 2019 through the Scope of Neoliberalism The National Education Policy 2019 (NEP 2019 from now on) is a classic example of a policy document intersecting the dominant discourse on development, childhood and education to promote the neo-liberal project of commodification and commercialization of education. Starting from Macaulay’s minute in 1835, Indian education policy…

A milestone in the political history of Karnataka – The SAKALA Mission

KARNATAKA’S GUARANTEE OF SERVICES TO CITIZENS (SAKALA): LESSONS FOR NATION-WIDE SUCCESS Sharada S (University of Pennsylvania, alumnus of National Law School of India University), Apoorva S and Mansi Sharma (National Law School of India University) The SAKALA Mission, made possible through the Karnataka Guarantee of Services to Citizens Act 2011 (amended in 2014), has been a…

Trajectory of Land Reforms in J&K and its Outcomes

Tushar Gupta   Land reforms in Jammu & Kashmir did not prove to be effective in addressing poverty mitigation and the removal of inequality emerging from land ownership. The reforms ended up becoming little more than a political gimmick. The analysis in this paper has been divided into three trajectories and development within each has…