Urban Greening in Delhi: a policy perspective

What can be a way to tackle the ever growing pollution in Delhi, to mitigate adverse effects of climate change? In this current essay Yavish explores the answers through the idea of urban greening and tries to locate probable policy solutions for promoting and adopting urban greening as a policy solution to better the quality of life of urban residents.

Limits of Formal Democracy and Deepening of Democracy

In this article on democracy as a process Arshiya looks at the limitations of the formal democracy and ways to usher the deepening of democracy through social democratic processes.

The Conundrum of Urban Cooperative Banks

The cooperative sector in financial services is seen as an important medium of financial inclusion. However, repeated frauds in this sector have made it necessary to effect changes in how they function.

Regulatory Coordination for Strengthening Audit of Indian Banks

Recent bank scams can be directly attributed to the failure on part of auditors in bringing to light the fraudulent processes taking place in these banks. However, creating a robust audit institution is not as easy as it seems, as there are perverse incentives on part of auditors and lack of power with regulators to enforce mandate. In this article Vishal runs through the essence of bank audits and why they’re extremely important, and culls out a solution for making them follow a desirable trajectory.

Rebooting India’s Nuclear Doctrine

In this article, Nikhil Gowda critiques the No First Use Policy in the Nuclear Doctrine of India. Even though, the nuclear doctrine was endeavoured to help India gain legitimacy, the No First Use Policy is far away from realism today. The article explores the limitations, counters the status-quo and advocates for revoking of the present No-First Use Policy by the country.