Tag: Public Policy

The Evolution of Mental Health Policy in India: A Timeline

Edited by Manasi Nene With the loss of lives, freedoms and other things due to the COVID19 pandemic, there has been a rise in symptoms...

B.O.L.D. Policy Actions to Ensure Optimal Public Health and Nutrition in...

As the National Nutrition Month—or Rashtriya Poshan Maah— begins this September, renewed commitment, relentless advocacy, robust policy, and reassuring action on the ground is expected from the government at every level.

To Unlock the Potential of Open Government Data, India Needs New,...

Almost a decade after the launch of India’s Open [Government] Data initiative, the program remains constrained and has not lived up to its potential. Its deficiencies stem largely from the discretionary nature of the nation’s Open Data policy.

By the People, For the People: How Public Advocacy Fuels Educational...

Nowhere else is public participation in the democratic process better used, or needed, than in India's education sector.

Technically Speaking, How Important is the PDP Bill for India? with...

Hosted by Sourya Reddy  Edited by Nidhi Rejithlal The Personal Data Protection Bill (PDP), 2019, was tabled in the Parliament in the winter session of 2019....

The Genius of Market Fundamentalism

The genius of modern neo-liberal economics is that its ideas have been sold to us by those in power over the last few decades...

Let’s Be Honest about Public Education: Busting Some Myths

In an opinion article titled “Busting myths and the double-speak on education” published in the Hindustan Times on July 07th, 2020, Mr Gurcharan Das...

Imagining a Two-Child Nation: Regressive Policy or Prudent Planning?

Featured Image: A still of an awareness campaign from Panchayat, an Indian comedy-drama web-series set in rural Uttar Pradesh. Used for representative purposes only. Understanding...

Towards Inclusive Private Schooling

During this lockdown, few private schools have hiked their fee for the current academic year. As a result, various state governments have issued guidelines...

No More Segregation! The Curious State of Waste Management in Chennai

Written by Varnika Walvekar  “We have to build an andolan (movement) to induce behavioural change which was at the heart of Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy”. Even...