Governance

India’s Coal Crisis: how were government policies responsible?

Energy security concerns are a crucial component structuring Indian national and international policy impacting our country’s national development and economic self-sufficiency, its global positioning as an economic and political power and its strategic advantages in international relations. Energy security also emerges as a particularly relevant concern given the contrast between India’s aims of increasing digitalisation …

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The Myth of Growth

In 1956, Charles Tiebout, an American economist devised an economic model (dubbed as ‘The Tiebout Model’) geared at advancing the ‘federal argument’ through a fiscal-financial fusion. The ‘Tiebout Model’ counseled that federal units/states within a country contest for migrant influx while offering an analogue to the private sector by rendering alternative baskets of public goods. …

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Internet Shutdown: A Citizens’ Answer to Adequate Security and Sufficient Liberty

The Republic of India today has been labelled as the Internet shutdown capital of the world, a label that all citizens of the Republic regret. The Internet in the present age has become an essential tool for the citizens, especially when it comes to the Right to Free Speech and Expression under Article 19(a) of the …

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Covid Vaccine Apartheid and the role of the International Regulatory Bodies: A Humanitarian Crisis

The Covid-19 Pandemic has affected every stance of life in all realms, especially the global economic loss and individual personal loss. However, through the advancement of technology, and research and development, the scientific community was able to develop vaccines that were highly effective in fighting the spread of viruses. Whilst the major developed countries had …

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How the Food Kit Distribution Program Helped Keep the Population of Kerala Free from Hunger During COVID-19

When the first case of COVID-19 in India was found in Thrissur on January 27, 2020, the gravity of the situation was yet to settle in. COVID-19 was a simple flu that started somewhere in faraway China and could be treated just like any other disease. Cut to 1.8 years later, the world is going …

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Religion based barriers to affirmative action in India: A case study of the Scheduled Caste category

Conventional scholarship on caste perpetuates the view of caste structures being found only in Hindu society. Therefore, it is asserted that caste structures are completely broken when they are removed from the environment of Hindu society. Caste structures might be considered an innate characteristic of the conventional Hindu social system, however, the lived experiences of …

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