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Left and right: Examining the evolution of political ideologies

With the advent of globalisation, the struggle between the ‘left’ and ‘right’ – as defined in Marxian terms – rapidly evolved from one between economic ideologies, to cultural wars. In thi...

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Left and right: Examining the evolution of political ideologies

With the advent of globalisation, the struggle between the ‘left’ and ‘right’ – as defined in Marxian terms – rapidly evolved from one between economic ideologies, to cultural wars. In thi...

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I4I at 10: Zooming over the last nine years, and looking ahead

As ‘Ideas for India’ enters its 10th year, Editor-in-Chief Ashok Kotwal reflects on its growth as a credible, ideologically neutral, and accessible platform for evidence-based policy analysis, and...

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State of the Indian economy: Diagnosis and recommendations

Arvind Subramanian (India’s former Chief Economic Adviser) and Josh Felman (former IMF Resident Representative to India) have brought out a new policy paper, offering a diagnosis of the Indian econo...

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कृषि कानून: गतिरोध का समाधान

हाल ही में इंडियन एक्सप्रेस के एक लेख में भरत रामास्वामी ने किसानों के विरोध से उत्पन्न मौजूदा संकट को हल करने के लिए कुछ उत्तेजक सुझाव पेश किए हैं। इस पोस्ट में रामास्वामी ने अशोक कोटवाल (प्रधान संपा...

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Covid-19 and schooling: 2020 experience and way forward

The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic brought with it significant challenges for the education sector. On the one hand, closing schools meant imposing a heavy cost on a whole generation of students, and ...

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I4I के 2020 के हाइलाइट: प्रधान संपादक की टिप्पणी

अब जब हम वर्ष 2021 में प्रवेश कर रहे हैं, प्रधान संपादक अशोक कोटवाल पीछे मुड़ कर देखते हैं कि पिछला वर्ष कितना अभूतपूर्व और महत्त्वपूर्ण रहा है। साथ ही उन्होंने आइडियास फॉर इंडिया के 2020 के मुख्य हाइ...

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I4I 2020 highlights: Note from the Editor-in-Chief

As we near the end of 2020, Editor-in-chief Ashok Kotwal reflects on the unprecedented and momentous year that was, and presents key highlights from I4I.

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Farm laws: Resolving the deadlock

In a recent Indian Express article, Bharat Ramaswami has proposed some rather provocative suggestions on how the present crisis triggered by the farmers’ protests can be resolved. In this post, Rama...

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ई-संगोष्ठी का परिचय: नए कृषि कानून को समझना

क्या कृषि कानून किसानों की आय बढ़ाने में मदद करेंगे? क्या किसानों को बाजारों तक विस्तारित पहुंच से लाभ मिल सकता है? क्या वे कॉन्ट्रैक्ट फार्मिंग के कानून के कारण शहरी फर्मों के साथ अनुबंध स्थापित करने...

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Introduction to e-Symposium: Understanding the new farm laws

Would the farm laws help increase farmers’ incomes? Could farmers benefit from an expanded access to markets? Would they be more willing to engage in contracts with urban firms because of the law on...

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CPR-I4I webinar video: A new economic imagination?

Centre for Policy Research and Ideas for India jointly held a webinar on 16 September 2020, to discuss domestic demand specifically in rural India. It built on a recent I4I post by three of the speake...

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