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Swami Vivekananda’s remarkable three-minute speech at the Parliament of World Religions catapulted him to world renown and put India on the global stage. In many ways, it marked the beginning of India’s decolonisation and civilisational revival. Shyam Krishnakumar, research associate at Vision India Foundation, writes on Vivekananda’s fundamental contributions to India’s decolonisation -engagement with modernity, […]
NCR is a unique example of inter-state regional planning and development, bringing together four administratively independent units. It is crucial for the region to develop and keep in mind the objective with which it was established. Soumya Garg, Associate Director, Vision India Foundation, shares her insights. Read the complete article published on Swarajya.
The PBC ’17 delegates with Admiral Dr. J Colombage Pathfinder Foundation Centre for Indo-Lanka Initiatives Director, Admiral Dr. Jayanath Colombage, delivered the keynote address titled ‘Indo-Lanka Strategic Ties’, at Vision India Foundation’s Policy BootCamp 2017, in New Delhi. The complete coverage by Daily Mirror is on their website.
Members of the classroom Vikramashila, after the last debriefing session at PBC ’17 “It was such a great experience that I am not able to make a decision as to where I should start telling my experiences. Meeting new people from all parts of the country, renowned speakers sharing their experiences and knowledge with us. It […]
The 2016 Solid Waste Management Rules supersede the Municipal Solid Waste Rules, 2000, and expand the ambit of application to every urban local body, including outgrowths in urban agglomerations, census towns, areas under railways and airports. The question is, how empowered are the implementation agencies? Dr. Nomesh Bolia, co-founder and mentor to VIF, […]
Identifying where the problem lies with judicial pendency in the High Courts of India is a challenge. Civil Writ Petitions in 17 High Courts are the major problem. Knowing the exact problem and location can help customize the solution. With the limited resources (judges) we have, we should allocate them in an optimal […]
The proposed ‘Right to Recall’ bill, even though aiming for the noblest of goals, would wreck widespread damage if ever it is made into law. Narasimha Donthineni, VIF Campus Ambassador, IIM Rohtak, shares his thoughts on this move in which Varun Gandhi moved a Private Member’s Bill in the Parliament proposing an amendment in the […]
A court in India has declared the Ganges river a legal ‘person’ in a fresh effort to save it from pollution. Research Associate Shyam Krishnakumar explains how the ruling could help preserve the waterway upon which so many depend. Read the complete article published on BBC News.
Judicial delays are often understood to be due to a shortage of judges. But this is not the sole reason. Shobhit Mathur, Executive Director VIF, and Ram Prasath, Research Intern VIF, show that lower courts can horizontally replicate best practices using the available resources and enhance their performance. Since 80% of the cases are pending in […]
When Narendra Modi took oath as the 14th Indian Prime Minister in May 2014, he made an unprecedented diplomatic outreach to India’s neighbours by inviting their heads of government. It was the very first initiative of what later came to be known as the ‘neighbourhood first’ policy of the Modi government. Kamal Madishetty, VIF Research […]
The success of Sarva Siksha Abhiyan in enrolling almost 98 per cent of all children of school going age has shifted the focus of education to the question of quality. The need for emphasis on quality has been recognised by both educationists and the government. Last year’s Draft National Education Policy has a strong emphasis […]
Picture Credits: India Today Amidst a multitude of expectations, finance minister Arun Jaitley presented the Union Budget 2017-18 in Parliament, one which was low on fireworks but high on pragmatic and incremental changes. Expansion of the tax base by reducing tax rate in the Rs 2.5-5 lakh income bracket, special focus on agriculture and rural sector, […]
The ‘Housing For All By 2022’ scheme aims to meet the housing stock shortfall of 2 crore. Meeting this gap would require construction of 30 lakh houses annually. However, data from July last year shows that work was progressing on less than 15% of the approved projects. One can imagine how many of these projects […]
India is a country of a million little mutinies, reeling with rage and revolt. One such mutiny has recently brewed in southern Tamil Nadu state, where people have been protesting against a ban on a traditional bull-taming contest, known as jallikattu. They say the ban is an attack on their culture and identity. The expertise of […]
The rise of Left-Wing Extremism in India goes back to the first peasants’ uprising at Naxalbari in 1967. It reached its pinnacle in 2009, when the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh described Maoist activities as “the biggest internal security threat ever faced by the country”. This shows the grave concerns the state and the civilians […]
Demonetisation has hit multiple targets, and one certainly, is fake Indian currency notes in circulation. The outcome is clear with violence in Kashmir reducing by 60 per cent, what with the Hurriyat Conference’s funds drying up. This article is drawn from the study undertaken in Dec 2015 by Abiram Devnathan, Research Intern, VIF. Read the complete article […]
Today, more than a hundred years later, his words have permeated across India and set fire to thousands across our land. In every village in this country, chances are that we shall find at least one charity named after him. What is about the vision of Swami Vivekananda that drives so many people to strive […]
The GGY is an immersive learning experience that changes perspectives about government and elected representatives in our country. The bar graph shows an impact assessment of this change in the yatris from the recently concluded yatra – The final question reflects that the yatra indeed is contributing to change agents for nation building.