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Articles By Deepak Malghan

Neighbourhood-scale Residential Segregation in Indian Metros

Residential segregation studies in Indian cities have relied on ward-level data. For a typical ward, the neighbourhood–ward dissimilarity index is greater than the ward–city dissimilarity index. Using 2011 enumeration block-level census data for five major cities in India—Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai—it is shown how patterns of caste-based urban residential segregation operate in contemporary India. The first visual snapshot of caste-based residential segregation in an Indian city is presented using geo-referenced enumeration block-level data for Bengaluru.

Faculty Diversity at the Indian Institutes of Management

A look at the social composition of faculty members at the Indian Institutes of Management reveals that the faculty body at these institutions is drawn from a very narrow spectrum of Indian society. The recently proposed legislation that will convert IIMs into full-fledged universities offers a canvas for public deliberation on the question of social diversity at these institutions of higher learning.

Valuing Nature: Technocratic Governance vs Democratic Deliberation

Valuing Nature: Technocratic Governance vs Democratic Deliberation Deepak Malghan Even a beginner in economics, who does not have to study the broad contours of the history of economic thought these days, however, recognises the spectacular achievement of neoclassical economics in resolving the so-called diamond-water paradox. Why does diamond, which unlike water is not critical for survival, command a higher price? Classical economists like Adam Smith, who believed in a labour theory of value, tried to resolve this paradox by distinguishing between