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If Smart Cities Exclude the Vulnerable, Who are They Smart For?

A series of articles examine the Smart Cities Mission as well as how city-dwellers living in informal settlements are affected by related evictions.

One Year Later: Taking Stock of GST

This reading list is a curation of articles from 2010 onwards that examined the early discussions about GST, its implications and implementation.

All Corruption is Bad but Some Corruption is Worse: A Reading List

Corruption makes frequent appearances in public discourse. What do we actually mean when we talk about “corruption”?

Why India Needs to Address Caste-Based Manual Scavenging Before it Aims for A 'Swacch Bharat'

A recent report in the Indian Express states that an inter-ministerial task force has counted up to 53,236 people involved in manual scavenging in India, a four-fold rise from the 13,000-odd such workers accounted for in official records until 2017. A reading list examines manual sanitation work in India.

Jats, Marathas, and Patels Want Quotas, But Do They Need Them?

The Early History of the RSS: A Reading List

What were the inflection points in the early history of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)?

World Environment Day: Are Development and the Environment at Odds With Each Other?

A series of articles think through whether development and the environment are in conflict with each other, using examples from multiple regions.

The MGR Phenomenon: How to be Worshipped by Those You Exploit

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