What India needs to do for a sustainable transport sector

India faces a massive challenge to steer its transport sector toward being carbon neutral by 2050. Here’s what can be done.

Why small farmers remain anxious about the monsoon

Irrigation facilities in several Indian states are inadequate increasing the dependence of farmers on the monsoon rains.

Why Indian cities flood during monsoon rains

To avoid floods, Indian cities need to engage in nuanced, localised and comprehensive planning and development decisions.

How Delhi can meet its energy needs amid a sizzling summer

Securing cities from future heat effects requires a fictional reality which can become a future truth.

Polls will test Modi’s politics of Muslim exclusion

Aspiration of an inclusive India has been under threat in the Modi regime.

Female voters are a growing force and the parties know it

India’s politicians recognise the growing influence of women at the ballot box but their schemes to win their votes come with risks.

Delhi’s dilemma: a growing economy and growing unemployment

India is on its way to becoming the third-largest economy in the world, yet unemployment among young people with graduate degrees is at an all-time high.

Will regional parties stop the Modi juggernaut?

The battle for India is being fought in the states as the general election turns local

Red alert: How cinema helps the Modi myth

Cinematic fiction has become the convenient way of ‘correcting’ historical frictions, especially where facts are inconvenient

How big money finances Indian politics

The business elite funds political parties and elections in return for economic favours or for securing favourable policies for their industry