Jessica Seddon
It’s surprising that court records have not been a more prominent source in studies of India’s evolving infrastructure regime. Photo: Mint

The practice of policy

4 min read . 08 Aug 2017
The pan-city proposals under the Smart Cities mission read like a list of monitoring apps. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint

Leveraging information for action

4 min read . 04 Jul 2017
The economically damaging and uncomfortable effects of biodiversity loss are visible on political and corporate time-scales. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint

Biodiversity. But what is it?

4 min read . 22 May 2017
Photo: Reuters

Stocks and flows

4 min read . 25 Apr 2017
India’s parliamentary political system means that individual lawmakers have limited agenda-setting power, almost no ability to represent constituencies rather than party platforms, and negligible prospects for effecting change. Photo: Hindustan Times
Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently thanked people for ‘using their third eye’ to ensure a BJP victory ‘wherever there were elections, whether the BJP had any presence or not’. Photo: Reuters

The return of the local

4 min read . 28 Feb 2017
Protests have been seen as a way to signal boundaries beyond which leaders should not trespass if they’d like to remain in place. Photo: AFP

Protest nations

4 min read . 31 Jan 2017
The drought in Tamil Nadu and Cyclone Vardah provoked deep public discussions about the need to rethink infrastructure development and disaster preparedness. Photo: PTI

Crises and critical points

4 min read . 17 Jan 2017
We are all in some ways responsible for and increasingly able to contribute to versions of the post-truth world that we can live with.

Thriving in the post-truth era

4 min read . 03 Jan 2017
The move towards a less-cash economy will depend on speed of infrastructure development, skilful regulation of the payments industry, and concerted efforts to build and maintain trust in invisible cash. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint

Landing a leapfrog

4 min read . 20 Dec 2016
The electoral college has been dismissed as an instrument for maintaining elite control but one can’t ignore the sense in the public rationalization of the process. Photo: AFP

Why the electoral college matters

4 min read . 22 Nov 2016
Finance minister Arun Jaitley. Photo: AP/PTI

The benefit of the doubt

4 min read . 25 Oct 2016
Photo: AFP

Perspective in politics

4 min read . 11 Oct 2016
Photo: Mint<br />

The maze of cross-subsidies

4 min read . 13 Sep 2016
Photo: Vipin Kumar/HT<br />

The limits of control in Parliament

4 min read . 17 Dec 2015