Post Tagged with: "India"

BSG Students, Governance, cooperation and law

Shobhana Bhartia (third from left) with some MPP students and dean Ngaire Woods.

Dean’s Forum at BSG: From newsmakers to a ‘news maker’!

The Dean’s Forum at BSG is a great space for candid and often intimate conversations with newsmakers and opinion shapers from different parts of the world. The trend continued last week when we welcomed Shobhana Bhartia, the chairperson and editorial director of the Hindustan Times Group, to an afternoon of […]

by × 11 February 2016 ×

BSG Students, Governance, cooperation and law

Parade for India's Republic Day at the Ananda Shila School, Jharkhand state, India. Source: Wikimedia.

Headstart: Does it matter in institutionalizing democracy? The Indian example

They say that the first five years in the life of a child are crucial for her sound development, both emotionally and physically. In those years, especially the first three, a child’s foundation is built which then forms the basis for her future development. Thus a child who has access […]

by × 26 January 2016 ×

BSG Alumni, Economic growth and resilience

Manjit in post-flood cleanliness drive.

Post BSG destination: Full-time volunteering at home

So, I did it! It’s been over a year now, since I returned to my country from 10 Merton Street [the previous home of the Blavatnik School of Government], followed by an internship stint with the McKinsey Amsterdam office. Amidst all the things that kept my schedule super packed during […]

by × 12 January 2016 ×

BSG Faculty, Health, welfare and well-being

A technician cleans the phaco machine after the day’s operations are done. India. Photo: Aravind Eye Hospital.

Do governments have a role to play in healthcare?

Scientific advancement in healthcare has allowed human beings to double their life spans and effectively address lethal diseases such as malaria, cholera and the plague that have in the past wiped out entire civilizations. While there is no disagreement among policymakers on the importance of healthcare, a key area of […]

by × 16 December 2015 ×

BSG Students, Governance, cooperation and law

Sarpanch Kamala Devi (in blue saree) in her office at the Gram Panchayat Kankradara, District Dungarpur, Rajasthan. (Photo credit: UN Women/Gaganjit Singh. Source: Flickr Creative Commons)

Does power have to be male?

On a balmy Bangalore morning, amidst flower sellers and office goers, as my driver stopped the car at the raised hand of the traffic police woman, he remarked confidently that even if he sped past her she would not do anything. When I asked him why, he reduced the volume […]

by × 09 October 2015 ×

BSG Faculty, Economic growth and resilience

India’s unseen climate leadership

India’s unseen climate leadership

India is doing a lot to combat climate change. It is time to let the world know, and to be more proactive in international climate negotiations. India is changing, yet the government’s position in international climate negotiations is not. Despite increasingly ambitious national policies, India’s climate diplomats have maintained essentially the same stance since negotiations began in 1992: developed countries must commit to a legally binding schedule of emission reductions, while developing countries retain their right to carbon-intensive development.

by × 13 June 2014 ×

BSG Students, Governance, cooperation and law

Indian Elections: Should I aspire to become a Modi, RaGa or Kejriwal?

Indian Elections: Should I aspire to become a Modi, RaGa or Kejriwal?

I often ask myself – whom should I consider a role model if I get into electoral politics someday? This is indeed an increasingly relevant question in an Indian context as we are witnessing a personality centric US presidential style campaign in 2014 national election. For the sake of this article, I want to restrict my choices to three personalities whom I have been following very closely in the last eight months.

by × 13 May 2014 ×

BSG Faculty, Governance, cooperation and law

Against the odds of history

Against the odds of history

The recent elections portend a democratic deepening in Pakistan. This is a moment to build on. The surprising landslide of Nawaz Sharif marks a historic moment in Pakistan’s political history. Many are optimistic that Pakistan has taken a momentous step towards strengthening its democracy. But for this opening to endure, […]

by × 02 July 2013 ×