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Delhi’s debilitating smog is shocking but not surprising

If it weren’t for the fact that pollution levels are the worst ever every year, Delhi could have been living in a science fictional time loop for the past few years.

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Subsidising Delhi Metro will delay expansion of the network

Delhi metro rides became costlier from Tuesday after the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) board decided against rolling back the hike recommended by the Fare Fixation Committee (FFC).

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Thrift is a virtue, and the present Indian government is nothing if not virtuous. The main reason the prime minister gave for his desire that elections to the Lok Sabha and the state assemblies be held simultaneously was that it would save money.

From Plate to Plough: What Gujarat did yesterday

We have been great admirers of Gujarat’s “agrarian miracle” when Narendra Modi was the state’s chief minister from October 7, 2001 to May 22, 2014.

Award Wapasi 2.0

Is the Narendra Modi government, which has been spectacularly successful in keeping a tight leash on information flows, slowly losing its ability to control the contours of the national narrative, three and a half years after it came to power?

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Three new projects in U.S.-India State and Urban Initiative

The U.S.-India State and Urban Initiative, led by the CSIS Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies and the CSIS Energy and National Security Program, has announced three new projects with the state government of Maharashtra

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India's agriculture crisis: Can Modi government address stagnating farm incomes?

India may be the world’s fastest growing large economy but the growth process has not been inclusive enough to lift the incomes of its 119-odd million farmers.

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