Ain’t No Body High Enough?

Aishwarya Visweswaran Words of Freedom Leave a Comment

Is there a need for a supreme regulatory body for higher education in India? This article is the analysis of the results of the Saturday Poll posted on India Institute’s Facebook page on 9 November, 2013 which asked the above question. The results for this week’s poll on higher education regulating bodies showed that 25% of you think that India needs …

Hi-Tech Polic(y)ing

Akshita Manocha Words of Freedom Leave a Comment

Assuming a robust IT infrastructure can be put in place, will a facility to file FIRs online be a viable solution to this problem? This article is the  analysis of the results of the Saturday Poll posted on India Institute’s Facebook page on 2 November, 2013 which asked the above question. In Nirbhaya’s case the police was apparently fighting over jurisdiction. …

Questioning the Essentiality of Education

Udita Upadhyay Words of Freedom Leave a Comment

Is the issuance of the Essentiality Certificate a good policy idea? This article is the  analysis of the results of the Saturday Poll posted on India Institute’s Facebook page on 26 October 2013 which asked the above question. One cannot start a school in Delhi and many other states without an Essentiality Certificate from the education department. The law says that …

Big Boss is Watching

Ritu Bhandari Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Should the Government Snoop on Us? To the extent we are able to communicate across the world in a jiffy and use that ability to pull off spectacular changes in the social, economic and political spheres, we have lost control over our personal information and the right to privacy of our interactions. Not just on the Internet but also over …