Domestic Politics


    • Event

    Women at War: Subhas Chandra Bose and the Rani of Jhansi Regiment

    • Vera Hildebrand, Sagari Chhabra, Babli Moitra Saraf, Ujjayini Ray, Ritu Menon, Rita Manchanda
    • February 01, 2017
    • New Delhi

    During World War II, Subhas Chandra Bose raised perhaps the first female infantry fighting unit in military history, the Rani of Jhansi Regiment (RJR).

    • Op-Ed

    Universal Basic Income’s Policy Design Dilemmas

    As the universal basic income discussion evolves, it is imperative that policymakers deliberate upon the research on cash transfers, the administrative muscle required to disburse benefits across the land, and the contextual factors driving the revealed preferences of the poor.

    • Event

    India’s Long-term Growth Prospects

    • Shivnath Thukral , V. Anantha Nageswaran, Siddharth Singh, TCA Srinivasa Raghavan
    • January 23, 2017

    Despite India’s impressive economic growth rates in the mid-2000s, the long-term magnitude and sustainability of this progress remains uncertain.

    • Op-Ed

    Hand in the Cookie Jar

    In sectors such as mobility, health care, energy, and agriculture, disruptive solutions are important, but even more important is the consumer need for multiple solutions and fair competition, and respect for privacy and security concerns.

    • Op-Ed

    A Familiar Story: Donald Trump and India’s Criminal Politicians

    In India, distrust of government and social cleavages encourage voters to support those who bend the rules to defend their communities. Similar conditions in the United States contributed to Trump’s election.

    • Op-Ed

    Rooting Out Graft

    Modi’s push towards demonetization shows that corruption remains a large problem in India. This challenge necessitates the creation of an anti-corruption authority and protection for whistleblowers.

    • Op-Ed

    Reconnecting Bengaluru and Delhi

    Modi’s technology-based solution in going after “black money” has a long historical precedent. Only through strong public-private partnerships in cities like Bengaluru will he succeed.

    • Op-Ed

    ‘Start-ups Require More Agile Forms of Access to Capital’

    Regulation and innovation need to be in sync if India is to take advantage of the digital revolution, and policy research is a critical input towards harmonizing the two.

    • Op-Ed

    Class Over Caste in Gujarat

    Class, not caste, may gradually become the dominant repertoire of competition between parties in Gujarat and elsewhere in India.

    • Op-Ed

    Why India’s Demonetization Alone Won’t End Dirty Money in Politics

    Demonetization alone is not enough to end dirty money in Indian politics. Modi must also close legal loopholes, tie tax breaks to political parties with transparency, and directly attack the underlying drivers of the black economy.

Carnegie Experts on
Domestic Politics

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    Bilal Baloch
    Visiting Fellow
    Bilal Baloch is a visiting fellow at Carnegie India where his research focuses on the political economy of government behavior in India and other developing democracies.
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    Saksham Khosla
    Research Analyst
    Carnegie India
    Saksham Khosla is a research analyst at Carnegie India. His research focuses on the political economy of administrative, economic, and welfare reforms in India.
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    C. Raja Mohan
    Nonresident Senior Fellow
    Carnegie India
    A leading analyst of India’s foreign policy, Mohan is also an expert on South Asian security, great-power relations in Asia, and arms control.

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