Domestic Politics

    • Event

    The Transnational Dimensions of Caste: India and the U.S.

    Recent cases of caste-based discrimination in large American multinationals have revealed the ways in which the oppressive caste system operates within the American Indian diaspora. How does caste travel from India to the U.S, and what are the ways in which it manifests amongst the Indian diaspora?

    • Event

    A Turning Point: Mapping Global Police Reforms

    • Jacob Punnoose, Raj Kohli, Maja Daruwala, Elrena van der Spuy
    • September 23, 2020
    • Zoom Webinar

    The webinar seeks to explore the incidents that catalyse reform in police culture and practices across countries, albeit with varying degrees of success. What kind of events hold the potential to be disruptive junctures, and how does the process of police reform get initiated?

    • Event

    Policing in Modern India: Technology and Responsibility

    This webinar seeks to explore the kinds of technology available to the police, its integration into the system — and how they can be used to safeguard the public, without infringing on rights and freedoms.

    • Event

    Creating a Gender Equal Police Force

    • Mokshada Patil, Sharon Robson
    • July 31, 2020
    • Zoom Webinar

    Within law enforcement, women make up only 7.28% of India's total police force. Of these, 90% are constables, while less than 1% hold supervisory positions. Would improving this gender bias within the force help in ensuring that the police is able to carry out its duties more effectively?

    • Op-Ed

    How COVID-19 is Changing Indian Federalism

    The pandemic has enabled the central government to implement far-reaching reforms in areas such as agriculture, traditionally considered to be the domain of states.

    • Event

    Policing a Pandemic

    A Carnegie India - Tata Trusts Initiative: Given the police's front-facing task of containing the spread of the coronavirus, what role do the long-held traditions of the force, its internal culture, training, and practice play in how the police manages its public interactions?

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    Policymaking During Crises

    The coronavirus pandemic has re-emphasized the need for evidence-backed research in tackling health, economic, and socio-political issues in India, and across the world. In an increasingly saturated information space, how can we ensure that cogent steps are taken during times of crises?

    • Q&A

    How India’s Kerala State Contained the Coronavirus

    The coastal state of Kerala in south India has used a unique strategy to halt the coronavirus. By deploying police to support and inform people—for example, by arranging home delivery of essential goods to people in quarantine—it has flattened the curve.

    • Op-Ed

    India Has Social Schemes for Poor in Crises like Covid. But It Needs a ‘Who to Pay’ Database

    Large sections of India’s population are invisible to the state. That is why in crises like Covid and lockdown, we need one common social database.

    • Op-Ed

    Covid-19: An epidemic is an epidemic. A war is a war

    The description of the battle against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) as a “war” has graduated from an analogy to a metaphor.

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    Anirudh Burman
    Associate Fellow
    Carnegie India
    Anirudh Burman is an associate fellow at Carnegie India. He works on key issues relating to public institutions, public administration, the administrative and regulatory state, and state capacity.
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    Srinath Raghavan
    Senior Fellow
    Carnegie India
    Srinath Raghavan is a senior fellow at Carnegie India. His primary research focus is on the contemporary and historical aspects of India’s foreign and security policies.
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    Suyash Rai
    Carnegie India
    Suyash Rai is a fellow at Carnegie India. His research focuses on the political economy of economic reforms, and the performance of public institutions in India.

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