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  • 27-Sep-2021 | Nitin Desai

    Net-zero is not enough

    Global climate agreement must be about the allocation of available carbon space

  • 30-Aug-2021 | Nitin Desai

    Key priorities for employment policy

    Measures that generate income for the poor are more important than tweaking the applicability threshold for labour laws

  • 28-Jul-2021 | Nitin Desai

    Govt must not micromanage

    The Centre should focus on broad policy framework rather than micromanaging industrial and developmental activities

  • 28-Jun-2021 | Nitin Desai

    The post-Covid economy

    There is a strong case for the government to shift its attention from the economy to public service management

  • 27-May-2021 | Nitin Desai

    The great divide

    After the epidemic, we will again cater to the interests of the privileged class and keep the underprivileged quiet with handouts

  • 29-Apr-2021 | Nitin Desai

    Warming of climate diplomacy

    Global climate diplomacy must focus on accelerated 2030 goals rather than net-zero target dates

  • 28-Mar-2021 | Nitin Desai

    Political culture

    A country as diverse as ours needs a political culture rooted in constitutional values and political discourse based on truth, respect, civility, and restraint

  • 22-Feb-2021 | Nitin Desai

    Adapting to a warming world

    Climate change requires agility in the institutions and policies that shape ecosystem use

  • 18-Jan-2021 | Nitin Desai

    Agri market reforms ignore reality

    A free market-based system does not reflect the diversity of the Indian agro-economy or the interests of small farmers

  • 14-Dec-2020 | Nitin Desai

    Manufacturing : From laggard to leader

    We need policies to promote export-oriented backward integration and linked development of technological capacity

  • 17-Nov-2020 | Nitin Desai

    Socialising social media

    Online media platforms must be regulated to protect the public from lies that polarise society

  • 19-Oct-2020 | Nitin Desai

    Auction of public resources and profit

    Any sale must be designed to serve the common good, not to maximise revenues

  • 21-Sep-2020 | Nitin Desai

    Rescuing the economy

    Ensure price support for agriculture, subsidise wage costs of MSMEs and accelerate public construction activities

  • 24-Aug-2020 | Nitin Desai

    Education for the future

    India needs to liberate education from political control and give institutions the autonomy needed to innovate

  • 13-Jul-2020 | Nitin Desai

    Nature in peril

    Nature can protect us only if we protect it - that is the simple truth this government needs to recognise

  • 23-Jun-2020 | Nitin Desai

    Period piece pleasures

    There are several novelists who have set their detective stories in this period when the freedom movement was taking roots in India

  • 15-Jun-2020 | Nitin Desai

    Recovering from the Covid epidemic

    The fiscal conservatism of the finance ministry means growth revival will take longer and may not be seen till late in the next fiscal year or even later

  • 18-May-2020 | Nitin Desai

    Covid-19: What India needs right now is a programme to help the destitute

    The need of the hour is a rehabilitation programme for those trapped in destitution or near-bankruptcy by the lockdown

  • 24-Mar-2020 | Nitin Desai

    Governance & politics

    Neither the Nehru-era approach nor the Chinese model is right for India. It needs to create room for the private sector

  • 21-Feb-2020 | Nitin Desai

    Montek Singh Ahluwalia's new book uncovers India's 'Backstage' story

    Montek Singh Ahluwalia's book should be read by those who want to understand the past and those responsible for planning our future, says Nitin Desai