Communalism watch Episode – 4

Communalism Watch Episode – 3

Communalism Watch Episode – 2

Communalism Watch Episode – 1

Women and the Right-Wing Ideology in India

Exorbitant Fee Hikes in Private Schools

The Citizenship Bill and its Impact on the North East


Introduction of Simultaneous Elections to National and State Legislatures

Policy Watch

Policy Watch: Governance and Development-January 2019

Tribes of Andaman and Nicobar: Policy Perspectives

Policy Watch – Moderating Social Media

Policy Watch – The Vanishing Aravallis

Inclusive Society for Transgender: A Distant Dream

Policy Watch – Setting wrong precedents: Government’s handling of public universities

Policy Watch – Adultery in India:Law, Court and Sanctity of Marriage, Oct 2018

Policy Watch – Article 35 A: Implications on Jammu and Kashmir, September 2018

Policy Watch – Examining the regulations of Content Regulations of News Channels, August 2018

Policy Watch – Lodha Recommendations: Agreements and Disagreements, August 2018

Policy Watch – DNA Technology Bill, August 2018

Policy Watch – Analyzing the No Detention Policy and its impact on the elementary education system (November 2017)

Policy Watch – Sexual Harassment at work: Efficacy and Implementation of Laws (November 2017)

Policy Watch – Delayed Track Renewal and Outdated Signalling Systems (November 2017)

Policy Watch – Living will and the right to die: A debate on passive euthanasia in India (November 2017)

Policy Watch – India’s Hidden Environmentalists (October 2017)

Policy Watch – ICDS and Cash Transfers (October 2017)

Policy Watch – The Life of Labour: Women and Migration in India (September 2017)

Policy Watch – The Rohingya crisis: Another step towards a Hindu nation? (September 2017)

Policy Watch – A Critique of the Persons in Destitution Model Bill, 2016 (September 2017)

Policy Watch – Child Mortality in India (August 2017)

Policy Watch – Criminalizing Marital Rape in India (August 2017)

Policy Watch – The Doklam Conundrum: Upcoming Foreign Policy Challenges for India (August 2017)

Policy Watch – Who is Keeping The Nation Swachh? (August 2017)

Policy Watch -5.49 – Assam: Where Flood is an Annual Visitor (July 2017)

Policy Watch -5.48 – Panacea for Indian Farmers: Mandis, e-NAM or Amazon? (July 2017)

Policy Watch -5.47 – Is the Indian Job Market Puzzled due to Lack of Reliable Data? (July 2017)

Policy Watch -5.46 – Smart City Mission: Limited Development in Scope (July 2017)

Policy Watch – 5.45 – Will shift to Electric Mobility leave the poor behind? (June 2017)

Policy Watch – 5.44 – Growing Child Deprivation in India (June 2017)

Policy Watch – 5.43 – Implementation Failures of the RTE Act, 2009 in Punjab and Haryana (June 2017)

Policy Watch – 5.42 – Growing Unemployment in India (May 2017)

Policy Watch – 5.41 – GM Mustard: Call to improve our Inadequate Regulatory Framework (May 2017)

Policy Watch – 5.40 – Niti Aayog’s Vision for North-East (May 2017)

Policy Watch – 5.39 – Implementation Failures: ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ Scheme (May 2017)

Policy Watch – 5.38 – World Happiness Report: Analyzing India’s Rank (April 2017)

Policy Watch – 5.37 – Heat Wave State Action Plan: Are they enough to tackle the looming threat of Global Warming? (April 2017)

Policy Watch – 5.36 – Death in Silence: The Urgency to Address the Inadequate Mental Health Care in India (April 2017)

Policy Watch – 5.35 – Linking Mid-Day Meal to Aadhaar (April 2017)

Policy Watch – 5.34 – Farmer Suicides in India (March 2017)

Policy Watch – 5.33 – Informal Labour in a Formal Economy (March 2017)

Policy Watch – 5.32 – Gender Parity versus Customary Laws: The rights of Naga tribal women (March 2017)

Policy Watch – 5.31 – No Share for Labour in the Emerging Sharing Economy (March 2017)

Policy Watch – 5.30 – Regulation of Coronary Stent prices: An unfinished battle (February 2017)

Policy Watch – 5.29 – The Factories Act (Amendment) Bill 2016 (February 2017)

Policy Watch – 5.28 – Budget Analysis- 2017-18 (February 2017)

Policy Watch – 5.27 – Maternity Benefit Scheme (February 2017)

Policy Watch – 5.26 – Resurrection of the Global Gag Rule: An impediment on Women’s Health Rights (January 2017)

Policy Watch – 5.25 – Making a Case to Criminalise Marital Rape (January 2017)

Policy Watch – 5.24 – Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act: The Hurdle Race (January 2017)

Policy Watch – 5.23 – Accepting the Identities: Bezbaruah Committee Report for the Racial Discrimination against People from North-East India (January 2017)

Policy Watch – 5.22 – LGBT: The Unfinished Policy Agenda (January 2017)

Policy Watch – 5.21 – Autonomy of the Central Bank (December 2016)

Policy Watch – 5.20 – Contesting Intergenerational Relationships and Property Rights (December 2016)

Policy Watch – 5.19 – Demonetisation – A Just Move for Behaviour Change? (December 2016)

Policy Watch – 5.18 – HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2016: Necessary but not Sufficient (November 2016)

Policy Watch – 5.17 – Demonetization in India (November 2016)

Policy Watch – 5.16 – Discourse of Citizenship in Assam (November 2016)

Policy Watch – 5.15 – Need For a ‘National Policy on Right to Clean Air’ (November 2016)

Policy Watch – 5.14 – The burden of Tuberculosis in India (October 2016)

Policy Watch – 5.13 – The usurpation of PCPDNT Act by Radiologists (October 2016)

Policy Watch – 5.12 – Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana- The Road To Nowhere? (October 2016)

Policy Watch – 5.11 – Wage Inequality in India (October 2016)

Policy Watch – 5.10 – An Apathetic Government Cannot Prevent an Epidemic (October 2016)

Policy Watch – 5.9 – Aging Population: Challenges & Action (September 2016)

Policy Watch – 5.8 – Tamil Nadu State Finances (September 2016)

Policy Watch – 5.7 – Continuing to Ignore Privacy Concerns of the Public (September 2016)

Policy Watch – 5.6 – Swachh Bharath Mission – The Illusion of Success (September 2016)

Policy Watch – 5.5 – Will Smart Cities ‘Digest’ Poverty? (August 2016)

Policy Watch – 5.4 – The Balochistan Tactic (August 2016)

Policy Watch – 5.3 – Revisiting Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971: A Debate on Abortion (August 2016)

Policy Watch – 5.2 – Direct Benefit Transfers in India (August 2016)

Policy Watch – 5.1 – Dismantling of Environmental Impact Assessment: The fallouts of the latest notification (August 2016)

Policy Watch – 4.42 – Curbing Corruption or Dissent: NGOs within the Ambit of Lokpal (July 2016)

Policy Watch – 4.41 – Transgender Policy – A Foot in the Door for the LGBQ Community (July 2016)

Policy Watch – 4.40 – Migrant crisis in Kerala: Need to change the political culture (July 2016)

Policy Watch – 4.39 – What Caste is Your Metadata? (June 2016)

Policy Watch – 4.38 – Mathura Crisis: Reflection of a Larger Political and Cultural Malaise (June 2016)

Policy Watch – 4.37 – The New ‘Snapchat Democracy’ (June 2016)

Policy Watch – 4.36 – Testing Times: The Controversy over NEET (May 2016)

Policy Watch – 4.35 – Why is now the time to do away with Section 309? (May 2016)

Policy Watch – 4.34 – Uttarakhand forest fires: The Need to Encourage Local Participation (May 2016)

Policy Watch – 4.33 – Western UP on Verge of Explosion (April 2016)

Policy Watch – 4.32 – Is the IIT Fee Hike a Wise Move? (April 2016)

Policy Watch – 4.31 – Bharat Mata ki Jai: The genesis and relevance of the debate (April 2016)

Communalism Watch

Communalism Watch-3.8 (September 17)

Communalism Watch-3.7 (August 17)

Communalism Watch-3.6 (June 17)

Communalism Watch-3.5 (May 17)

Communalism Watch 3.4 (April 17)

Communalism Watch-3.2 (Feb 17)

Communalism Watch-3.1 (Jan 17)

Communalism Watch-2.13 (Dec 16)

Communalism Watch-2.12 (Nov 16)

Communalism Watch-2.11 (Oct 16)

Communalism Watch-2.10 (Sep 16)

Communalism Watch-2.9 (Aug 16)

Communalism Watch-2.8 (Jul 16)

Communalism Watch-2.7 (Jun 16)

Communalism Watch-2.6 (May 16)

Communalism Watch-2.5 (Apr 16)

Gender Watch

Gender Watch – Social Justice, Equity and Communal Harmony

Gender Watch – Feminization of Indian Agriculture: Identifying the Challenges

Gender Watch – Employment, Economic Status and Sexual Harassment

Exigency of Women’s Reservation Bill, September 2018

Gender Watch – In letter but not in spirit, August 2018

Green Watch

Green Watch, January 2019: The River Basin Management Bill, 2018: A Critical Review

Green Watch, December 2018

Ganga Sadbhavana Sandesh-1.1 (October 22, 2018)

Legislative Briefs

Legislative Briefs – Implications of the Supreme Court Order on the Atrocities Act (April, 2018)

Legislative Briefs – A Review of Unorganised Workers’ Social Security Act, 2008 (January, 2018)

Legislative Briefs – Crime against Women: Beyond Numbers (January, 2018)

Legislative Briefs – The Right Of Children To Free And Compulsory Education (Second Amendment) Bill, 2017

Legislative Briefs – The Code on Wages Bill, 2017

Legislative Briefs – Domestic Workers-Hindi (November, 2017)

Legislative Briefs – Domestic Workers and Policies (September, 2017)

Legislative Briefs – Deadly Combination of Fake News and Social Media (September, 2017)

Legislative Brief- The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Third Amendment) Bill, 2017

Legislative Brief- Central Road Fund (Amendment) Bill 2017 (July 2017)

Legislative Brief- Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment) Bill 2017 (July 2017)

Legislative Briefs – Draft of the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Rules 2017 (June, 2017)

Legislative Briefs – National Plan of Action for Children-2016 (April, 2017)

Legislative Briefs – National Plan of Action for Children-2016 (April, 2017)

Legislative Briefs – Slaughter House Ban in UP (April, 2017)

Legislative Briefs – The Divorce [Amendment] Bill, 2017 (March, 2017)

Legislative Briefs – Maternity Benefit 2016 (March, 2017)

Legislative Briefs – MTP Act 2014 (March, 2017)

Legislative Briefs – The Indian National Defense University Bill, 2015 (February, 2017)

Legislative Briefs – The Indian Institute of Management Bill, 2017 (February, 2017)

Legislative Briefs – HIV AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill 2014 (January, 2017)

Legislative Briefs – Major Ports Authority Bill 2016 (January, 2017)

Legislative Briefs – Medical Device Draft Rules (January, 2017)

Legislative Briefs – SC and ST Order Bill 2016 (January, 2017)

Legislative Briefs – Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2016 (December, 2016)

Legislative Briefs – RSS and Freedom Movement (November, 2016)

Legislative Briefs – Tribal Protest and Government’s Oppression over Proposed Amendment to Tenancy Laws (November, 2016)

Legislative Briefs – Transgender Persons (Protection Of Rights) Bill 2016

Policy / Issue Briefs

Policy Issue Briefs – Regulating Private News Channels in India, September 2018

Policy Issue Briefs – DNA Technology Bill, August 2018

Policy Issue Briefs – The Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2018

Policy Issue Briefs – The Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill, 2018

Policy Issue Briefs – The Consumer Protection Bill, 2018

Policy Issue Briefs – Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (August, 2018)

Policy Issue Briefs – Environmental concerns in India:Plastic Pollution, Deforestation & Water Crisis (July, 2018)

Policy Issue Briefs – Social Sector Highlights & Critical Overview of the Union Budget 2018-19: Health, Education, Women and Children, SC/STs and Employment Generation (February, 2018)

Policy Issue Briefs – A Review of Unorganised Workers’ Social Security Act, 2008 (January, 2018)

Policy Issue Briefs – A Review of Unorganised Workers’ Social Security Act, 2008 (January, 2018)

Policy Issue Briefs – The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017

Policy Issue Briefs – India’s National Food Security Act: Current Issues & Challenges (November, 2017)

Policy Issue Brief – Proxy Voting In India (October, 2017)

Policy Issue Brief – Changing the Electoral Voting System (October, 2017)

Policy Issue Brief – Introduction to Simultaneous Elections (October, 2017)

Policy Issue Briefs – Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act:Current Issues & Challenges (September, 2017)

Policy Issue Briefs – The Banking Regulation (Amendments) Act 2017 (July, 2017)

Policy Issue Briefs – The Factories (Amendment) Bill (July, 2017)

Policy Issue Briefs – Draft of the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Rules 2017 (June, 2017)

Policy Issue Briefs – FCRA A Regressive Tool (April, 2017)

Policy Issue Briefs – Slaughter House Ban in UP (April, 2017)

Policy Issue Briefs – The Factories Act Bill (March, 2017)

Policy Issue Briefs – Triple Talaq (January, 2017)

Policy Issue Briefs – Violence in the name of the cow (November, 2016)

Policy Issue Briefs – Anti Trafficking Bill 2016 (November, 2016)

Policy Issue Briefs – Sterilization Camps in India – Gaps and Measures (November, 2016)

Policy Issue Briefs – Good Governance Privacy and Surveillance (October, 2016)

Policy Issue Briefs – Reform of the Indian Medical Council Act 1956 (September, 2016)

Policy Issue Briefs – Women’s Rights (September, 2016)

Policy Issue Briefs – Surrogacy Regulation Bill, 2016 (September, 2016)

Entry of Foreing Universities in India -From Privatization to Commodification of Higher Education (August, 2016)

Policy Issue Briefs – Entry of Foreign Universities in India -From Privatization to Commodification of Higher Education (August, 2016)

Policy Issue Briefs – Draft New Education Policy 2016 (August, 2016)

Policy Issue Briefs – Public Health Care in Uttar Pradesh (May, 2016)

Policy Issue Briefs – Rising Crime Rate in Uttar Pradesh (May, 2016)

Policy Issue Briefs – Custodial Death by Fake Encounter – The Murder of Ishrat Jahan (May, 2016)

Policy Issue Briefs – Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (May, 2016)

Policy Issue Briefs – Emerging Fault-Lines in Punjab (April, 2016)

February 22, 2018

Population Aging : Policies, Role of Family and Agency of the State led by Dr. Sushree Panigrahi, Fellow, RGICS and Ms. Jagriti Gangopadhyay , Senior research Associate, RGICS

October 15, 2016

Conference on Surrogacy led by Ms. Barkha Deva, Associate Director, RGICS and Dr. Sushree Panigrahi , Fellow , RGICS

January 23, 2016

Seminar on “The Global Experience of Local Government and its Implications for India” in collaboration of Indian Social Institute. Discussion was on a book by Prof. Jean-Paul Faguet of the London School of Economics. Participants were:

Ms Rashmi Shukla Sharma, MoPR, GoI;
Dr George Mathew, Institute of Social Sciences;
Prof. Om Prakash Mathur, Institute of Social Sciences,
Prof Sudha Pai,
Ms Sarada G Muraleedharan, Capacity-building, MoPR;
Ms Chavvi Rajawat, Sarpanch, Rajasthan;
Ms Anjali Bhardwaj, Social activist;
Ms Meenakshi Natarajan,
Ms Atishi Marlena, Adviser to the Delhi (NCT) Government

November 6-7, 2015

Nehru Conference- No Peace Without Freedom; No Freedom without Peace

On 125th birth anniversary of Shri. Jawaharlal Nehru, RGICS organised a two days National Conference on the theme “No Peace Without Freedom; No Freedom without Peace: Securing Nehru’s Legacy and India’s Future: Agenda for Action”. The Conference was organized as panel discussions on the five cornerstone values of the Republic i.e. 1.Freedom 2. Equality 3. Democracy 4. Justice & 5. Secularism

May 27, 2014

Seminar on "Renewing India's Commitment to Jawaharlal Nehru's Vision", to commemorate the 125th Birth anniversary / 50th year of his passing of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru

October 30, 2013

Conference on “Social Movement in Contemporary Studies led by Dr. Sushree Panigrahi , Fellow, RGICS

September 5, 2013

Conference on Rights Based Approach to Human Development: Issues and challenges of policy-making led by Prof Ashok Acharya, Delhi University and Dr. Sushree Panigrahi, Fellow, RGICS

July 26, 2013

Conference on Region and Regionalism: Issues & Concerns led by Prof Bhupinder Zutsi ,JNU and Dr. Rakhee Bhattacharya , Fellow, RGICS

February 22-23, 2013

Conference on Research Project- “Internal Migration in Contemporary Studies”. Led by Prof Deepak Misra, JNU

February 8-9, 2013

Two days conference on Balanced Regional Development: Challenges and Way Forward’ led by Dr. Rakhee Bhattacharya , Fellow, RGICS

January 29, 2013

Cutting Edge Event: “Future of Internet: 1.2.BILLION EMPOWERED INDIANS” by Vint. G. Cerf, Vice President & Chief Internet Evangelist for Internet, Google

December 17, 2012

Cutting Edge event “”Aerial Robot Swarms: Technology That Will Shape The Future” by Prof. Vijay Kumar

Prof. Vijay Kumar addressed a large audience on the technological advances made in the field of robotics. He also made a visual presentation of how the idea of aerial swarms was developed in laboratories. He spoke about India and how it also has the expertise in terms of academicians who are working in the area of robotics but more needs to be done as robotics has tremendous potential

November 9-10, 2012

International Conference on “Mapping the adverse consequences of sex selection and gender imbalance: Findings and policy implication”.

Researchers from China, USA and Sweden led by Prof Ravinder Kaur, IIT, Delhi and Dr. Sushree Panigrahi, Fellow, RGICS

August 7, 2012

State, Culture and Human Imaginations: A public conversation between Prof. Ashis Nandy and Prof. Hamid Dabashi

A public conversation was held between Prof. Ashis Nandy and Prof. Hamid Dabashi on the seventh of August, 2012. It was also telecast on the web.

October 19, 2011

RGICS 20th Anniversary Lecture Delivered by Prof. Thomas Pogge on 'Globalization Justice & Rights'

Prof. Thomas Pogge, Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs at Yale University; Director of the Yale Global Justice Program; and one of the world’s leading contemporary political philosophers delivered the anniversary lecture. Prof. Kasuhik Basu, Chief Economic Advisor, Ministry of Finance was the discissamt. Prof. G Mohan Gopal, Director, RGICS delivered the welcome address, followed by the Chair, Shri Rahul Gandhi, M.P. and Trustee of Rajiv Gandhi Foundation (RGF)

Disclaimer: RGICS is the division of the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation engaged in the study of contemporary issues. The views represented in the various papers/articles/videos on the RGICS website are those of the respective authors /speakers and do not represent the views of the Trustees of the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation.