Yamini Aiyar The Indian Express Group
Tuesday 17 December '13Midday meal rankings are a good first step. They need to be done right.
Saturday 29 June '13As India’s politics becomes more decentralised, administration and delivery are becoming more centralised
Wednesday10 April '13Building an outcome-focused RTE will require a fundamental transformation of how the state goes about its business
Monday14 November '11Can the RTE empower students and parents, instead of a bureaucracy?
Monday31 January '11Centrally-sponsored input-driven schemes will fail until you empower states and evaluate output
Monday1 November '10Planning Commission wants to make planning more ‘participative’.
Wednesday17 March '10Like clockwork, news of amendments to the Right to Information Act makes its way to newspaper headlines. It started with the issue of “vexatious” and “frivolous” applications...
Saturday23 January '10Elementary education policy in India is, as economist Lant Pritchett characterises it, in a “Big Stuck”.
Saturday20 June '09Instead of increasing MPLADS, reconsider it entirely
Saturday24 January '09The Supreme Court’s reluctance to reveal judicial assets is troubling
Tuesday9 December '08In 2003, the United Nations General Assembly designated 9 December as the International Anti-Corruption Day.
Saturday23 August '08The Prime Minister’s Independence Day bonanza to our babus has put administrative reform back on the map.
Wednesday23 January '08Last week, Pratham came out with its Annual Survey of Education Report...
Thursday27 December '07Back in 2004, when the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act...
Tuesday20 November '07New Delhi played host to the World Toilet Summit 2007 a fortnight ago. There is nothing as unglamorous as the vision...
Friday19 October '07Why is it that, for a country which is experiencing record-breaking economic growth with nascent super power...
Wednesday12 September '07Yes, criticise MPs for poor debates. But also think, they get little money, no incentive for policy research
Wednesday22 August '07The last few weeks have seen a rash of national stock-taking as India turned 60. The country today has a strong, vibrant economy...
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