April 2015
What enables rape reporting?

The Nirbhaya agitation of 2012 not only removed the stigma surrounding rape but also gave women the hope that their complaint would be heard.

Smoking out the Elephant in the Room

A law making it mandatory for health warnings to cover 85 per cent of the total display area on packages of tobacco products was put on hold in March,

The Future of Post Offices as Banking Institutions in India

This report seeks to integrate threads of India’s financial inclusion dynamics and recognise the role post offices could play with their homespun technology. It anticipates a future for Indian post offices as banking institutions, taking into consideration the deposits, performance, and administration of the branches that provide Core Banking Solutions (CBS) in Chennai. This report will look at the transitions and institutional layering that the Post Office Savings Banking is going through. This report aims to provide an unbiased evaluation of post office banking, focussing on the loopholes that need to be plugged in the process of institutional layering. The report includes suggestions that will enable the Indian postal services to become an instrument of financial inclusion. The main conclusion of the study is that post offices can do better as an agency commission for credit facilities than as a provider of first party services. [PDF 7.24 MB]

Net Neutrality for a Web of Equals

Why should we be worried about the impending legal assault on net neutrality? In this piece, Smarika Kumar contextualises the net neutrality is

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) Consultation Paper on Regulatory Framework for Over-the-top (OTT) services.

"On March 27, 2015, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) came out with a Consultation Paper on Regulatory Framework for Over-the-top

Legislating for Justice: The Making of the 2013 Land Acquisition Law

A peek into the latest book, Legislating for Justice: The Making of the 2013 Land Acquisition Law, authored jointly by Jairam Ramesh, MP, Senior Visit

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Ajita Banerjie - Report Published

Ajita Banerjie got her Master’s degree in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. As a part of her field project in TISS, she work