CogitAsia Podcast: Innovating Healthcare in India

In this episode, we focus on healthcare innovation in India. Dr. Sunil Wadhwani, founder of the WISH Foundation, sat down with CSIS Senior Fellow Richard Rossow to discuss his organization’s unique and innovative work with primary healthcare clinics in rural…

Update on India’s States: December 7, 2016

The death of Jayalalithaa creates a void in Tamil Nadu politics; Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Maharashtra encourage a switch to a cashless economy; the BJP performs well in local body elections in Rajasthan and Gujarat; Tamil Nadu opens the world’s…

Update on India’s States: November 30, 2016

The center releases drafts of the GST legislation; Karnataka makes a major investment in incubators; ruling parties remain strong in by-elections in Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and West Bengal; Maharashtra set to get three mega solar power plants; and more.…

Update on India’s States: November 22, 2016

GST negotiations are deadlocked over the question of who will collect taxes from small and medium businesses; Andhra Pradesh students will pay in-state tuition at Ohio’s public universities; Karnataka’s winter legislative session begins; Telangana seeks overdraft approval to pay salaries…

The Future of Trade Requires Inclusive Growth

By Victor Andres “Dindo” Manhit — President Rodrigo Duterte is on his way to Peru for his first trip to an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders’ summit. Just before leaving Manila, Duterte said that he would spend his time in Peru…

Demonetization & Political Realignment in India

By Sanjay Pulipaka & Meenaz Munshi — On November 8, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi announced on national television the demonetization of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 currency notes (worth roughly $7.50 and $15, respectively) to combat the menace of…

Update on India’s States: November 16, 2016

Andhra Pradesh sets a new high for efficiency of its power distribution network; Gujarat legalizes irregular land holdings in urban areas; Maharashtra switches up its solar-powered irrigation strategy; the Supreme Court sets the stage for increased water conflict between Punjab…