All stories by Ishaan Gera
Fate of India's smart cities hangs in balanceRediff.com15 Jul 2021
To give an impetus to 'Digital India', Prime Minister Narendra Modi had in 2015 announced the smart city mission. The primary objective of the government was to develop 100 smart cities within five years. While the first crop of smart cities was to have been ready by later this year, others were to be developed by 2022-23. But India seems to be falling behind on the timeline.
Does better literacy mean higher vaccination?Rediff.com28 May 2021
Districts with a higher literacy level tend to perform better in vaccination than districts with low levels of school-going population, finds Ishaan Gera.
India, Pakistan and the story of lost trading opportunityRediff.com15 Apr 2021
Despite being a neighbour, Pakistan has never accounted for more than 2 per cent of India's total exports, and its share in India's total imports is less than 1 per cent. On the other hand, bilateral trade between India and Bangladesh has increased five times.
Why EVs can be only slightly cleaner than petrol cars in IndiaRediff.com14 Apr 2021
Given India's reliance on coal, electric vehicles could at best be 10% more efficient than petrol in terms of CO2 savings.