December 17, 2022

Good morning. Every Saturday, we publish the results of polls from feature stories that were published the past week. We also give a brief overview of the topics that were discussed.

🗳️ POLL RESULTS – Week 104
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Can AAP be a potent political force nationally?

Daily | 12 December 2022

The results of the recent polls raise many questions and observations. Two states and a major municipal corporation were among the three elected entities that went to the polls. All three of our national parties’ futures are impacted by the three results. But can AAP emerge as a potent political force nationally, posing a challenge to both BJP and Congress? Read more on this here.

Metro Rail Networks: Are they the future of urban public transport in India?

Daily | 13 December 2022

Just recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first phase of the Nagpur Metro. Other cities will soon follow. There’s no shortage of traffic congestion issues in India, but can a Metro system be the solution? Are they essential for large urban sprawls and their population? We discuss it here.

Is India inclusive when it comes to Persons with Disabilities?

Daily | 14 December 2022

Since International Persons with Disabilities Day was celebrated earlier this month, we thought it was fitting to take a look at what the country is doing for persons with disabilities (PwDs). Apart from inching toward more inclusivity, India has specific legislation concerning the community. But is this enough? We unpack the issue here.

India-UK Free Trade Agreement (FTA): Is it to India’s benefit?

Daily | 15 December 2022

India’s previous resistance to FTA has withered down significantly. The government has engaged with Australia and UAE on FTAs as it looks to participate in the global trade arena. On the FTA with the UK specifically, is it beneficial for India in any way? Is India negotiating from a position of strength? Find the debate here.