Category Center for Human Dignity and Development

AI makes social emancipation imperative

AI makes social emancipation imperative

Artificial intelligence (AI) is many things to many people: a gold rush for venture capitalists and young entrepreneurs (besides the smart alecks who simply append AI to their company’s name in a public offering of shares), a potential destroyer of jobs, a multiplier of skills for those who know how to wield its power, a solution to missing manpower in countries with falling birth rates and dwindling populations, a possible threat as potent as nuclear weapons when deployed to control swarms of deadly, autonomous drones targeting a faraway enemy.
Assessing a Decade of the Street Vendors Act, 2014 in India

Assessing a Decade of the Street Vendors Act, 2014 in India

A decade has passed since the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act came into effect on May 1, 2014, marking a significant milestone after nearly four decades of legal jurisprudence and the tireless efforts of street vendor movements across India.
The Evolution of India’s Labour Landscape

The Evolution of India’s Labour Landscape

The gains made by the working-class post second World War started fading away in the post liberalization era. Not just the basic mode of production underwent metamorphosis, the density of the organized working class diminished substantially in India.
Understanding Urban Policy Drift in 2024 Election Manifestos

Understanding Urban Policy Drift in 2024 Election Manifestos

Nearly 50% of Indian population lives in the cities, for they are hub of opportunities and significant in country's development trajectory. Yet, the urban landscape remains a blank spot in our political discourse.
Legal Hands on Session VI - Human Rights and the Challenges of Building a Welfare State in India

Legal Hands on Session VI – Human Rights and the Challenges of Building a Welfare State in India

The Gender Impact Studies Center (GISC) at IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute, New Delhi conducted a four week Online National Spring School Program on ‘Ending Gender-based Violence – Cohort 2: Awareness of Policies & Governance’ from March 5th, 2024 to March 27th 2024. On day 7, Adv Shalu Nigam delivered a presentation on Legal Hands on Session VI - Human Rights and the Challenges of Building a Welfare State in India.