Seems I am not alone. I have always wondered about the colonial legacy permeating our institutions. The guiding light of these institutions has been this – citizens are subjects to be controlled and not empowered! My debates with Makarand, my good friend and colleague, about the institutional problems in India always reached a dead end with the Constitution of India. I think (and believe) that a great deal of professional design can be imparted to our institutions and not allow them to be functioned on the basis of “good faith” alone. My recent forays into the literature on the REPORT OF THE NATIONAL COMMISSION TO REVIEW THE WORKING OF THE CONSTITUTION gave me some gems like the ones mentioned in the extended entry.

My endeavour of late is to do a Law and Economics interpretation of the Constitution of India! Anyone upto the task?

PS: I didn’t know this could be achieved!
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Naveen Mandava

Naveen is Co-Founder at XamCheck, an organization that partners with schools, supporting them in processes they follow, with learning materials and processes that are all crafted to work together as an interconnected system to drive learning. He is a Doctoral Fellow from RAND Graduate School in Santa Monica, United States of America. He has worked extensively on assessment based decision support for governments, non-profit organizations and schools chains in India and the USA for over 10 years. He has been a Lead Consultant with the World Bank’s Innovations for Poverty Action Consortium, a Policy Analyst with RAND Corporation and a Research Manager at Centre for Civil Society.