Author: Apoorv

Where is the data?

Decision making is a critical aspect of governance. Similar to an organization, a government’s impact is determined by the speed and effectiveness of its decision. Decision making is a skill that makes or breaks leaders in organizations and governments. Given the plethora of variables that government, even at a city level, has to consider while

Raise the bar after flattening the curve

I am confident that you have heard the phrase “flatten the curve” when it comes to Covid-19 numbers. If you haven’t, read this article. The point is that there is only so much hospital capacity that each city/country has and if we too many people want to use it at the same time, it won’t be

City Priority 3: Heritage and Tourism

This is the third article in a series of articles about City Priorities. If you haven’t read, please go through City Priority 1: Affordable Housing and City Priority 2: Waste Management. The main question that we are exploring is “What does the BJP government need to prioritize in Ahmedabad for this term?” We are going

City Priority 1: Affordable Housing

A few months ago, BJP scrapped through the Gujarat state elections. It means that unless something dramatic happens, Gujarat will have a BJP government in the state till 2022. It means that at that time, the state would have been under BJP rule for close to three decades! There have been a lot of discussions

Where is the traffic police?

Ahmedabad is the fifth most populous city in India and is spread over more than 460 square kilometers. It is one of the biggest cities in the state of Gujarat. There are a lot of things the city is famous for but one thing that it is definitely infamous for is : Traffic. Ahmedabad has

Where are the buses?

  “A developed country is not a place where the poor have cars. It is where the rich use public transportation” A sound public transportation system is definitely one of the big signs of a developed city. All the big cities in the world have really comprehensive public transportation systems. The efficiency and effectiveness of