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Can Modi Take India-Singapore Equation Beyond Infrastructure And Finance?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ongoing visit to Singapore has already seen the signing of several bilateral pacts for increased cooperation in areas ranging from defence and cyber-security to culture and urban development. The visit has also created a lot of buzz in the Indian community, which is driving the logistics for his address at the Singapore Expo on 24 November, but how successful the event will be remains to be seen.
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Conversations With Cabbies: My Favourite Source Of Social Policy Insights

The well-informed cabbie with his finger firmly on the pulse on the ground is usually the person who knows exactly what's doing the rounds on the grapevine regarding everything from illicit activities to election trends to everyday activities in an area. I wonder sometimes, why don't the world's transport and urban planners elicit feedback from these smart men regarding traffic density and other factors while designing, evaluating and planning urban infrastructure?