In the first issue of 2023, C. Rangarajan and K.R. Shanmugam examine whether Tamil Nadu's economy can become a US$1 trillion economy by 2030 and recommend possible strategies to achieve the goal. The paper by Nirvikar Singh examines India's responses to the Covid-19 pandemic from the perspective of its federal structures. The study by P.S. Renjith draws attention to the poor revenue performance of Indian states after GST and the challenges to the sustainability of their debt position. Anubhav Bishen uses the case study of compensatory discrimination to demonstrate the factors affecting policy design and the way social construction of the target population happens in India. Praveer Purohit reviews the book The Dragons and the Snakes: How the Rest Learned to Fight the West by David Kilcullen.