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Blog Posts by Richard Mahapatra
Richard Mahapatra

Senior editor, Down To Earth. He has been associated with the fortnightly since 1997 and has written extensively on rural affairs and development matters.

June 15, 2015

The social media is the winner as well as the biggest polariser of development news

May 27, 2015

Telangana and Andhra Pradesh could take cue from the state government on reducing number of heat stroke deaths

Heat wave killed over 2,000 people in Odisha in 1998. After that, the death toll has reduced considerably, thanks to the government’s intervention

May 15, 2015

Centre's motive behind the unseen "foreign hand" theory is to polarise the development discourse


April 15, 2015

Infighting within AAP post its brute win in Delhi raises doubts about civil society's tryst with electoral politics


March 15, 2015

The new-found `cooperative federalism' will kill the third tier of government in India

February 13, 2015

The 2015-16 Union budget will declare Modi government's development agenda

January 15, 2015

The current debate over ancient India's scientific feats is less about science and more about a cultural `feel good' factor


December 15, 2014

Diluting MGNREGA does not make market sense


November 15, 2014

Dilma Rousseff's re-election as president is a lesson on facing development challenges in an unequal economy


October 15, 2014

Manufacturing needs to get a boost. But what to manufacture and how are two critical questions

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