Senior editor, Down To Earth. He has been associated with the fortnightly since 1997 and has written extensively on rural affairs and development matters.
The current debate over ancient India's scientific feats is less about science and more about a cultural `feel good' factor
Diluting MGNREGA does not make market sense
Dilma Rousseff's re-election as president is a lesson on facing development challenges in an unequal economy
Manufacturing needs to get a boost. But what to manufacture and how are two critical questions
It must reflect new realities of food inflation, climate change impacts
Crisis in Chhattisgarh over implementation of food security law has crucial lessons for India's public distribution system
After raising the political profile of village councils, government wants to downsize them
The budget is a patch work of abandoned schemes revived or existing ones being re-named. This is all for rural development
India's third-tier of government has a few lessons for those seeking presidential form of government
As June ends, the monsoon, it turns out, is deficient by 40 per cent.