No new vision in BJP manifesto
The document makes the same old promises of doubling farmers’ income by 2022, housing for all and bridging the doctor-patient ratio
What’s the whole talk about doubling farmers’ income?
As the Bharatiya Janata Party promises this in its 2019 election manifesto, it’s imperative to know how doable is it and here’s all …
Simply put: BJP manifesto
Power of the local
Panchayat elections almost contested with the Bihar poll. Is this desirable?
आम चुनाव 2019 : किसानों की आमदनी दोगुना होने में लग जाएंगे 25 साल
प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने सोमवार को भाजपा का घोषणा पत्र जारी किया, 2022 तक किसानों की आमदनी दोगुना कर दी जाएगी, लेकिन क्या यह ...
Universal Basic Income explained in less than two minutes
With an eye on the 2019 elections, the BJP-led government may announce a Universal Basic Income (UBI) scheme. Under UBI, every citizen, …
Sit up India, start worrying
Start Up India is a niche project that is unlikely to create the kind of job opportunities we need
क्या असम में बीजेपी के लिए महिला संबंधी कार्यक्रम कारगर रहे?
सबसे चर्चित योजना ओरुनोदोई रही जो निश्चित तौर पर असम की अब तक की सबसे बड़ी और सबसे ज्यादा महत्वाकांक्षी सरकारी कल्याण कार्यक्रम है।
Union government needs to focus on clean air
According to the State Of Global Air Report 2019, 12 lakh people are dying prematurely due to toxic air and dying 2.6 years earlier in India
How the topmost scientific advisory body gradually slipped into oblivion
After the NDA came to power under Narendra Modi in 2014, the SAC-PM went defunct as the new government failed to reconstitute the council
Is the JNU row a product of cacophony and misplaced nationalism?
Down To Earth Graphic Editor Sorit Gupto's take on the goings on of the past week—dissent, debate and polarisation over the concept of …
Monsanto, BJP and Genetically Modified MPs
The BJP has declined participation in a Monsanto organised study tour. But such veiled lobbying could become stock-in-trade of transgenic majors …
India prepares for Kumbh Mela, world’s largest religious gathering, amid COVID-19 fears
Over 5 million people are expected per day on the most auspicious days — April 12, 14 and 21 — for a total of a 100 million …
Simply Put: Two ‘Democracies’
JJP emerges kingmaker in Haryana
JJP, as well as the opposition Congress had promised to deal with agrarian crisis and massive unemployment, especially among the state’s Jats
Decoding Prime Minister Modi’s second win
There is convincing evidence to suggest that Mr. Modi benefits from the well-oiled troll machine of the BJP and the power of social media
उत्तर प्रदेश में चुनावी मुद्दा बना आवारा गौवंश
किसान रात दिन जागकर अपने खेतों की रखवाली लाठी डंडे से कर रहा है और सरकार को कोस रहा है
Budget 2015 proves a dampener for climate action
Finance minister talks about Clean Energy Fund, but forgets crop insurance
Amid cold, heat, suicides, January 26, COVID-19, farmer protests complete 6 months
The farmers protesting on Delhi’s borders observed May 26 as a ‘Black Day’ and vowed to continue the protests
Populism, polemics, pandemic and cadre base helped BJP win Assam: Experts
With its populist schemes and organisational strength, the BJP endeared itself to various segments of Assamese society
Will the farmer benefit from cash support?
A first after many years, farmers are at the centre of political attention. Ahead of the general elections, there is a rush of cash support …
No Water, No Votes
Citizens globally and in India are demanding clean and safe drinking water in return for their votes
Finally, both BJP and Congress manifestos talk climate change
A long way to go, but at least a start for India and its people
Maharashtra's cash-strapped cane growers to launch agitation
Sugarcane farmers warn of ‘halla bol’ agitation if properties of sugar mills defaulting on payments are not seized by January 28, 2019
Jharkhand bandh: opposition protests against land acquisition amendments
Protests are against the amendments in the land acquisition act, which dilute social impact assessments and consent of the landowners