Union budget 2015: Children left asking for their dues, as ever
The most drastic cut in child budget so far has occurred in the 2015-16 budget
Farewell to welfare
The budget is a patch work of abandoned schemes revived or existing ones being re-named. This is all for rural development
Health infrastructure sans care
Who will run all the institutes and labs promised?
Climate Change: three sobering milestones
World leaders at UN climate summit need to heed these grim markers if global warming has to stay within 2°C limit
RIP Panchayati Raj ministry
The new-found `cooperative federalism' will kill the third tier of government in India
Are tax incentives enough to promote solar cell manufacturing in India?
China and the US have already built several state of the art manufacturing base for solar PV which can cater to most of the world’s demands
What are smart cities?
Smart city may simply mean a place where a smart phone can run all the errands for you. But the Indian urban challenge is not as digital and way …
Leaving the farmer in his agony
The BJP government is set on introducing policies which will deepen the agrarian crisis instead of reviving the rural economy
NaMo budget on transport and pollution: Green expectations - Dashed hopes
NDAÃ”Ã‡Ã–s maiden budget upholds and supports UPAII blunders to protect the automobile industry while ignoring the perils of …
In the name of the farmer
Will the budget create a bang?
The 2015-16 Union budget will declare Modi government's development agenda
Lean, mean scheme
Budget to start process of reforming Central rural schemes, 45 years after first demand
Ready for guillotining?
Two for tangle
Development takes backseat in Northeast as two Central agencies try to outcompete each other
Beyond a flailing state
Health ministry cannot provide basic services, the finance ministry cannot collect taxes and the chaos of governance worsens
A symbolic budget
While all the right words have been used in the budget, the programmes are neither well thought out nor given sufficient funds
On road to sustainability?
Many nice words, some money but no direction for real change
Live updates: Budget Feb 2014
Did the Budget Create a Bang
Budget par chaiwale se charcha
Budget can't bring change
The finance minister pleased the growth brigade with three letters "PPP" but failed to bring change where it was most needed. Down …
Think differently, Mr Finance Minister
Why US-China climate deal is neither ‘historic’ nor ‘ambitious’
It will take the world towards a catastrophic beyond 4°C temperature increase pathway
Budget 2015: Uphold child rights for the ‘right’ future
At least 10 per cent of Union budget for children if they are to get proper education, nutrition and protection