Five takeaways from Economic Survey 2016
One of the key findings from this analysis is increasing inequality in income in India
Farmers need maximum government
In 2017, farmers will need more credit support than ever. Will the government come to their rescue?
Modi and `mass movement'
As Narendra Modi's regime enters its mid-term, it is time to assess: has he turned governance into a mass movement?
Surgical strikes for fetching jobs
Like terrorism, jobless growth continues in India irrespective of who is in power. To tackle it, we need not cross borders
Cull the caste
The fight against the caste system must be about control over natural resources, not professions of marginalised groups
For villages that survived recurring droughts, the economic-ecological connection makes more sense
If the growth rate is so great, why are the poor not getting a taste of it?
Jokers in transition
What would happen now?
A normal monsoon will be useful only if we learn lessons from the current drought
Indian lessons for Dilma Rousseff
Brazil's handling of its social programmes amidst a political crisis will have immense ramifications
How to fight heat wave, the Odisha way
Other states could take a cue from Odisha government on reducing the number of heat stroke deaths
When people participate in a government initiative
Delhi's fight against air pollution is an example of how citizens' participation can be solicited
After the windfall
The Centre has promised more money to panchayats, but there is many a slip between cup and lip
A Mea Culpa budget
The budget is expected to have all the elements that will empower the government to say, ‘We are pro-poor’
Government tries to harvest success with farmer-friendly Budget
The 2016 Budget has the right intent for the rural sector, but lacks clarity
Political economy of welfare
The BJP-led government's change of heart for big-ticket rural programmes says a lot about its dwindling political fortune
It is official: The monsoon is the chief finance minister of India
Economic growth in 2016-17 depends critically on a good monsoon, says Economic Survey
The unbearable burden of 2015
This is the second full budget of the NDA, coinciding with the second year of its governance
Civil v political
Arguably, this is the hottest political summer for Delhi. Reason: friction between anti-corruption activists and the Union government over the …
15 lessons for India
As odd-even traffic restrictions in Delhi draw to a close, we highlight the takeaways from this massive community initiative to curb air …
The flame of forest rages on
A bureaucrat-turned-activist who saw governance through the eyes of the tribals
How not to sell a dream
2015 has many lessons for governance
‘Independent India worse for tribals’
Widely respected in the civil society, B D Sharma spent his life fighting for the rights of tribals for about four decades. Excerpts from a …
Power of the local
Panchayat elections almost contested with the Bihar poll. Is this desirable?
India witnesses a revival of its uncultivated food culture through a boom in local food festivals