It will take 55 years to have one-third women representatives in Parliament
Despite women voting in record numbers, Parliament didn’t enact the Women’s Reservation Bill that promised to keep aside a third of …
You may pay a steep price but does the farmer make any money?
A farming household of five earns Rs 221/day, less than a person’s daily minimum wage
Environment as the enemy
We celebrate disruptive financial decisions as a sign of decisive leadership. So why not in the case of environmental emergencies?
Will this be the fourth consecutive warm winter?
Longer monsoon spell, warm winter lengthen mosquito-borne disease outbreaks across India
To meet global target, countries want formal control over indigenous communities’ lands
As the Convention on Biological Diversity meeting takes stock of Aichi Targets, the suggestion of bringing indigenous communities’ areas …
Have regional parties lived up to people’s aspiration?
Be it Andhra, be it Bihar, regional parties have followed economic policies laid down by national parties
Do public protests decide election results?
Research gives a mixed verdict but given India’s socio-economic reality, protests do impact election results
More than 50% of India’s tribal population has moved out of traditional habitats
Tribals are quitting farming fast; every second household now survives on manual labour in an informal economy
In the next 14 months, 62 countries will go to polls
India’s 130 million first-time voters will play a decisive role in the world’s state of economy
The others too
The MeToo campaign comes at a time when women are being courted for electoral gains. Is it good or bad?
गरीबी का पर्यावरण
विश्व की गरीब आबादी पारिस्थितिक रूप से संवेदनशील क्षेत्रों में सिमट रही है
Again, stop talking about GDP
India missed another opportunity to shed its obsession with a bad measure of economy
Did economic liberalisation push govt and civil society in to battlefield?
The opening up of India’s economy increased the number of NGOs exponentially, but then…
Indira, Manmohan, Modi: Why all see civil society with suspicion
The arrests of activists and rights campaigners is set to further dip the relationship between government and the civil society
How to fight water scarcity this monsoon
Though the monsoon is behaving erratically, drought-prone districts are still water rich
With half a million new farm ponds, should farmers be worried about deficit monsoon?
In the last 12 years, the MGNREGA has created at least 46 new water harvesting structures in every village
गरीबी और आतंकवाद
जम्मू एवं कश्मीर में आतंकवाद की समस्या के समाधान के लिए फौजी ताकत का इस्तेमाल समझदारी भरा कदम नहीं है
8 years and Rs 228 crore later, Maharashtra fails to make even one village sustainable
The state’s scheme, aimed at creating environmentally sustainable villages, saw only up to 6% funds being used for green projects
1.2 mn schemes meant to supply drinking water to all couldn’t do it
The latest CAG report says the country might not meet the SDG goal as well with its current schemes
Bangladesh's GM gamble
Anil Chandra Mahanta, one of the first 20 farmers to cultivate genetically modified brinjal in South Asia, does not understand the new technology.…
Does poverty trigger extremism?
Two recent developments could precipitate a global debate on whether poverty triggers extremism
India needs 30,000 agri-markets to give fair deal to farmers
For 47 years, government has not acted on recommendation of upgrading rural markets into business hubs
पंचायतों पर डोरे डालने के निहितार्थ
पंचायती राज व्यवस्था अपने 25वें साल में है। विकास का महत्वपूर्ण यंत्र बनने के कारण ये सभी दलों को आकर्षित कर रही है।
The countdown begins
Irrespective of being left or right in orientation, the next elections will be about rural issues
An abridged selection of his memorable statements on the environment