Govt needs to be hands-on

India's Poverty By Dhurjati Mukherjee The lockdown has put sharp focus on India’s poverty as it emerges the sheer number of migrant workers alone is mind-boggling,...

Sainyam & sankalp not enough

Losing Covid Fight? By Poonam I Kaushish In Covid 19 season, I am daring to pick two truisms. One, tomorrow never comes. Two, as economist John...

Fantasy or eventual reality?

One Farm Market By Shivaji Sarkar If wishes were horses “one India one farm market” would have flown under then Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee...

Ranchi sets alarm bells ringing

MGNREGA Scam By Insaf Crooked running of MGNREGA in Jharkhand may just be tip of the iceberg. Its Rural Development Dept has indulged in mega corruption...

Despair to dignified opening

Migration Commission By Dr. Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) The current migrant workers crisis triggered as a by-product of COVID-19 pandemic has exposed many problems in...

Ecological balance vital

Understanding Biodiversity By Dhurjati Mukherjee The rapid decline in biodiversity, faster than any time in history, with 1 million species facing extinction, many within decades, has...

The buck stops at Modi’s door

Serenading Success Or Ruing Failure By Poonam I Kaushish If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance battle them with bull. A truism which comes to mind...

India’s distorted vision

Poor & Atmanirbharata By Shivaji Sarkar The long march of crores of migrant workers might have become a political issue, but in the Indian context...

Applies balm, will it heal?

SC on Migrant Workers By Insaf The Supreme Court finally applies the balm. Noticing “several lapses” in dealing with the migrant workers crisis, the court did...

Globalisation via local route

Atmanirbhar Bharat By Dr S. Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) Atmanirbhar Bharat, meaning self-reliant India, is the goal set before us as a panacea to recover...

Is it right strategy?

Reform Agenda By Dhurjati Mukherjee The stimulus package announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has triggered a discussion whether it outlines the government’s broader agenda on...

Anti-bjp Déjà vu

Opposition Void By Poonam I Kaushish Phew! Eight weeks in to the lockdown yet there is no respite from the tu-tu-mein-meinvitriol between the Government and Opposition...

Gulf adding numbers grave

Job Losses By Shivaji Sarkar More job losses are predicted as migrant labourers in India and abroad, particularly in the Gulf, face relentless abuses, low...

Will centre be sympathetic?

Bengal Cyclone Amphan By Insaf It’s a double whammy for West Bengal. Struggling to meet the challenge of coronovirus and under the Centre’s radar, the State...

Not ultimate answer

Aarogya Setu By Dr S. Saraswathi (Former Director ICSSR, New Delhi) The Union Home Ministry has made Aarogya Setu (Bridge to Health) app, a contact tracing app,...

Draw ventures or exploitative?

Easing Labour Laws By Dhurjati Mukherjee The recent decision of States such as Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Odisha to ease labour laws has...

Heartbreak India

Migrant Politics By Poonam I Kaushish The heartbreaking human tragedy of Asli Bharat migrant workers exodus from Punjab, Delhi, Haryana, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Rajasthan to Madhya...

Fm spur scarce, cash dole vital

Global Crisis Till 2030 By Shivaji Sarkar The devastation caused by pandemic ensued lockdown may take ten long years to recover and the world economy may...

Karnataka hc shows empathy

Migrant Workers Desperation By Insaf Three cheers to Karnataka High Court! Finally, someone has shown empathy towards the migrant workers yearning to go back home,...

Liquor shops under lockdown

Long for Freedom By Dr S Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) The Madras High Court on 8 May directed the State Government to close all 3,850...