Global Hunger Index
Opinion  /  Published 15.08.22

Modi’s long list of broken promises

India marking its 75th year of Independence is, indeed, a glorious occasion. The fervour among the people and the government is warranted.But the celebration should not deflect public attention from a...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 13.08.22

Free nation, unfree people

In recent months, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken to telling us that the “world is looking at India”. These words, or their Hindi equivalent, have appeared in speeches made by the p...
By Ramachandra Guha

Opinion  /  Published 05.08.22

Double blow: hunger & MGNREGA wages

The  NREGA Sangharsh Morcha and the West Bengal unit of the Right to Food and Work Campaign have revealed that differences between the state government and the Centre have adversely affected paym...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 20.07.22

Decoding hunger

Some simple truths bear repetition: climate change is real and India is going to face the brunt of its impacts in the next few decades. A recent report by the International Food Policy Research Instit...
By Sushant Khalkho

Opinion  /  Published 09.02.22

End hunger with peace

The Covid-19 pandemic has pushed millions of people into poverty and hunger. The United Nations estimates that between 720 and 811 million people faced hunger in 2020 — about 161 million more th...
By Malancha Chakrabarty


Opinion  /  Published 22.01.22

Letters to the Editor: 'Wife-beater' cannot be a name for a fashion item

Dubious moniker   Sir — The language of fashion is reflective of social and cultural norms and can often be problematic. It is appalling that the ubiquitous white ganji &mda...

Opinion  /  Published 20.01.22

Shameful: Hunger deaths

Data can be weaponized to suit a political purpose. The absence of data is useful in a similar manner. This was evident from the Centre’s recent confession to the Supreme Court that it had no da...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 08.12.21

Smriti questions hunger index

Union Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Zubin Irani on Wednesday raised doubt over accuracy of Global Hunger Index saying medical and societal challenge were measured through a Gallup pho...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 09.11.21

The State that failed

The Union ministry of women and child development protested against the downgrading of India from 94 to 101 on the Global Hunger Index, 2021. According to the ministry, the proportion of undernourishe...
By M.G. Devasahayam

Opinion  /  Published 08.11.21

Model that ignores messy truth of citizens’ lives

The Indian government has taken umbrage at the Global Hunger Index ranking India 101st among 116 countries, below Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan, with the world’s highest child wasting rate amon...
By Sukanta Chaudhuri


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