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Income Inequality
Opinion  /  Published 25.10.18

The government's spin on wealth inequality

Economic performance of a nation is often understood in terms of the growth rate of gross domestic product. Associated with this growth rate is the figure for per capita income. Not much is thought ab...
By The Editorial Board in

Books  /  Published 22.11.18

Why caste continues to thrive in India

Although in the Constitution, the lawmakers outlawed untouchability, they could not overcome their own caste mind-set and skilfully consecrated caste, which, in fact, is the source of untouchability. ...
By Sebastian M. Michael in

India  /  Published 25.03.19

Rahul Gandhi promises big-bang minimum income scheme

In a big bang election promise, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday announced that 20 per cent families belonging to the poorest category will be given Rs 72,000 each annually as minimum income ...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 28.02.19

Inequality and the rise in mental diseases

Consider the following two socio-economic trends in India over the past few decades. First, income inequality has worsened significantly since the early 1990s. According to the estimates of the Intern...
By Punarjit Roychowdhury in


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