Opinion  /  Published 12.12.18

What the numbers say about farmers' lives

There are occasions when one suddenly becomes aware not just of the inadequacy of economic concepts for understanding reality but even of their obfuscating role. One such occasion was the recent kisan...
By Prabhat Patnaik

Opinion  /  Published 28.11.18

Poor states should receive more funds

Recent data from the National Backward Classes Finance and Development Corporation show that the poorer states of the country have not fared well in drawing financial resources from this central agenc...
By The Editorial Board

Business  /  Published 24.03.19

Closer trade ties to reduce strife

Regional interdependence and economic integration can foster peace in South Asia and unlock untapped potential that can lift millions of people out of poverty, experts have noted.Underlining the impor...
By Sambit Saha in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 05.03.19

Universal basic income is hardly a new idea

Last September I cited Piketty and Chancel’s figures showing the shocking rise of economic inequality in India, and suggested that the most effective way of dealing with its consequences would be to...
By Ashok V. Desai

India  /  Published 17.12.18

Poverty spares killer noose in Kerala

The Supreme Court on Wednesday commuted to a life term the death sentence handed to a man convicted of killing six members of a family in Kerala on the ground that he came from a poor socio-economic b...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi


Books  /  Published 23.02.19

Break the chains

Manoranjan Byapari’s is one of the most powerful voices to emerge recently, not only in Bengali writing, but also on Dalit identity. After Interrogating My Chandal Life: An Autobiography of a Dalit ...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya

Opinion  /  Published 17.05.19

Not for the gods of small things

By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya

Opinion  /  Published 01.07.19

India's vulnerable lone mothers

Heading a household of one’s own can be visualized as the outcome of empowerment. If that were the case, the finding of the United Nations report, “Progress of the World’s Women 2019-2020”, th...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 08.04.20

400 million Indians face risk of poverty: UN

Around 400 million informal-sector workers in India are at risk of falling deeper into poverty during the crisis caused by the coronavirus outbreak, the UN’s labour agency has warned, prompting cal...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 05.05.19

Gadchiroli attack: We need action, not speeches

Well playedSir — The Delhi Capitals and the Kolkata Knight Riders must be lauded for winning their respective matches against the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Mumbai Indians. Delhi’s win ha...
By The Telegraph


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