Opinion  /  Published 20.02.20

DU wants to reward good teachers

The sentimental association of poverty with teaching has long been dissolved. Teaching may be a noble profession, but there is no need to be poor to prove it. Not that teaching figures among the highe...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 09.04.19

Universal basic income unites Left and Right

The concept of a universal basic income is now being debated seriously in the country, possibly escalated by the Economic Survey of 2017. Some believe that the idea of a specified ‘basic income’ f...
By Atanu Biswas and Abhinandan Sinha

Opinion  /  Published 08.09.19

Is the government interested in ending hunger?

Until recently, India was busy collecting laurels as the fastest growing economy in the world. But that never stopped thousands of children from going to bed without food night after night. The Nation...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 19.09.19

Will farmers be thrown out like stateless immigrants?

A recent report by the Reserve Bank of India found that despite a plethora of schemes aimed at financial inclusion, only 40.9 per cent of small and marginal farmers have so far been covered by the ban...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 09.07.19

TB threat requires interdisciplinary response

It’s been a few years but I clearly remember a visit to a chest ward in a hospital in Patna. Tuberculosis patients, their faces emaciated, lay on their beds, staring, coughing, in despair. These imp...
By Shaibal Gupta


Opinion  /  Published 23.10.19

Horsing around for photo ops

Sir — The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, was photographed on horseback in the snow-covered Mount Paektu recently. A photo-op of a political leader riding a horse is not new — the Russian presid...
By The Telegraph

Education  /  Published 05.05.20

Students to the rescue

To begin with, the Quarantine Student-Youth Network (QSYN) started distributing ration kits its to the not-so-privileged families in different pockets of Calcutta. This was within a few days of the lo...
By Manasi Shah

Opinion  /  Published 22.10.18

Why can't India feed its own people?

By The Telegraph

North East  /  Published 31.03.20

Dass plea to provide food to poor

Assam BJP president Ranjeet Kumar Dass on Tuesday asked the party’s all elected representatives to provide food to poor families not covered by the government’s subsidised food schemes during the ...
By Rajiv Konwar in Guwahati

Opinion  /  Published 01.07.19

What India can do about homelessness

Food, clothing and shelter are three basic human needs. Out of the three, shelter remains beyond the reach of 1.77 million people in India, accounting for 0.15 per cent of the nation’s population (C...
By Debarati Bhattacharya


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