In conversation with BJD MP Jay Panda.
In a report titled ‘An economy for the 99%’, Oxfam said that the richest 1% of the world has owned more wealth than the rest of the planet put together since 2015.
Earlier this week, Barack Obama, who served two terms as president of the US, gave his farewell address to the nation in Chicago. We take a look at some key aspects of his legacy including policies in the civil, military, economic, and environmental domains.
Populist announcements during the budget this year could influence the elections which have been scheduled soon after, in five states, including Uttar Pradesh.
Jagdalpur Legal Aid Group member, Shalini Gera, speaks to The Wire about the human rights situation in Bastar and how activists are being targeted.
Over 50 weavers in the prime minister’s constituency have committed suicide in the last three years due to indebtedness.
Our top ten list of those who got away this year.
Here’s our top 10 list of those who were unfairly targeted this year.
RTI activist Venkatesh Nayak speaks to The Wire about whether the government is specifically targeting NGOs that question their developmental paradigm.
The national president of Swaraj India discusses the Sahara-Birla diaries, funding of political parties and how demonetisation has wrecked the rural economy in the last 50 days.
Demonetisation has disrupted the migration pattern of Dalits and Adivasis in Bundelkhand.
Jadhav talks to The Wire’s founding editor why he supports the move and answer questions about how he thinks demonetisation, along with other planned moves to curb corruption, is going to affect our economy in the long term.
If the Modi government is serious about acting against black money and corruption, why is it shying away from regulating political funding?
Contrary to global trends, economic growth in India has not led to more women joining the labour market. The International Labour Organization’s Sher Singh Verick attempts to examine the reasons behind it.
As their repeated appeals to the administration go unheard, these women say death seems better than this humiliation.
How does Narendra Modi’s demonetisation “surgical strike” help deal with the problem of black money in politics? The answer is simple: It doesn’t.
For rural India, a cashless economy is a far-off fantasy.
Rural healthcare is quite the powerful oxymoron in India.
In Bundelkhand, farmers are being pushed back into a cycle of debt because of demonetisation.
M.K. Venu, founding editor of The Wire, and Arun Kumar discuss demonetisation – the short-term and long-term effects on the economy, the Artha Kranti proposal and more.
Siddharth Varadarajan, founding editor of The Wire, discusses the legacy of Jayalalithaa and how it will affect politics in Tamil Nadu.
The sexual health landscape in Bundelkhand is, like everything else in the region, often ridden with deeply patriarchal mores.
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh strongly criticised the policy of demonetisation, calling it an “organised loot and legalised plunder of the economy” in Rajya Sabha on November 24.
Prominent lawyer Prashant Bhushan discusses the recent Sahara-Birla diaries, over-invoicing of coal imports by Reliance and Adani groups, and the Essar tapes.
Siddharth Varadarajan and M.K. Venu, founding editors of The Wire, discuss the politics and economics of demonetisation in a Facebook live chat.
Watch what people from working class and poor sections of our society have to say about demonetisation.
P. Chidambaram discusses how demonetisation has impacted our economy, what he would have done had he been finance minister now and more.
The Wire visited various banks, ATMs, and even the Reserve Bank Of India headquarters in New Delhi to find out how this move has affected the everyday lives of common people.
Kanhaiya Kumar tells us about his formative years as a political activist, challenges he faced as JNUSU president, his views on contemporary national politics and how a boy from a small town in Bihar landed in a prison in Delhi (Tihar).
In this Facebook live session, The Wire’s founding editor Siddharth Varadarajan answers questions about the encounter of eight SIMI members by the Madhya Pradesh police.
In a Facebook live session, M.K. Venu and Anuj Srivas from The Wire discuss the controversy over the sacking of Cyrus Mistry.
M.K. Venu and Saba Naqvi discuss the political climate in UP, whether the balance of power is changing and more.
M.K. Venu and Badri Narayan Tiwari discuss identity politics in UP, the BJP’s strategy and more in light of the upcoming state assembly elections.
Chetan Bhagat discusses his new book “One Indian Girl” and answer questions on themes such as sexism at the workplace, female friendships, romantic relationships and his idea of feminism.
In this video, The Wire offers an in-depth explanation of where the two presidential candidates stand on policy issues.
The winner of the American Historical Association’s prize for the best South Asian history book discusses Ashoka’s appeal as a historical figure, his conception of kingship and his relevance today.
He takes questions from viewers in realtime in this Facebook Live session.
In conversation with The Wire, Majhi talks about his life, his village economy and how none of the government relief schemes reach his village.
Parkour is bringing together people from various parts of Delhi, as youngsters from diverse backgrounds become a part of its growing circle of practitioners.
The Wire’s founding editor attempts to cut through the clutter of jingoistic reportage and takes questions from viewers in real-time regarding the strike, its many implications and what could be the way forward.