What gives Dadua an edge is his legacy. His brother, his son, his nephew have all been players on the political battlefield of UP.
Siddharth Varadarajan, the founding editor of The Wire, and Manoj Joshi, senior fellow at the Observer Research Foundation, discuss the controversy over army chief Bipin Rawat’s comments on Kashmir.
A tea garden worker in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal runs a unique ‘bike ambulance’ free of cost for villagers. He was recently awarded the Padma Shri.
Dadua’s story is what legends are made of, when truth is really stranger than fiction.
The PSLV C37 mission, scheduled for February 15, will deploy 104 satellites into a polar Sun-synchronous orbit around Earth.
The government has not addressed the real issues of delayed payments and low prices in sugarcane farming in Uttar Pradesh.
A free-flowing conversation on the peculiarities of Indian nationalism, its changing forms and more.
With no hope from political parties, Dalits in Punjab are organising to challenge the status quo.
M.K. Venu, founding editor of The Wire, in a discussion with journalist Govindraj Ethiraj on the nuances of this year’s Budget.
As Punjab goes to polls in a few days, we travel to the Malwa region of the state to speak to small and marginal farmers and families of those who have committed suicide
Two weeks after clashes in West Bengal’s Bhangar over land acquisition for a power grid, the stand-off between the state and the people continues.
Dadua is possibly the only dacoit in UP to have guided political careers across generations.
The Wire spoke to one of the leading arthiyas in the Sangrur grain market about their role in the farmers’ debt crisis, institutional alternatives and the election promises being bandied about.
In conversation with prominent AAP leader, and likely chief ministerial candidate, Harvinder Singh Phoolka.
Professor Arun Kumar, who has researched extensively on the black economy in India, discusses demonetisation and the upcoming Union Budget.
In conversation with Boris Michel, regional director for Asia Pacific at the International Committee of the Red Cross, on the organisation’s work, the Syrian civil war, the Rohingya crisis, and the way forward for humanitarian and transnational organisations.
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.