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.
Siddharth Varadarajan and Anuj Srivas bring you the highlights of the 2017 budget.
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.
An organised movement of Dalits against unequal land distribution echoes through the Malwa region of Punjab.
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.
Chelsea Manning, who is currently serving a 35-year sentence, will likely be released in May after US President Barack Obama commuted her sentence.
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.
Prominent lawyer Prashant Bhushan discusses the Sahara-Birla diaries case, the fallout of the Income Tax Settlement Commission’s decision to absolve Sahara and what measures he will take in the Supreme Court as the counsel of Common Cause – the petitioner in the case.
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.
The year 2016 was a big one for ISRO. Here’s a look-back on the specifics.
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.
In the fourth of a five part interview centred around his book, Choices, India’s former national security advisor Shivshankar Menon discusses India’s Sri Lanka policy.
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.
In the third of a five-part interview centred around his new book on Indian foreign policy, Choices, the former national security adviser evaluates India’s Pakistan policy.
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.
In the second of a five-part interview centered around his new book, “Choices”, former national security advisor Shivshankar Menon discusses the border issue with China and the role of the special representatives.
In the first of a five part interview centred around his book, Choices: Inside the Making of India’s Foreign Policy, India’s former national security advisor Shivshankar Menon discusses India’s no-first-use policy regarding nuclear weapons.
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.
The former banker and AAP leader talks on the disservice done to India’s banking system and why we weren’t better prepared to become a cashless economy.
The Wire spoke to migrant workers at the Old Delhi railway station before they left the city to understand the problems they have been facing.
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.