Based on a militarised notion of ‘targeting’, such welfare policies deny citizens the right to basic services.
Recent developments and past experiences suggest that Nalanda University will eventually become a failed experiment.
The Modi government could have drawn upon behavioural economics to curb the use of cash in India without enacting demonetisation and its accompanying disruptions.
The right to privacy judgment not only learns from the past but also sets the wheel of liberty and freedom for the future.
‘India Dissents’, edited by Ashok Vajpeyi, leaves you with thoughts that make you understand the value of Indian citizenship.
The Censor Board in Kolkata has stalled the release of a documentary on the Nobel laureate because the director has refused to beep out Sen saying ‘Gujarat’, ‘cow’, ‘Hindu India’ or ‘Hindutva view of India’.
The differences between Narendra Modi and Pranab Mukherjee’s recent speeches are as clear as day and night. What should we take away from them?
Campaigning in eastern UP, Modi has tried every trick in the book – polarisation on communal lines, fiscal giveaways and pitting the poor against the rich.
In ‘Do We Care: India’s Health System’, K. Sujatha Rao tells us an insider’s tale of the languishing Indian Public Health System and how it could be rebuilt.
Bhatkar is president of RSS-affiliated outfit Vijnana Bharati and was formerly chair of IIT Delhi’s board of governors.
An NGO’s annual reports on primary education have gained popularity in India and abroad, but its fundamental message on poor learning levels remains unheeded.
It is unfortunate that even today, as a result of our “extravagant admiration for ancient Hindus” (as Bhandarkar termed it in 1918), many Indian scholars are doing research that does not adhere to strict academic standards.
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.
Beyond the contribution of individual CMs like Jayalalithaa, Tamil Nadu developed a commitment to universal and well-functioning public services thanks to the power of democratic action, public reasoning and social action.
“It (demonetisation) undermines notes, it undermines bank accounts, it undermines the entire economy of trust.” Sen told NDTV.
“The circumstances under which the leadership change in Nalanda University has been suddenly and summarily effected is disturbing and possibly harmful to the University’s development.”
Just days after Nalanda University said Gopa Sabharwal would remain as vice-chancellor, extending her term till the appointment of new head, the president overruled the decision.
Past laureates Angus Deaton and Amartya Sen tell The Wire there’s no prior notification; the accidental release of a NYU press note on one of its economists winning the 2016 Nobel is because top universities prepare for any possibility beforehand.
The court conclusively stated that the reproduction of any work by a teacher or a pupil in the course of instruction would not constitute infringement.
The book is a collection of essays on topics ranging from India’s relation with its neighbours, to issues of democracy and violence within the country.
Ecological economist Mark Lindley says Gandhi’s ideas about economics are unpopular in India because its middle class is more eager to jump on the affluence bandwagon than take stock of the looming environmental crisis.
The nation is its own enemy when it thwarts the blossoming of radical diversity – and tragically, this is what the Brexit promises for Britain.
The ministry’s finance division noted “certain shortcomings” – the “absence of documentary evidence” of the finalised cost and the lack of “prior approval” in holding negotiations with the lowest bidder – in granting the construction contract to Larsen and Toubro Limited.
While editorial independence faces challenges in the traditional media environment, the digital medium today provides space for independent thought and contrarian views, says Vice President Hamid Ansari.
The minister suggested making prenatal sex determination mandatory for all pregnancies to avoid sex selective abortions. Doctors and women’s rights activists on what this will mean in practice.
Amartya Sen the administrator whose actions as chancellor of Nalanda University, even if well-intentioned, were often questionable
On the 5th of July the Greeks will either make their own history or agree to live within the confines of one that is being written for them. In India, many of us will be waiting for the referendum’s result with a thumping heart, and a secret hope.