There is no connection between politics, elections and governance in Bihar. It is instead caste that defines both society and politics: caste parties and caste-based alliances seek to get the better of each other. In the meanwhile, Biharis seek to migrate to other states in search of a better life.16-Jul-2024
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Many practical solutions on sanitation fail because they ignore cultural and social attitudes, and the role of caste. Therefore, promoting behavioural change…
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Decline in wheat production over the past two seasons because of rising temperatures has reduced domestic availability.
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The first-past-the-post system, once useful, now struggles to fit India’s complex socio-political landscape. It is time for India to rethink its electoral…
08-May-2024
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Eunice Newton Foote, scientist and women’s rights activist, was the first to posit a connection between atmospheric gases and rising temperatures.
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Rising college fee costs mean a growing debt burden for Indian students in North America and the UK, and an excess supply of graduates mean it is much more…
18-Jun-2024
A parliamentary democracy thrives on diverse representation and opinion. The strong leader syndrome of the past decade is antithetical to such a democracy.…
10-Jun-2024
Tagore’s visit to China in April 1924 was significant, both then and now. The poet’s vision of Pan Asianism saw Asia as a force for the oppressed. As Western…
08-Apr-2024
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The hypothetical example given in the article while commenting on the sampling methodology gives the example of a block with 50,000 households from which 18…
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PC Mohanan, Kozhikode

I strongly suggest that the INDIA coalition should adopt the proposal made by Partha Chatterjee in this article `Verdict 2024: Expectations Great and Littel'…
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The article deals with a very important issue but the treatment of the subject is very diffused and all over the place; it does not pull together a disparate…
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Verdict 2024, Why government canteens are important, Renaming caste and retaining privilege, and more
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Tax justice and wealth redistribution in India, Corporate business and political finance, Welfare spending in the past two decades, and more
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