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There are two interconnected root causes for the travails of Bihar’s school education system—a paucity of resources and ineffective policies. There is a…
07-Feb-2024
Andhra Pradesh has taken a significant decision to give formal ownership titles to the holders (mainly Dalit farmers) of lands assigned to them decades ago.
15-Feb-2024
The “average farmer” label does not mean much in India when income levels vary greatly across farming families in states. When we put down how much different…
07-Feb-2024
High temperatures have unequal impacts on household consumption across India and thus widen socio-economic inequality. To fight this, the country’s climate…
01-Jan-2024
A caste census may not transform the course of electoral politics. But bringing caste contradictions to the fore could give the social justice parties a…
27-Nov-2023
Few have tried to understand the significance of the free bus travel scheme that a handful of states have introduced. In Tamil Nadu the benefits for women have…
20-Nov-2023
IIT Bombay faculty statement against the recent attacks on and targeting of a colleague and social media posts with biased allegations.
14-Nov-2023
The reason why many decent Americans do not see the tragedy of the Palestinians is that Israel is doing to Palestine what white Americans did to the Native…
16-Oct-2023
The PLFS for 2022-23 reports the highest workforce participation rate and the lowest unemployment rate in the last six years. This has been the result of the…
17-Oct-2023
"Subjecting journalists to a concentrated criminal process because the government disapproves of their coverage of national and international affairs is…
04-Oct-2023
A decade after the law to end manual scavenging, thousands of workers continue to clean waste with little protection. The narrow framing of the law contributes…
28-Sep-2023
The unchecked use of antibiotics increases the odds of a pandemic in which infections are resistant to the available stock of antimicrobials.
11-Sep-2023