October 7, 2022
Xi Jinping’s New Deal for China
Rising inequality and unbalanced regional growth in China occupy the minds of its rulers. Will 'Common Prosperity', the paramount leader’s proposed solution, resolve matters?
Anand Parappadi Krishnan
Indo-English and Anglo-Indish
We know about the influence of English on the Indian languages, but we need to understand better how Indian words and phrases penetrated English and the social mechanisms underlying their usage in…
The Life of 'Agyeya' the Unknowable
There is a quality of honesty in Akshaya Mukul's biography of Agyeya, a willingness to lay bare the messy complexities of actual lives, which is a welcome break from the tradition of producing…
Trends in Economic Inequality in India
There has been an increase in economic inequality in India over the past few decades, with the rich-poor gaps among the largest of several peer economies. Household surveys show that alongside the…
Making a Living in Urban India: A Photo Essay
A photo essay on the struggles of Indians in cities and towns for existence and dignity as they negotiate their lives every day.
INDIA AT 75
The Journey since 1947-III: Can the Bicycle Come Full Circle in India?
The bicycle, once a symbol of India’s industrialisation, is now relegated to use by the labouring classes who have to risk life and limb on India’s roads. But it may make a comeback given its value…
A review article around Anwar Shaikh's 'Capitalism', published more than six years ago and now turning into a classic.
K. Vela Velupillai
Disrespectful Maternity Care: Labour Room Violence in Government Health Facilities
The government aims to enhance the quality of healthcare services for pregnant women ensuring “respectful maternity care” at public health facilities. However, observations in public hospitals reveal…
Chronicles of the Champaran Satyagraha
The Champaran Satyagraha of 1917 brought the miseries of the region’s peasants to official notice. A volume of 165 testimonies of peasants translated into English is revealing of their wretched lives…
Census of India: Gone With the Wind
The 2021 Census has been indefinitely postponed with doubts about whether the 150-year-old Census of India will even continue in its present form. The governments of both colonial and independent…
G. N. Devy