Columns, et al

By Jagdish Rattanani |
The findings of the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2023 in respect of India should not be allowed to be side-tracked by the remarks of the Union Minister of Women and Child…
By Ajit Ranade |
The Economics Nobel prize this year went to a single individual, Professor Claudia Goldin of Harvard University. She is the third woman in history to have won this award…
By Vappala Balachandran |
How does terrorism originate? For the last 15 years or so I have been giving yearly lectures on terrorism to students of journalism at a reputed training institute in…
By Vappala Balachandran |
How does terrorism originate? For the last 15 years or so I have been giving yearly lectures on terrorism to students of journalism at a reputed training institute in…
By Jagdish Rattanani |
Big changes sometimes come without big headlines. One of these happened last month in California, the largest and the most productive States in the US which comprises…
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The comprehensive caste survey (CCS) released by the Bihar government on Gandhi Jayanti has caused a flutter, reviving memories of the early 1990s which were…
By Ajit Ranade |
It is a truism that reduction in poverty needs higher economic growth, which can cre-ate jobs and incomes. India’s per-capita income at 3000 dollars, or about 2.4 lakh…
By Himadri Bhattacharya |
What is clear is that till such time the headline inflation in India is on a consistently downward trajectory from its present level, policy rate in India will stay at 6…
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Health services have traditionally been understood to be about patients reaching a clinic, hospital or a defined place of diagnosis, treatment, or care. However, unless…
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In the spring of 1915 a group from the Phoenix experiment in South Africa, where Gandhiji had founded in 1904 an Ashram type of community called the “Tolstoy Farm”, were…
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In the spring of 1915 a group from the Phoenix experiment in South Africa, where Gandhiji had founded in 1904 an Ashram type of community called the “Tolstoy Farm”, were…
By Jagdish Rattanani |
The abusive and communal epithets hurled by the BJP MP from South Delhi Ramesh Bidhuri against the BSP MP Kunwar Danish Ali represent a race to the bottom, a steep if…
By Ajit Ranade |
India’s fiscal situation is more dire than is acknowledged. If we compare the debt service ratio, i.e. how much of the government’s revenue goes simply to pay interest…
By Lekha Rattanani |
Success, and the accolades that come with it, can hide many problems. Something similar may be happening in the space of population planning and management. In…
By Jagdish Rattanani |
The success of the movie is therefore good news, but it remains to be seen what will follow and how Bollywood can or will embrace this new road