Ethics and Theatrics

India’s Daughter reflects asymmetries of power and access, and of where and how discourses are generated and directed. Who represents whom, and how they do so, reflects many of these asymmetries and exposes many complicities. As to the question of why India’s Daughter was not made by anyone in India, this is one best answered by those who were most vociferous in their denunciation of the “ban.”

Seeds of Doubt on New GDP Numbers

Private Corporate Sector Overestimated?

The estimates of the private corporate sector in 2012-13, using a new data set, seem to account for a substantial part of the upward revision of the economic aggregates in the new series of National Accounts Statistics. This brief note poses a few questions about their veracity.

Special Articles

The form and nature of marriage and family life have changed over the past few decades in Western societies and in East Asia, but they have taken different pathways. Reproduction is becoming delinked from marriage in the West, while in East Asia...

Editorials

The Supreme Court's ruling striking down Section 66A ventures to provide a larger protection to free speech.

Editorials

The Hashimpura verdict after 28 years is salt in an open wound.

Commentary

She did not allow the sexual attack on her to define her and cocoon her in victimhood. Rather, Suzette Jordan was a brave woman whose adamant fight for justice has done so much to restore the dignity of survivors of sexual assault. A personal...

Perspectives

Media professionals have an important responsibility to society since they are in a position to mould public opinion. But the recent exposures of journalists taking favours from corporate groups have only highlighted once again an old phenomenon...

Editorials

Netanyahu's re-election will push Israel further into international isolation; this may even aid the peace process.

Special Articles

This study reports on a survey of 4,881 users of more than 4,100 works created under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act in Maharashtra. It provides evidence that MGNREGA works support agriculture, and benefit a large...

Special Articles

After a command and control paradigm of spectrum management lasting from 2001 to 2008, India has gone in for a phased transition to a liberalised regime. Notable elements of this change include the unbundling of spectrum from the service licence...

Strategic Affairs

Even as Chinese opinion insists that there can be no negotiation with the Tibetan diaspora over the region's political union with China, a fl ashpoint is slowly coming closer. India's festering dispute with China over the border will get...

Commentary

The relationship between veteran leader V S Achuthanandan and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has reached a new low, but neither he nor the party are willing to part ways amicably. After walking out of the party's state conference in...

Commentary

In these dark times, when "the rebel" who "stood for rebels," Frontier magazine, is desperately needed, its survival is at stake as its offi ce space is sought to be grabbed by real estate sharks.

Commentary

A description and discussion of the legal and illegal flow of migrants from India to West Asia, the problems they face during political crises and when government regulations change.

Commentary

The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme and pension payments in (undivided) Andhra Pradesh accounted for more than 90% of Aadhaar-authenticated payments in India. This may be the way forward for other public programmes that...

Notes

There is growing consensus that the "crisis of masculinity" needs to be addressed and the focus of interventions on issues of gender and sexuality has to broaden beyond women to include men and other genders.

Discussion

Among the concerns of C P Bhambri’s response (“Revolutionary Armed Struggle in India,” EPW, 14 February 2015) to Sumanta Banerjee’s article titled “Hanoi (1965–68), Gaza (2014): Continuity and Divergence over...

Discussion

Another response to David Hulme and Mathilde Maitrot's "Has Microfi nance Lost Its Moral Compass?" (EPW, 29 November 2014), which takes a closer look at the role and working of microfinance institutions in India

Book Reviews

China-India: Pathways of Economic and Social Development edited by Delia Davin and Barbara Harriss-White, Proceedings of the British Academy, 193, published for The British Academy by Oxford University Press, London, 2014; pp xvii + 218, £...

Book Reviews

Ideas, Institutions, Processes: Essays in Memory of Satish Saberwal edited by N Jayaram; Hyderabad: Orient BlackSwan, 2014; pp x+294, Rs 795.

Reports From the States / Web Exclusives

Villagers explain why they call the “new capital” areas of Andhra Pradesh “class” while older cities like Vijayawada and Guntur are “mass”. The second in a series of photo essays documenting change in the...