The Fortaleza Twins

Will the Fortaleza twins be adversaries of the Bretton Woods institutions?

Modi and Modified Crops

India must stay with the precautionary principle with regard to genetically-modified crops.

Editorials

Indian overseas workers deserve more attention from the government.

Commentary

The New Development Bank promoted by the BRICS grouping is an idea whose time has come. It will be small in relation to the Bretton Woods institutions but it can still reduce developing country dependence on the existing institutions and turn out...

Commentary

The Railway Budget for 2014-15 prudently lays emphasis on consolidation rather than succumbing to the temptation to announce new projects. The railways enjoy a competitive advantage in long distance movement which is what they should focus on. At...

Commentary

Beginning with Rajasthan, labour legislations are being modifi ed and it seems to have the blessings of the new dispensation at the centre. The Government of India too has announced its decision to amend important legislations and has called for...

Commentary

Much of India's nutrition agenda is being driven by the private sector through public-private partnerships and so-called multi-stakeholder dialogues. The new strategies of transnational corporations fall under the category of manipulation by...

Commentary

Though the "Modi wave" has become the trope to explain the unprecedented results of the 2014 general elections, a different picture emerges when we disaggregate these results and understand them in the context of state-level politics....

Commentary

"Yes" or "no", the September vote on independence for Scotland will change the face of the United Kingdom. A vote for separation will be the result of a peaceful and democratic process, and it will pose questions for what will...

Commentary

The Nachiket Mor Committee favours regional banks for meeting the goal of financial inclusion in rural areas, but a survey of two villages in Punjab points to the fact that small branches of commercial banks are the preferred option of villagers...

Book Reviews

Marrying in South Asia: Shifting Concepts, Changing Practices in a Globalising World edited by Ravinder Kaur and Rajni Palriwala (Delhi: Orient Blackswan), 2014; pp 440; Rs 925 (hardback).

Book Reviews

The Anti-Politics Machine in India: State, Decentralisation and Participatory Watershed Development by Vasudha Chhotray (Anthem Press), 2011; pp 280, $99.

Perspectives

While ruling that women were increasingly misusing Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code, the Supreme Court ought to have been more conscious of the prevalence of domestic violence, and the difficulties women face in approaching the police. When...

Oral History / Special Issues

This collection of five papers presents some key issues in understanding oral history, not only as a resource but also as an interpretative apparatus that opens up new ways of understanding the past. The range of work included here presents...

Oral History / Special Issues

Memory is often discussed as an asset or a liability. Memory can function as "monument" in the form of commemoration and celebration of a proud collective identity, and a foundation on which individuals build their own identity. The...

Oral History / Special Issues

This paper focuses on two main topics - the development of oral history in the Czech Republic after the Velvet Revolution in 1989, and the important issues and problems currently faced by oral historians in the Czech Republic. After the Velvet...

Oral History / Special Issues

Oral history raises questions about the relationship between subjectivity and history – particularly the role memory plays in understanding what historical events mean to human subjects who experience them. Beginning its investigation with...

Oral History / Special Issues

As a method, oral history's origins lie in a commitment to challenge, reveal and give voice to those disempowered, misrepresented, or simply missed out of official, dominant accounts of the past. In this paper, we link the memories of a group...

Oral History / Special Issues

This paper moves away from definitions of oral history as a purely research methodology or secondary source material for mainstream disciplines, by concentrating on the variables it offers as a pedagogical device, and more importantly, as study...

Special Articles

This paper argues why it is important for real wages of workers in Indian manufacturing to go up. During 1998/99-2010/11, the growth in nominal wages appears to have been crowded out by a consistent increase in the consumer price index for...

Special Articles / Special Articles

This paper is an attempt to profile those Sikhs who made the Deccan (in India) their home. They claim to be the descendants of the Lahori Fauj dispatched by Maharaja Ranjit Singh of Punjab at the request of the Nizam of Hyderabad. Many of them...

Special Articles

This paper attempts to show that certain practices and symbols which have become prominent and pan-Indian only after their association with Gandhi were nonetheless available for retrieval as they were always indigenous and pre-Gandhian. Gandhi's...

Notes

India has been attracting foreign direct investment in research and development over the past decade. This article provides a quantitative assessment of the FDI in flow for R&D from 2003 to 2009, and the sector and cluster preferences of...

Discussion

A V Rajwade (EPW, 3 May 2014) rightly complains about how capital inflows are leading to an appreciation of the rupee, which, in turn, is rendering Indian manufactured goods internationally uncompetitive. Besides tackling this problem, the new...

Postscript

The new Government of India would do well to imitate the us public library system and allocate more funding for public libraries.

Postscript

Behind the devotional spectacle of the annual pongala festival at Kerala’s “all-woman” Bhagawathy temple lies the reality of commerce and inequity.

Postscript

The achievement of 13-year-old Malavath Poorna, a tribal girl from Telengana, in summitting Mount Everest last May is a pointer to the power of pro-poor policies.

Postscript

The Indian media’s coverage of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections was marked with an obsession for polls and polling.

Postscript

In translating Vishwas Patil’s A Dirge for the Damned, Keerti Ramachandra has managed to convey the ire of those who are today the invisible casualties of Indian modernity.

Web Exclusives

The award of the Tribunal in the Bay of Bengal Arbitration Case has largely gone in favour of Bangladesh. Unless India acts prudently to study the actual implications of the award it could affect India’s fishermen and deep-sea exploration...