Why Women Need 498A

The Supreme Court has overlooked the reality of domestic violence.

Once More in Gaza

Yet another wave of Israeli bombardment takes place without global protests.

Comment

Cities are not investment destinations, they are places to live in and they must provide equal access to all.

Commentary

The nature of contemporary political economy in third world countries like India precludes not just socialist planning, but even Nehruvian planning, social democratic planning, fascist planning, or even planning in the sense of the nation state...

Commentary

Corruption in Indian medicine is back on the front pages. One would think that there has been an abrupt spurt in corrupt practices or a major scandal. Nothing of that sort has happened. However, there have been some interesting developments for...

Commentary

Indian jurisprudence is at a place today where we are neither sure of the deterrent effect of the death penalty nor as to when it ought to be awarded. Whichever way one wants to look at it, the death penalty serves no reasonable penological...

Commentary

New technological and financial solutions have made decentralised distributed generation more viable and sustainable. However, the energy delivered is still very expensive in the absence of financial subsidies, and it is the mechanism of the...

Commentary

The victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party led by Narendra Modi begs the question whether this remains just an "event" or represents the "advent" of something new in India's body politic. It is clear that the mandate for a...

Commentary

Pointing out that it is reasonable to assume that economics played a very significant, if not decisive, role in the Bharatiya Janata Party's victory in the 2014 general elections, this article says that there is a clear correlation between...

Commentary

Unlike in other parts of India, the Aam Aadmi Party did well in Punjab in the 2014 general elections, winning four seats. The party's success was mainly in the Malwa region of the state, which has for long had a lengthy list of grievances and...

Commentary

India's reaction to the latest attacks by Israel on Palestinians in the Gaza strip betrays a poor understanding of the acts of an occupying power against a colonised people.

Book Reviews

Against the Odds: Politicians, Institutions and the Struggle Against Poverty by Marcus Andre Melo, Njuguna Ng'ethe and James Manor (London: C Hurst & Company), 2012; pp 288, £ 22.

Book Reviews

The Price of Inequality by Joseph E Stiglitz (London: Allen Lane), 2012; pp 414, £ 14.99.

Book Reviews

Social Exclusion and Adverse Inclusion: Development and Deprivation of Adivasis in India edited by Dev Nathan and Virginius Xaxa (New Delhi: Oxford University Press), 2012; pp XXII + 335, Rs 750.

Insight

The Shakti Mills trial of Mumbai, as the court cases relating to the two gang rapes in 2013 came to be known, led to the accused being sentenced to death. This is an account by the members of a survivor support project who supported the two young...

Special Articles

The processes of economic restructuring during the last two decades have witnessed a massive spurt of opportunities in the labour market which have, withholding the periodic shifts, facilitated women's workforce participation. Although the...

Special Articles

This paper traces the development and emergence of Punjabi dalit literature as a part of dalit assertion and effervescence in postcolonial India. Today, Punjabi dalit literature is well established despite its very short history. The two...

Special Articles

India faces an exponential growth in the proportion of its elderly in the near future, but there is no specific policy of substance to deal with the many ramifications of this development. What little exists hardly does justice to the country...

Notes

While no one can disagree with the Gadgil Committee on the Western Ghats that we need to "develop sustainably - conserve thoughtfully", we must disagree with them that the strategy adopted so far has been to "conserve thoughtlessly...