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A joint communiqué issued by the finance ministers and central bank governors of the Group of Seven (G7) countries, after their meeting in London in the first week of June, took most people by surprise. This was mainly because of...
Globalisation has contributed to a convergence of income between countries and divergence within countries. Today, over 75% of the world’s poor live in countries classified as middle-to-high income and so not eligible for concessionary finance from the World Bank and...
Micro, small, and medium enterprises contribute a third of India’s gross domestic product and provide employment to over 110 million workers. Using a mixed methods design to ascertain the level of sectoral distress at the peak of the nationwide lockdown...
This paper uses the indicator-based approach to assess subnational debt and the fiscal sustainability of West Bengal for the period 2000–01 to 2017–18. The period has been categorised into four phases based on debt sustainability. It is studied here how...
A round this time last year, Fatima, who does domestic work in our house, requested for a second loan. This was unusual. Following the first lockdown, her landlord had relaxed the rent payment, but now she had to pay. Her...

This comic is based on Sharat G Lin’s paper, “ US Lying about Halabja: Justifying the Invasion of...

This paper attempts to understand the larger meanings that interlink social spaces of Dalits women...

The discourse and politics of equidistance from majority communalism and minority communalism is...

While English is not the official language of India, it has become the language of the ruling elite...

Satyabhakta’s engagements with communist politics, the Hindi print public sphere, and workers’ movements in the Gangetic heartland often intermeshed caste, gender, and nationalism, with an indigenous...
The assertion of autonomous dalit women's organisations in the 1990s threw up several crucial theoretical and political challenges, besides underlining the brahmanism of the feminist movement and the...
Poverty as a concept is closely related to inequality. Given the average income level, a higher level of inequality (reflected by the usual measures) will tend to be associated with a higher level of...
Based on the memories of elderly Naga and Mizo villagers in north-east India who underwent grouping in the 1950s and 1960s, this article shows how the concept of "success" and "failure" used by...
Because of the connection between knowledge and politics, someone urging a view about scientific inquiry may be understood and read as supporting a political analysis, even when that is not her...
On one hand the BJP defines SC, BC castes as Hindus, and on the other hy banning beef denies them their age-old food habits. If beef is banned it will he the beginning of the end of the country's...

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Do we shrug off the existential heartburn on seeing a tree being axed, blaming it on the inevitable progression of things?
Viewing tech giants like Facebook and Twitter as principal agents of free speech has far-reaching consequences on the health and functioning of a democracy.
A researcher reflects on what it means to translate policy ethnography into action.

Read our coverage on COVID-19 vaccines

The crisis of COVID-19 vaccines in India is a consequence of government policies dating back decades. Private foundations led by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have engineered a shift in...
The government’s narrative on vaccination should reflect sincerity, truth and transparency.
India’s COVID -19 vaccine policy betrays a lack of vision and social responsibility.
The two recent major decisions of the Indian health authorities regarding Covid -19 vaccination are problematic.
The Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 and National Disaster Management Act, 2005 grant the Government of India a great deal of autonomy and control in declaring an infectious disease as a pandemic and in...
In granting EUA to vaccines, both urgency and adherence to protocol should be taken into consideration.
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