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Commentary

The world has witnessed an unprecedented health crisis since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It has had a multisectoral impact on the global economy, with a significant slump in revenue....

There is a vast body of global evidence on the importance of women owning land for the economic and social well-being of themselves, their families, and the country’s economic growth. This is also a....

It is an ongoing debate among academicians and practitioners that the targeted programmes towards alleviating poverty would substantially improve the welfare of the poor, especially the nutritional....

In most democracies, the judiciary performs the crucial function of upholding the rule of law. Access to timely justice is essential for the welfare and dignity of the people. This understanding is....

Even though the COVID-19 pande­mic had begun as a health crisis, it later spawned lockdowns in almost all countries of the world, causing a ­severe economic crisis with serious consequences for the....

On the subject of the massive outbreak of violence against the Tamils of all classes by the working and lower middle class Sinhala men in July 1983, political economist Newton Gunasinghe (1996: 204)....

The Kashmir Valley comprises of 10 districts, as registered by the Census of India 2011, namely Pulwama, Anantnag, Shopian, and Kulgam of south Kashmir, Srinagar, and Budgam of central Kashmir and....

Alfred W Crosby (1976/1989), a pioneering environmental historian, warned us decades ago about the dangers of ignoring previous pandemics, such as the Spanish influenza of 1918–19, and the 2019....

Imtiaz Ahmad (1940–2023) passed away on 19 June 2023 in New Delhi. As a prominent political sociologist, who taught for three decades at the Centre for Political Studies (CPS) of Jawaharlal Nehru....

The chatbot 1 ChatGPT has become the talk of the town these days. ChatGPT is a generative artificial intelligence (AI) tool by OpenAI 2 that ­assists in various tasks, including word processing....

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 22 October 2021 published the scale-based regulation (SBR) for non-banking financial companies (NBFCs). The idea behind subjecting the sector to SBR is to align the....

A few years back, the concept of universal basic income (UBI) was proposed in quasi form, as a political manifesto, by introducing the Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY). This proposition has a picayune hope....

The citizen-led rural household survey titled “Annual Status of Education Report (ASER)” provi­des rich insights into the state of rural education in India. In the last couple of years, ASER has....

The culture of memes is sometimes attributed to the millennials and often seen as a device of humour. However, the meaning and scope of memes have transcended its conventional understanding and space....

The recent attempt by the union government to pass an ordinance to override a judicial ruling has sparked concern in the federal discourse (Rajagopal 2023), and it appears that India’s experts are....