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Avinash Persaud had raised the issue of data gaps on climate change in his H T Parekh Finance column. It is elucidated herein that when different players assess the area of relevance to develop their...
The article responds to “Social Distancing and Sex Workers in India” by Priyanka Tripathi and Chhandita Das (EPW, 1 August 2020). By putting forth how the arguments in the published article were...
A response to “Measuring Access, Quality and Relevance in Higher Education” by Pankaj Mittal et al (EPW, 13 June 2020) discusses the inadequacy of eligible enrolment ratio as an indicator to measure...
Deepankar Basu and Debarshi Das, in their article “Assam’s Politics and the NRC” (EPW, 1 February 2020), have raised a few critical issues regarding the fundamental flaws in the National Register of...
In response to the editor’s column, “University as an Idea’’ by Gopal Guru (EPW, 11 January 2020) and Swatahsiddha Sarkar’s article, “The Idea of a University in India” (EPW, 4 April 2020), this...
This article assesses the central arguments made in “Envisioning the India of 2047” by Shyam Menon (EPW, 8 February 2020).
In response to Srirupa Bhattacharya’s article “Groundwater, Gurus, and Governmentality: Seva in the Neo-liberal Development Regime in India” (EPW, 10 August 2019), this article raises a few important...
Responding to some of the criticisms in Anant Phadke’s review of Katherine Eban’s Bottle of Lies: Ranbaxy and the Dark Side of Indian Pharma, “Indian Pharma Fraud and Beyond” (EPW, 18 January 2020),...
A response to “Assam’s 2019 Verdict and the Anti-CAB Mobilisations” by Akhil Ranjan Dutta (EPW, 28 December 2019) points to long-run strategies that the Bharatiya Janata Party and its parent...
A response to “Are Resettled Oustees from the Sardar Sarovar Dam Project ‘Better Off’ Today?” by Swaminathan S Anklesaria Aiyar and Neeraj Kaushal (EPW, 23 March 2019) finds that the survey findings...
The authors of Gandhi and Philosophy: On Theological Anti-Politics respond to A Raghuramaraju’s review of their book published in EPW (3 August 2019), “Gandhi in the Company of Western Philosophers.”
A response to “Caste and Electoral Outcomes: Misreading Hierarchy and the Illusion of Numbers” by Dipankar Gupta (EPW, 22 June 2019) analyses the continued role of caste as a medium in electoral...
The reviewer of Gyan Prakash’s book Emergency Chronicles: Indira Gandhi and Democracy’s Turning Point replies to the author’s disagreements with his review, “A Road Map of Change in Democracy” (EPW,...
A response to “The Other Marx” (Murzban Jal, EPW, 26 January 2019),a review of the book Marx at the Margins: On Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Non-Western Societies (2010) by Kevin Anderson
This rejoinder to Shyamal Bikash Chakma and Suraj Gogoi’s article “The Bru–Mizo Conflict in Mizoram” (EPW, 3 November 2018) questions their treatment of the question over historical depth, as well as...
Farm support payment schemes, aimed at compensating farmers when market prices fall below a certain predetermined price level, work differently in different countries. The article “Price Deficiency...
A response to “Death of Democracy: An Inevitable Possibility under Capitalism’’ by Rajan Gurukkal (EPW, 25 August 2018) seeks to foreground the inherent contradiction between genuine democracy and...
The author of Emergency Chronicles: Indira Gandhi and Democracy’s Turning Point responds to Arvind Rajagopal’s review of his book published in EPW (1 June 2019), “The Emergency: A Watershed in India’...
This article is a response to Srinivas Goli’s article “Unreliable Estimates of Child Malnutrition” ( EPW , 9 February 2019) that had questioned the reliability of methodologies of Akshay Swaminathan...
“Economics of Dairy Farming in India” by M Dinesh Kumar and O P Singh (EPW, 14 October 2017), provided an analytical and conceptual critique for a special article co-authored by the current author, “...
A response to “Subsidy and Efficiency of Groundwater Use and Power Consumption in Haryana” by Sucha Singh Gill and Kulwant Singh Nehra (EPW , 22 December 2018) puts to question the conclusions drawn...
A response to “Contested Coasts: The Draft CRZ Notification, 2018” by Preeta Dhar (EPW, 18 August 2018) seeks to buttress the original argument by presenting evidence from the fieldwork conducted in...
In a large country such as India, efforts to generate evidence on developmental parameters at the micro level will strengthen efforts to design evidence-based policy and help in initiating remedial...
A response to “Critiquing Narrow Critiques of Convention on Biological Diversity’’ (Alphonsa Jojan et al, EPW, 3 November 2018) discusses how the Convention on Biological Diversity puts restrictions...
A response by the co-authors of the article “Promoting Solar Power as a Remunerative Crop” (EPW, 11 November 2017), to Meera Sahasranaman et al’s discussion article “Solar Irrigation Cooperatives:...
A response to “Crop Residue Burning: Solutions Marred by Policy Confusion” (Sucha Singh Gill, EPW, 8 September 2018) discusses how in situ utilisation of crop residue is not only the best option, but...
A response to the paper “Mapping the Power of Major Media Companies in India” (EPW, 21 July 2018) by Anuradha Bhattacharjee and Anushi Agrawal highlights its inability to analytically explain the...
A response to the article “The Bru Conundrum in North East India” (EPW, 28 April 2018) by Roluahpuia presents the history of exclusion and oppression of the Brus in Mizoram, and suggests that they...
A water bureaucrat’s response to the critique of the Mihir Shah Committee report by M Dinesh Kumar et al (“New ‘Water Management Paradigm’: Outdated Concepts?” EPW, 9 December 2017) contends that by...
Responding to the special issue, “CORE’s Economics Textbook” (EPW, 16 June 2018), a teacher who has used the book in class explains why the book has proved useful in conveying concepts in economics...
John Rapley’s recent book Twilight of the Money Gods: Economics as a Religion and How It All Went Wrong is a riveting tale of the development of economic thought. “This fundamental critique of...
A response to the article “Open Defecation in Rural India, 2015–16: Levels and Trends in NFHS–4” (EPW, 3 March 2018) points out that the NFHS–4 data on open defecation in rural India is neither the “...
The article “Tech in Work: Organising Informal Work in India” (EPW, 20 May 2017) by Aditi Surie fails to critically examine the tall claims made by platform economy companies like Uber and Ola. A...
This article challenges the analysis and arguments presented in Tushaar Shah et al (2017). It shows on the basis of empirical data that solar photovoltaic systems for well irrigation are economically...
The special issue on the promise and performance of the Forest Rights Act (EPW, 24 June 2017) failed to explore the extent to which people’s livelihoods and incomes improved in the districts where...
This article provides a response to the critique of the Report Submitted by the Committee on Restructuring the CWC and CGWB, by M Dinesh Kumar et al (“New ‘Water Management Paradigm’: Outdated...
This rejoinder to Dhanmanjiri Sathe’s article “Land Acquisition: Need for a Shift in Discourse?” (EPW, 17 December 2016) points to the mistaken logic of viewing land as a commodity and farmers as...
The article “Rags to Riches? Intergenerational Occupational Mobility in India” (EPW, 4 November 2017) by Iversen, Krishna and Sen examines intergenerational occupational mobility in India. This...
This article critiques theMihir Shah Committee report and the articles about it in this journal (24 December 2016). It says that although the report has intended to be an attempt at restructuring of...
Pointing out the analytical and conceptual flaws in the paper, “Do Producers Gain from Selling Milk? An Economic Assessment of Dairy Farming in Contemporary India” (EPW, 24 June 2017), this article...
In his article titled “Farmer Producer Companies: Fermenting New Wine for New Bottles” (EPW, 20 February 2016), Tushaar Shah criticises the lack of design-thinking in the promotional process of the...
The article “Responsible Fisheries: Kerala Fish Workers Open New Path in Co-governance” (EPW, 29 August 2015) argued that the “Kochi Initiative” in Kerala—a collaboration between fishers and...
The proposal of advocating payment for ecosystem services for Indian farmers (“Payment for Ecosystem Services: Guaranteed Farm Income and Sustainable Agriculture,” EPW, 29 April 2017) needs closer...
This comment on “Ambedkar as a Political Philosopher” by Valerian Rodrigues (EPW, 15 April 2017) adds a few more thoughts to the exploration of B R Ambedkar’s framing of ideas about religion in the...
The special section “Naxalbari and After” (EPW, 27 May 2017) covered only the armed-struggle trend in the Naxalbari movement. The author briefly writes about the other major trend in the movement,...
Adding to the ongoing debate on how best to understand game theory and its relevance to economics, a response toAtanu Sengupta and Abhijit Ghosh’s “Non-cooperativeGame Theory and Pay-off” (EPW, 28...
Looking at two articles published in the EPW that analyse census data to argue for different understandings of the trends of urbanisation in India, it is argued that both articles present only facets...
Pointing out some analytical and factual limitations in Ajay Dandekar and Sreedeep Bhattacharya’s paper (EPW, 27 May 2017), important aspects of agrarian distress are discussed.
In response to the macromodel in “Theoretical Analysis of ‘Demonetisation’” (EPW, 17 December 2016), this article looks at some fundamentals of macroeconomics—consumption function, money demand...
Although the article “Problematic Uses and Practices of Farm Ponds in Maharashtra” (EPW, 21 January 2017) by Eshwer Kale rightfully highlights pertinent issues regarding the policy of promoting farm...
In a response to “Making Pulses Affordable Again” (EPW, 7 January 2017) by P K Joshi, Avinash Kishore and Devesh Roy this article aims to bring to the fore the importance of using district-level data...
A response to the article “The Work of Theory: Thinking across Traditions” (EPW, 10 September 2016) by Prathama Banerjee, Aditya Nigam and Rakesh Pandey builds on their argument by proposing...
While there is no disagreement that widening regional disparities is an empirical fact and a major developmental concern, the inference drawn in Prerna Sanga and Abdul Shaban (“Regional Divergence...
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