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Perspectives

Perspectives
Aniket Jaaware’s Practicing Caste: On Touching and Not Touching is a unique and somewhat audacious rendezvous with caste as thought and rethought through the “operation of touch.” The effort here is...
Given that a majority of India’s elderly population lacks adequate social security or old-age pension, India needs a robust social security system that addresses decisive ageing challenges such as...
Unrealistic revenue projections leading to strong expenditure compression is primarily responsible for India’s growth deceleration. Growth will decelerate further without a programme of deep fiscal...
For a clear framework of governance of population flow affecting Dhaka and its peri-urban areas, it is important to identify and distinguish the climatic and non-climatic issues. For the first set of...
By invoking the controversy around the March 2018 cover of the conservative Malayalam magazine Grihalakshmi , it is argued that there are certain paradigmatic shifts in how the imagined extents and...
Mumbai’s suburban trains have been plagued with the issue of overcrowding during peak hours. Big ticket projects—like the Mumbai Urban Transport Projects that have been funded by the World Bank—were...
The ebbs and floods of investment and growth in the Indian economy in the past two decades are rooted in the movements in steel prices. Short-cuts used in the compilation of macro statistics obscure...
Economics needs an integrated approach for inclusive growth. But, this purpose is lost in the excessive focus on the separation of the subject into micro and macro and the obsession with rationality...
The need for the public distribution system varies widely across states and districts. In some districts, the poor draw more than 80% of their grain from thePDS, but in other districts this share is...
While the Andhra Pradesh government’s efforts to build a new capital city, Amaravati, is in national focus, a government scheme to preserve the heritage of a nearby village with a rich history is...
The acceptance of the draft National Education Policy in its current form may prove disastrous for many of the gains made in education so far, at different levels. It will also mean an increased...
The electoral promise of transformational economic change had potentially played a role in the decisive victory of Narendra Modi, particularly in the 2014 general elections. In power, his government...
To be effective, policies on sexual violence against women must be evidence-based. In India, the National Crime Records Bureau publishes crime statistics based on first information reports. These...
The exchanges between Partha Chatterjee and Dipesh Chakrabarty of the erstwhile Subaltern Studies group on the relevance of Subaltern Studies in contemporary times signify a conflicting understanding...
The Draft Labour Code on Social Security, 2018 of the National Democratic Alliance government was expected to reform existing labour laws and improve the state of the economy and labour. However, a...

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