Ashwini Deshpande

The writer is professor of economics, Delhi University.

Deprivation tales
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

Demand for quotas by powerful groups draws on perceptions, does injustice to truly disadvantaged

A Marketplace for Ideas
Sat, Feb 04, 2017

An enterprising glimpse into the fascinating world of economic thought.

The Quota Rush
Sat, Feb 27, 2016

Dominant castes demanding reservation erodes this limited, dwindling entitlement.

Poor transmission
Thu, Mar 19, 2015

Too often, radio is a medium for airing majoritarian, bigoted social beliefs.

Slowdown Stories
Sat, Aug 02, 2014

Beyond the shrill bipolarity of the Gujarat model versus the 2G scam, alternative explanations for underdevelopment.

Slowdown Stories
Sat, Aug 02, 2014

Beyond the shrill bipolarity of the Gujarat model versus the 2G scam, alternative explanations for underdevelopment.

The primary trauma
Sat, May 03, 2014

How casteism is expressed in schools, and how it perpetuates inequalities.

In Black and White
Sat, Jun 08, 2013

Doubts could have been addressed,not dismissed as ‘myths’

Because it breaks silences
Wed, May 22, 2013

We need to remind ourselves why affirmative action is a good idea