The writer is former member, Rajya Sabha, and the Planning Commission.
Government continues to be in denial, but demonetisation has met none of its stated, and shifting, objectives.
But the presidential contest invokes a hollowed-out caste identity, distanced from its ground realities.
The reluctance to accept the community’s social, economic and political empowerment must change
Why ‘Developmental Hindutva’ is a misnomer.
Universal Basic Income (UBI) could replace Central schemes which have many socio-economic benefits.
A crime touches off building anxieties. Worryingly, agitation for quota has anti-Dalit colour.
While crimes against Dalits are increasing, the state has time and again let them down, with little action against the perpetrators.
The Gujarat model of development is not what its champions say it is
Photos of the Tianjin Binhai Library's floor-to-ceiling book shelves generated a huge buzz on social media. Unfortunately, though, it seems the photos were all an illusion as the top shelves don't - and can't - have actual books on them.