The writer, a former member of the UPA’s National Advisory Council, is visiting professor at the department of economics, Ranchi University
We have been numbed by a series of lies, myths and fictions about the project.
We know the Kashmir crisis. Or do we?
Pranab Bardhan’s collection of essays applies plain-dealing economics to a range of issues in policy and politics
The view of MGNREGA as a makeshift work programme is far off the mark.
Sold as a voluntary facility, Aadhaar is turning coercive — despite judicial intervention.
Sister Cyril claims herself to be a very practical human. She writes: "Look, I'm practical. Here we're all practical. A lot of foreigners go out to places like Eastern Bypass (in Kolkata), take one look at the living conditions and say, 'poor things, poor things'. I say, don't pity them, do something for them!"