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Friday, June 18, 2021



Himanta urges minority community to adopt 'decent family planning policy' for poverty reduction

June 10, 2021 2:23 pm

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that his government will work towards educating the women of the community so that the problem can be tackled effectively.

Just philanthropy, isn’t enough. Important to fight for social, economic justice

December 08, 2020 8:05 pm

While philanthropy is commendable, we must not overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which makes philanthropy so necessary.

No Small Plan: Amid pandemic, Australian consumer brand Thankyou is looking to tackle global poverty

November 02, 2020 5:30 pm

'I think sometimes companies feel like they can't do enough, but even the smallest step forward followed by another one, will lead to great change over time.'

Tremors at the Palace Gates

July 16, 2020 7:27 pm

The neglected and suffering are no longer in a mood of submission to their kismat and karma. It is a matter of essential rights.

Budget 2020: Hope for the best, prepare for the worst

January 26, 2020 10:31 am

P Chidambaram writes: The economy is not the main concern of the BJP government; it is the Hindutva agenda. On the other hand, the people are concerned with issues tied to economic growth such as more jobs, better producer prices, wages and incomes, relative price stability, access to better education and health care, and improved infrastructure.

Six months of Modi 2.0 show it is on track to achieving its development targets

December 03, 2019 11:43 am

The past six months has seen India taking big strides. With renewed vigour and focus, the government is marching towards the $5-trillion economy mark.

Express Daily Briefing: Lifting 271 million out of poverty in 10 years, anti-defection law, more

July 12, 2019 9:04 am

From lifting 271 million out of poverty in 10 years to the resignation of 16 Karnataka Congress-JD(S) MLAs, here's what's making news on Friday morning.

Rhetoric in the name of poor has assumed Orwellian proportions this poll season

April 30, 2019 10:17 am

To describe these kinds of speeches, George Orwell had coined a useful word: Newspeak. The most famous instances of Newspeak in 1984 is, “War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.” But there is another citation from Orwell that needs to be quoted too: “If thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought”.

There's a deep asymmetry of power in our society

March 29, 2019 9:17 am

Apparently, a marginal infusion of cash in the hands of the poor will destroy them. But the slightest tinkering with taxes in contexts where it is hard to even imagine what the marginal value of income is, will apparently cause economic catastrophe.

What if all the world’s economic woes are part of the same problem

March 07, 2019 11:54 pm

Perhaps, inequality is contributing to weak growth and low rates because the rich tend to save money rather than spend it. Maybe productivity has been weak not by coincidence, but because weak growth has meant companies have not been forced to innovate to meet demand.