The writer is an associate professor, Economics, at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
The sugar and tobacco industry have gained notoriety for having done this in the past: Funding friendly research that cultivated doubts in people’s minds about independent research that highlighted the harmful health effects of sugar and tobacco.
Chris Wylie took on a corporation, Facebook, Edward Snowden took on the state. With Aadhaar, we are up against the combined might of both.
Aadhaar doesn’t empower people, only the state
Discussion on Universal Basic Income shows an ignorance of inconvenient facts in our experience with direct benefit transfer and Aadhaar
As it completes 10 years, there is enough evidence to show that India needs the MGNREGA
Child nutrition is being held hostage to spurious, largely upper caste, arguments.
Rajasthan’s decision to ‘target’ free medicines and diagnostics is contrary to the recommended role.