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Friday, December 03, 2021

Ashwini Deshpande

The writer is professor of economics, Delhi University.

As India gets vaccinated, women are falling behind. We must mind this gap
Mon, Jun 21, 2021

Ashwini Deshpande writes: Mass vaccination can succeed only when we take into account structural inequalities, recognise the specific challenges these impose, and find solutions to circumvent them.

Budget 2021 fails to give priority to boosting jobs
Tue, Feb 02, 2021

The budget should have shown how serious it was about inclusive growth by announcing direct cash support to informal workers, circular migrants, agricultural labour, in addition to steady in-kind food transfers from the overflowing coffers of the FCI by making PDS universal.

A normalisation of WFH is unlikely to raise women’s participation in the labour force
Fri, Nov 06, 2020

Work from home, without lessening domestic burden and an increase in paid work, is unlikely to draw more women into the labour force.

An Expert Explains: The gender gap in job losses caused by the lockdown
Mon, Jun 29, 2020

In job losses caused by the lockdown, are women more vulnerable than men, and socioeconomically disadvantaged caste groups more vulnerable than upper castes? An economist looks at the data.

Buried in the rankings din
Fri, Dec 01, 2017

Gender gaps come in the way of business competitiveness. India should take its slide in The Global Gender Gap rating seriously.

A Brief Case for the Indian Jhola
Sat, Oct 14, 2017

This book serves as a timely refresher of current efforts to establish action-based research models that can positively influence public policy

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

<i>Bhaiyon aur behnon</i>, Binaca Geet Mala!
Fri, May 27, 2005

What is common between Karan Johar and Ameen Sayani? Apparently very little: they are generations apart; the first is a super-successful, yo...

The Deep Sound of the Mughals
Thu, Mar 17, 2005

‘‘Timeless classic’’, ‘‘epic’’, ‘‘legend’’, ‘‘immortal’’, &#...

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