Jean Drèze

The writer, a former member of the UPA’s National Advisory Council, is visiting professor at the department of economics, Ranchi University

Hollowing out a promise
Fri, Jul 13, 2018

NREGA is a demand-driven programme and if the demand vanishes because wages are low and uncertain, nothing will be able to save it.

Know your Aadhaar
Tue, May 08, 2018

Bill Gates’s claim that it raises no privacy concerns is misleading. Crucial issues that have to do with confidentiality of data and state surveillance are at stake.

Dissent and Aadhaar
Mon, May 08, 2017

We have been numbed by a series of lies, myths and fictions about the project.

Kashmir’s hidden uprising
Mon, Dec 05, 2016

We know the Kashmir crisis. Or do we?

Book Review: The Voice of Reason
Sat, Dec 19, 2015

Pranab Bardhan’s collection of essays applies plain-dealing economics to a range of issues in policy and politics

The digging-holes myth
Wed, Jul 01, 2015

The view of MGNREGA as a makeshift work programme is far off the mark.

Unique identity dilemma
Thu, Mar 19, 2015

Sold as a voluntary facility, Aadhaar is turning coercive — despite judicial intervention.