The writer, a former member of the UPA’s National Advisory Council, is visiting professor at the department of economics, Ranchi University
NREGA is a demand-driven programme and if the demand vanishes because wages are low and uncertain, nothing will be able to save it.
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.
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.
VS Naipaul who passed away on Saturday (August 11) occupied a rather curious place. Never the one to mince words, Naipaul had often been scathing not only against his peers but also against the place he belonged to.