Author is a professor of Economics at the London School of Economics.
Providing basic income guarantee to all citizens makes a lot of sense intuitively. But the implementation cost in any country, including India, would be prohibitive.
The value of Angus Deaton’s work lies in honing the techniques that go behind the construction of data series used for policy analysis.
Challenge is to come up with a method of determining compensation that makes farmers beneficiaries, not victims or obstructionists.
Writer-scholar Rana Safvi says it is imperative for Delhi to hold on to its cosmopolitan culture. Her latest book "The Forgotten Cities of Delhi" emerges at a time when there is a brazen attempt to re-write Indian history with demonisation of the Mughals.