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Rajendran Narayanan

Rajendran Narayanan

Rajendran Narayanan teaches at Azim Premji University, Bangalore and works on questions of transparency and accountability.

The worsening hunger problem of India’s poor
Fri, Mar 25, 2022

Kalyani Raghunathan, Dipa Sinha, Rajendran Narayanan write: There is a need to acknowledge the problem of food insecurity and take immediate action, including allocating sufficient resources to address the issue

MGNREGA was safety net for workers during first wave, but there are holes in it now
Sat, Jul 24, 2021

The government has not only reduced its budget this year but has also neglected it in relief measures post the second wave.

Post-lockdown misery of India’s migrant workers
Wed, Jul 21, 2021

One year since the Covid-19 lockdown was imposed, there’s been little change in the hunger levels and unemployment rate among migrant workers, especially women.

In rural India, over-reliance on digital technology has worsen financial exclusion
Wed, Jan 06, 2021

A technological intervention must have a governance framework in which protection of rights must be fundamental and which provides more choices to the marginalised.

Hunger, nutrition are worse than before lockdown. PDS must be universalised
Thu, Nov 26, 2020

All indications show that an economic revival will take some time — support is required during this period to at least prevent starvation.

NREGA didis of Kurhani
Wed, Nov 04, 2020

A collective of NREGA women activists discovers its political voice.

When the state is silent, it becomes the citizen’s duty to speak up and express dissent
Sat, Sep 05, 2020

Hinduism is a secular religion in its philosophical assumptions, as probably all religions are. Those claiming to speak for nationalism are forcing us to choose between manufactured polarities of being secular or being religious.

Locked down in distress
Sat, May 09, 2020

Centre’s policy of monopolising decisions, socialising economic losses in the wake of Covid-19 has left migrant workers in the lurch

The politics of information
Thu, Apr 04, 2019

Information systems strengthen socio-economic transformation, but transparency and accountability are crucial.

An imaginary friend
Thu, Nov 01, 2018

Claims that Aadhaar has increased the demand and allocations of NREGA work rest on several faulty assumptions.

A guarantee, an illusion
Tue, Feb 14, 2017

MGNREGA provisions on right to work and timely wages are being violated.

No Guarantee In Mahabubnagar
Thu, Feb 04, 2016

Lack of adequate staff, payment delays undermine MGNREGA in a drought-hit district