Astha Kapoor

OPEN TO OPINION

The writer is a strategy consultant working on issues related to financial inclusion.

POLITICS

 |   4-minute read

Modi government shouldn't scrap public distribution system, it must improve it

The PDS is a lifeline for those who are able to access it.

Astha Kapoor
@KapoorAstha

POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

Aadhaar case in Supreme Court: Your privacy is at stake

Given all the chaos and concerns, the Constitution Bench hearing is of utmost importance to provide legal perspective and clarity on the issue.

Astha Kapoor
@KapoorAstha

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

How demonetisation and Aadhaar worsened Indian farmers' plight

Digitalisation of farm-based programmes and schemes is likely to result in exclusion - an inexcusable crime at the hands of the government.

Astha Kapoor
@KapoorAstha

POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

Why we need to be afraid of Aadhaar — it's grossly problematic

Without a privacy law, can we trust the state with all our data?

Astha Kapoor
@KapoorAstha

POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

Why cashless PDS may prove more costly for poor

Interviews in the field suggest a general support for the old system, and a resounding 'no' to cash transfers.

Astha Kapoor
@KapoorAstha