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POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Agrarian crisis, Minimum support price, Farmers' protest, Farmbills

Why the Farm Bills resulted in farmer protests

The uneasiness is about the adverse impact of the farm laws on the livelihood prospects of the farmers amid the agrarian crisis in India.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Minimum support price, Agricultural reforms, Agrarian crisis, Farmbills

How Farm Bills will help all but the farmers in need

The new Bills may initially help some medium and large farmers but will help the private sector even more. The small farmers are outside the reach of the market today and will continue to suffer as before.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
BJP-Shiv Sena, Lok Sabha elections 2019, Agrarian crisis, Maharashtra

Sowing a different narrative: This is why, despite severe agrarian crisis, Maharashtra farmers still voted for Modi

Farmers I spoke to agreed their lives hadn't improved under the Modi govt, but they still chose BJP-Shiv Sena over others.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Bureaucracy, Agrarian crisis, Unemployment, Madhya Pradesh

After 15 years of BJP, why Kamal Nath has no cakewalk facing him in MP

The BJP's regime saw Madhya Pradesh’s agrarian landscape deteriorate, leaving behind a weakened state.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Azad Maidaan, Farmer Loans, Agrarian crisis, Farm crisis

Sharing memes and images of 30,000 farmers marching in Maharashtra can only achieve so much

These protests are a consequence of more than a quarter century of neglect of more than half of India's population.

MONEY

 |  3-minute read
Unemployment, GST, Agrarian crisis, Union Budget 2018

Budget 2018: Modi government must deliver on its promises

Faster growth, creation of jobs and doubling farmers' income by 2022 are areas awaiting government action.

POLITICS

 |  8-minute read
Loan waiver, Agrarian crisis

How farm loan waivers helped politicians reap a rich harvest

If all the states waived off the debt, it will cost the country Rs 3 lakh crore.

POLITICS

 |  8-minute read
Liberalisation, Agrarian crisis, Farmer suicides

A brief history of how India has failed its farmers

What happened to the solemn resolve of socialist democratic republic and to secure for its citizens justice, equality and fraternity?

MONEY

 |  6-minute read
Banks, Agrarian crisis, Indian Economy

Will moving out of banking system solve our economic problems?

It would help with three issues.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Agrarian crisis, Demonetisation, Aadhaar

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.