Agriculture

OPEN TO OPINION

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Agriculture, Maharashtra, Farm distress, Farmers

Why video of farmer destroying crops has gone viral

Governments respond to farm crisis as a political problem, by announcing loan waivers.

MONEY

 |  4-minute read
Agriculture, Healthcare, Arun Jaitley, Union Budget 2018-19

Budget 2018: Did Arun Jaitley just sell us a lemon?

As usual, the government is just distracting us with promises and hoping to stave off the inevitable - popular discontent.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read

VOICES

 |  5-minute read
India, Protests, Agriculture, Farming

Everyone is bored of farmer suicides

There is a sense of reductionism to the way we present a crisis.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Farmers, NITI Aayog, Income Tax, Agriculture

Whatever good NITI Aayog was created for is yet to show

The latest proposal to tax farmers should have a broader plan to increase their income first.

MONEY

 |  4-minute read

POLITICS

 |   Long-form
Uttar Pradesh polls, Farmer suicides, Agriculture

Modi's harebrained loan waiver plan will leave UP farmers in ruin

Such band-aids in the past have crippled Indian farming and helped governments avoid uncomfortable reforms.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read

LIFE

 |  Fortune Cookie  |  3-minute read
The Market Place, Pesticides, India, Agriculture

What a visit to Kolkata taught me about chemical-free agriculture

Traditional farmers are repositories of ancient wisdom that has helped agriculture remain sustainable over the centuries.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Agriculture, Rural India

Why don't we talk enough about these brave women running rural India?

They are stories not of a country's doom but stories of a country's will to survive.