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Narendra Modi, Farmers, Economics, Politics

Interpreting Budget 2019: Politics has overwhelmed the rationality of economics

Budget 2019 has proved to be a political statement, more than an survey of economic facts.


 |  The Castaways  |  6-minute read
Sudharak olwe, Caste Discrimination, Farmers, Dalit artists

In India, art is about the higher classes. Dalit artists are ignored or their work is called 'activism': Padma Shri artist Sudharak Olwe

Inspired by farmers' protests, Olwe is working on a new project, 'Photographers for Famers'. While documenting shocking caste oppression or gender violence, Olwe is motivated by struggles against power and giving back to the community.


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Farmers, Captain Amarinder Singh, Punjab, Stubble burning

Why Punjab farmers are defying NGT orders on stubble burning

Often targeted by the state pollution control board, Punjab’s farmers feel victimised as cases against them are being registered for burning paddy straws.


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Economy, Farmers, Rural distress, MSP

Why India’s rural distress has an acute urban problem

Even high support price for crops is unlikely to solve the issue.


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Farmers, GDP, Modi government, Agricultural crisis

Why declining share of agriculture in GDP should worry Modi government

The farmers are feeling cheated.


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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.


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Farmers, UIDAI, Supreme Court, Aadhaar

Risks of SC refusing extension of deadline for Aadhaar linkage for welfare schemes and subsidies

The order has not taken into consideration the plight of farmers.


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Farmers, Election, Modi, Union Budget 2018-19

Budget 2018: Will betting on farmers work for Modi government?

India Today cover story analyses if big promises are actually enough to accelerate economic growth.


 |  Sunny Side Down  |  3-minute read
Panchayati Raj, Farmers, K Chandrasekhar Rao, 2019 Assembly elections

How Telangana CM Chandrasekhar Rao is gearing up for 2019 Assembly polls

TRS has adopted a please-all approach to reach out to both farmers and caste groups.


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Gujarat, Maharashtra, Loan waiver, Farmers

Gujarat election results prove farm crisis will haunt BJP

The party seems to have forgotten the lessons from its 'India Shining' debacle in 2004.