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 |  Off the Record: Where Politics and Economics Meet  |  5-minute read
Universal Basic Income, MGNREGA, World Bank, Rahul Gandhi

Do we really want to give our youth free money?

Rahul Gandhi’s move to ensure minimum income guarantee (MIG) for the poor is well-intentioned. But it could damage the psychology of a nation which is proud of its demographic dividend.


 |  Off the Record: Where Politics and Economics Meet  |  3-minute read
MGNREGA, Rajasthan elections, Public distribution system, Vasundhara Raje

Rajasthan elections: Why Vasundhara Raje needs to amplify her message for women voters to make a comeback

Most women said they would vote but their decision of whom to vote for would be taken by the men in their families – husband, brother or son.


 |  8-minute read
Narendra Modi, Ujjwala scheme, MGNREGA, Modi government

How Modi government has ushered in an era of transparency in governance

By using technology, the government has ensured corruption is weeded out and the benefits of welfare schemes reach the poor in the country.


 |  4-minute read
Rural India, Rural poor, MGNREGA

Forget GST disaster, alarming that Modi government is barely left with MGNREGA funds

It is ironic that Mahatma Gandhi’s name was added to the scheme.


 |  4-minute read
Narendra Modi, Demonetisation, MGNREGA, Unemployment

Modi-Shah should admit demonetisation robbed Indians of jobs

How much currency has been replaced? How much is the deficit? How much black money has been unearthed? No answer.


 |  The Bigger Picture  |  4-minute read
GDP, BJP, MGNREGA, Jobs Creation

Youth in India faces a massive job crisis, government must act now

The country needs to generate one million jobs a month to meet the demand.


 |  4-minute read
MGNREGA, Demonetisation, Narendra Modi

Enough earthquake jokes, Modi must come clean on demonetisation in Lok Sabha

PM was high on rhetoric and low on facts, as usual.


 |  5-minute read
Narendra Modi, Arun Jaitley, Union Budget 2017, MGNREGA

Is the ‘highest ever MGNREGA allocation’ the biggest sham of #UnionBudget2017?

It’s a claim laced with half-truths.


 |  Angiography  |  13-minute read
MGNREGA, Poverty, PDS, Universal Basic Income

Is India ready for a universal basic income scheme?

While there seems to be a consensus on the idea behind this ambitious project, experts widely differ on its implementation at the cost of existing subsidies.


 |  4-minute read
Growth, MGNREGA, Indian Economy

MGNREGA to bad loans, why India is staring at a weaker economy

Neither slogans nor quick fix solutions will work today.