Editorial

Squinted Lenses for Cost: Benefit Analysis

The Pune Metro could cost a whopping `15,000 crore.Touting it as an achievement are economists and policy makers, making one...

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Double or Quits

Doubling farm incomes is a planned gamble where the odds are stacked against the farmer. For the farmer, quitting is...

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Yet Again; Time To Reap A Bitter Harvest

‘There are no facts, only interpretations’ – Friedrich Nietzsche This is the time of the year when minimum support price...

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Contradictions Around Doubling Farm Incomes

The Prime Minister has promised to double farm incomes in six years. Agriculture economists argue that this would be impossible...

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Consult for Change; Not to Validate Errors

“Man’s capacity for self-deception is immeasurably greater than that for deceiving others”. — Mahatma Gandhi, 1945 The Father of the...

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Paying the Plutocrat; Impoverishing the Ploughman

The 7th Pay Commission recommendations are expected to grant one lakh salaried employees and pensioners additional annual benefits of Rs....

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Night without end for famers

October 16 is celebrated as “World Food Day” and policy makers from across the world gathered at the Milan Expo...

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Death in the Time of Date

First they lowered the monetary poverty threshold to prove that poverty had been reduced. They subsequently changed how the gross...

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Farmer Fogives; Nation Fogets

Set in an agrarian economy, the Bhagwad Gita’s teachings reflect an ‘occupational’ mindset, as it were: “Keep working without worrying...

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