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Every policy and decision is grey, not black or white

July 7, 2011 – “The Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius said, ‘Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything...

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India’s Misunderstood Culture: Agriculture

Jul 1, 2011 – W. H. Moreland, the celebrated writer of From Akbar to Aurangzeb, commenting on the agrarian system...

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Food Inflation: Northwards Bound

May 1, 2011 – It hurts everyone every single day; almost every hour. It would be good to be able...

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Apthamu’s Ethiopia: Ethos and Ethics

May 1, 2011 – Here I am, sitting in the shade of a tree on my farm in village Punjkosi,...

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Farmers’ organisations can play a more constructive role

April 7, 2011 – “On trying to compile an endless suffering that farmers need to bear, one is left wondering...

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Hiatus between Words and Deeds

Mar 1, 2011 – “Agriculture development is central to our growth strategy. Measures taken during the current year have started...

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Fragmented Farms, Victimised Farmer

Mar 1, 2011 – Just 22 kilometres from the IT-driven city of Hyderabad, in village Ghamigoda, mandal Shamshabad, district Ranga...

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Rajni Devi’s Troubled Terrain The land and the loot; cow’s milk sans the cream

Jan 1, 2011 – A cross the Yamuna and the river Hindon, which now appears like a dirty drain, I...

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When Livestock Means Life

Jan 1, 2011 – Sometimes, the obvious needs to be stated. If indeed India is staring at food insecurity, every...

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