Khichdi economics: When Farm Policy is Designed to Fail

If indeed the disruptive and failed demonetization exercise — now being dismissed as a temporary setback for the government because...

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Unedited version of India Today article

On being falsely targeted all his life, Charan Singh fondly called ‘Choudhary Saheb’, had once remarked ‘this propaganda will cease...

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The failed farming classroom – Lessons Not Delivered; Not Learnt

The Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) is ostensibly all about being at the helm of co-ordinating, guiding and managing...

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The classroom and the field

Although autarky on Indian farms is a distant dream, as the 71st year of Independence dawns, penury-ridden farmers are still...

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A Dark Satire – Branding the farmer agitations ‘political’ betrays a lack of understanding

There is no proof required that economists commenting on farmer issues have reached an affliction point. When the counsellor one...

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Investing in the food value chain – EAT 2017

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Bharatiya Kisan Ko Gussa Kyon Aata Hai

The Indian farming scene does appear to be emerging straight from the pages of a black comedy. How else does...

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Fertilizing Farm Sector Woes

Agnotology is the name of the game. Stanford historian Robert Proctor coined this remarkable term to describe a state of...

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Unedited version of Indian Express article

The industry strategy on fertilizer subsidy remains similar to the classic Tabaco Industry response to Cancer claims since 1954. Robert...

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