The Indian Express

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A law for the farmer

“Until lions have their own historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter,” goes an old African proverb,...

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Farm policies for India

Farmers from across the country are out on Delhi’s streets agitating just as the deliberations for the 2018 budget are...

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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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Who Cares About Budget?

I took the night train to Delhi to participate in budget-day discussions and my co-passenger, who boarded the train in...

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Ghosts Of Ship-To-Mouth

Having inherited an unsustainable farm economy, made worse by bad monsoons and low international commodity prices, the government is struggling...

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Breadbasket To Basket Case

From the breadbasket of India, Punjab has become a basket-case economy. Endowed with ample water and good soil, Punjab’s happy,...

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Open up the debate

For over two decades, the conversation on farmer issues had languished. Realising the stupor a few years ago, agricultural issues...

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The Deepening Furrows

Successive governments have transformed an unevenly prosperous rural society to one which is evenly distressed. Small and marginal farmers now...

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