The Indian Express

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Union Budget 2018: A Step Forward

All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way”. In Anna Karenina, only if a...

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Potato portents

The crisis in the potato crop’s prices in two of the four years of the Modi government illustrate that farmers...

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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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