‘Indigenous tribal communities: Refashioning Development’ – An article that appeared in Deccan Herald dated 27 July 17

Refashioning tribal devlpt DH July 29, 2017

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A few months ago, the Chhattisgarh government made an announcement that it will now provide 35 kg rice at the doorstep of each tribal family. A thousand kms away, the Karnataka government was grappling with solving the issue of land that the tribals from Diddadahalli had occupied and were claiming as their rightful due.… Continue reading

My article on the Union Budget 2016 in today’s Deccan Herald

The Union budget of India arouses not only interest but passionate debate across the country.  From Corporate czars to the experts on television shows to the man on the street, everyone likes to comment on the Union Budget.  Each one tends to see it from their own perspective and form opinions that are driven by both objective and subjective analysis.… Continue reading

Measuring the 1st year performance of Mr Modi’s Government*

*This is a longer version of the article that first appeared in today’s Deccan Herald on page 9.  See attachment below

It is now a year since a new Government has been sworn. The hunger for change, the restlessness of the youth and the oratorical skills of Sri Narendra Modi paid electoral dividends for the BJP and today the Government will be measured by how many of their expectations could be reasonably fulfilled. … Continue reading

Measuring our Prime Minister by the Sociological transformation that he is trying to lead

Many newspapers and TV channels are discussing the 100 days of the Modi Government. Every commentator on the subject seems to have a view on how the Government should or needs to be run. The byline Achche Din Aanewale Hain (the good days are coming) seems to mean different things to different people depending on who is using it.… Continue reading