ubi for indian poor

Boon or bane? Universal basic income is not a poverty eradication tool

By rolling out the UBI, the government is washing its hands off the obligation of ensuring food, shelter, education, healthcare and social security. Read more »
India retail policy

India’s retail sector: Overcoming policy and structural challenges

The retail industry is undergoing a transition because of technological and policy changes as well as the entry of players like Reliance, Amazon, and Walmart. Read more »
coronavirus

Life vs business: The ethical dilemma of the pandemic era

The theory that populations achieve herd immunity when 10-20% get infected is rejected by most epidemiologists who stick to 60-70% threshold for the phenomenon. Read more »
IMF world economic outlook

Covid-19 will cause sharp fall in living standards, warns IMF

IMF says the Indian economy will fall by 10.3% in the current financial year, compared with 4.5% contraction predicted in June. Read more »
SDGs, biological and chemical weapons.

SDG agenda a pipe dream without sustainable peace, disarmament

Pressure on UN and governments is key to eliminating biological and chemical weapons. Linking SDGs to disarmament and an expanded Security Council can help. Read more »
Sweden fights covid19

Covid19: Lessons for India from Sweden’s disastrous tryst with coronavirus

The Modi government cannot claim success in its fight against the coronavirus, when the Indian effort is compared with those of its South Asian neighbours. Read more »
Online entrepreneurship education

Online entrepreneurship education in the times of Covid

In India, many students do not have access to smartphones, laptops and high-speed internet, posing a threat to quality online education for the masses. Read more »
Kerala model against covid-19 coronavirus infection

Kerala enters the critical stage in its fight against Covid-19

The state definitely needs a revised strategy for the next four weeks -- the government and the public need to act accordingly from now onwards. Read more »

RBI must pause rate cuts to anchor inflation expectations

Emerging markets need some kind of market-based capital flow management and macro-prudential measures as well as more exchange rate flexibility. Read more »
Indian farmer on bullock cart

Farm Bills 2020: Death warrant to mandis, end of small farms

In depth: The three farm bills are historic -- they would change agriculture sector beyond recognition. But they will lead the country into an uncertain future. Read more »