Case Study of Madhu - A Tribal from Kerala

In the evening of February 22, 2018, A 30 year old man named Madhu, a tribal from Attappadi, Kerala was severely beaten up by the mob who accused him of stealing food items which included rice. Althou...

Category: Minority Groups

by Aarti Salve | On 02 Mar 2018

In the Long Run We are Dead, says Keynes Amen, says the Government!

This is a dreamy and populist Budget talking high numbers while missing out on empirical realities. The irony is that, looked at closely, it has neither pleased the free market theorists nor has it do...

Category: India: Union and All Budgets

by K.R. Shyam Sundar | On 09 Feb 2018

Divisive Politics in Tamizh Nadu

While the Dravidian movement is surely a necessary counter to historical and even contemporary oppressive politics played by Brahmins and other upper castes, their militant politics and intellectual...

Category: Politics

by Shyam Sundar | On 01 Jan 2018

Now You, the Ciitizen, can Monitor Air Pollution! A Collaborative Experimental Initiative in Maharashtra

Citizens, journalists and policy makers can now find the state of industrial pollution in their areas with a click. They can log on to the MPCB website ( to access report cards of in...

Category: Environment: Industrial Pollution

by Aritra Chakrabarty | On 01 Feb 2018

Invoking the Science ‘mantra’ Once Again

It is not surprising that science and technology finds important mention in the Economic Survey indicating that the upcoming Union Budget may well sharply increase spending on it. But it is disappoin...

Category: India: Union and All Budgets

by Tanisha Parihar | On 01 Feb 2018

Social Infrastructure: Way Forward

The tenth chapter of Economic Survey 2018 has sown that investments in social infrastructure and human development has paid off well. The policies and schemes have also been mentioned in detail. The g...

Category: India: Union and All Budgets

by Lakshmi Priya | On 31 Jan 2018

Data Ecosystems for Sustainable Development: The Africa Data Revolution Report 2016

This report aims to serve as the foundation upon which the nations can create data eco-systems to serve developmental aims.

Category: Economy, Global

by Aritra Chakrabarty | On 01 Jan 2016

The Curious Case of Crèches: Whose Responsibility is it?

At the core of the argument for crèches, lie the notion of a child’s vulnerability and the shared responsibility of the parents and the State to ensure his/her protection. But how far have we managed...

Category: Environment and Labour

by Nimish Sany | On 16 Oct 2017

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness: Activist in Control

In the fleeting moments that the activist takes a backseat, the book is a joy to read.

Category: Media: Review Notes on Books

by Amrit B L S | On 16 Oct 2017

Ola and Uber failing to live up to the promises made

With mushrooming of commercial drivers, incomes are falling and expenses are rising. Unable to pay monthly loan instalments, cars are being seized, while contracted employees cannot quit. Will legal p...

Category: Employment, Urban

by Amrit B L S | On 29 Jun 2017