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Midday Meal

THE ENIGMA OF MIDDAY MEAL

September 17, 2019

Midday meals’ problems need permanent political priority and financial allocation. They are also a healthy blow to the existing inequalities of class, gender and caste. Having said this, India still has a long way to go in realising the full potential of midday meals. It should not miss out on this opportunity of becoming more economically and socially advanced.

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UBI

UBI: The maze nobody is willing to enter

August 27, 2019

With about 60% of the Indian Population involved in agricultural work and agrarian distress being an omnipresent issue, it’s high time for the Government to recognize and deliver a means to the section of individuals that will curb inequality to a considerable extent.

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Duflo Esther

Book Review: Poor Economics by Esther Duflo and Abhijit V. Banerjee

August 18, 2019

The battle against global poverty has been going on for decades now and has been a topic of debate amongst various personalities including politicians and celebrities. Yet, as we all know, the problem remains. The book, ‘Poor Economics’ by Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo, tries to explain a few reasons as to why the problem seems to be ubiquitous, especially in third world countries.

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Capital

How Capitalism can make itself work for everyone?

July 18, 2019

A prosperous society, that can support general affluence for EVERY citizen, is achievable because, fortunately, in the near term, we can begin to grow our way out of the lingering, if not swelling unemployment and underemployment by increasing our investment significantly as a ratio of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) resulting in double-digit growth, while simultaneously broadening private, individual ownership of future income-producing productive capital investments, thus initiating the process of empowering EVERY child, woman, and man to build, over time, a viable capital wealth estate and reap the income generated.

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Indian farmer

Why rural distress in India needs more than quick fixes

July 18, 2019

Rural demography and its realities have been studied in India, from two broad lenses – the first one, which evaluates the economic parameters of the agrarian society and the others, being sociologists, who were keen to study inter-caste dynamics and family relations.

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Do we need hierarchies: In government and beyond?

June 15, 2019

Many researchers, in the past, have investigated the underlining relationship between
hierarchies and productivity in organizations. I am particularly interested in how hierarchies
play their part in Government set-ups and if at all it enhances or negatively affects
productivity.

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Everest

What accounts for an increasing number of deaths on Mount Everest?

June 15, 2019

The photograph clicked by the seasoned climber Nirmal Purja has dismayed the social media by showing the line of brightly dressed climbers on 28,000- foot Cornice Traverse, a knife-edge ridge. Earlier climbing Mount Everest was much less attempted but today at any given time we can witness many climbers reaching the summit when the weather is favourable

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Capital

How Capitalism can make itself work for everyone?

June 15, 2019

This will necessarily entail a discussion of how the system is structured, as the policies and rules make a big difference in whether or not EVERY citizen has an equal opportunity to succeed. At the core of the problem are barriers that inhibit or prevent ordinary people from succeeding.

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Happiness

Demographic Dividend, Unemployment and the Missing Women

May 12, 2019

he average age of India’s population in 2020 will be 28 years and India would be the homeland to the largest working population and yet the fear grasps our imagination whether we will miss our demographic dividend!

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Poverty

Poverty, Inequality, and Politics: Are we missing the link?

May 12, 2019

Actors, in any society, who share similar interests, bond together and after holding considerable representation, power and wealth, mobilize less advantaged groups. Representation drives politics and mobilization of the less privileged translated into welfare schemes.

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