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Digitizing Education in India: Educating the Educators

November 26, 2019

To say that India is still in the nascent stages of digitizing education is an understatement. Our cultural mindset makes us way too comfortable with the traditional brick and mortar system of education rather than readily adapt to digitized and unbundled education format.

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Unpaid Care Economy – A long-ignored issue

October 10, 2019

However, what recent data suggests is the non-compliance of Feminisation U-hypothesis, about the effects on the unpaid care economy. It happens when women with higher education in urban areas are withdrawing from the labour force, rather than devoting their time to their paid work.

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एक भुला दिया गया पैगम्बर: प्रश्न गाँधी की प्रासंगिकता का

October 2, 2019

वह शिकायत करती है कि उन्हें लगता था कि आख़िरकार ईश्वर को भी एक अच्छे और ताकतवर इंसान में भरोसा करना होगा, पर इस सदी में इंसान अच्छा और ताकतवर एक साथ नहीं हो पाया। मेरे विचार में गाँधी बीसवीं सदी के अच्छे एवं ताकतवर इंसान तो थे पर ईश्वर या यूँ कहे कि मानवता ने उनके ऊपर विश्वास करने से इंकार कर दिया।

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Understanding the Phenomena Called ‘Middlemen’

September 15, 2019

The middlemen thus give traction to voices that would otherwise be not heard owing to their distance from the state that still exists. They enable thousands, if not millions to avail social protection that is guaranteed as laws.

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THE ENIGMA OF MIDDAY MEAL

September 15, 2019

The worsening conditions of malnourishment amongst school children make it pivotal for us to know the importance of invigorating such schemes in our country.

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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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