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MGNREGA: The Silent Revolution

January 21, 2020

The passbook that she showed me was absorbed in the dirt with many stains and inappropriate folding’s. It was not just a passbook for her it was a symbol of economic independence. I turned on my scooter and left the village with the thought of silent revolution the MGNREGA is carrying out in lakhs of Indian villages.

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Capital

Why the GDP is the wrong yardstick to measure prosperity

January 16, 2020

From a GDP perspective, nuclear warheads do just as well as hospital beds or apple pie. -David Pilling, Author of the Growth Delusion

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Power to the People? The journey of FRA in Himachal Pradesh

December 8, 2019

If we see the implementation at the district level, where the act is finally going to get approved the non-compliance due to the ‘pressure’ by the State government in the name of development questions the very fundamental idea of ‘development, where people are not empowered to have legal backing for there voice when the same voice is going to challenge the so called development discourse of the state.

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Demand and supply trends affecting the future of work

December 8, 2019

Work, worker and workplace- these three terminologies are undergoing a massive transformation today, spurred by the three forces of change- technology, demography and customer empowerment.

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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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