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Economics of Empathy and the Rising Disdain for Welfare

Modern-day economics that is also anti-welfarist in nature is devoid of human concerns. Reactions on social media on the ongoing farmers' protests in India reaffirm this.

India’s New Farm Laws Could Render Winter Harvest Festivals Irrelevant

By breaking up rural agrarian communities and handing over land to corporates, the new laws could forever invalidate harvest festivals like Lohri, Sankranti, Bihu and Pongal.

How Andhra Pradesh Is Writing a Dairy Success Story

The entry of diary giant, Amul, into Andhra Pradesh will only give a fillip to the Jagan Mohan Reddy government's plan to boost the state's rural economy through milk production.

How Successive Governments, from Congress to BJP, Ruined India’s Agrarian Economy

The massive farmers' protest that is currently underway in India is only a climactic manifestation of years of decay brought about by greater corporatisation of Indian agriculture.

Farmers’ Protest: Punjab Deserves Greater Say in International Trade and Foreign Policy

It isn't just about three farm laws. Indian Punjab wants greater trade relations with Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asia.

Podcast | What Is India’s Farmer Agitation Really About?

In this episode, Punjabi writer and freelance journalist, Amandeep Sandhu, unpacks the ongoing protests in North India over three controversial agrarian laws.

Online Gig Workers, Lifesavers During COVID-19 Pandemic in India, Have Precarious Lives

Online 'freelance' workers, such as those working with app-based services, kept Indian cities going during the harsh COVID-19 lockdown. But they remain vulnerable to exploitation and uncertainty.

A Different Kind of Border War

When thousands of farmers from Punjab protesting against new farm laws attempted to reach New Delhi, they faced warlike resistance from the Indian government at two inter-state borders.

To Create Jobs, India Needs a Comprehensive National Employment Policy

India has been clocking dismal employment growth rates since a few years now, only made wore by the COVID-19 pandemic. A multi-dimensional national policy is the need of the hour.

Is 2016 a Prudent Choice for India’s New CPI-Industrial Workers Base Year?

The Labour Bureau's choice of a new base year, and the manner and timing of the change, raises more than one pertinent questions.