Journalist | Development Economics, Public Policy | Occasionally on Al Jazeera, France 24 and quoted in NYT | Associate Editor, The Hindustan Times | Formerly with Outlook news magazine
Gujarat results: Trends throw up rural-urban split in voting pattern
Clearly, the decline in the BJP’s seats and dissent among farmers was not enough to have caused a major upset for the party. The Congress, on the other hand, tapped into rural votes but it did not make up for its lack of inroads in urban belts.
Populism and metro trains
The fuss over Delhi Metro’s fare hike is a test case of how to run such fast-spreading networks
Soil health cards help reduce fertiliser overuse
Indian farmers, who commonly overuse fertilisers in almost everything they grow, are being slowly nudged away from the dangerous practice, resulting in productivity gains, a study of the national soil-health-card scheme has shown.
25 Years of India's Economic Reforms: Part I
Post-Modi, has India's politics shifted gears, from caste and social assertion to individual aspirations? Hang on, policy isn't replacing politics just yet, unlike in, say, Singapore
With growth falling off a cliff and pessimism taking hold, there are now signs that Modinomics is set to change course. In the offing are a series of measures to handhold the economy. Is there a ‘Modinomics 2.0’ in the making?
Modinomics On A Roll
In its quest for growth, the govt is looking to structurally alter Asia's third-largest economy. What's in store?
Smothering the Smog
Delhi's -- and the country's -- first tailored plan to fight pollution is ready. Unlikely to be a panacea, it aims at preventing the bad from getting worse
India's quake detectors fall into disuse for 8 months
Millions at risk due to a bureaucratic turf war
The Test Of A New Track
Akhilesh Yadav has spun a narrative of development. How has UP fared under him?
Prudence Over Populism?
Nothing outlandish. Nothing damaging either. Finance minister Arun Jaitley’s fourth budget was a surprisingly measured one
Israel’s Forever War and the Fecundity of Hope – The Quest by Zia Haq – Medium
On the wooden deck of Tel Aviv’s revamped seafront, Bayit Banamal, the good times roll.
25 Years of India's economic Reforms: Part III
Why India's farms need a new deal: Agricultural growth can cut poverty twice as fast as industrial growth.
25 Years of India's economic Reforms: Part II
India could be another US soon, but that will be a matter of concern because we are talking in terms of rising inequality here
Islamic banking to make India debut in PM Modi's home state Gujarat
What does it mean for the economy?