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High On Hope: The Widening Gap Between Aspiration And Job Opportunity

High On Hope: The Widening Gap Between Aspiration And Job Opportunity

21 February, 2022 Mayank Jain Parichha

On the eve of polls, educated Purvanchal youth are in a bind – whether to vote for caste and creed or choose job security by sacrificing their core convictions

The Truth About Manual Scavenging In India

The Truth About Manual Scavenging In India

21 February, 2022 Asad Ashraf

Decades after Independence and despite its leaps in science and technology, India is yet to find an alternative for manual scavenging


Is India Headed For A Demographic Disaster?

India could be well staring at a demographic disaster and Bihar could be at the centre of the disquiet over joblessness

Employment And The Dalit Equation

Employment And The Dalit Equation

21 February, 2022 Amit Thorat

The pandemic and the job cuts that came with it led to a double exclusion of the dalits, who anyway have limited options for employment


Who Is Accountable For India’s Rising Joblessness?

Is unemployment an economic issue or a governance failure? Is unemployment a true reflection of the actual rate of joblessness in the country? We explore.

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21 February, 2022

Living On The Edge: The Pandemic And Its Axe On The Migrant Workers

Haima Deshpande

The migrant workers, the fringe labourers and the last man, it has been a testing time for the lot as the pandemic took away every ounce of security from their lives.


21 February, 2022

Despite Market Reforms, India’s Job Market Has Only Gone Bad To Worse

Kamalika Ghosh

Why have erstwhile reforms failed to help India generate jobs and gainfully employ its skilled youth?


21 February, 2022

Jobless, Hopeless: India’s Nowhere Generation

Abdul Shaban

They don’t have jobs nor do they have direction. There is an increasing discontent among the youth of India


21 February, 2022

Is Entrepreneurship A Viable Alternative To Jobs?

Sabina Dewan

How practical is it to aspire to be self-employed? Does it pay off for all those who venture? What are the pitfalls?


21 February, 2022

The Post-Pandemic Budget And The Rural Distress

Ashutosh Sharma

Instead of providing employment, experts believe the post-pandemic Union budget is likely to deepen the distress in the rural economy


21 February, 2022

Is Job Creation Only A Government Responsibility?

Bibek Debroy

A more important role the government has in the matter of job creation is that of building an ecosystem conducive to creation of jobs


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21 February, 2022

Work In Progress: Job Promises That Drive Elections In India

The promised jobs are yet to materialise and India’s unemployment problem continues to grow bigger.


14 February, 2022

How Statue Wars Became A Prominent Feature Of Indian Political Landscape

Kajri Jain

An exclusive extract from Kajri Jain’s book, ‘Gods In The Time Of Democracy’


14 February, 2022

Deciphering Mayawati’s Monumental Pride

Ashutosh Sharma

Dalits have crafted unique visual metaphors to assert their identity and mark their place in politics and BSP played a big role in the process.


14 February, 2022

Bigger, Taller, Higher: Mumbai’s Fascination For Skyscraper Statues

Haima Deshpande

The world’s tallest statue, of Shivaji Maharaj, will be the jewel in Maximum City’s crown


14 February, 2022

Can Statues Teach Us About History? Do They Tell The Truth?

Kushal Poddar

The statues mark a point of time; time removes them; the new statues represent some different ideology; common men and onlookers remain unchanged beyond their individual lifetime and psyche.


14 February, 2022

Bigger, Taller, Wider: Size Matters When It Comes To Statues

Mayank Jain Parichha

In a contest of sorts, some recent announcements around statues show how each one is being built to be bigger than the other


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14 February, 2022

The Cost Of Piety, A Mirzapur Dirge

Umesh Kumar

Sandstone mining, to build the Ayodhya temple among others, provides vital employment, but endangers lives, livelihoods and the environment


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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