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Work In Progress: Job Promises That Drive Elections In India

Work In Progress: Job Promises That Drive Elections In India

21 February, 2022

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

Is Job Creation Only A Government Responsibility?

Is Job Creation Only A Government Responsibility?

21 February, 2022 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


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

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

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21 February, 2022

Employment And The Dalit Equation

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


21 February, 2022

Who Is Accountable For India’s Rising Joblessness?

Ashutosh Bhardwaj

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.


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

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


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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?


14 February, 2022

The Politics Of Statues And The Various Gazes

Chinki Sinha

Why are some statues built and others defaced? Why does no one ever build the statue of a working class man? Why are female statues shaped for the male gaze?


14 February, 2022

Decolonising Our Icons, One Statue At A Time

Rakesh Sinha

The proposed statue of Subhas Chandra Bose at India Gate is a ‘big idea’ whose time has come


14 February, 2022

How Goa Trashed The Legacy Of Former CM Manohar Parrikar

Vivek Menezes

Even compared with the most abject annals of misgovernance in India, it’s hard to get worse than what happened in Panjim in the wake of Parrikar’s absence at the helm, followed by his untimely demise.


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.


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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


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.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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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