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Modi and Japan PM Shinzo Abe at the function in Ahmedabad to launch the project/Photo: UNI

Bullet train: Not At Full Speed

Above: Modi and Japan PM Shinzo Abe at the function in Ahmedabad to launch the project/Photo: UNI The overwhelming state power notwithstanding, farmers whose lands...
The Gurugram-based headquarters of PepsiCo India/Photo: hqcorporateoffice.com

Pepsi Lays Off

Above: The Gurugram-based headquarters of PepsiCo India/Photo: hqcorporateoffice.com Under pressure from the political class, farmers’ groups, activists and social media, the American soft drink and...
Farmers from different states at the Kisan Mukti March in Delhi. Led by the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee, they were demanding loan waivers and better prices for their produce/Photo: UNI

IT IS THE FARMER, STUPID!

Above: Farmers from different states at the Kisan Mukti March in Delhi. Led by the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee, they were demanding...
Farmers in Bengaluru protest against the Karnataka government while demanding a waiver of crop loans/Photo: UNI

Agriculture: Easing the Burden

Above: Farmers in Bengaluru protest against the Karnataka government while demanding a waiver of crop loans/Photo: UNI The Karnataka Debt Relief Bill, 2018, awaiting presidential...
Jantar Mantar Protests: A Fine Balance

Jantar Mantar Protests: A Fine Balance

Above: A Supreme Court bench of Justices AK Sikri (top) and Ashok Bhushan insisted on guidelines to regulate protests instead of banning them altogether The...
SWAMINATHAN REDUX

SWAMINATHAN REDUX

~By Inderjit Badhwar “Our cities are not India. India lives in her seven and a half lakh villages and the cities live upon the villages”—MK...
Farmers burn the stubble after harvesting/Photo Courtesy: Greenpeace

Stubble Burning in Punjab and Haryana: Burning Issue

Above: Farmers burn the stubble after harvesting/Photo Courtesy: Greenpeace Since it does not cause smog, the problems caused by smouldering stubble smoke during April-May might...
A PUNCH IN THE SNOUT

A PUNCH IN THE SNOUT

~By Inderjit Badhwar On June 1, 2018, a day after the BJP received a political drubbing in the bypolls across India, The Indian Express carried...
Farmers agitating at Wakodi village in Nagpur district. Photo: UNI

Farmers give two-day ultimatum to Fadnavis govt

Maharashtra farmers will be as active, if not more, than their Madhya Pradesh counterparts, they announced on June 8. Their organisation, the Swabhimani Shetkari...
Farmer loan waiver: New insurance and loan schemes revealed by ASG.

Farmer loan waiver: New insurance and loan schemes revealed by ASG

For insurance, a farmer has to bear 2 percent, with the government bearing the rest; landless farmers can join hands to form a group,...
Media watch: Latest happenings in the corridors of journalism

The Fourth Estate

The pressure to get an edge over competition compels media houses to go to some extreme lengths. Few, however, have taken it the extreme...
Crowds inside a bank awaiting their turn for exchanging the notes after demonetization move. Photo: UNI

The Customer is No Longer King

Will targeting account holders and charging them fees rescue banks from the crisis of bad loans amounting to a total loss of Rs 10...
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Urjit Patel speaks during a news conference after the bi-monthly monetary policy review on October 4, 2016. Photo: UNI

Demonetization: Did the RBI Goof-up?

The PM’s demonetization plan is a political and economic masterstroke but it could boomerang due to lack of preparedness on the part of India’s...
The harvest season just got over and normal to near-normal monsoon meant a rich crop yield. Photo: UNI

Bitter Harvest

The rural economy is devastated. The cash crunch has hit rural areas particularly hard since banking penetration is very low. And the crisis has...

Safety Net for Farmers?

The new insurance scheme for farmers comes as a ray of hope, but it has to be implemented properly if its full potential has...

'farmers' - 15 News Results

Modi and Japan PM Shinzo Abe at the function in Ahmedabad to launch the project/Photo: UNI

Bullet train: Not At Full Speed

Above: Modi and Japan PM Shinzo Abe at the function in Ahmedabad to launch the project/Photo: UNI The overwhelming state power notwithstanding, farmers whose lands...
The Gurugram-based headquarters of PepsiCo India/Photo: hqcorporateoffice.com

Pepsi Lays Off

Above: The Gurugram-based headquarters of PepsiCo India/Photo: hqcorporateoffice.com Under pressure from the political class, farmers’ groups, activists and social media, the American soft drink and...
Farmers from different states at the Kisan Mukti March in Delhi. Led by the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee, they were demanding loan waivers and better prices for their produce/Photo: UNI

IT IS THE FARMER, STUPID!

Above: Farmers from different states at the Kisan Mukti March in Delhi. Led by the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee, they were demanding...
Farmers in Bengaluru protest against the Karnataka government while demanding a waiver of crop loans/Photo: UNI

Agriculture: Easing the Burden

Above: Farmers in Bengaluru protest against the Karnataka government while demanding a waiver of crop loans/Photo: UNI The Karnataka Debt Relief Bill, 2018, awaiting presidential...
Jantar Mantar Protests: A Fine Balance

Jantar Mantar Protests: A Fine Balance

Above: A Supreme Court bench of Justices AK Sikri (top) and Ashok Bhushan insisted on guidelines to regulate protests instead of banning them altogether The...
SWAMINATHAN REDUX

SWAMINATHAN REDUX

~By Inderjit Badhwar “Our cities are not India. India lives in her seven and a half lakh villages and the cities live upon the villages”—MK...
Farmers burn the stubble after harvesting/Photo Courtesy: Greenpeace

Stubble Burning in Punjab and Haryana: Burning Issue

Above: Farmers burn the stubble after harvesting/Photo Courtesy: Greenpeace Since it does not cause smog, the problems caused by smouldering stubble smoke during April-May might...
A PUNCH IN THE SNOUT

A PUNCH IN THE SNOUT

~By Inderjit Badhwar On June 1, 2018, a day after the BJP received a political drubbing in the bypolls across India, The Indian Express carried...
Farmers agitating at Wakodi village in Nagpur district. Photo: UNI

Farmers give two-day ultimatum to Fadnavis govt

Maharashtra farmers will be as active, if not more, than their Madhya Pradesh counterparts, they announced on June 8. Their organisation, the Swabhimani Shetkari...
Farmer loan waiver: New insurance and loan schemes revealed by ASG.

Farmer loan waiver: New insurance and loan schemes revealed by ASG

For insurance, a farmer has to bear 2 percent, with the government bearing the rest; landless farmers can join hands to form a group,...
Media watch: Latest happenings in the corridors of journalism

The Fourth Estate

The pressure to get an edge over competition compels media houses to go to some extreme lengths. Few, however, have taken it the extreme...
Crowds inside a bank awaiting their turn for exchanging the notes after demonetization move. Photo: UNI

The Customer is No Longer King

Will targeting account holders and charging them fees rescue banks from the crisis of bad loans amounting to a total loss of Rs 10...
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Urjit Patel speaks during a news conference after the bi-monthly monetary policy review on October 4, 2016. Photo: UNI

Demonetization: Did the RBI Goof-up?

The PM’s demonetization plan is a political and economic masterstroke but it could boomerang due to lack of preparedness on the part of India’s...
The harvest season just got over and normal to near-normal monsoon meant a rich crop yield. Photo: UNI

Bitter Harvest

The rural economy is devastated. The cash crunch has hit rural areas particularly hard since banking penetration is very low. And the crisis has...

Safety Net for Farmers?

The new insurance scheme for farmers comes as a ray of hope, but it has to be implemented properly if its full potential has...

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