New Grain Theory

Lhendup G Bhutia

Fresh evidence shows how India pipped China to rice cultivation about nine millennia ago

Bitter Sugar

A crisis of oversupply has resulted in Rs 23,000 crore arrears owed to sugarcane farmers, a powerful political constituency that could make its discontent felt in next year’s General Election

Back to the Scorched Earth

A group of Tamil farmers made national headlines one year ago by kicking off a series of absurd protests in Delhi. V Shoba meets key characters from the landmark agitation who are back in their villages battling an unending farm crisis

A Budget for Bharat

In the year before the general election the finance minister did what was expected.

Anger Management

The Government will have to balance the tide of agrarian unrest and manage its finances

Size Is a Deception

Learning from the social life of Leafcutter Ants

Fire on the Farm

Agricultural loan waivers may buy some political space but they make for poor economics

No Relief From Debt Relief

The conundrum with loan waivers

A Harvest of Distress

Farmers are on the brink and the tragedy of Sangrur tells us why

A Cry in the Wilderness

What do women want? We listen to desperate voices, from labourers to rape survivors, in Bundelkhand


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