Free PDS rations is good economics and smart politics

Rajeev Deshpande

Decision will reduce food subsidy, help cushion impact of inflation on poor households as Covid time ration scheme is stopped

Payback Time for Xi

Hubris meets reality at China’s weakest moment

Revenge of the Metaphor

The counter-dreams of a generation have shattered the lies of Xi's state

Foodgrain assistance post-Covid a “political” call

Low rice, wheat stocks, declining economic need, may not justify continuation of PM Garib Kalyan Yojana beyond its sixth extension due to end in September

The Class of Covid

For Generation Z, the last two years have forced a shift in perspectives and priorities. A chronicle of how college students survived the pandemic

The Cultural Traveller

With the retreat of Covid, Indians are on the move again

Poverty Politics

How the number of the poor is sliding in India

Home Alone in Kerala

Lockdown satire by an insider outsider

Home Truths

On the eve of the second anniversary of the lockdown, a report on what has changed for the migrant worker and what hasn’t


Subscribe today and save up to 85% off the cover price