But for whom? Ground reports from Chandigarh and Puducherry, where a pilot project is on, are not encouraging

Interview with ULFA leader Anup Chetia


ULFA leader Anup Chetia is back in India and engaged in peace talks with the government.

JNU Row: Not in order


Delhi HC order in Kanhaiya’s case imposes pre-censorship on free speech, lays vague conditions for bail, criminalises thought and virtually puts blame on teachers for not guiding students

And the newsfaker of the year award goes to…


Truth, facts, norms are mere collateral damage as a section of TV news channels go to war on ‘nationalism’

Encountering truth


Ishrat Jahan’s family’s long, grim and daily fight to come to terms with reality goes on as old allegations are revived

Housing is a human right: Leilani Farha


Interview with UN`s Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as component of the right to an adequate standard of living

When the law is reluctant to play Cupid


The process of civil marriage – once a simple affair – has become cumbersome; even challenging

State of confusion


Despite 95% Aadhaar coverage, Puducherry is struggling to administer cash transfer scheme in four of its districts

An idea whose time hasn’t come


The pilot project in Chandigarh reveals fault lines that may create new problems for the poor

Securing two square meals


Technology is changing the way FCI manages food supply chain. It can also pave way for DBT of food grain to the poorest

Interview with Jean Dreze


As a development economist, he shares his thoughts on DBT, Aadhaar, and cash transfer under the National Food Security Act, 2013

Baseless Aadhaar


The bill doesn`t provide recourse in case of denial of service, provides executive monitoring instead of parliamentary oversight

‘Good governance’, but through subterfuge!


Aadhaar is finally getting the sanctity of a law but on disputable grounds

How not to disinvest


NITI Aayog has been given a key role to get disinvestment going. But experts criticise the move

Interview with Secretary, IT, Delhi


RFP for Delhi Wi-Fi project soon

The new digital blueprint for social change


Blockchain databases and bitcoin exchanges are bringing new logic of crowdsourced funding for civil society organisations

In conversation with tabla player Anuradha Pal

On a personal note

Her experience of having excelled in a male-dominated field