The vice chairman of the Aayog discusses concepts of planning, policymaking and ways to boost the country’s economic growth
The government wants to allow women to work in night shifts across all sectors. But will the economy benefit? And what about women?
The Daesh is about to be vanquished. Iraqi ambassador to India wants New Delhi to get involved in the reconstruction of his war-ravaged country
Fresh commitments made to end neglected tropical diseases. The stakes are high in India, where leprosy, dengue and chikungunya rage
Or, in search of lost money. What we can learn from past scandals and what we need to do to prevent them
Forgotten lessons from the Champaran satyagraha – India’s “first direct object-lesson in Civil Disobedience”, as its prime mover described it
Interview with Vikram Patel, psychiatrist and researcher
An ongoing mission in Karnataka shows the way to overcome challenges
Volunteers have helped villagers in Haryana’s Nuh district to have better access to government schemes. The initiative is worth replicating in other parts of the country
Is the model of payment banks flawed? Will they fade away like pagers?
Its past and future
Dead laws impose heavy burden and their costs outweigh their benefits and thus are in a need of simplification, amendments or repeals
Robots, automation, artificial intelligence, deep learning software and similar techno advances are supplanting humans globally and taking away jobs. What does the future spell for India?
Experts envisage an exciting era of robots, AI, drones, virtual reality and Internet of Things. But are we really prepared for Industrialisation 4.0, as the current transition is being called?
Punjab has revamped its Sewa Kendras, which allow the common man to access government services at one place via the digital platform. But more needs to be done
In conversation with author Chetan Bhagat