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Why the Poor vote for Modi, and Rich vote for Left

Why are the poor turning Right instead of turning toward far-Left parties, ponders Pranab Bardhan. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   Some decades back the typical voting pattern in......

Jaipur Literature Festival kicks off at Diggi Palace

Soulful strains of classical music wafted through the chilly air as the ninth edition of the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival kicked off in Jaipur on Thursday at its usual venue, the sun-kissed Diggi......

'There will be social unrest in India'

'Growth is predicated on the misery of large sections of people.' 'Maybe Hindutva will be used to suppress any such unrest. Maybe this is the agenda of rising fascism in India. 'Modi wants the......

Confronting a new world order

India has some ability to influence what the world order will look like, but it needs to make structural changes to the ministries of external affairs and commerce, and evolve formal coordination......

India among the world's most unequal nations: Report

India stands out as a poor and very unequal country, with the top 1 per cent of the population holding more than one-fifth of the total national income in 2021 and the bottom half just 13 per cent,......

Govt releases 5 survey reports but holds back study it junked

The government’s decision to release the reports comes two days after over 200 scholars from across the globe issued a statement demanding release of all withheld reports produced by the NSO,......

Top executives earn 3,000 times more than average staff

The top companies with a striking gap in pay between the senior-most executives and median employees in 2017-2018 belonged mostly to sectors such as information technology, auto and engineering,......

Time to focus more on inequality than growth

A new study shows that the bottom half of the population enjoyed only 15 per cent of national income in 2013-14, down sharply from 24 per cent in the early 1980s. And, while average incomes over......

How Modi can solve India's Poverty Problem

'Just as the BJP has been harnessing the power of religion for political purposes, Modi needs to harness the power of religious and corporate institutions for poverty alleviation,' says T C A......

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Coming to India and making

Success in manufacturing is not just about being cheap - cheap labour, cheap land, cheap power...
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