Poverty

  • Junglistan's poverty line: Meal for Rs 12 is possible

    Life As It Is |  Rajesh Kumar
    Panchayat elections are almost a year away but already Junglistan is talking about them. Every day begins with a cup of chaya at Ittooppu's tea...

  • 12 rupee meal anyone?

    Dextra Aria |  Kajal Iyer
    Raj Babbar, in defense of the poverty figures, said that a full meal is available in Mumbai for 12 rupees. My colleague Shawan went out...

  • Finding chinks in Dr Binayak Sen's 'chronic famine' theory

    London Diary |  Sanjay Suri
    It's true rather than traitorous to acknowledge that India will not win many medals at the Olympics. In track and field events we are almost...

  • Poverty in limbo (dance)

    Chanakya's Chant |  Ashwin Sanghi
    Recently the government announced that poverty had declined in India. This had many people dancing (literally) with joy. To find out more, let Panditji tell...

  • Poverty line: Myths, perceptions and reality

    The Straight Drive |  Sriram Balasubramanian
    The Planning Commission is back in the news. The latest round of poverty levels that have been disclosed have created another debate in the country....

  • Poverty Line: Debate the mechanisms not just the 'line'

    The Straight Drive |  Sriram Balasubramanian
    The poverty debate in the country reached a fever pitch ever since the Planning Commission accepted Prof Tendulkar's report which kept the poverty line at...

  • 'I am ashamed as well'

    Write Corner |  Anubha Bhonsle
    Lots of things shame me about India (I take great pride in lots as well). For instance, farmers forced to commit suicide because ...

  • Facing inflation with dignity, but for how long?

    Storm Chaser |  Mahima Sharma
    This Sunday afternoon, it was all dripping with unexpected showers taking the national capital in its humid lap. A lazy afternoon that urged me to...

  • Every hungry stomach is a potential human bomb

    In Conversation |  Hemender Sharma
    The English dictionary defines a farmer as someone who operates a farm or cultivates land. Ownership of such land is inconsequential. If sixty-three years after...