articles by Arghya Bhaskar

India

Karnataka HC verdict on RRB reserve list shows how government job aspirants suffer due to institutional apathy

If India really wants to deal with unemployment, then all institutions and bodies associated with employment ought to be thoroughly inspected by the State for any discrepancy in the process

India

Starvation stares poor in the face as PDS fails to safeguard Indians' Right to Food

In the latest development in the Koili Devi vs Union of India case, the Supreme Court has sought the Centre’s response to the plea that 'three crore ration cards are gone'

India

Jharkhand and homes without maps: Puny process of clearance at the heart of this mammoth developmental issue

In April 2011, the BJP-JMM coalition informed the Jharkhand HC that 1.4 lakh houses of total 1.7 lakh houses in Ranchi are built without any kind of map clearance. This means that almost 90% homes were built without layout /map clearance.

India

Jharkhand exits 2017 TPA: Amid rising federal tensions, question is who will pay 'bijli ka bill'

Jharkhand announced its exit from a Tripartite Agreement (TPA) between the state, Government of India (GOI) and Reserve Bank of India (RBI) after the cabinet approval. The TPA was invoked after the state government failed to clear its outstanding dues to Damodar Valley Corporation

India

Punjab wastes chance to frame path-breaking farm laws; neglects ancillary workers, protects land holding farmers

In a quest to oppose what the state considers as Centre's hegemony, Punjab brings out three farm bills but crippled with bureaucratic clog and little creativity.

India

New farm laws fail to shed flawed British legacy; red-tapism, disguised middlemen will leave poor farmers high and dry

In the present Farm Produces Act, the state governments have not been given any real operational charge in the newly formulated system of trading.

India

JEE-NEET amid COVID: No surprise NTA sidelined students' concerns; system built to cater to candidates in privileged positions

It is evident that only a particular class of students are privileged enough to have access to resources during the times of COVID while others have no choice but to watch from the sidelines

India

NEP's private participation push, disregard for caste and gender show it as little more than echo of past policies

All our education policies have been reflective of Macaulay’s idea of creating a class of people willing to serve a larger authority.