Articles by Prasanna Mohanty
Dec 19, 2018
Bulandshahr violence: Governance takes backseat in UP as Yogi Adityanath govt makes mockery of law and orderThis open display of hostility towards one community and undermining of the process of justice are not only creating deep fissures in society but also demoralising honest police officers and jeopardising professionalism in the force.
Dec 13, 2018
Agrarian crisis: Bias against agriculture needs to go for revival; higher investment, change in attitude towards sector a mustMore attention to agriculture by way of higher investment and positive attitudinal changes, therefore, may actually bring about better economic dividends and put India into a higher development trajectory like other Asian nations. The sooner this is realised, the better it would be to revitalise agriculture and rural economy.
Dec 04, 2018
Bulandshahr violence: Congress and BJP's pandering to religious extremists could cause permanent damage to body politicImagine if the Congress continues to imitate the BJP, both the Sabarimala and Ayodhya agitation will dominate the body politic in the months to come
Nov 28, 2018
Farmers' march in New Delhi: Agricultural policies are not working on ground; existing mechanisms need reformThe agrarian crisis did not happen overnight. The problem started after 1991-92 — until then, both farm and non-farm sectors grew at the same level.
Nov 27, 2018
Farmers plan march in New Delhi: Agrarian crisis is deep and pervasive, but not fully appreciated or remediedThere are waves and waves of marches by farmers, landless and tribals in many parts of India these days, particularly to the seats of power.
Nov 22, 2018
Satya Pal Malik's decision to dissolve Jammu and Kashmir Assembly does great disservice to democratic traditionsIt is Satya Pal Malik's job to ensure that justice is not only done but is also seen to be done in Jammu and Kashmir. He has failed on this count.
Nov 20, 2018
Stubble-burning and Diwali crackers are useful diversions; air pollution needs comprehensive year-round planJust how small industries are killing air will be evident if one drives out of Delhi towards Rohtak in Haryana, as this writer did a few days ago
Nov 19, 2018
Maratha quota row in Maharashtra: Why do politically powerful and relatively rich communities need reservations?The Maharashtra government’s decision to grant reservations to the Maratha community is more in keeping with the political expediency of the time.
Nov 10, 2018
Sabarimala row: BJP and Congress undermining Constitution's secular values without a second thought for country's futureThe Congress provoked communal politics of 1980s by its highly questionable role in the Shah Bano and Ram Janambhoomi cases.
Nov 05, 2018
Sabarimala row: Who will discipline political parties for failing to uphold a Supreme Court verdict or the Constitution?Once the Supreme Court allowed women of all ages entry into the Sabarimala temple citing the constitutional morality and values, one would have expected the political parties across the spectrum to honour it and lend their support to the Kerala government in implementing it.