Articles by Tushar Dhara
Feb 23, 2018
Meghalaya Diary, part 3: Politicians across party lines use football to score in the ultimate game of politicsOne of the reasons why so many people connected to football are entering the electoral arena is because of the feeling that they can count on the votes of their fan bases.
Feb 22, 2018
Meghalaya Diary, part 2: Superstitions, privacy concerns, distrust of 'non-tribals' make Aadhaar a non-starter in poll-bound stateMany people in Meghalaya are avoiding Aadhaar enrollment because they believe it is akin to the mark of the beast.
Feb 21, 2018
Meghalaya Diary, part 1: Martin Luther Christian University's violations expose lacunae gripping higher education in poll-bound stateThe first doubts about MLCU started in 2010, four years after the university started operations out of a church building in Shillong.
Feb 19, 2018
Meghalaya's murky links with Panama Papers: Politico-corporate nexus makes money laundering common in hill state'Follow the money' is an old adage in journalism. Across the North East, and particularly in Meghalaya, that would be slightly modified to 'Follow the Marwari money'
Feb 02, 2018
Budget 2018: By hiking minimum support price, Modi govt makes good 2014 promise, but all is not as it seemsBy taking a lower cost as the baseline for computing minimum support price, the government is resorting to sleight of hand, moreover one that most farmers are unlikely to miss.
Jan 15, 2018
Afrazul murder: Hate crime in Rajsamand reflects changing political economy of south Rajasthan districtWhat are the conditions prevalent in southern Rajasthan and Rajsamand under which an incident such as the murder of Afrazul could have occurred?
Jul 28, 2016
For transparent Brics, India must push for greater engagement with civil societyHowever, in the interests of a fair and transparent BRICS, it is better to engage with civil society. And India, with its strong democratic traditions and a robust civil society can play a strong role in ensuring this.
Jul 10, 2016
‘Fat tax’ levied by Kerala govt shows that all’s not well in God’s own countryThe 14.5% ‘fat tax’ announced by Kerala on 8 July on fast food like pizzas and burgers is an indicator that when it comes to health, all’s not well in the state.
Apr 18, 2016
Marathwada’s drought: Crop insurance for farmers not adequate to cover cultivation costsThree years of drought in Marathwada and extreme weather events have made agriculture unpredictable, but insurance meant to defray the risk is failing farmers
Apr 15, 2016
Marathwada's drought: Why debt-ridden farmers are deemed least creditworthyIn Marathwada, crop value has collapsed to near-zero as the drought has shrunk agricultural yields. With it, the ability of farmers to raise loans on their land has declined