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Identity and Marginality in North East India: Challenges for Social Science Research
Current Affairs
Conceptualising the Northeast as a singular territory is problematic. But this construction determines the way the region is governed by the Indian state that propagates the idea of a shared identity among peoples fr...
by N. Atungbo, Prasanta Das, Riku Khutso, Hamari Jamatia
Union Budget 2017-18: Social Sector Largesse Does Not Tell the Whole Story
Current Affairs
While there has been a a big jump in allocations to health overall, there is no indication that it will be sustained and will mark a trend....
by Ravi Duggal
In Defence of Traditional Healers: Not What They’re Quack-ed Up To Be
The serious concern over quackery is a shared one, and not solely the province of allopaths, or the courts for that matter. In a plural system like ours, this is to be expected. But looking only to the biomedical base of our health...
by Devaki Nambiar, Arima Mishra
Study of Environment can lead to Human Development
Book Reviews
Reveiw of ‘Population, Health and Environment’ Edited by Sayeed Unisa, T.V. Sekher, Chander Shekhar, Abhishek Singh, L.K.Dwivedi and M.R. Pradhan by Rawat Pubslishers....
by Manisha Karne
Budget in the Time of Demonetisation
Current Affairs
Demonetisation is a weapon to stop the black money in the country. But cash is only a small portion of black money. Also the economy has been affected by this step. How will the government tackle this situation through the coming Budget?...
by Rakesh Mumbai
Demonetisation: A Positive Effect on Budget to Channelise Nation's Growth Prospects
Current Affairs
The aim of this article is to present that the Positive effect of demonetisation on upcoming budget for national growth. And demonetisation is one of the tools to be used for minimize the counterfeit and black money a...
by P Shekar
Vehicular Pollution in Indian Cities: What can the Central Budget do?
Current Affairs
Indian cities are facing the problem of severe air pollution and vehicles are a major source. The economically vibrant cities like Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai provide numerous job opportunities and hence have a lar...
by Sudakshina Gupta, Aparajita Chakrabartty
Dealing with GST in the Union Budget 2017
Current Affairs
Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a harmonized tax regime and it can curb black money through practicing clean "invoices" to redeem input credit. In the Union Budget 2017, central government may announce a clear timeline to roll out GST in India, fixing the rat...
by Lekha Chakraborty
The Prism of Internal Migration: The Indian Experience
Book Reviews
Review on ‘Internal Migration in Contemporary India’ (2016) (Edited by Deepak K. Mishra); Sage Publications, India, 343 pages....
by Aashish Khakha
Escalating Pollution Threats in Urbanising Indian Cities
Current Affairs
Rapid urbanisation with an increase in urban population from 28.3% (in 1950) to 50% (in 2010) is witnessed in megacities in India. Urbanisation is one of the demographic issues in the 21st century and understanding the changes in the land is im...
by Bharath H. Aithal, T.V Ramachandra
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