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What ails Odisha farmers?

By Dr Sambit Dash* In this second part of the essay based on the University of Pennsylvania Centre for the Advanced Study of India (CASI) study on agriculture in Odisha, we shall dissect few details about land, input costs, historical…

Sliding into Morass

Dr. Santosh Kumar Mohapatra* According to Carmen M. Reinhart, chief economist of the World Bank, the Covid-19 pandemic continues to deliver many moments of unwanted drama, including soaring infection rates, widespread lockdowns,…

Marathas, Mughals, and Nationalism

Dr. Santosh Kumar Mohapatra* A serious attempt is made by the present right-wing ruling dispensation at the center to erase history, disown the veracity of historical facts, distorts basic truths to downplay the complexities of India’s…

The wage conundrum

By Dr Santosh Kumar Mohapatra* Labour is an important factor of production. If there is no labour to work, all other factors, be it land or capital, will remain idle. Thus, Karl Marx termed labour as the “creator of all value”. A wage is…

Finally some real “Shakti”!

Maharashtra govt. unveils the “Shakti Act”: proposes tough provisions for crime against women & children In an attempt to curb crimes against women and children, the Maharashtra government’s cabinet has finally unveiled the Shakti Act,…
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