Bangladesh Fares Better

Indian Express, 14 February 2020


A Budget with little social sector content

Hindu Business Line, 3 February 2022

The government must go beyond just repackaging subsidies for the poor

Hindustan Times, 5 January 2017

Sweeping away India’s social security

The Mint, 17 February 2015

Delete the errors to save the census [will she get old-age pension?]

The Hindu, 12 April 2012


No Country for Women

Indian Express, 28 April 2021

Where Is The 0.1% Of GDP For India's Mothers?

Huffington Post, 10 March 2017 

[Republished: SheFiles | LSE Engenderings | LSE South Asia]

What the Census Tells Us About Having Faith in Daughters

The Wire, 1 September 2015


Why India needs an NHS-like healthcare model [open access]

Indian Express, 26 August 2021

After Covid-19, what can India learn from the universal healthcare systems of its neighbours?

Scroll, 7 May 2022


New foodgrain scheme as an illusion, doublespeak [open access]

The Hindu, 18 Jan 2023 

Union Budget 2021: Slashed funds for NREGA, Poshan Abhiyan 2.0, elderly pensions reflect poorly on Centre

Firstpost, 3 February 2021


Large sections of poor are unlikely to benefit from extension of food grain scheme

Indian Express, 7 July 2020

The Invisible Ghosts Who Walk Will Haunt India for Years to Come

The Wire, 19 May 2020

COVID-19 crisis shows class bias in banking

Firstpost, 27 April 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Before extending the lockdown

Firstpost, 14 April 2020

21 Day Coronavirus Lockdown in India May Starve the Poor to Death

The Quint, 25 March 2020

National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 

A slow death

The Telegraph, 7 June 2023

Digging For Goddess Laxmi On Diwali

Outlook India, Web, 2 November 2016

Half Full, Half Empty: 10 Years of NREGA  [नरेगा के दस वर्ष: क्या रहीं खूबियां और खामियां?], 9 February 2016 

[Republished in Scroll | Newslaundry | Rediff | Business Standard]

National Food Security Act

With 45% of Indians excluded from the food security net, it’s time to universalise the PDS

Scroll, 20 June 2021

In Jharkhand, suspected starvation death sheds light on deprivation of a whole settlement

Scroll, 25 June 2018

Food security act may be too little too late for parched Jharkhand

Huffington Post, 14 October 2015

Food Security And Taking The BJP With A Grain Of Salt

Huffington Post, 12 March 2015

Promises to Keep

The Hindu, Sunday Magazine, 22 June 2014

India's Battle against Hunger

The Guardian, Poverty Matters Blog, 8 April 2011

Why the Economist is wrong on India and Hunger

From Poverty to Power Blog, 8 April 2011

Cooked Meals

The Dubious Campaign To Remove Eggs From School Meals

The Wire Science, 1 July 2022

In maps: India’s vulnerable children are paying the price of upper-caste prejudice with their bodies

Scroll, 6 January 2021

The Egg Debate Boils Over – Will Governments Stop Playing With Children’s Food?

The Wire, 17 Feb 2019

Beating back the food police

Indian Express, 14 July 2018

India feeds 100 million children a day—so why can’t Britain have free school meals?

Prospect Magazine, 29 June 2017

Soup kitchens are a silver lining for the urban poor

Indian Express, Blogs, 28 April 2016

The specious arguments against eggs

The Mint, 16 June 2015

Cash Transfers

Why NYAY is unlikely to deliver results

Business Standard, 4th May 2019 [Republished: Rediff, 18th May 2019]

Why Cash Transfer’s First ‘Beneficiaries’ Want to Opt Out of the JAM

The Wire, 30 November 2015

Ten Facts That Set the Record Straight on Cash Transfers

The Wire, Economy, 15 August 2015

Puducherry in a Unique JAM

Huffington Post, 12 April 2015

Not Smart Enough?

The Hindu, 27 February 2011


The Aadhaar verdict and class bias

Business Standard, 21 October 2018

Aadhaar-for-food can’t be a mandatory requirement

Hindustan Times, Opinion, 22 February 2018

What's in a unique number?

Indian Express, Opinion, 13 February 2017


Making a mockery of the right to education

The Mint, 1 July 2016

Private Mischief: Private Schools Default on 25% Quota

The Lucknow Tribune, 20 July 2013

Children of a Lesser Law

The Hindu, Sunday Magazine, 7 July 2013

A crucial step in fighting inequality and discrimination: From Poverty to Power

16 May 2013, Re-posted in the Global Partnership for Education's Blog