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The Nirav Modi Scandal
23 February, 2018, Prabhat Patnaik
Nirav Modi’s is not a case of crony capitalism supplanting genuine capitalism; it is rather a case of genuine capitalism coming out to display its fundamental unworkability, as a system based on the pursuit of private gain. Having institutional restraints can stem the rot, but not for long.
Not with a Bang but with a (prolonged) Whimper
16 November, 2017, Jayati Ghosh
The German thinker Wolfgang Streeck in his brilliant book provides a cogent critique of the nature of contemporary capitalism, and describes its ongoing extended demise without surrendering to any optimism that as it fails to deliver even in terms of its own logic all the injustice it has generated must inevitably change for the better.
Widowhood in India
11 October, 2017, C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh
Public policy has largely ignored specific problems of widows in India. And given their numbers, this exclusion can prove costly for society in general.
The Triple Talaq Verdict: Victory in one battle in a much longer war
29 August, 2017, C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh
The Supreme Courtís welcome verdict in the Triple Talaq case should bring public attention to the problems and needs of separated and divorced women across all religious communities in India.
The Persistence of Child Marriage
29 March, 2017, Jayati Ghosh
Despite all the talk of modernisation the prevalence of child marriage still continues across most parts of the country.
Marital Breakdown in India
28 February, 2017, C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh
Although divorce rates are low in India, separation is the dominant form of marital dissolution, and this is especially problematic for women because of the uncertain legal status and lack of rights.
Migrating for Work
28 December, 2010, C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh
One of the important features of labour markets and working conditions of workers in India that has always been inadequately captured by our statistical system is economic migration. The Census data collection exercise is concerned only with current residence and permanent migration. It does not even attempt to capture short-term of seasonal flows of people, and - because of its rather strict definition of permanent migration - it even tends to leave out fairly prolonged periods of migration.
The Financial Crisis One Year on
16 September, 2009, Jayati Ghosh
The enormous bailouts carried out by governments to avert a global economic collapse after the Lehmann Brothers debacle should have been accompanied by much more systematic and aggressive attempts at financial regulation. This opportunity wasted by governments will prove to be expensive. We should brace ourselves for an even worse replay of the financial crisis in the foreseeable future.
The Plight of Construction Workers
05 August, 2009, Jayati Ghosh
Lakhs of construction workers in Delhi face inadequate safety provisions, poor working arrangements and dire living conditions. But, even as the money collected as cess for meeting the social security needs of these workers lies unutilised, an outlandish proposal has been made to use a part of this money in a way that will effectively subsidise contractors and builders.
Nutrition Concerns
11 September, 2006, Jayati Ghosh
The National Family Health Surveys (NFHS) are extremely useful indicators of many basic conditions of life and health among our population. Two such Surveys were conducted in the previous decade, in 1996-97 and in 1998-99. The latest survey, hereafter NFHS-3, was conducted over 2005-06 and covered all 29 states.
Muslim Women in India
17 September, 2004, Jayati Ghosh
A new book provides a broad spectrum investigation into the socio-economic status of Muslim women in India, and delves into the roots of their disadvantaged conditions of life.

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