In the Media

For the Union Budget, the priorities and challenges
By Ashwini Deshpande | 24 January 2022

Ashwini Deshpande writes in the Hindustan Times about the inequality exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Why does it matter whether women work?
By Ashwini Deshpande | 24 January 2022

Nilanjana and Purnima from "Women and Work - Why it Matters?" talk to Ashwini Deshpande about women’s participation in the labour force, the value of women’s work, and much more!

Aadhaar and My Brush With Digital Exclusion
By Ashwini Deshpande | 3 January 2022

Despite being marketed as an instant panacea to life’s most difficult problems, Aadhaar does little to bring India's marginalised and economically vulnerable into the fold of social, financial and digital inclusion.

The price of food must figure in the policy
By Pulapre Balakrishnan | 16 December 2021

Pulapre Balakrishnan writes in The Hindu that an agricultural policy must ensure that farming is profitable but not at the cost of a high price of food.

A close reading of the NFHS-5, the health of India
By Ashwini Deshpande | 27 November 2021

Ashwini Deshpande write in the Hindu that given how little the country spends on health and education as a share of GDP, the improvements seem remarkable