The government is relying heavily on the MGNREGA MIS to show that all is well, while it should actually review its MIS system itself and correct the present gaps in implementation
Can activism check Big Pharma’s profit motives?
Measuring sustainability through inclusive wealth
US trading on thin ice
World's poor mostly reside in ecologically fragile areas
Looking at how poverty has reduced and where, it is clear that economic growth alone will not lead to poverty eradication. Global efforts must factor in the ecological reasons behind poverty
How to resurrect Gandhi
We don’t have leaders who can take his ideas and adapt and rework them for today’s world.
Average 71 patents per drug!
Innovator companies are seeking hundreds of patents on a single drug to extend monopolies and increase prices
Again, stop talking about GDP
India missed another opportunity to shed its obsession with a bad measure of economy
Balancing trade wars
Livelihood opportunities should take precedence in global trade talks as it is more about employment than anything else right now
Outsourcing patent functions
WIPO begins talks on controversial proposal to allow countries to outsource their patent examination processes to another country
Evergreening rampant in India
India's patent office has ignored the strict safeguards against evergreening and allowed a flood of secondary drug patents
An abridged selection of his memorable statements on the environment
The Maasai are protecting their intellectual property rights, what of others like India's Warlis?
The sheer folly of Indian GIs
States are competing to pile up Geographical Indication tags without studying the benefit to producers
No sharing or you'll be sued
For distributing a subscription trade newsletter among its staff, a US firm is fined heavily for copyright violations
Employed but poor
Poverty among employed people underscores the need for a new strategy on job creation
Poverty remains conditional to one's social status
Agriculture key to creating jobs in India's largely informal economy
The NDA government is repeating the mistake of the Vajpayee regime by relying on the formal sector for job creation
Is climate change taking a backseat in the agenda of global alliances?
It seems at the end alliances are made for trade and business expansion while climate change takes a backseat
How the GST has affected traditional weavers in West Bengal
Orders from wholesalers have dried up, affecting the weavers' income
Glimpses of Ghana: a changing profile?
In spite of declining poverty, residents of Ghana still struggle for subsistence
Half of India's children are poor
It raises a question: will they ever be out of poverty?
The murder of workers' unions
The case of Maruti workers reflects the anti-labour stance of companies, governments and media
Poor farmers cannot move WTO
As India seeks a lasting solution to the public stockholding issue, it is clear the agenda of rich nations will prevail
Me-too ideas fail to start up India
A majority of the start-ups in India are failing the innovation test because of their copycat mentality